Fullerton’s history and and location have molded it into a city teeming with diversity. What was once a railroad town, has at various times been known for its citrus groves or its municipal airport or its oil boom or its industrial heyday – each has played a part in defining this city’s unique character. It has a lively downtown area with plenty of restaurants and things to see and do and it has the more bucolic rolling hills where life feels like it moves at a slightly slower pace. It has post-war development neighborhoods as well as new multi-unit condos and private, gated communities. It is also home to a couple of terrific colleges – California State University, Fullerton and Fullerton College. In recent years, the downtown area has been revitalized and made into an interesting destination to enjoy a nice dinner, hear great music or just hang out with friends. As you stroll around downtown, you’ll enjoy an eclectic architectural mix of modern buildings and historic edifices which provides so much of character that we love.
In addition to being just minutes away from the big name attractions: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Medieval Times and all, Fullerton has its own fun attractions that are a bit more low-key. If you enjoy nature, you can check out the Arboretum or hike, bike ride, fish or ride horses at Laguna Lake Park. Or visit the Muckenthaler Art and Cultural Center where they have art exhibits a jazz festival and all kinds of special events throughout the year.
Or if shopping is your thing, take a leisurely walk around the Downtown District and visit some cool vintage clothing stores like Anatomic Rag, Roadkill Enterprises, Stray Cat Vintage and Costume Store, or Beatnik to name a few. While you’re there, check out some of the other specialties stores like Otto, Joy Apparel and Gifts, Red Hat Society Emporium, 2nd Avenue, Kittyshak, Enchanted Closet or Carve. When you need a break from shopping, take advantage of the many wonderful restaurants and bars we have to offer.
When you’re ready to eat or let loose, They have you covered there, also. If you’re looking for a nice steak and seafood place, head on over to Summit House Restaurant for fine dining in a wonderful setting. Looking for something more Mediterranean? You can’t go wrong with Kentro Greek Kitchen. If you are looking for traditional fish and chips in a London pub, look no further than The Olde Ship – you’ll love the British pub feel. For your Italian food cravings go to Mulberry Street Ristorante or The Old Spaghetti Factory.
And there is no shortage of nightlife, either. You can stay low key and visit a wine bar like Vino Nostra or you can kick it up a notch with one of the many bars/restaurants that feature live entertainment and dancing. Places like: Totally 80’s Bar & Grille, Bourbon Street, or InCahoots if you’re in the mood for country music and line dancing.
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