6 Top Reasons To Visit Fullerton

January 25, 2015 3:00 PM

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Founded in 1887 and named for George H. Fullerton, the city of Fullerton is a mixture of deep-rooted Orange County history, modern urbanization and a rich night life culture. Set amongst gorgeous blooming jacaranda trees and surrounded by the decadent smell of the jasmine flower, the city of Fullerton is a mecca for residents, industry, education and pop culture alike.

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Downtown Fullerton
Harbor Boulevard

During the daylight hours, downtown Fullerton is picturesque to shop and leisurely stroll. However, downtown Fullerton comes alive at night time. Set amongst 1900’s historical architecture is unique mixture of hip modern urbanization and historical landmarks. Upscale condos, boutiques and hip eateries like Hero’s Bar & Grille make downtown Fullerton modern. While historical landmarks like the Fox Theater Complex establish downtown Fullerton in history.

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Summit House Restaurant
2000 East Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 671-4111

No trip to the city of Fullerton can be complete without a fine and romantic dine at the Summit House Restaurant. Set atop a hill with views of North Orange County, The Summit House features delicious and classic cuisine.

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 738-6595

Built in 1924 by Walter and Adella Muckenthaler, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center strives to stimulate creativity and imagination while preserving the history of the Muckenthaler estate. “The Muck” hosts gallery exhibits, performances, wedding and corporate events and classes to over 30,000 people a year. The Muckenthaler is well known for their extensive offering of classes for children and adults; such as “Photography for children” and “Punchong Style Ceramics” for adults. See the website for more details and a full list of classes offered.

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Hillcrest Park
1200 North Harbor Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6575

Located in the heart of Fullerton, Hillcrest Park encompasses over 37 acres and opened in 1922 with the objective to provide a sense of adventure and nature exploration. There are several notable structures located throughout the park, such as the historic fountain (1936), Isaak Walton Cabin (1946), Red Cross Building (1927) and the Hillcrest Recreation Center (1932). The Lower Lawn directly above the playground is angled at a slope and just perfect for picnic lunches and rolling down.

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Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton, CA 92831
(657) 278-3407

Tucked alongside California State University Fullerton, the Fullerton Arboretum encompasses 26 acres of thriving wildlife and beautiful scenery. Although directly adjacent to the 57 freeway, going to the Arboretum is like stepping inside another world. Quiet, serene, lush and peaceful, The Fullerton Arboretum is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. As the largest botanical garden in Orange County, it is dedicated to the community as a resource for ecological, horticultural and historical education.

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Sky Thrills
3815 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 402-4888

Take a thrill flight in the city of Fullerton! Sky Thrills is offering the thrill of a lifetime on a Pitts S-2C or Extra 300L aircrafts flying out of Fullerton Airport where you will have the opportunity to fly the extreme aircraft of your choice (for up to 90% of the flight time) at speeds up to 250 mph during a series of basic through unlimited aerobatic maneuvers. No pilot’s license or prior flight experience is necessary and it is the best place for students to learn how to fly.

Desiree Eaglin is craving the creamed corn from the Summit House Restaurant; it’s one of her favorite places for a romantic dinner with her husband. Desiree blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.
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  • insideFullerton.com

    Heroes is a local favorite, but there are many more! We help you find them on our site! http://www.insidefullerton.com

  • Zoot

    Its about someone recognized our little hidden gem of a town. Beside the bar scene of downtown, there is a great farmers market on Thursday nights with kids stuff, free bands, and a beer garden; as well as great concerts at the Muckenthaler’s little “Hollywood Bowl” style outdoor theater; and great festivals around the city, many of which are free! Check out the city website and themuck.org

  • Zoot

    I forgot the great inexpensive shows 3D Theatricals puts on at the PLummer and great concerts at the colleges.

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