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Best Old Towns To Walk And Shop In Orange County

December 17, 2013 4:00 AM

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(credit: Downtown Redlands)

(credit: Downtown Redlands)

(credit: Downtown Santa Ana)

(credit: Downtown Santa Ana)


Nothing offers a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience quite like an old town can. Historic buildings mixed with modern conveniences in Southern California old towns make them extraordinary and a true destination. We’ve chosen the best old towns in the Inland Empire and Orange County to visit.

(credit: Old Towne Orange)

(credit: Old Towne Orange)


Old Towne Orange
118 South Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 538-8160
www.cityoforange.org/

Commonly referred to as “The Orange Circle”, Old Town Orange is a one square-mile area that is centered on the historic Orange Plaza, and is considered the heart of the City of Orange. With the best antique shopping, trendy shops, gourmet eateries and other specialty shops in Southern California, Old Town Orange is a must see destination. The Towne has the distinction of being the largest historic district in California and has many structures listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. For some great antiques, visit the myriad of antique stores lining the streets including Antique Station, Antique Crossing, American Roots, or Sloane’s Antiques.

(credit: Downtown Redlands)

(credit: Downtown Redlands)


Downtown Redlands
1 State Street
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 798-7629
www.cityofredlands.org/

Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, Redlands is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles and is known for its Victorian and historical architecture, tree-lined streets, Market Night, orange groves, Lincoln Memorial Shrine, and the Redlands Bowl. Looking for some great restaurants? Visit Citrone on Orange Street or Mu on West State Street. Mu features authentic thai food as well as a bar scene.

(credit: Downtown Santa Ana)

(credit: Downtown Santa Ana)


Downtown Santa Ana
305 East 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 547-6100
www.downtown-santaana.com

Rich in art and culture, the Downtown Santa Ana Historic District is a shopping, entertainment and cultural destination unlike any other. The almost 25 mile square area is a combination of local historic districts and has a thriving nightlife, shopping and popular Art Walk. For local art, visit Assunta Fox.

(credit: Old Town Temecula)

(credit: Old Town Temecula)


Old Town Temecula
42051 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 308-6377
www.oldtowntemecula.com

Located in wine country, Old Town Temecula offers tree lined streets, gourmet food shops and restaurants, superb shopping and entertainment in a gorgeous old town setting. The farmers market held every Saturday on 6th & Front Street is one of the best in the Inland Empire.

(credit: Downtown Fullerton)

(credit: Downtown Fullerton)


Downtown Fullerton
Commonwealth & Harbor
Fullerton, CA 92832
www.downtownfullerton.com

The city of Fullerton was founded in 1887, with a emphasis on improvement downtown Fullerton is an eclectic mix of historic buildings, antique shopping, nightlife, bars and restaurants that is perfect during the day or night.

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