With the passing of Prince this week, pop culture and music will never be the same. But, the sun is shining and tax season is officially done. There is no reason to stay held up indoors all weekend. If you didn’t score a wristband for Coachella, there is still a ton going on in the OC. Here is the rundown of the places you should visit.
Haunted Full Moon Walking Tour
301 N. Pomona Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Apparently Fullerton has some history with the paranormal. Coinciding with the full moon and new moon, the Fullerton Museum hosts guided tours through the city to visit particular spots that have some strange vibes, especially after dark. The tour starts and stops at the museum and guests get a better understanding of the city and it’s ghostly visitors from the guides that walk them though. After the tour, the city’s stretch of downtown shops and restaurants give you plenty to do to round out the night.
6th Annual San Clemente Microbrew Festival
Left Coast Brewing Co.
1245 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, CA 92673
Among the more recognized and respected craft breweries in Southern California, Left Coast has been cranking out finely brewed craft beer with sandy shore vibes for years now. Anchoring the San Clemente microbrew festival, the brewery will have their latest and greatest on tap for the crowds of people roaming the streets. With food trucks, live entertainment, and a variety of guest breweries out in a show of solidarity among small, local beer brewers, this is a great ay to sip some suds by the beach.
Toy Train Operating Society Swap Meet
Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
More than hobbyists, Orange County’s Toy Train Society take their collectibles very seriously. In fact, there are monthly meetings where the members of the niche community share their best and build tracks to share with visitors showing an interest in model trains. Perfect for kids excited about trains and the moving parts, the adults actually get the chance to explore the lighthearted fun of the assembly and final product. The train and tracks function like a moving puzzle upon completion and everyone can appreciate that.
Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium
417 N Broadway St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Another destination strengthening Santa Ana’s nurturing reputation of arts and culture, Beatnik Bandito is home to all things music. From apparel and LPs, to instruments and collectibles, the products for sale at Bandito feel like a personal collection open to the public. The retail store also regularly hosts live music in a charming environment that only adds t the experience of live tunes. The kind of place you can spend time browsing and possibly discovering a band you like is a great way to round out the weekend.