Daycations - Fullerton

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    Perfect for anti-mall shopping and quirky culture

    Steps from the station, historic downtown Fullerton features boutique shops, unique restaurants, and opportunities for family fun. Guitar fanatics will want to leave time to visit the Leo Fender Gallery.

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    • Orange County Line

    • Inland Empire-Orange County Line

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    The Best of Fullerton

    Make the most of your visit with our carefully curated ideas. Watch for exclusive deals courtesy of our Metrolink partners – just show your Metrolink ticket. Enjoy like a tourist. Act like a local.


    SOCO District

    Explore the South of Commonwealth (SOCO) District, a re-imagined downtown with tree-lined streets and outdoor cafés. Get your vintage on, then relax with a microbrew or specialty coffee.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    Fullerton Museum

    Voted "Best Art Museum" by the OC Weekly, it features interesting exhibits for the whole family, a great and affordable gift shop, and a permanent exhibit in the Leo Fender Gallery. Who is Leo Fender? Considered the inventor of the electric guitar, this son of Fullerton influences every guitar solo (real or air) ever played.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Vista del Sol

    Leave the world behind and enter the charming Vista del Sol, built in 1922 as a premier living-cum-retail space. Today, the apartments have been converted to offices, but the magic remains in the Insta-worthy courtyard surrounded by one-of-a-kind cafes, restaurants, and shops.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Deals: Gilding the Lily (10% or $20 off $10 purchase), Green Bliss Café (10% off), Brownstone Café (BOGO 50% off food)
    Fox in a Box

    Gather the group and head to Orange County’s biggest escape room with five rooms to experience. Plot your strategy on the train ride to town and review your performance on the ride home.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    Fullerton Arboretum

    Unplug and enjoy 26 acres of botanical beauty on the CSUF campus.

    Walk from station: Take OC Bus 26
    Gilding the Lily

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Visit this Vista del Sol shop for vintage jewelry supplies, ribbons, buttons, and a healthy dose of imagination and inspiration.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes


    Green Bliss Café

    Locally sources fresh food and healthy choices to enjoy on the extraordinary patio of Vista del Sol. Tip: Try the avocado toast.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Deal: 10% off purchase
    Hopscotch Tavern

    Visit for lunch or dinner plus an excellent selection of whiskies, craft beers, excellent burgers and more.

    Walk from station: At the station
    Deal: 15% off food items
    Brownstone Café

    Family-owned restaurant serving quality food at a reasonable price. All items made fresh daily. Enjoy your meal on the beautiful Vista del Sol patio.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Deal: BOGO 50% off food items
    Santa Fe Express Café

    Friendly, welcoming station eatery perfect for watching the trains. Tip: Cheeseburgers are delish.

    Walk from station: At the station
    Deal: Free fountain soda
    J’s Korean Cuisine

    Family-owned restaurant serving creative re-imagined Korean comfort food.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    Pickled Monk

    Beautiful bar with craft cocktails and self-serve wine and beer. Outstanding comfort food and board games make it an excellent choice for groups.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
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    Your Metrolink train arrives at the Fullerton Transportation Center, which is also where you can board an OC Bus or an Amtrak train.

  • Good to Know Before You Go

    • Unlike many OC cities, Fullerton has maintained its distinctive historical landmarks – and that makes strolling downtown a joy.

    • Everybody will find something of interest at the Fullerton Museum.

    • Be sure to check the last train departure time for your ride home.

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