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Fullerton for Families

Fullerton offers families traveling on Metrolink a fun getaway.

The station is within easy walking distance of the historic downtown area. Family outings range from visiting the Leo Fender exhibit at the Fullerton Museum, the Train Museum adjacent to the station, plus great restaurants and some funky boutiques if you feel like shopping.

Fun shops

There are some fun and funky shops in downtown Fullerton from cool little boutiques in Villa Del Sol to unique vintage clothing stores and antique shops along Harbor Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue. It’s always fun to go exploring!

Shops and boutiques
The Brickbasement
George’s Antiques
Gilding the Lily
Old Things and Blings
Stray Cat Vintage & Costumes

Getting here from the station
Most shops are within a half mile north of the station.

Some cool museums!

Fullerton offers several unique museums for families to explore. The Fullerton Museum is famous for its gallery dedicated to the musical milestones of local guitar designer Leo Fender. Next to the Fullerton Transportation Center is the Fullerton Train Museum filled with fun exhibits for kids and train buffs of all ages.

Fullerton Museum
Fullerton Train Museum

Restaurant suggestions
Green Bliss Café
SomiSomi Ice cream
The Old Spaghetti Factory

Getting here from the station
The Fullerton museum is under a half mile north of the station at 301 N. Pomona Avenue. The Train Museum is adjacent to the station on the east side.

Great restaurants

Downtown Fullerton is filled with a wide range of restaurants from fine dining to quaint courtyards. Several of the options listed below offer discounts to Metrolink customers.

Dining options
Angelo’s and Vincis Ristorante
Clyde’s Hot Chicken
Crawfish Cave Seafood and Oyster Bar
Hopscotch Tavern
Kentro Greek Kitchen
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen
Kopan Sushi & Ramen
Pickled Monk
Roscoe’s Famous Deli
Sushi Bomb
The Brownstone Café
The Cellar
Ziing’s Bistro & Bar

The Fullerton Transportation Center

The historic Fullerton Depot is part of the Fullerton Transportation Center and serves both Metrolink and Amtrak along with connections on OC Bus. The 1930 depot is a masterwork of the Spanish Colonial Revival style with graceful arches, decorative metalwork and a Monterey-style balcony. For more information on this picturesque station, learn more at Amtrak’s Great American Stations Project.

Train schedules
We always suggest when planning your adventure to check the Metrolink train schedule to Fullerton. Both the Orange County Line and 91/Perris Valley Line serve this destination.