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Old Towne Orange Antiquing

Lining the streets surrounding the historic Plaza Park in Old Towne Orange are countless antique stores just waiting for you to enjoy a lazy day combing the cubicles of cool vintage treasures.

Add to that a wonderful meal or afternoon tea and you have the ingredients for a fun day of exploring.

Antiquing Mecca

Old Towne Orange is known for its great antique stores. Most of them line Glassell Street and Chapman Avenue. It is a great place to spend time browsing for that perfect piece to add to your collection.

Antique shops include:
Antique Station
Orange Circle Antique Mall
Antique Depot
Tea Leaf Cottage
It’s About Time Antiques Market
Rambling Rose Estate Jewelry
Woody’s Antiques
Country Roads Antiques

Getting here
The antique shops line the blocks surrounding Plaza Park. Most are within one half mile walk east from the station on Chapman Avenue.

Old Towne food scene

While Old Towne Orange has a reputation for antiquing, the restaurant scene is hot too. There are probably more restaurants now than antique shops. With so many cool dining options, you might want to consider several trips!

Dining suggestions
Urth Caffé
Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen
Afters Ice Cream
The Pizza Press
The Filling Station

Getting here from the station
Just like the antique shops, the restaurants line the blocks surrounding Plaza Park. Most are within a half-mile walk east from the station on Chapman Avenue.

Don’t miss the garden boutiques!

Be sure to check out some of the fun boutiques nicely mixed together with the antique stores and restaurants. You’ll find several filled with arts and crafts great for your garden.

Boutique options:
The Potting Shed
The Dragonfly Shops and Gardens

The Orange Circle

The official name of that cool spot in the middle of the roundabout at the intersection of Glassell Street and Chapman Avenue is Plaza Park. Locals simply call it The Orange Circle. It was designed in 1886 and maintains its original layout complete with a center fountain. Here’s a detailed history of Plaza Park for history buffs.

Train schedules

We always suggest when planning your adventure to check the Metrolink train schedule to Santa Ana. Both the Orange County Line and the Inland Empire Orange County Line serve this destination.