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Just north of Anaheim and the Disneyland theme park lies the quieter area of Fullerton. A classic Californian town with influences from Spanish architecture and well preserved relics from the housing boom of the 50s and 60s, it has a charming small town atmosphere. With close proximity to major Californian cities and excellent transport links, it's a great place to stay for a peaceful vacation.

Things to see

The sunny campus of the California State University Fullerton has white, modern buildings with plenty of green spaces and tall palm trees. It's well equipped for students from the local area and around the world, with excellent sports facilities and plenty of places to relax after a long lecture. It's also host to the Fullerton Arboretum which has 26 acres covered in over 4,000 plants and trees, with lots of near extinct species and a peaceful environment where you can learn about rare varieties. Close to campus you'll find the Fullerton Museum Center which is over 100 years old and used to be the city's library. Here you can learn about the history of the area, and the different time periods it has gone through. There's further Spanish inspired architecture at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center; known to locals as The Muck. Inside you've find bright and airy rooms with space for a wide variety of art exhibitions, conferences, weddings, and challenging cultural events.

Hotels in Fullerton

If you're looking for cheap Fullerton hotels then you'll be pleased with the selection of 2 and 3 star accommodation in the area. With low nightly rates, you'll still enjoy the kind of hotel features you need for a comfortable stay, and these can include free WiFi, complimentary hot and cold breakfasts, outdoor swimming pools, 24 hour business centers, laundry rooms, and a welcoming reception area. Once you retire to your room you can enjoy further amenities such as coffee makers, air conditioning, pillowtop mattresses, complimentary toiletries, and flat-screen televisions with premium channels. Those traveling as a family will also be pleased to find properties with sofa beds, and can often request rollaway beds and cribs.

Where to stay

Fullerton has a charming downtown area, with many traditional Spanish style buildings in white brick with red slate roofs, especially in the Villa del Sol area. Here you'll find lots of antique stores and boutiques, as well as charming cafés with tables sitting outside under the lush palm trees. The SOCO district is popular for vintage and alternative clothing, with brightly colored stores stuffed with racks of classic clothing. There are also old-fashioned cafés and diners, and even a vintage movie theater that's been around since the days of classic Hollywood.

How to get to Fullerton

John Wayne Airport in Orange County is a 20 minute drive south of Fullerton, and you can pick up a rental car or taxi from this modern airport. There are flights arriving regularly from major cities across the USA, and those taking public transport can pick up a bus to MacArthur Harbor, then change for a direct service to Fullerton. Most buses arrive at the Fullerton Transportation Center which is also on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and Southwest Chief lines, with trains directly to Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago. There are also smaller, commuter services on the Metrolink, including a stop in Anaheim where Disneyland is located.