Weekend Destinations

The summer is starting to draw to a close. Doesn’t mean a couple of Weekend Destinations can’t be squeezed in before the end! There’s something for everyone to do in Fullerton, CA!

For the greenery lovers, there’s the beautiful Fullerton Arboretum. There’s 26 acres of picturesque gardens and they even offer a variety of classes like botany, fitness, and cooking! If you’re wanting less manicured greenery and more nature, there’s always Laguna Lake Park! There’s something for everyone there, including jogging, hiking, fishing, equestrians, etc! Some people want to do things indoors, so there’s something for them too! Check out the Muckenthaler Art and Cultural Center, where there’s plenty of exhibits up for viewing, plus interactive areas that are fun for both adults and children alike!

So regardless of what you’re into, Fullerton, CA has you covered when it comes to planning a Weekend Destination!

Avignon Apartments: A Place You Can Call Home

Avignon Apartments

Just because you’re leasing an apartment doesn’t mean you have to settle for less. The one- and two-bedroom models at Avignon Apartment Homes are proof that apartment living can be as luxurious as owning a home at only a fraction of the cost.

The upgraded models at Avignon Apartment Homes offer all the peace and tranquility of country living in a district of Fullerton that sparkles with the vibrancy of city life. A nearby shopping district makes for a convenient evening of commerce, while the calming green spaces of Avignon’s courtyards provide plenty of room for privacy and reflection. The amenities offered in each pet-friendly Avignon apartment include air conditioning, dual-pane windows, and energy-efficient appliances. Quartz countertops, custom-built cabinets, and crown molding combine to add a dash of elegance to your new home, while the dishwashers, ceiling fans, and microwaves provided in each model are there to make your move easy.

Conveniently accessible by public transportation, Avignon Apartment Homes are the perfect place for a young professional or a loving family to find comfort and coziness right smack dab in the heart of a California city. Call to schedule your tour today. We’re sure that Avignon Apartment Homes will surpass even your wildest expectations.

Best BBQ Restaurants in Fullerton

Don’t just stay home and eat the same food you eat every weekend- give yourself a nudge and allow yourself to indulge in something rich and hearty. This weekend, come visit one of these highly-rated spots to indulge in the best BBQ experience in Fullerton. This is a short list that features the highest quality restaurants that serve barbecued food in your city.

Leadbelly’s Barbecue
House-smoked meats, hefty burgers & Southern sides in an informal space with counter seats & tables.
Address: 711 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (714) 646-9560
Order: doordash.com
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM

JP23 BBQ Sports Restaurant
Address: 101 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
Hours: Open today · 11AM–1:30AM
Phone: (714) 888-5055
Order: doordash.com, seamless.com, grubhub.com

Big B’s Barbecue
Compact mom-&-pop restaurant dispensing barbecue standards, bar bites & housemade sides since 1986.
Address: 1948 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (714) 528-7427
Menu: places.singleplatform.com
Order: doordash.com, chownow.com
Hours: Open today · 11AM–10PM

Where will you treat yourself to some delicious BBQ this weekend?

Enjoy Music at Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble at the Muckenthaler

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center continues to be a hub of culture, arts, and entertainment in the Fullerton area and 2017 will be no different. This March the Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will return to the local theater for its annual concert series celebrating the music and sounds of medieval, renaissance, and baroque periods of history.

The program will focus on 16th century music and go over the contrasting styles between composers and movements. The works of classical composers like “Josquin, Tallis, Morales, Taverner, Isaac and others” will be highlighted throughout the night. The performance is scheduled to last 1.5 hours and tickets start at $12.50.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.
Fullerton, CA  92833


Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. March 9
$12.50 Member, $16 Student/Senior, $25 Non-member

Fullerton Eats: Try Mr Katus or Shorty’z For Breakfast

Breakfast is amazing. It’s an established truth for most Americans. As such, we know you’re always on the hunt for a great place to enjoy breakfast or brunch food. However, finding a really great place to eat near your neighborhood can be tough. Luckily, we did the hard work for you and found the most raved about spots near your apartment. Here they are:

Mr Katsu

3165 Yorba Linda Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number (714) 986-9888

Mr Katsu is an Asian fusion location that serves tasty breakfast options with an Eastern twist. The spot has excellent reviews and even better food, so stop by the next time you want something to knock out your taste buds.


1631 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number (714) 686-8226

This location has a mix of Mexican and American food that will satisfy your hunger. Reviewers love the chorizo and eggs combo, but anything you decide to order will be well worth it.

Let’s Go Hiking in Fullerton

In Southern California, hiking season starts early. We don’t have to wait for the weather to clear up because the weather is typically great (except for the rain every once in awhile). So if you are planning on getting back out on the trails, Juanita Cooke & Trail on Euclid & Valencia in Fullerton is the perfect place to go for experts to first time trail walkers.

Just remember to dress accordingly and come with the correct gear. If you are planning to follow a deep trail, bring boots, pants, berries or another snack, and a trekking pole to help reduce the strain on your knees. Even though walking a trail can seem like a “walk in the park” the activity can be strenuous and should be treated like an athletic activity. Have fun walking the trails and we’ll see you out there soon!


Juanita Cooke Greenbelt & Trail

Laguna Lake Park to N Euclid & W Valencia Mesa, Fullerton, CA 92835

Fullerton Bars: Who’s Showing the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is more than just a football game. It’s a must-see sporting event that even non-sports fan watch. By Sunday night the game will be the only thing people are talking about on social media and if you want to be a part of that conversation, watching the game and commercials is a must.

For those people planning on skipping out of the Super Bowl parties, don’t worry because there are still quite a few great places to watch the game in Fullerton. The Swig Bar and 8 Eighty Eight Cigar Lounge will be hosting some game day festivities on Sunday, February 5th. Here are a bit more details about the location.  

The Swig Bar

2466 Fender Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number (714) 871-9211

8 Eighty Eight Cigar Lounge

118 W Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone number (714) 871-0888

Celebrate Chinese New Year With a Parade & Festival

You don’t have to be of Chinese descent to celebrate Chinese New Year–especially when that celebration is a festival and parade. This Saturday, January 28th stop by and participate in one of Los Angeles’ oldest traditions and celebrate the 118th annual Chinese New Year festival in Chinatown.


The fun starts at the Chinatown Central Plaza at 1pm to 3pm this Saturday and is open to the public. The day will include various musical acts, Kung- Fu demonstrations, and traditional musical performances. There will also be a host of tasty food trucks on hand along with a craft beer garden, a face painter and storytelling will be available for young children to enjoy. The main event, however, will be the Golden Dragon Parade which makes its way through the local Chinatown area. For those looking to try something new and experience a great holiday, stop by and enjoy this wonderful event.



Celebrate the New Year With the “First Night in Fullerton”

New Year’s Eve is typically an adult themed event with loads of alcohol and plenty of fun. Most people would be hard-pressed to find a family-friendly NYE event, however, the City of Fullerton values family-fun above all else, which is why the parks and rec department is hosting a NYE celebration.

The 25th annual “First Night Fullerton” celebration is set to take place on Saturday, December 31, at 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular event is aimed toward families and is alcohol-free, kid friendly event for everyone in your family. The fun will begin in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd and will be free and open to the public. The First Night event draws an attendance of 15,000 or so guests on a yearly basis, so be ready for a lively and energetic night.  

The fun will feature musical performances local bands, games, various live entertainment, food for sale, kids activities and much more fun. At midnight the party will end with a firework show to ring in 2017.


Attend the It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play Fullerton

Christmas is about many things–family, friends, gratefulness, giving back. But Christmas is also about lying on the couch and binge watching a bunch of awesome holiday movies. Of course you know the classic like Elf, Home Alone, and A Christmas Story, but one of the great holiday movies you may not have seen (especially if you are under 35) is It’s a Wonderful Life. The Jimmy Stewart classic is a heartwarming tale that will put you right in the holiday mood.

This December the STAGES Theatre will be hosting a live Its a Wonderful Life Radio Play. The event will be told as a 1940s style radio broadcast while also being acted out on stage. Tickets start at $18 for the event, which will run until December 18. Ticket are still on sale and are expected to be available at the door, so stop by this wonderful holiday event this season.

400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA  92832