Fullerton, Orange County, Southern CA.
The city of Fullerton in Orange County, California was founded in 1887 with a population of 135,161 according to the 2010 census. Located twenty miles from Los Angeles it has a wonderful Mediterranean climate with more than 50 parks and the famous Fullerton Arboretum situated on 26 acres of sculpted gardens with rare and unusual plant life. As a railroad town, Fullerton is bisected by the BNSF Railway. The Fullerton Train Station, which also serves as a bus depot, is located at the Fullerton Transportation Center.
The Fullerton Arboretum
This botanical garden has a network of trails, an agricultural museum and houses more than 4,000 different types of plants from all over the world. The Arboretum is situated on the California State University campus and is focused on preserving plant species that are near extinction or at risk, as well as public education regarding bird-watching and water conservation.
Fullerton History – Fullerton became part of land granted to a Spanish soldier named Juan Pacifico Ontiveros who sold parcels of the ranch to American migrants in California after the 1849 gold rush. George H. Fullerton who was the president of Pacific Land & Improvement, was granted the free right of way and a half-interest in the land was offered to the railroad, and on the 5th of July, 1887 Edward Amerige formally staked a claim at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.
In 1894 an orange orchard situated in eastern Fullerton was purchased by Charles Chapman which he used to promote his variety of Valencia oranges from the Santa Ysabel Ranch. At that time Fullerton had more orange groves than any other area in the U.S. Walnuts and avocados were also grown and the town became an agricultural center which was incorporated in 1904.
The Summit House Restaurant is an award-winning luxurious eatery that offers a unique menu of American cuisine that takes diners on a culinary journey through traditional and modern dishes with seasonal ingredients from local farms.
The Mulberry Street Ristorante is an old school Italian Restaurant that caters to college students and a popular hang-out for locals. The service is quick and personal and the food is great with large servings of fresh salads and hearty meat dishes.
For breakfast, there are several excellent eateries like Wings Café, Matador Cantina, Monkey Business Café, and the Egg Cracker Restaurant that cater for early birds.
Some of the best hotels in Fullerton include The Holiday Inn Express, The Grand Inn, the Hotel Fullerton, Fullerton Marriott, and the Howard Johnson Fullerton Anaheim Hotel.