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Fullerton is situated about 22 miles southeast of Los Angeles in North Orange County in Southern California. It is one of the largest cities in Orange County, with a population of 126,003, as of the 2000 census. The town of Fullerton was founded in 1887 and named for George H. Fullerton, who secured the land on which the town was built on behalf of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Historically, the town was a center of agriculture, notably Valencia oranges and other citrus crops, but today Fullerton is known for its unique mix of residential, commercial, educational and cultural attractions. The town is home to several educational institutions, including the California State University, Fullerton. It also offers a vibrant music and theater scene, with the Fullerton Civic Light Opera being one of the largest theatre companies in Southern California. The city has restored the historic Fox Fullerton Theater, where Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. once appeared, and downtown Fullerton offers a rustic "old west" town atmosphere with shade trees, decorative walkways and more than 70 historic buildings. Modern shopping areas, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants can be found along the city's thoroughfares. Other Fullerton attractions include Craig Regional Park, the Fullerton Arboretum, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center and the Fullerton Museum.

Surrounding areas: Anaheim, California (3.1 mi), La Palma, California (7.2 mi), Aliso, California (11.2 mi), Fountain Valley, California (11.3 mi), Seal Beach, California (11.9 mi), Lakewood, California (12.0 mi), Huntington Beach, California (13.0 mi)

Fullerton Vacation Rentals

Fullerton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Anaheim Park Hotel222 W Houston AveFullerton, CA (714) 992-1700
Chase Suites Hotel2932 E Nutwood AveFullerton, CA (714) 579-7400
Chase Suites2932 Nutwood AveFullerton, CA (714) 579-7400
Crowne Plaza Fullerton1500 S Raymond AveFullerton, CA (888) 635-9000
Fullerton Marriott California State Univ2701 E Nutwood AveFullerton, CA (714) 738-7800
Guesthouse Intl Inn1415 S Euclid StFullerton, CA (714) 578-7950
Heritage Inn333 E Imperial HwyFullerton, CA (714) 447-9200
Howard Johnson Express Inn1000 S Euclid StFullerton, CA (714) 871-7200
Motel 6 #10081440 N State CollegeFullerton, CA (714) 956-9690
Radisson Suite Hotel Fullerton2932 East Nutwood AveFullerton, CA (714) 579-7400
Anaheim Comfort Inn1251 N Harbor BlvdAnaheim, CA1.3 mi.(714) 635-6461
Anaheim International Inn2060 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 971-9393
Anaheim Lodge837 S BCH BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 952-0898
Anaheim Plaza Hotel1700 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 772-5900
Anaheim Quality Inn2200 S HbrAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 750-5211
Best Western Anaheim Hills5710 E Los PalmaAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(800) 346-6662
Best Western Anaheim Inn1630 S HarborAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(800) 854-8175
Best Western Courtesy Inn1200 S W StAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 772-2470
Best Western Inn1544 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 776-4800
Candy Cane Inn1747 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 774-5284
Castle Inn1734 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 774-8111
Comfort Suites2141 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 971-3553
Days Inn Maingate1604 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 635-3630
Disneyland Hotel1150 W Magic WayAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 778-6600
Econolodge Anaheim North2691 W Ln Palma AveAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 826-8100
Fairfield Inn By Marriott- Anaheim1460 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 772-6777
Grand Californian Hotel1600 S Disneyland DrAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 635-2300
Paradise Pier Hotel1717 S Disneyland DrAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 999-0990
Park Inn Anaheim1520 S Hbr BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 635-7275
Park Vue Inn1570 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 772-3691
Peacock Suites Hotel1745 So Haster StAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 535-8255
Radisson Hotel Maingate-Anaheim1850 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(800) 333-3333
Ramada LTD921 S HBR BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 999-0684
Red Roof Inn - Anaheim Maingate100 W Disney WayAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(800) 773-7663
Sheraton Anaheim Hotel900 S Disneyland DrAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 778-1700
Star Motel1250 W MSN BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 391-3470
Super 8 Motel Disneyland Drive915 S Disneyland DrAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 778-0350
Travelodge - Anaheim Hills5710 E Ln Palma AveAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 779-0252
Villager Lodge921 S BCH BlvdAnaheim, CA2.5 mi.(714) 220-2882
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Placentia710 W Kimberly AvePlacentia, CA2.6 mi.(714) 996-4410

Fullerton Weather & Climate

California's climate varies significantly from one location to the next. Basically, it is semi-tropical along the southern coast with pleasant temperatures during the entire year. Mountain regions can be cooler, especially at night, than nearer the coast. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help moderate the heat in summertime, and keeps temperatures very mild in winter. Summers are dry and the rainy season runs November through March and sometimes April. Low clouds or fog is common along the coast in summer, but it almost always burns off by noon and you can expect sunshine the rest of the day. The Santa Ana winds blow hot and dry out of the south in winter - often hard enough to close some highways.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 68°F 45°F 2.47 in. 57°F
February 69°F 46°F 2.86 in. 57°F
March 69°F 48°F 2.55 in. 59°F
April 72°F 51°F 0.66 in. 61°F
May 75°F 55°F 0.13 in. 63°F
June 79°F 59°F 0.09 in. 66°F
July 84°F 62°F 0.03 in. 67°F
August 85°F 63°F 0.01 in. 68°F
September 84°F 61°F 0.06 in. 65°F
October 80°F 56°F 0.26 in. 64°F
November 74°F 50°F 0.82 in. 61°F
December 69°F 45°F 1.29 in. 58°F

Fullerton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Long Beach airport (LGB) located about 13 miles west of Fullerton in Long Beach, California, the Chino airport (CNO) located approximately 18 miles east of Fullerton in Chino, California, the Ontario International airport (ONT) located roughly 22 miles northeast of Fullerton in Ontario, California, and finally the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located around 28 miles west of Fullerton in Los Angeles, California.

Fullerton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventure CityAnaheimCA2.5 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA2.5 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA2.5 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA4.2 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA20.6 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA22.3 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA30.8 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA30.9 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA34.0 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA44.5 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA55.7 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA59.3 mi.
Water Parks
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA4.2 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA17.7 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA37.1 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA44.5 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA50.4 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA55.7 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA79.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Coyote Hills Golf CourseFullertonCA 
Fullerton Golf CourseFullertonCA 
Dad Miller Golf CourseAnaheimCA3.1 mi.
Brea Golf CourseBreaCA3.4 mi.
Buena Park Golf CenterBuena ParkCA3.8 mi.
Westridge Golf ClubLa HabraCA4.2 mi.
Birch Hills Golf CourseBreaCA4.3 mi.
La Mirada Golf ClubLa MiradaCA5.6 mi.
Black Gold Golf ClubYorba LindaCA6.6 mi.
Ridgeline Executive Golf CourseOrangeCA7.6 mi.
Cerritos IronWood Nine Golf CourseCerritosCA7.9 mi.
Cypress Golf ClubLos AlamitosCA8.4 mi.
Norwalk Golf CenterNorwalkCA9.2 mi.
Anaheim Hills Golf CourseAnaheimCA9.3 mi.
River View Golf CourseSanta AnaCA9.7 mi.
Willowick Golf CourseSanta AnaCA9.7 mi.
Mile Square Golf CourseFountain ValleyCA10.5 mi.
Heartwell Golf CourseLong BeachCA10.6 mi.
Tustin Ranch Golf ClubTustinCA10.8 mi.
Los Angeles Royal Vista Golf ClubWalnutCA11.0 mi.
David L Baker Memorial GolfFountain ValleyCA11.3 mi.
Diamond Bar Golf CourseDiamond BarCA11.3 mi.
Chino Hills Golf ClubChino HillsCA11.8 mi.
Los Serranos Golf & Country ClubChino HillsCA11.8 mi.
Lakewood Country ClubLakewoodCA11.9 mi.
Riveridge Golf CoursePico RiveraCA12.2 mi.
Bixby Village Golf CourseLong BeachCA12.7 mi.
Los Amigos Country ClubDowneyCA12.7 mi.
Rio Hondo Golf ClubDowneyCA12.7 mi.
Montebello Country ClubMontebelloCA13.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA37.8 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA52.2 mi.
State Parks
Chino Hills State ParkCA12.4 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA13.9 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA14.1 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA16.8 mi. 
Crystal Cove State ParkCA21.8 mi. 
Don Tiburcio Tapia State ParkCA24.5 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA24.8 mi. 
Redondo Beach State ParkCA26.4 mi. 
Manhattan Beach State ParkCA27.9 mi. 
Dockweiler Beach State ParkCA29.2 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA34.4 mi. 
Santa Monica Beach State ParkCA34.4 mi. 
Will Rogers State ParkCA35.8 mi. 
Will Rogers Beach State ParkCA35.9 mi. 
Fullerton Railway Plaza AssociationFullertonCA(Technology)
Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLa JollaCA2.9 mi.(Art)
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA4.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Bicycle History Archive of AmericaSanta AnaCA9.2 mi.(Technology)
Bowers Museum of Cultural ArtSanta AnaCA9.2 mi.(History)
American military museumEl MonteCA14.9 mi.(Technology)
Beall Center for Art and TechnologyIrvineCA15.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Irvine MuseumIrvineCA15.1 mi.(Art)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA16.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA16.8 mi.(Art)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA2.9 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA9.2 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA22.2 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA89.6 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA91.3 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA91.3 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA91.3 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA108.3 mi.

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