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Destination guide

Culture and sun in neighborly Fullerton

Fullerton is based in the sun-kissed Orange County of California, not far from the beaches of the Pacific shoreline, and a stone’s throw from thriving Downtown LA. Fullerton is a mid-size city with a small-town charm – it boasts a friendly neighborhood vibe, an array of captivating cultural activities, and a thriving music scene. Fullerton vacation rentals are available to match every traveling style — restrained Kerouac to full-on Zsa Zsa — and range from cozy California bungalows to enormous luxury houses with outdoor pools.

Things to do

Rock and roll history in downtown Fullerton

Culture vultures and guitar shredders can visit the Fullerton Museum, where a dedicated gallery tells of the life and work of Leo Fender – a Fullerton local – who invented the mass-market electric guitar in the 1950s, changing pop and rock music forever. The museum also displays public local art and artefacts from the city’s early years. History buffs can see the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival estate with grand citrus grove gardens. Nearby, see the Fullerton Arboretum and Botanical Garden, a sprawling Eden with over 4000 types of native and exotic flowers and trees.

Activities

Casting a line in Fullerton’s parks

Fullerton prides itself on its rejuvenating and well-maintained green spaces, and lovers of the outdoors will find a fine selection of public parks in which to walk, jog, and cycle. Ralph B. Clarke Regional Park, one of the largest, offers tennis courts, hilly hiking trails, and fishing ponds stocked with enormous catfish. Fullerton also has several top-end golf courses, with sweeping palm-studded grounds. And when you need to cool off from the California sun, take a dip in your Fullerton vacation rental pool, or visit the large outdoor racing facility at the Janet Evans swim complex.

Weather

Sunny skies and summery highs

Like much of Southern California, Fullerton boasts a warm-summer Mediterranean-type climate, with a remarkably high number of sunny days per year and no real risk of extended rainy periods. The summer months run from May through October, with the peak months of August, July and September welcoming temperatures in the 80s – if you’re traveling during this time, book one of the many Fullerton vacation rentals that come with outdoor swimming pools. The spring and fall seasons are quiet in Fullerton and pleasantly warm – in the short winter months, bear in mind that it will get chillier at night.

Natural features

Wildlife and city energy in and around Fullerton

Fullerton is around 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles – about a 40-minute drive – and 25 miles from the nearest top beach spot, Huntington Beach. The city’s gridded layout is dotted with lush pools of public green space and resplendent golf clubs. Slightly west of downtown Fullerton, you’ll find Coyote Hills Regional Park, a low-lying mountain range and natural space rich with wildlife, and crisscrossed by equestrian trails. Northeast of downtown Fullerton lies the gargantuan Chino Hills State Park, with its rare wildflowers, bounding deer, and yapping coyotes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fullerton

The nearest airport is in Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), which is 13.3 mi (21.3 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Fullerton Transportation Center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fullerton, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 804 vacation rentals around Fullerton. From 398 house rentals to 245 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Fullerton?

Sure, getting away from it all can be wonderful. But sometimes diving into the lively pace of the city is way more interesting and fun! Vrbo has 156 city center vacation properties available. On the hunt for a different vacation style? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our range here includes:

  • 139 resort vacation rentals.
  • 47 village vacation rentals.
  • 42 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Fullerton?

You can forget about standardized, cookie cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 458 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices start at $19 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other popular lodging options, such as:

  • Hotel: 213 vacation homes. Prices start from $58 per night.
  • Apartment: 147 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.
  • Condo: 104 vacation homes. Prices start from $105 per night.

Can I stay in Fullerton in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding time to catch up with close friends and family. A group vacation is the perfect way to come together. If you were planning to kick back under the same roof, Vrbo has places to suit. Currently, hotel vacation homes are preferred for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 61 available on our database. Rental options around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 192 vacation homes just right for that size. Stay a night for as little as $99.
  • Require a vacation rental for 8 guests? We have 109 that will serve you well. You can get one for as low as $101 a night.
  • Hunting down places for rent suitable for 9 people? You'll be delighted to discover we have 89 that'll be perfect. You can get one for as little as $135 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your cousin and all your pals to Fullerton.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Fullerton?

Forget those soulless hotel chains! Cherish the ease of living like a local in a value-packed rental instead. Feast your eyes on the diverse options available for you now on Vrbo. When it comes to seeking out an awesome deal, the first place you look should be Naples Island. Here, Vrbo has 62 rentals at an average price of $193 per night. You'll find another 11 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Anaheim Hills. The average price in this area is $208 a night.

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