Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Fullerton, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $120 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Fullerton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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.


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

Transportation to and around Fullerton

Fly into John Wayne Airport (SNA), the closest airport, located 13.7 mi (22 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Los Angeles Intl. (LAX), which is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away.

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Fullerton?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Fullerton:

  • "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio" is a hit with guests. Around 19 miles from Fullerton, it has 1 bedroom and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including a kitchen and a living room.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Around 14 miles from the heart of Fullerton, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with off-street parking options and an iron and ironing board.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Fullerton vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Fullerton?

At Vrbo, we think weekends were made for having fun. Take time out at one of these weekend getaways in and near Fullerton and take advantage of all the fantastic things to do nearby:

  • "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" is a popular option around 4 miles south of central Fullerton. You'll never have to wander far to find something cool to do around this vacation rental. Pull out your map and head for Northside Park and Rancho Duarte Golf Course. Activities like sailing and skiing will nicely cap off your mini getaway.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage". About 19 miles south of Fullerton, fun activities around here include kayaking and surfing and boogie boarding. Prefer to go sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Rancho Las Lomas and West Jetty View Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Fullerton?

Experience the vibe and culture of Fullerton from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you'd love to chill on your own or have fun with a few buddies, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment in or near Fullerton:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". This property is an excellent base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including a bicycle and a living room.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "50 Steps To Sand Remodeled With Large Patio And Bay Views", which offers conveniences including nearby museums and a theme park.

There are loads of highlights around Fullerton to add to your agenda. Satisfy the culture lover in you and visit Huntington Beach Art Center and Clayes Performing Arts Centre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Fullerton?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Fullerton. Stay for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a budget apartment or a home that'll fit the family. Whatever type of property you'd like, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are a few of our favorites:

  • If you'd like to be close to the action, "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage" is calling your name. It's within reach of the heart of Fullerton and a superb base to check out attractions like University of California, Irvine and Irvine Spectrum Center.
  • Roll out of bed, cook up some breakfast and then plan what to explore around "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W". Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Santa Ana Zoo are must-do's if you stay at this popular vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Fullerton?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you're eager to spend a couple of evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Fullerton that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Around 19 miles from Fullerton, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and a nearby marina.
  • Another place where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". Located 14 miles from Fullerton, a fireplace and shopping facilities add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Fullerton?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Fullerton and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • A wide array of amenities including a garden and a fireplace make "New Built, Backyard And Balcony Fireworks" a winner. This spacious retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 guests. From Fullerton's center, it's around 4 miles away to the south.
  • Invite as many as 13 of your dearest friends to "Magicwayvillas + Paradise Pier + 5 Bedroom + 3 Bath + Private Pool" and fill the place with laughter and love. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 6 miles to the south of central Fullerton. It's packed with features to keep a large group comfortable, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Fullerton?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Fullerton and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Best Location Old Town Luxurious Beach House Family Fun Getaway". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as a fridge and childrens activities.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni". As well as its inviting pool, you can also make use of on-site watersports and a nearby laundromat.

Unsure how to pack for your Fullerton break? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Fullerton vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Fullerton?

Every family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing a break with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, our large family vacation rentals in or near Fullerton offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Located around 4 miles to the south of Fullerton, "Award Winning Historic Home, Bocce Ball" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 9 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including childrens activities and a fenced yard.
  • Another popular choice is "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W". This vacation rental is 18 miles south of Fullerton and comes with childrens activities, a dining table and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, there's no shortage of choice. Disneyland®, Disney California Adventure® Park and Knott's Berry Farm promise lots of fun for all the gang.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Fullerton?

Add a splash of luxury to your vacation by staying somewhere with an indoor pool. These beautiful large houses in or near Fullerton have a swimming space to call your own, along with lots of room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • Book a few days or more at "Apartment With 60m2 Terrace Panoramic Sea View Beach Access" and while away your days poolside. This popular option has 9 bedrooms sleeping up to 29 guests along with many other quality amenities. A swimming pool and a water view are among them.
  • Another awesome property is "Oceanfront Condo With Pools, Hot Tub". With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you can invite the whole gang to stay, hang out and swim. A garden and a swimming pool are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

Chasing more options? Find your ideal stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Fullerton vacation rental that's perfect for you.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Fullerton?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a great choice for one or two travelers. Check out Vrbo's range in or near Fullerton:

  • It's true! Good things really do come in small packages, and "Self Check In 100mb Wifi Washer" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom property is just a short distance from the center and offers guests amenities like a swimming pool and a water park.
  • Or perhaps "100mb Wifi Convntn Cntr Self Check In W" matches your style better. Another central one-bedroom option, this place has a swimming pool, a water park and more.