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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.


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.


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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fullerton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 736 vacation rentals near Fullerton. From 416 Houses to 198 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fullerton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fullerton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fullerton:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 827 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 303 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 585 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 400 vacation rentals
  • Glendale: 3,801 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fullerton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fullerton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • California State University Fullerton: 2,591 vacation rentals
  • Fullerton College: 2,827 vacation rentals
  • Laguna Lake Park: 1,977 vacation rentals
  • Fullerton Museum Center: 2,867 vacation rentals
  • Fullerton Golf Course: 1,959 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fullerton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fullerton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 416 Houses in Fullerton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fullerton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 198 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 39 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fullerton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 411 vacation rentals with pool available in Fullerton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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