Best Memorial Day Activities In And Around Fullerton

Memorial Day reminds us to appreciate the sacrifices made by the soldiers who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. This year, Memorial Day falls on May 29th. Have you committed to any Memorial Day activities yet? For inspiration, check out this short list of activities to try in and around your city this year:

DANA POINT
Veterans of War Memorial Day Event
Dana Point Veterans of War Post 9934 presents this annual Memorial Day Event held at Pines Park in Capistrano Beach. This special memorial for all fallen veterans of all wars with flowers to be placed on a memorial for loved ones and friends who served our country and have passed on. A special presentation of Marine Corps traditional empty boots ceremony honoring those who lost their lives defending our country.

LOCATION:
Pines Park
34941 Camino Capistrano
Capistrano Beach, California

FULLERTON
The Greatest Generation and US Marines Saluted in Fullerton Memorial Day Service
Free to the public, the program is sponsored by the nonprofit American Veterans Memorial Association and the City of Fullerton. Members of the public including all veterans, especially the World War II veterans whom Tom Brokaw appropriately named “the Greatest Generation,” are invited to attend.

LOCATION:
Loma Vista Memorial Park
701 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

Family-Friendly Activities To Enjoy This Weekend In Fullerton

Nature is always a great idea when it comes to a family-friendly activity. This spring, consider checking out some of the following parks in Fullerton to entertain your kids.

Hillcrest Park
Picturesque park with shade trees, large picnic areas, a recreation center & several war memorials.
Address: 1200 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
Hours: 6AM–8PM
Phone: (714) 738-6575

Craig Regional Park
124-acre recreational park with biking, hiking & picnicking, plus hills, a rose garden & a lake.
Address: 3300 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835
Hours: 7AM–9PM
Phone: (714) 973-3180

Fullerton Arboretum
A sprawling, 26-acre green space featuring 4,000+ types of plants, walking trails & a museum.
Located in: California State University-Fullerton
Address: Arboretum Visitor Center, 1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (657) 278-3407

Laguna Lake Park
In addition to lake fishing, this 28.5-acre park offers trails, picnic areas & an equestrian center.
Address: 3120 Lakeview Dr, Fullerton, CA 92835
Phone: (714) 738-6575

You won’t be disappointed wherever you decide to go. Which family-friendly park will you try out first?

No. 1 BBQ Restaurant in Fullerton

Eating the same food over and over can have you feeling like you’re in a rut. So why not try something different this weekend by coming over to Fullerton? Here, you’ll get to indulge in some hearty BBQ dishes, such as burgers or house-smoked meats. It’s no surprise why LeadBelly’s Barbecue has the best reviews as a restaurant that serves quality BBQ in your area. With over 81 reviews on Google, it still has 4.8 stars, so you know you’ll get a delicious meal plus an amazing customer service experience.

This restaurant is perfect for dates, small get-togethers, and as a mini-excursion for you and your family. With it’s great menu and drink selection, there is literally something for everyone to enjoy. So come treat yourself to a quality dining experience at Leadbelly’s Barbecue this weekend.

Leadbelly’s Barbecue  
Address: 711 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number: (714) 646-9560
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Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM

Top Family-Friendly Activities in Fullerton

Looking for something fun to do this weekend with your kids? Luckily, Fullerton is full of family-friendly activities to enjoy.  This weekend, change up your routine by getting out of your house and basking in some good, old-fashioned nature. These are some of the best spots worth checking out if you’re trying to create some new fuzzy memories with your family.

Lemon Park
Park in Fullerton, California
City park with picnic tables & barbecue facilities, a playground, athletic fields & a spray pool.
Address: 701 N Lemon St, Fullerton, CA 92832
Hours: Open today · 6AM–8PM
Phone: (714) 738-3161

Acacia Park
Park in Fullerton, California
This tree-studded greenspace offers walking paths, sports facilities, picnic tables & a playground.
Address: Fullerton, CA 92831

Laguna Lake Park
Park in Fullerton, California
In addition to lake fishing, this 28.5-acre park offers trails, picnic areas & an equestrian center.
Address: 3120 Lakeview Dr, Fullerton, CA 92835
Hours: Open today · 7AM–6PM
Phone: (714) 738-6575

Where will you unwind this weekend in Fullerton?

Fullerton Bars: Join in on the St. Patrick’s Day Fun

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the few days of the year where you have to drink (green beer is so much fun) even if you aren’t much of a drinker. If you are new to the Fullerton area or don’t really go out much, there are a lot of places to go and you really can’t go wrong because the Fullerton bar scene is great, but if you are looking for a recommendation, why not try the Pint House?

The bar is a local micro brewery that prides itself in serves a large variety of beers that will satisfy the novice drinker to the connoisseur. The location also has wonderful chef on staff who cooks bar food to perfection. A review on Yelp claims “Great burgers and great service. Love coming here. Never too crowded and always a great deal. It’s a nice spot to chill and have a drink with friends.” The bar opens and 9am and closes at 2am, so heard over on Friday, March 18th for some St. Paddy’s Day fun. Just remember to drink responsible.

The Pint House

136 W Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone number (714) 525-7468

 

Enjoy Open Mic Night at Ziing’s Bistro & Bar in Fullerton

The Ziing’s Bistro & Bar serves some of the tastiest Asian cuisine in all of Fullerton, but the restaurant does more than just serve food. The location also turns into one of the trendiest places to hang out after hours with its nightclub and open mic night events on a weekly basis. If you are looking to showcase your talent on the mic–with spoken word, poetry, song or anything else–Thursdays are the days to stop by Ziing’s and participate in the show.

Every week from 7 to 10pm the restaurants offers an open mic night and drink specials for patrons to enjoy while listening to a host of talented Fullerton residents entertain and inspire on the microphone. Contact the Bistro to find out more details or to sign up and perform on Thursdays.

Ziing’s Bistro and Bar
209 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA  92832
714-526-5777

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Try the Early Bird or Shorty’z In Fullerton

It has been said that the early bird gets the worm and that saying has never been more true when it comes to breakfast. A hearty meal first thing in the morning can set you up for the rest of the day. Here are two locations with stellar reviews to try near your Fullerton apartment. 

Shorty’z

1631 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number (714) 686-8226

Shorty’z is a traditional hamburger stand that serves breakfast that tastes amazing. The hash browns and pancakes are must haves, but just about everything on the menu is tasty. Reviews on Yelp say “the breakfast is great” and the “prices are perfect”.

Early Bird

1000 B E Bastanchury Rd, Fullerton, CA 92835
Phone number (714) 529-4100

The Early Bird is a breakfast & brunch cafe with a host of upscale and tasty options served with an eye for plating and style. This is a perfect place to have a quiet meal on a weekend while reading the newspaper or chatting about the day’s event.

Spend Some Time at the Fullerton Laguna Lake Park

Laguna Lake Park is one of the most beautiful and relaxing locations in all of Fullerton. The park surrounds a sparkling lake and is perfect for early morning jogging, exercising, or taking a romantic stroll with your partner. Laguna is also perfect for spending the day with your family and enjoying nature. Just bring a blanket and kick back with the tree, sun, and wildlife.

The walking trail around the lake is a simple one and spans approximately one mile, but you will see joggers and hikers enjoying the route on a daily basis. Yelp reviewers claim the lake “just improves with every visit” and they also rave about the “cool breezes” along Juanita Cooke trail , which is another hiking area next to the park. Here is the address to Laguna Lake Park.

Laguna Lake Park

3120 Lakeview Dr, Fullerton, CA 92832

 

3 Tips For NOT Messing Up Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is easy to mess up, particularly if you are not trying or wait until the last minute (which many of us are guilty of whether you’re male or female). Even though the holiday is only days away, here are three tips for not messing things up.

 

Put your phone away: the easiest way to mess up Valentine’s Day is to keep your head buried in your phone and ignore your partner–nothing is as rude. However, getting caught up in your phone is so easy in 2017. So maybe just keep your phones in the car and enjoy each other’s company.

 

Plan, plan, plan: another way to mess up Valentine’s Day is to not have a plan and constantly ask your partner, “what do you want to do”. Even if you are not planning anything elaborate, plan every detail and enjoy the night.

 

Romantic walk: long walks, holding hands, and talking about life is always a romantic endeavor. After dinner go to a beach or promenade and walk for a while. This little gesture can go along way in creating a special night.

 

Watch the Super Bowl at The Swig Bar In Fullerton

The football season is about to end with the New England Patriots taking on the Atlanta Falcons during the Super Bowl, but it’s not too late to enjoy one of the best sports bars in the Fullerton area. The Swig Bar has been hosting football games all season and expects to throw one last blowout for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5th.

The Swig will have various drink and food specials during the big game, along with raffles during the commercials and other entertainment. The bar has multiple TVs, a relaxed atmosphere and continues to be a great place to watch football in Fullerton. The location has excellent Yelp reviews and a tasty menu according to the locals. We highly recommend the loaded nachos so be sure to oder some today.

The Swig Bar

2466 Fender Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone number (714) 871-9211