Try the Early Bird or Shorty’z In Fullerton

It has been said 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. Enjoy your food.  


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

Shorty’z serves traditional hamburger stand breakfast that taste as good as anything you can find. 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

Enjoy An Improv at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton

Improv might not be something you want to try yourself–being on stage is intimidating–but watching someone else do it is always awesome. Going to an improv show is also a fun way to spend a Friday or Saturday night with good friends and even better drinks. The Maverick Theater in Fullerton hosts an improv night with their sharpest-witted and cerebral comedians every Friday and Saturday night starting at 11 pm.

Ticket prices are only $5 and provide excellent value for the loads of entertainment and laughs you’ll be getting. The OC Weekly even called the Improv Shmimprov one of the best improv groups in all of the OC area (which is huge praise). So head out for a dinner, grab a few drinks and then come to the show at 11 pm–you won’t regret it. Have fun and make sure your 2017 is filled with lots of laughs and love.

Improv Shmimprov

110 E. Walnut

Fullerton, CA  92832

Lease at Highland Pinetree Apartments in Fullerton

The Highland Pinetree Apartments offer state of the art living near the hustle and bustle of the wonderful city of Fullerton. If you are looking for an area that provides a community feel while still being near nightlife and shops, Highland Pinetree is perfectly located off the 91 freeway and within a few minutes of parks, churches and local schools.

The complexes gorgeous greenery in the courtyard area, a place to get your exercise in at the fitness center, a sand volleyball court, a billiards table and three different pools (what more could you ask for?). The units are newly renovated and come in 1 or 2 bedroom spaces with granite countertops, crown molding, wood style floor, dishwashers and AC units. Our team offers guided tours of the facility, so if you are thinking about moving into the Fullerton area in 2017, give us a call at (866) 696-2690 and book a tour today. We look forward to having you move into our complex.

Fun Things To Do In Fullerton, CA

Fun Things To Do

Are you new to Highland Pinetree and want to explore the area? That’s great! There are a host of great ways to get out and learn your new neighborhood and meet your neighbors, too! Here are a few ways that you can explore the Fullerton area and enjoy the local scenery:

Laguna Lake Park: Ready for an enjoyable day out? Bring your walking shoes and baseball cap. From the tranquil fishing to bike riding, hiking and walking, you’ll leave here saying, “Ahh.” It’s the perfect way to spend the day whether you plan on bagging a lunch or you just want to stop in during your lunch hour to find a relaxing spot to eat.

Muckenthaler Arts and Cultural Center: Whether you attend for the music programs or to check out the amphitheater, this is a really cool place to check out. Bring your own food or buy it there and check out all the various arts and crafts that are for sale. Wear your walking shoes and bring your camera. Note: It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon when they have their barbecue and live music. You can meet your neighbors, bring your friends and family and meet new people, too!

Ring In 2017 With the First Night in Fullerton Event

The City of Fullerton is hosting a wonderful family-friendly New Year’s Eve event called
“Fight Night Fullerton” this December 31st. The event is currently on its 25th year and features a fun, safe, and alcohol free event for local residents to take their family to celebrate the end of 2016.


The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight and will feature food vendors, games, crafts, kids activities, and much more. The party is so popular Fullerton is expecting over 15,000 guest this year. Everything happens in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. Of course the event is Free and open to the public, so bring your family, a few jacks on come on down and enjoy the fun.

A variety of musical guest will perform on stage and the fun will culminate with a massive fireworks show at midnight. The First Night will also feature zip lining and a few other Xtreme rides. Check out the link below for more information regarding the event.

Where to Have Breakfast With Santa This Holiday Season

Breakfast with Santa is the stuff dreams are made of and if you happen to take your little ones to an event this holiday season, chances are they’ll remember it for the rest of their lives. Breakfast with Santa can be a little pricey but if you can afford it they are worth every penny–particularly if you attend an event at Downtown Disney, which is already magical to begin with.

The Catal Restaurant has been hosting a breakfast event with Santa and his elves for the month of December and there are still a few more dates left before the big buy packs up and heads back to the North Pole. The breakfast includes a hot chocolate station, children’s activities and games, a personalized stocking, photo opportunity with Santa and much more.

Breakfast with Santa
December 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2016
Seatings at 9am & 11am

December 19 and 23, 2016
Seating at 10am


Walking in the door of the restaurant begins with Charles Dickens carolers and Santa’s little helpers escorting guest to their tables. Tickets start in the $40 range and prices change with the dates you’d like to show up. Call the Catal restaurant or visit their website for more information.

Catal Restaurant
1580 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802