The Greater Los Angeles (L.A.) area literally sprawls over five counties in Southern California, including Orange County, covering 33,954 square miles making it the largest region in the United States by land area. By contrast, the entire state of Rhode Island spans 1,212 square miles.
Knowing this, you get a sense of how writing about sites in L.A. encompasses seemingly endless possibilities. One of those possibilities, Fullerton. Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County.
As a frame of reference, Fullerton's southern neighbor is an internationally known city, Anaheim, which is most famously known for being the home to Disneyland.
Fullerton became an incorporated city in 1904 with its biggest boom at the end of WWII in the late 1940's. By the 90's, the once thriving downtown area of Fullerton had declined. Enter concerned citizens and Fullerton's city council coming together to restore the downtown business district in an effort that has become known as "Fullerton 2000 and Beyond". The effort included restoration of more than 70 historic buildings funded by the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency.
Within the old-town streets, which includes El Camino Real (a.k.a. N. Harbor Blvd.), you will find a number of specialty restaurants, distinctive shops and entertainment venues.
Just off of E. Wilshire Ave and No. Pomona Ave is the Fullerton Museum Center where many Fullerton community oriented events are hosted, including a farmers' market and the city's annual art walk. Parking is plentiful, which is always welcome in L.A.
Since you most likely would visit Fullerton wearing your walking shoes, less than three blocks from Fullerton Museum Center is Max Blooms Cafe Noir, 220 N. Malden Ave. If you enjoy a great place to chill with your favorite cuppa joe, this is the place to go. There is much old movie memorabilia to peep on the walls, great seating areas for your delicate derriere, a mini library of books to choose from, old comics to peruse and/or purchase, along with other delights.
Now what would be better than that?