Best Downtown - 2010
Blending historical roots (Fullerton has been partyin' it up since 1887) with a flair for the modern, a moderate-sized chunk of the city is packed with as many bars as there are colors in the rainbow (wine bars, dives, upscale lounges, music venues), shops galore (including an astonishing array of vintage stores) and more restaurants than you can shake a fork at. And if you can find parking, all these fun things to do are within walking distance. Weekends are especially lively, as college kids fill the streets with their drunken shenanigans—not the dangerous lock-your-doors-and-don't-make-eye-contact kind, but rather the fun I-wanna-party-with-you kind. And party you will.