Located in northern Orange County, California, Placentia is a warm city with a colorful history and vibrant present. With great shopping, distinctive dining and several unique attractions, there are plenty of great things to do while you’re in town. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Fullerton Arboretum:
Located on the California State University, Fullerton campus, this 26-acre botanical garden showcases a lovely collection of plants from around the world.
2. The Bruery:
This local craft brewer offers flavorful pours of Belgian-style, barrel-aged beers in a buzzy little tasting room that’s complemented by a gift shop.
3. Meat Up BBQ:
This counter-serve, West Coast-style BBQ fixture offers savory smoked meats, along with local craft beers on tap, outdoor seating and plenty of TVs.
4. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum:
Get rare insight into the American presidency at the final resting place and presidential library of Richard Nixon.
5. Disney California Adventure Park:
Make a quick 5-mile drive to a mesmerizing world, where the stories of Pixar and Disney come to life in thrilling ways.
6. George Key Ranch Historic Park:
Spend an afternoon exploring this breathtaking 2.2-acre destination, featuring a historic house, garden museum and orange grove.
7. Honda Center:
See the Anaheim Ducks skate against NHL rivals at this state-of-the-art, 650,000-square-foot arena, just a few short minutes from Placentia.
8. Clayes Performing Arts Centre:
Enjoy live theatre, music and dance productions at this intimate venue on the California State University, Fullerton campus.