One of our favorite cities in Southern California is Old Towne Orange.
It has the best old-timey feel to it. If you visit the city’s website, you’ll quickly see this isn’t a coincidence — More than 1,300 homes and businesses in the historic district were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Although the district is the largest in California, it’s only a square mile, so you can explore its quaint qualities by taking a walk in the California sunshine. While you’re meandering, be sure to take in the 50-plus architectural styles that span from 1888 to 1940. It’s like taking a trip through time.
You’re almost guaranteed to find at least one antique or vintage treasure on your journey, as there are a number of cute shops to explore. You should also stop for lunch at The Filling Station, an old gas station-turned-restaurant that now serves some incredible food and delicious pies. And of course the vintage sepia photographs and gas station relics are right up our alley!