This Is How to Spend 24 Hours in Tustin
Tucked about 11 miles inland from the coast, Tustin, also referred to as “the city of trees,” is one of the oldest historical towns in Orange County. From charming Old Town Tustin to one of the largest outdoor retail centers, The District at Tustin Legacy, this city is nothing short of an entertainment mecca. And while Tustin is home to nearly 80,000 residents, the city still harnesses a charming small-town feel with its shop-lined streets, bustling foodie scene and assortment of things to do and see. So whether you’re planning a day trip with the fam or spending time with your significant other, Tustin is the place to be! Tustin Itinerary
But First, Coffee
Kick start your day with a heavenly lavender or rose latte in Old Town Tustin on your way to The District at Tustin Legacy. The charming Morning Lavender Cafe serves up Vietnamese iced coffee, a variety of milk teas and even lavender hot chocolate. Plus, it’s blooming with cuteness!
Breath of Fresh Air
Make one other pitstop on your drive over and enjoy a leisurely stroll around Magnolia Tree Park. This peaceful recreation area is lined with trees and features walking paths, a playground, tennis courts and more! Stretch your legs, and prepare yourself for the fun and busy day ahead.
Always Time to Brunch
Endless mimosas, breakfast pizza, breakfast tacos, bloody marys, lemon ricotta pancakes—do we have your attention? Savor contemporary California cuisine with a menu chock-full of elevated brunch items, including salads, seafood, sandwiches and more at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Catch a Flick
More than your average cinema, the movie theater at The District (AMC Tustin 14) will knock your socks off with all of its amenities. Movies in RealD 3D, heated recliners, gourmet food and a full bar are just a few luxuries you can expect from this state-of-the-art theater.
Speaking of cocktails, Bar Louie—a casual and cool gastropub—is the perfect place for a happy hour cocktail. Sip on one of their signature drinks like the Havana Classic Mojito or the Pineapple Express Sangria. For the mocktail lovers out there, the Hibiscus Blossom Cooler is a sweet option for those who don’t want the afternoon buzz.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
After you wet your whistle, pop in for a scoop (or two) of gelato at the family-owned gelateria, Dolce Gelato. With 32 flavors on the menu, you’ll have to decide among Maui Coconut Crunch, pistachio, apple crisp cobbler and more.
Get ready for major relaxation with a manicure and pedicure at Ritz Nails. This chic salon offers a variety of nail treatments that’ll have your hands and feet feeling all sorts of pampered. Add on the sugar or sea salt scrub, collagen or a paraffin wrap to top it off.
Break Out the Chopsticks
Bring your appetite to J.Zhou, a swanky dim sum restaurant that received a prestigious Michelin Guide designation. Try their dumplings (pork, shrimp, mushroom, hot and spicy or scallops), Famous Roasted Duck or popular shrimp and sticky rice on lotus leaf.
Stowaway Tiki, located within Union Market Tustin, is a fun and funky tiki bar, perfect for an after-dinner cocktail. With a menu featuring 100 rums from around the world, an adult version of the Dole Whip, plus other tropical libations, you’re sure to find something to sip on. PS: They’ll set any drink on fire!
The District at Tustin Legacy
2437 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782