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How to Spend 1 Perfect Day in Redlands (Itinerary)

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Looking for things to do in Redlands? Our quaint town is home to an emerging microbrewery scene; it’s located near epic hikes; and it’s become a haven for artists.

Here you won’t find jam-packed freeways or bikini-clad beach babes. (Los Angeles can hold onto those.) Rather, we’re all about having a good time without the hoopla.

Use this one-day itinerary as a roadmap explore downtown Redlands and beyond:

9:00 AM – Find Your Inner Peace at Vasa the Studio

Inner Evolution Yoga
Vasa Yoga has many beginner friendly classes.

Begin the day stress-free. Located at the edge of downtown Redlands, classes at Vasa the Studio are designed to rejuvenate your body through the release of stress and tension. Certified yoga instructors guide you through gentle stretches and soothing breathing techniques. They’ll also help you work up an appetite!

11:00 AM – Brunch at the Eating Room

The Eating Room
The Eating Room is well-known for its brunch offerings. Photo by Bruce Herwig.

Head a few blocks south to The Eating Room for brunch. This locally owned and operated favorite originally served nothing but pastries and cakes. Today, their menu features many of those same delectable treats – like luscious carrot cake smothered in buttercream frosting. But don’t come here for dessert alone. The Eating Room also offers a full menu scratch-made comfort food worthy of praise. From their banana and peanut butter infused French toast to their potato and egg layered skillets, each arrives packed with flavor and in portions big enough to share.

1:00 PM – Stroll Through Prospect Park

Prospect Park in Redlands
Stroll through bamboo paths and see great views of Redlands. Bamboo path photo by MarLouie Miller. Prospect Park photo by Kalie Stier.

Head to Prospect Park for a gentle stroll filled with scenic views and fragrant orange trees. Located to the southeast of downtown, the grounds span 11.4 acres. A nearly mile-long walking trail was recently added. Primarily a pedestrian pathway, it cuts through the park, taking you past citrus groves or to the Kimberly Crest House and Gardens. Built in 1897, the French chateau-styled home appears to have been plucked from a Victorian novel. Tours of the estate are available for just $10.

4:00 PM – Play Giant Jenga at Escape Craft Brewery

Jenga at Escape Craft Brewery
Enjoy giant Jenga at Escape Craft Brewery.

Super size your Jenga game at Escape Craft Brewery where flavors and fun come in big, bold doses. This microbrewery is all about escaping the everyday. In addition to Jenga, the tasting room houses a variety of board games. Their rotating taps feature small-batch libations brewed from locally sourced ingredients. Grab a pint (or two), a snack, and see who among your group has the steadiest hands!

6:30 PM – Dinner at Eureka Burger

Dinner at Eureka Burger
Burgers you won't want to miss at Eureka! near Downtown Redlands.

Dig into a dinner worthy of your afternoon libations. The menu at Eureka Burger features hearty American classics with modern twists. The seasonally inspired menu changes based on availability. It might include a charbroiled burger topped with bone marrow, a bison patty smothered in bacon-infused jalapeno jam and slow-roasted pork ribs in orange chili sauce.

BONUS Local Tip: Sunset at Panorama Point

Sunset at Panorama Point
Panorama Point photo by Tim Sivils.

As spring turns into summer, the days become longer. What better way to end a romantic evening than watching the sun set over the Inland Empire. Located on the eastern edge of Redlands off the famous Sunset Drive. It offers sweeping views of Redlands, Yucaipa, and beyond.

What’s your perfect day?

Do you have any favorite activities or things to do in Redlands? Let us know and join the conversation about what makes our hometown so special.

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