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50 Things to Do in Redlands

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50 Things to Do in Redlands

  1. Downloadable Trail Maps of Redlands - walking, biking & riding

  2. Historical Glass Museum - Redlands Glass Museum is not a museum made of glass, but it is the only museum west of the Mississippi River limited to displaying glassware made by American glass makers and artists. The Historical Glass Museum exhibits over 7,000 examples of glass pieces found in the home from the 1800s to present times.

  3. The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is the only museum and archives dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War west of the Mississippi River.

  4. A.K. Smiley Library - The Smiley is not only a library, but a repository of local history. The newest wing houses historic items of various fascinations; the Library holds classical statuary and fine art worthy of a museum… The children’s collection of Smiley Library includes books for toddlers, picture books, easy readers, books-on-tape, magazines and fiction and non-fiction collections…

  5. The Kimberly Crest House and Gardens - Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is a 6-¼ acre estate in Redlands, CA featuring a Victorian Chateau and Italian Renaissance styled gardens. Kimberly Crest House and Gardens will be closed for tours during the month of August. The house was built by Mrs. Cornelia Hill in 1897. In 1905 the home was purchased by John Alfred and Helen Cheney Kimberly who added the gardens. After the Kimberly’s death the house was inherited by their daughter, Mrs. Mary Kimberly-Shirk, who donated the house to the “people of Redlands” and founded Kimberly-Shirk Association. The estate is now owned and operated by Kimberly-Shirk Association, a 501-C3 Non-Profit organization on behalf of the people of Redlands. The interior of the house serves as a museum offering both public and private tours. The gardens are utilized for public events and rented for weddings and private events.

  6. Ford Park- a 27 acre park with two ponds for fishing, lighted tennis courts, picnic and playground facilities. The park is located at Redlands Boulevard and Ford Street. Feed ducks, have a picnic, visit at the Fire Prevention Demonstration Garden. Cool garden on the back of Ford.

  7. Redlands Dog Park The Redlands Dog Park is located in the northwest corner of Ford Park adjacent to the Fire Prevention Demonstration Garden.

  8. The Redlands Bowl -holds the distinction of being the oldest continuous music festival in the United States at which no admission is charged.

  9. Redlands Estate Sale Consignments - Voted #1 Antique and Consignment store in the Inland Empire! The largest consignment store with over 25,000 sq. ft. of show room quality merchandise in the Inland Empire. 200 West Redlands Blvd. Tues - Thurs 10:30 to 5:00. Fri & Sat 10:30 to 5:30. Sun 12 to 5

  10. Frugal Frigate Storytime - The Frugal Frigate, a Children’s Bookstore is located in Historical Downtown Redlands. Our bookstore is part of an old carriage house built in the 1800’s. Walls are made of old brick and covered with hundreds of signed posters from visiting authors and illustrators. Imagine sitting and reading among solid wood shelves filled with children’s books. We carry the latest in children’s books along with Caldecott, Newbery, first editions and out of prints. All are mixed together in a wonderful treasure hunt for book lovers.

  11. Redlands Theater Festival - The Redlands Theatre Festival, now in its third decade, continues its reputation for excellence in performance, entertainment and location. Just two minutes from downtown Redlands, the RTF Theatre is located at the corner of Highland and Cajon in Prospect Park. The park is green and wooded with a spectacular panoramic view of Redlands. The half-timbered, open-air theatre is aesthetically pleasing as well as functionally superb. The theatre possesses outstanding staging facilities and remarkable acoustics. The fan-shaped audience area is raked for excellent viewing. No theatre patron sits further than 50 feet from the thrust stage.

  12. The Redlands Art Association - Art shows, gallery and classes.

  13. The University of Redlands - Campus with a palm-lined main street, lush green lawns and the canopy of 100-year-old trees. Administration Building built in 1909 and the breathtaking view from its steps. State-of-the-art facilities. Take a campus tour.

  14. Cosmic Bowling

  15. The Redlands Symphony - Concert schedule

  16. LifeHouse Theater - LifeHouse Theater celebrates its eighteenth season as an Inland Empire attraction with gratitude to the thousands of families who share in and support LifeHouse Productions. Independently incorporated by Wayne Scott as a non-profit theater company in 1993, LifeHouse is unique in the nation.

  17. San Bernardino County Muesum - in Redlands, California, is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, the Exploration Station live animal discovery center, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience.

  18. Edwards Mansion - The magnificent Edwards mansion was built on Cajon St in Redlands, California in 1890. Ready-made plans were purchased by Mr. James S. Edwards, pioneer citizen and citrus grower, to build the fourteen room house. It took over one year to build the original salmon pink structure.

  19. San Bernardino Asistencia - Established as an adjunct to Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, this is often said to be part of a second, inland chain of missions. At the site is a museum, small chapel, and gatehouse. This is a three-picture panorama of the inner grounds.

  20. Redlands Footlighters - It is the object of the Redlands Footlighters, Inc., to provide rewarding entertainment, creative productions of live theatre, a cradle for community theatre, growth for actors and directors, presentations of our dramatic heritage and mutually satisfying and varied theatre experiences for both the Footlighters and its audiences.

  21. SAVERINO'S DELI - Family owned- David & Veronica Saverino. In addition to a full menu, the deli offers a mini-grocery store where patrons can pick up a myriad of items from canned pizza sauce to pasta. 617 WEST STATE STREET.

  22. Sylvan Park - Free Lessons. Lawn Bowling is a great way to get out in the fresh air, socialize with other members, and get some mild exercise.
    We give FREE lessons and provide you with a set of bowls for your use during training. Walking type shoes are recommended. 411 N University St, Redlands, CA 92374 Phone:(909) 792-4874

  23. Redlands Estate Sale Consignments - Estate Sales, Consignments, Antiques, Furniture, Mid Century Modern, Victorian, Contemporary & Traditional, China, Jewelry, Art, Crystal, Patio, Rugs, Pottery, Collectibles & Vintage Clothing plus sooo much more!

  24. Haunted Mansions- Top 10 Redlands Ghost Stories. CLICK HERE for list and addresses

  25. Panorama Point- I-10 E, Take exit 81 for Ford St, Turn left onto Ford St, Take the 1st right onto Reservoir Rd, Take the 1st right onto S Wabash Ave, Turn left onto E Sunset Dr N, Turn left onto Panorama Dr/Panorama Point Dr. Point in Redlands. Closed now from sunset to sunrise.

  26. Fine Dining

  27. Coffee Tasting/Cupping- Call to make arrangements.

  28. Fox Dance Studio...Saturday Night Dancing 8-11pm. Intro lesson 8-9pm. 9-11pm general dancing. If it's your 1st time, it's FREE!

  29. Time in the Bottle Lounge- live music, full bar, comfy couches and blankets. FRESH fruit martinis made from seasonal fruit. Redlands ONLY!

  30. Music- live and DJ

  31. Bracken Bird Farm, FUN family outing: Come and visit beautiful enclosed aviary where birds are flying and breeding freely. Lots of other animals to see!! It is a paradise! We are open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.

  32. Breakfast Joints

  33. Picnic lunch at Prospect Park - 11.4 acre natural park with trails and picnic facilities. The park contains the Avice Meeker Sewall Theater, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 407. The theater is home to the Redlands Summer Theater Festival. The park is located at Cajon Street and Highland Avenue. Order lunch and have a picnic from Olive Ave Market or Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub

  34. Isabellas - Northern Italian Cuisine

  35. Pajama Story Time: Ages 5+ 7:00-7:30 p.m. at the Smiley Library

  36. Southern Style Breakfast- The Eating Room. Breakfast menu. Famous- Elvis Special: Bananas and Peanut Butter French Toast and their very own Muselix
    (you’ll Love This). A blend of Oats, Grapes, Toasted pecans, Melon and

  37. Redlands Shopping Guide

  38. Gourmet Pizza - Voted “Best Pizza” 5 years in a row by Inland Empire Magazine.

  39. Rustic Tea - $20 pp. Reservations required. It's a MEAL! You will need to-go boxes so don't plan dinner.

  40. Market Night Downtown - Thursdays - 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in southern California! Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

  41. Dining with Outdoor Heating

  42. Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub - At Brewcakes we make everything on our menu (desserts and food) with craft beers, wine, or alcohols. Though everything is made with alcohol, all menu items are family friendly.

  43. Shopping Downtown Redlands and walking historical State Street and downtown. Downtown MAP PDF located above 1st image on right. Map credit Citrograph Printing Co

  44. Redlands Galleria - FUN for the whole family.

  45. Lunch outdoor patio Caprice menu

  46. Freshly Roasted Coffee-- roasted on premises.

  47. 8am to 11am - Saturday Morning Certified Farmer's Market

  48. Royal Falconer British Pub for an English breakfast, burritos, pancakes and more....-breakfast.

  49. Church Services

  50. Brunch

  51. Prospect Park and Caroline Park...basically parks are cool. See Pictures of Caroline Park here and pictures of Prospect Park here.

  52. Take a walk downtown and find all the plaques located on the historical buildings that describe the historical interest of the building. Plaques — usually affixed on the exterior walls near the store doors — to learn about the early history of downtown Redlands.

2 Reviews


Chantelle Rodrigue said on Jan 6, 2014

I used this to help me take nature walks with my boyfriend and dog, such lovely places that I didn't know existed. Thank you for showing us the beautiful things in Redlands to enjoy.


Jessie said on Jun 23, 2013

I find out so many amazing events here every weekend. I can't tell you how many times I have nothing planned for the family and this page pops up. I share all this info with as many people as I can. Thank you.

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