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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


  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. Open 1pm-5pm Tuesday - Sunday. 125 West Vine Street

  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… 125 Vine Street (909) 798-7565

  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. Kimberly Crest House & Gardens offers public tours on Thursday, Friday and Sundays from 1:00-3:30 p.m. with a tour beginning every half hour $10 pp/ $8 Seniors/ $5 children. Each tour accommodates up to 10 people and is approximately 45 minutes. Tickets may be purchased in the Carriage House Gift Shop on the day of the tour. It is first come first serve policy. The gardens and gift shop are open to the public from 1:00-4:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Sunday for no charge. Kimberly Crest is closed for the month of August and Major Holidays. Kimberly Crest is located on Prospect Dr off Highland Ave. 1325 Prospect Dr.

  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. 955 Parkford Dr.

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

  8. The Redlands Bowl holds the distinction of being the oldest continuous music festival in the United States at which no admission is charged. Summer Concert Season June - August. Open year round.

  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. Redlands Outings

  11. Redlands Theater Festival - Season June-September. 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. July & August 1170 Cajon St Directions

  12. The Redlands Art Association - Art shows, gallery and classes. Located downtown State Street. Gallery hours: Mon - Sat 11 am - 4:30 pm and Thursday Market Nights to 8 pm. 215 E. State St.

  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. Tours are offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday tours are only available October through April at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, please call the Office of Admissions at 800-455-5064.

  14. Cosmic Bowling - Empire Bowl 940 West Colton Ave Redlands. Monday - Sunday- 8:30am-midnight

  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. 1135 N. Church St. Calendar 909-335-3037

  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. 2064 Orange Tree Lane,

  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. Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 adult, $4 senior/military, $2.50 student/child, under 5 free. 26930 Barton Rd · (909) 793-5402.

  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. 1810 Barton Road. (909) 793-2909

  21. West State Street - 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. Chez Sabine - French homemade specialties. Breakfast, Brunch, Creperies, French Sandwiches, Vegetarian options.

  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. Restaurant, Food & Fine Dining Directory

  24. Haunted Mansions - Redlands is one of the oldest cities in California and is one of those small communities that seem to hold their small town charm… except when it comes to being haunted. Redlands is considered by many to be the ultimate Ghost Town. The majority of the houses are very old, Victorian in architecture, and come with a long rich history that is the substance of many a ghost story.

  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. Local Coffee Houses

  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! 330 Alabama St Suite H 909-335-5959

  29. Breweries & Brewers and Tasting Rooms

  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. 10797 New Jersey St. 909-792-5735

  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. Pick up lunch and have a picnic from Olive Ave Market with lots homemade soups, salads, sandwiches prepared each morning.

  34. 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.

  35. Story Time: Ages 5+ 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
    Raisins. 107 E. Citrus Avenue Redlands, CA. No reservations required for parties under 10. 909-792-5400

  37. Redlands Shopping Guide

  38. Pizzerias & Italian

  39. Rustic Tea - $20 pp. Reservations required. It's a MEAL! You will need to-go boxes so don't plan dinner. 909-792-5400

  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. 1150 Brookside Ave #J1 909-792-1399

  43. Shopping Downtown Redlands and walking historical State Street and downtown.

  44. Redlands Galleria - FUN for the whole family.

  45. Voted Redlands BEST burger in 2014: The Tartan Burger. Tartan of Redlands was established in April 15, 1964. 24 E. Redlands Blvd. 909-792-9919

  46. 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. Open Saturdays & Sundays 12-4pm. 1157 N. Orange St.

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

  48. Coops Coins Bullion, currency and stamps. OLDEST coin and stamp retailer in the country under the same ownership. 21 East Redlands Boulevard.

  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. Barton schoolhouse - 1901 schoolhouse as it is the oldest Redlands school still standing. Orange Street, Redlands CA located across the street from the Montessori School 1890 Orange Ave.

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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