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Redlands Visitor Center
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Redlands Visitor Center

Tourist information center in Redlands established June 2019. From maps and visitor guides to driving directions and restaurant suggestions, the experts in the Visitor Center will help you find the best there is to do and see while in Redlands. Discover can’t-miss events and receive insider tips that only our experienced staff can provide. In no time at all, you’ll see why we’re so passionate about our city. NEW online store is here

MISSION of the Center

Established June 2019

12,912 Redlands Visitor Center Google searches in June 2021

  • Building awareness of the many attractions available to tourists and local residents in our town.
  • Fostering an environment where the town, attractions, organizations and businesses collaborate to reinforce the visitor experience.
  • Providing Redlands concierge services to visitors and residents.
  • Creating tours and family events downtown. Downtown Clock Walk established 2020.
  • Acting as a point of contact for tourism information in Redlands.
  • Showcasing LOCAL artists and crafters in the retail store.

2021 -2022 Community Partners

2020 -2021 Community Partners

Annual Partnership Opportunities

Presenting – $20,000

Benefits

  • Complimentary Platinum Membership on the About Redlands website ($3,300). *
  • Sponsor recognition on the front window.
  • Sponsor recognition on inside and outside monitors.
  • Unlimited literature disseminated to public.
  • Event & business promotion in front window.
  • New Resident Welcome gift inclusion.
  • Video showcase displayed in center during operating hours.
  • The Visitor Center & Family Room to be used for video and networking.
  • Sponsor recognition at all Visitor Center events and advertising.
  • Company logo and a company description along with a link to the company's web site on the Redlands Visitor Center website.

Business - $5,000

Benefits

  • Complimentary Gold Membership on the About Redlands website ($1,000). *
  • Sponsor recognition on the front window.
  • Literature disseminated to public.
  • New Resident Welcome gift inclusion.
  • Recognition as "Spotlight Sponsor of the Month" on the About Redlands Network.*
  • Free job postings on the About Redlands Network.
  • New employee history tour of Downtown Redlands.

Community – $2,500

Benefits

  • Literature disseminated to public.
  • Event & business promotion in front window.
  • New Resident Welcome gift inclusion.
  • Name on front window & video showcase

Center - $500

Benefits

  • Display business brochures or rack cards in the center.

*The About Redlands website has 502,000 annual users. The official community events calendar for The City of Redlands is hosted on the website here. Additionally, Redlands only LOCAL business & restaurant directories are published here and here.

Questions? Email deborah@RedlandsVisitorCenter.com

NEW THIS SUMMER

Downtown History Tours will begin every Saturday June 19 at 10am. This is a 90-minute tour that is $10 per person (not suitable for children under 12).
Also beginning in June, the Redlands Visitor Center will partner with Chef Lee Burton. Lee has started a new film series “Go LocallyLee” focusing on local food including Farmer’s Markets (PBS has shown interest). Lee very well may be Redlands next Huell Howser. Lee will be at the center one Friday a month giving out menu and restaurant recommendations, plus food samples from local restaurants.

GOALS THIS FALL

We’d like to coordinate an Annual FALL EXPO closing down Fifth Street with vendors from all areas providing Redlands homeowner and resident resources, local business referrals, food and music.

We are also hoping to start “Music on the Balcony” where we will invite University of Redlands and CSUSB music students to perform from the Center second floor balcony. We are excited to add this to the visitor and resident experience as they visit the downtown area. Plus, highlighting the college students will assist them in booking outside gigs to help pay for private music lessons required to graduate.

Business & Service Partners

Redlands Swag

NEW online store is here

  • Stay in the Know. Get restaurant insights and community event announcements. Learn about weekend happenings and the local real estate scene. CLICK HERE

  • New "Redlands Walk About" Downtown History & Business Tour Details here. This is a free tour for new residents and is booked through About Redlands Realty by emailing David@AboutRedlandsRealty.com. New residents receive a gift from local businesses and the new Redlands City map.

The City of Redlands was founded in 1881 and incorporated on November 26, 1888. Redlands is located 63 miles east of Los Angeles and 44 miles west of Palm Springs which makes it an easy drive to reach mountains, beaches, and deserts. Fun facts:

  • Redlands was the first city in the state to require driver’s licenses.
  • Hatfield Buick GMC is the oldest operating Buick dealership in the United States.
  • Citrograph Printing, at 127 years old, is the longest-running printing company in the state.
  • The Mitten Building is Redlands’ oldest citrus packing house in the city.
  • Redlands High School is the oldest high school in California still operating in its original spot.
  • The Redlands Bowl, built in 1930, is the longest running venue in the world where no admission is charged.
  • The land at Opal Street and Citrus Avenue was leased by the famous Earp family in 1864.

SOURCE: Redlands City Records


Redlands is known as the Jewel of the Inland Empire and a tourism destination offering a unique and seamless range of services for tourists and residents alike. Visitors are encouraged to linger in Redlands.

Tours, Welcome Wagon, Maps, Water Bottle Refill, Kiosks, business directory, Redlands merchandise, Family Services & Relocation Services

About Redlands is contributing the online community calendar, local business directory and staffing to the Redlands Visitor Center.

This storefront is a public hub for information about where to find Redlands products or services; for maps of the city, of businesses and of recreation trails; and for Redlands items for sale, like art, T-shirts and mugs.

The 800-square foot center, founded by the locally owned Redlands promotional business About Redlands, aims to build awareness of Redlands attractions among residents and visitors; to foster collaboration among residents, organizations and businesses; to provide concierge services to all who seek to experience Redlands; and even to instigate activities, such as tours and events.

The University of Redlands and All About Redlands have contributed to the venture as major sponsors, and local businesses are playing a part too. State Street pet-supply store Furry Face, for instance, has supplied a dog bowl and treat jar -- because the Visitor Center is dog friendly.

There is also a family room for nursing or changing babies, or giving children a moment to recharge when shopping, eating and playing downtown is wearing them out.

Service clubs and local businesses are invited and encouraged to contribute as partners and sponsors, and to use the facility for tastings, meet-ups and an outlet for information.

The center is in a historic building at 14 Fifth St., between Citrus Avenue and State Street in Redlands, at the entrance to the Orange Street Alley park strategically located to enhance the tourism energy created by “Umbrella Alley.”

This is likely the first visitor center in the town’s history, (as no records show there ever was one) and happens to be right where visitors were dropped off by carriage when they first arrived to Redlands at the turn of the 20th century.

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