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Redlands Visitor & Resident Guide
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Redlands Visitor & Resident Guide

Redlands is a beautiful destination with so much to see and do! Email to receive either a visitor or relocation packet that will include an Official Visitor Guide and other materials to help you plan your visit or move. Please anticipate receiving your packet in 10-14 days.

The City of Redlands

A Taste of Redlands

With a large number of locally owned restaurants spanning a variety of cuisine types, there’s something for everyone! Choose from casual brunch spots, private catering rooms, game day hangouts, late-night bites, or convenient takeout. The Redlands food scene has it all and is sure to leave you satisfied, no matter what you’re craving! Plus, eating local means one-of-a-kind meals, served with the care and attention of one family providing for another. When you eat locally, you support your neighbors and stimulate the local economy, nourishing the community you love!

"We have many wonderful dining options here in Redlands. We were introduced to Saverino’s Deli while house hunting in Redlands – delicious sandwiches and friendly people. For the juiciest pork chop, we count on Chef Samantha at our restaurant, Uncorked On State. With a glass of wine, of course. – Jake & Suzanne Doll"

New Resident Resources

Do your pup’s nails need a trim? Want to enroll your kids in school? Looking for a new dentist? Looking to get involved in the community by volunteering? Our New Resident Resource Directory outlines where to find all the essentials to make settling into your life in Redlands as easy as possible.

Historic Homes

With more than 350 period homes remaining in Redlands, something few other cities can boast, these historic homes represent Old Redlands and the values upon which this city was built; visual charm, intellectual spirit, culture, and civic pride.

“I love walking down Redlands’ historic neighborhoods on Vine, Eureka and Olive, the beautiful homes are a window into the exotic past of this unusual community. It has been such a joy to bring back a piece of Redland’s history in the complete restoration of it’s very first hospital which later served as the headquarters for the Associated Charities and now is a pediatric office.” Dr. Tim Watson Mission Pediatrics

Redlands Trails

“Our family has benefited so much from our trail systems in Redlands. To be able to walk or ride bicycles by our olive groves and be able to enjoy scenic vistas and untouched landscapes that are only 15 minutes from downtown are not just rejuvenating for the soul but are a priceless resource that very few cities still have.“ Zach & Andy Thorp Owners of Lot22

Live Theater

"We feel blessed to live in such a culturally rich community. We love live theater. For a town of our size, we have amazing talent, creativity and quality. We have performed in many Redlands Bowl Shows and usually see a friend in the shows we attend. Our son and daughter-in-law met doing live theatre in Redlands." Randy & Lauren Briggs Briggs and Coops Coins Collectors Galleries

Murals of Redlands

Depending on how you count, there are at least 40 painted wall murals in and around State Street in Redlands. These works of art are part of the charm that helps make our downtown area so unique.

"Personally painted by Pam Emerson, the LOVE WALL is a celebratory landmark in Downtown Redlands. Take a selfie, get down on one knee, or throw your graduation gap in the air at the wall that celebrates the golden rule, on the building of Emerson Fine Jewelry in the heart of Redlands." Emerson Family

Community Events

"My kids and I love Christmas. We look forward to the Redlands Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting every year and highly recommend it. During the Christmas Parade you can find us in front of selling hot chocolate and cookies. Make sure you stop by and say hello." Kaye Carr GM - Martha Green's The Eating Room

Sweet Treats

Looking for the best 'brewery near me' in Redlands? From quaint microbreweries and renowned brewhouses to family-friendly environments and date night musts, these local breweries are offering some of the best pours around.

""Treat Yourself" is our motto and Nicho's Ice Cream is our favorite places to do just that here in our beautiful downtown area. Their variety of endless flavors made in house daily, coupled with their freshly made waffle cones never disappoint! Our personal favorites include Banana Nutter Butter, Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl, and the Cookie'nCream paleta!" The Treatment Team

Historic Landmarks

"The University of Redlands and the historical downtown are my favorite landmarks in Redlands. I remember the first block of State Street off Orange from when I was a child. It reminds me of the entry to Main Street at Disneyland the first time you see it. I, of course, love the Burrage Mansion as one of my favorite historical homes in Redlands." Tim Rochford, owner of the Burrage Mansion - Rochford Foundation

The Shopping Scene

The Downtown Redlands State Street District offers a plethora of unique shops and boutiques. Many of the shops are owned and operated by Redlands families, ensuring that your purchases give back to the community directly. There is no better way to nourish the local economy than shopping small and supporting your neighbors!

"Shopping in Redlands is good for the soul. Being among great stores in such a quaint setting lifts your spirit. I love Nectar Kids and Kissui for grandchildren shopping. And, the smells of both Parliament and Principle are intoxicating! Find great places to shop, eat and drink in downtown Redlands. The unique stores add to the charm." Jane Myers J.D. Myers

University of Redlands

Museums of Redlands

Redlands Glass Museum | San Bernardino County Museum | Lincoln Memorial Shrine | Museum of Redlands

"The Museum of Redlands (MOR) presents an opportunity to OUR TOWN to create our legacy for future generations. Just as previous generations gave us so many institutions that we now taut as distinct advantages to living in Redlands, we will soon have a fantastic new Museum to tell the stories of the people in our area, past and present." Char Burgess

50 Things to Do in Redlands

“I was elected Mayor in 2014 and ran because I wanted to give back to the city that’s given me everything. I was born and raised here. Our kids and grandkids were born and raised here. This our my town. We highly recommend the Redlands Bowl, Smiley Library, Lincoln Shrine, Kimberly Crest, and Prospect Park. These are my family's favorites.” Paul & Joann Barich

Redlands Fitness Guide

"Without a doubt, take it outside to the streets of downtown Redlands for the best fitness experiences! Take Citrus Ave East for the University of Redlands stadium run & labyrinth walk. Follow Cajon up to Caroline Park for hills, stop at Prospect Park’s bamboo grove for yoga, and bike ride the famous Sunset loop. 304 E Citrus itself is the hub where the best training for these adventures happens!" Sean & Jill Rooks, owners of The Energy Lab

Live Music

"We feel blessed to live in such a culturally rich community. We love live theater. For a town of our size, we have amazing talent, creativity, and quality. We have performed in many Redlands Bowl Shows and usually see a friend in the shows we attend. Our son and daughter-in-law met doing live theatre in Redlands. Amongst our favorites are: LifeHouse, Ripple Theatre, Footlighters, & Legendary, Redlands Theatre Festival, and the University of Redlands (plus school shows)" Randy & Lauren Briggs

Health & Beauty

Dr. Leonardo Rasi is the co-founder of Senza Medical Corporation. After receiving his MD and surgical training from Loma Linda University, Dr. Rasi devoted his career to helping patients feel confident in their skin and achieve a better quality of life with cosmetic laser surgery. He has proudly served the community of Redlands for 20 years. Since opening in 1999, Senza Aesthetic Medicine has evolved into a comprehensive laser center offering state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments in a welcoming and comfortable setting. Dr. Rasi is highly sought-after by patients for his advanced knowledge of liposculpting, his approachable attitude and his beautiful, natural-looking results. When not in the office, Dr. Rasi is an educator for laser companies and enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.

Live Music

"Music is what connects us, recharges us, and makes us feel like we belong in Redlands" - Kevin Eberle-Noel Redlands Symphony Executive Director

Redlands Visitor Center

The three-story 1901 B.S. Stephenson Building, Redlands' first jewelry store, is home to the Redlands Visitor Center nestled in the Historic Downtown District.

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Redlands Real Estate

Diamond Realty & Loan is a full-service real estate agency in the heart of Redlands - serving the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. From financing to closing deals on properties, our small (but mighty) team can help you through the entire home-buying, selling, and owning experience.

Home Resources

Places to Serve

"One of my favorite things to do is ask people what they delight in doing. Then my next goal is to match them with an organization where they can use their gifts and delights to serve in our wonderful community. It always is a win-win way to serve! The choices in our community are vast from nonprofits that serve kids, elderly, and families in crisis. When you serve you not only bless someone, but I guarantee you'll be blessed too.​" Dianna Lawson ED Mansion Memories