San Bernardino is a city of just over 200,000 and combines with Riverside to form what is referred to as the "Inland Empire". The city is in the San Bernardino Valley and is a suburb of LA. San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County. The San Bernardino County Courthouse was completed in 1927 and was designed by San Bernardino...more
San Bernardino is where the McDonald brothers opened their first "McDonald Restaurant" which was actually located close to a highschool and so it became also a bit of a hang out place for teens. The first hamburgers were sold for just 15 cents, fries for 10 cents.All that was in 1948 when the brothers turned their Barbeque restaurant into what we...more
This is the best hotel in San Bernardino. It is not quite the normal Hilton but it is priced less...more
Measures up to all Best Westerns--fridge, WiFi, microwave, free breakfast, inside corridors, etc....more
$60 in October 2012. This hotel had a few extras, like a small refrigerator, microwave, and a nice...more
Time: 7:00PMGoal: to have a nice dinnerStart Place: Motel in ??Strategy: Just walk and find a nice place (soon please)Direction: EastResult: Baaaad!We didn't have a map, we didn't have an idea, but we taught that this is a big city and it's easy to find some restaurant (not a f-f place). We walked two hours, probably 8 miles, find many restaurants,...more
$18 as of October 2012. Chili's is a chain restaurant and one is much like the others. The décor is fairly nice and the food consistently good. I started my meal with some very tasty Chicken and Sausage Soup and ordered the Cajun Chicken Pasta. Honestly, I did not taste much "Cajun" but it was still good. My waiter, Michael, was excellent. The...more
It was first time to go to Japanese restaurant at foreign country for me. But I was really surprise because it's great place. You can feel Japan.It's keep Japanese style better than restaurant in Japan.It's funny. Well waitress are not full Japanese I think but they speak Japanese and wear kimono. I think it's really small Japanese population...more
Although it was an absolutely gorgeous evening, I don't recommend hiking at night. Deep Creek's trail is very steep and it gets pitch black. I was lucky that Yubert brought 2 flashlights which came in very handy.
Dress Code: Dress warmly!
there is a metrolink from Los Angeles,very convenient for people like me without car(yes,I am the only one who was in the Los Angeles area without a car).I came from San Diego with a direct greyhound bus(san diego-temecula-perris-riverside-san bernardino-las vegas)
If you live close or have time to wander it might be an good idea to buy a used car instead of renting it. I dream this kind of convertibles but there are two cons in our country a) snow and rain most of the year and b) cars are quite pricy. This car seams to be cheap, might run at least 10000 miles and the price is reasonable, right!
What ever you do DO NOT drink the water. Sadly, the San Bernardino National Forest reports that there is actually fecal coliform counts & a rare and sometimes fatal disease called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis that are sometimes found in the water! The disease is apparently contained in contaminated soil and transmitted to the Hot Springs...more
Luggage and bags:
Hydration packs come in very handy. You can never have enough water. Also, bring 2 plastic bags. One for your wet clothes and the other for wet tissue.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear your swimsuit under your hiking gear (for those not yet ready to bare it all as many do at Deep Creek) and pack a small towel for after your dip in the hot springs. Also, if you're hiking on a chilly day be sure to dress in layers. Wear good hiking shoes as the terrain can get tricky. A hat will help keep you out of the sun and warm when the temperature drops.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Wipies are always nice and I can never go without SUNSCREEN!
Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera!
Miscellaneous: Flashlights are really helpful especially if you leave the hot springs late. We hiked back in the dark which was cool but also a little scary (think I've seen too many horror movies).
Eat a hearty breakfast before you begin the trail and pack some hearty snacks as well. One burns a lot of calories on this hike!
After you climb a lot of miles you find a calm, cool and sunny lake for a day visit (as we did, had no more time).Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernardino Mountains of San Bernardino County, within the San Bernardino National Forest, surrounding the Lake Arrowhead Reservoir. There are about 12000 inhabitants and, sorry I put this to...more
Take a day trip to Lake Arrowhead (or Big Bear but that have been lately on news with quite serious news). The road is curvy and if you drive motorcycle, this route is highly recommended.Those who have never driven motorcycle might unlike curvy roads where bike is canting left and right. That is one part of driving dynamics, think about profile of...more
Although a lot of the trail was still charred from a fire, we saw some beautiful vegetation and even a hippo! Keep your eyes open for these lovely reminders that nature always finds a way to prevail.Ok, so we didn't see an actual hippo but the log looks an aweful lot like one- don't you think?more
I could also pursue one of my other passions in San Bernardino (if it had been during the season) baseball! I think it is neat that the team is named after Route 66! The team is also referred to as the IE 66ers (for Inland Empire). The 66ers are a Class A Team associated with the Angels and are part of the California League. Sometimes I prefer...more
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Favorite thing: I spent almost all my time in the big indoors mall downtown which has AC (19°C),because going out with such a heat was really a pain