San Bernardino Travel Guide

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San Bernardino Things to Do

  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens

    This botanical garden is dedicated mostly to native California plants and is situated on a large plot in Riverside county community of claremont.

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  • San Bernardino County Museum

    This is a combination history and natural history museum. Good for a hour or so but not worth a special trip.

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  • Mission Inn

    This historic inn was built in 1876 and has been a stop for VIPs every since including 10 US presidents. The hotel itself is rather expensive but the owners are O.K. with visitors checking out the place

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  • California Citrus State Historic Park

    This is more of a botanical garden, displaying the history of the citrus industry in California. The grounds include every concievable variety of citrus grown in California

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  • San Bernardino and San Bernardino County

    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...

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  • Western Museum

    This natural history museum captures the finds made during the construction of the Diamond Valley lake. Small and not worth going out of your way but if you are visiting the lake its worth a stop.

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  • Orange Empire Railway Museum

    This railway museum includes a few restored trains giving rides along with a large collection of historic train and trolley cars from the Inland empire and LA.

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  • Riverside Art Museum

    This small art museum in Riverside features local California artists. Admission is free with a suggested donation

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  • The original McDonalds Restaurant

    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...

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San Bernardino Restaurants

  • The best bar in San Bernardino?

    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,...

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  • Nice Chain Restaurant

    $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...

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  • It's so Japanese

    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...

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San Bernardino Nightlife

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    by ognini Written Nov 27, 2006

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    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!

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San Bernardino Transportation

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    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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)

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San Bernardino Shopping

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    by akkipaa Written Feb 17, 2013

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    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!

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San Bernardino Warnings and Dangers

  • Bad Area

    Roaming around this town can only get you in trouble. In my opinion this is one of the worst cities in Southern California. It is usually very hot and smoggy in the summer. There is lots of crime in this city with little of interest to see and do. There are big gang problems here.

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  • Don't drink the water!

    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...

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  • Be cautious

    San bernardino's crime rate is extremely high and there homicide rate is through the roof this one of the roughest places in all of california. it has some very scary places over on the westside so be cautious.

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San Bernardino What to Pack

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    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!

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San Bernardino Off The Beaten Path

  • Lake Arrowhead

    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...

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  • Burn your rubber - Route to Lake...

    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...

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  • Sightings Along the Way

    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?

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San Bernardino Sports & Outdoors

  • America's Pastime; Baseball!!

    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...

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  • Rancho Cucamonga Quake

    In San Berdino County is a Class A minor league baseball team called the quake. The stadium is just off I-15 in Rancho Cucamonga Rt 66 exit. The stadium has a fantastic view of the mountains if the game gets boring

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San Bernardino Favorites

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    by fabrice Updated Aug 24, 2002

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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

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