Things to Do in Redlands
Discover the Inland Empire's historic splendor in beautiful Redlands, California. Located just off Interstate 10 and the 210 freeway, Ayres Hotel Redlands offers a central location near the area's top attractions, including the University of Redlands, Edwards Mansion, and Citrus Plaza. Stroll past tree-lined streets with historic Victorian architecture and browse quaint boutique shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Redlands. Discover Redland's exciting festivals and museums that celebrate the culture and history of the Inland Empire, including the Redlands Historical Glass Museum, Lincoln Shrine, and the San Bernardino County Museum. Explore our beautiful parks, including Ford Park, Prospect Park, and Sylvan Park.
Inland Empire Highlights
The Inland Empire covers some incredibly diverse landscapes, providing a refreshing change from California’s desert and coastal climates. Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead are two of the biggest draws, dotted with picturesque mountain towns and offering outdoor activities in both summer and winter.
The region offers some unique attractions to explore during your stay. Start at Auto Club Speedway — the largest sports venue in Southern California — which hosts NASCAR and drag races, plus other fun events. If history is more your thing, try the Route 66 Museum, honoring the iconic highway that passes through the Inland Empire.
California’s fertile climate means that this region is excellent for wine-making. Temecula Valley is a good place to start (it’s sometimes called Southern California’s answer to Napa Valley), with more than 40 wineries to visit. To really appreciate it, we recommend booking a hot air balloon ride. There’s also Rancho Cucamonga, home to some of the country’s oldest wineries.