Situated almost perfectly 1/2 way between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Redlands was historically a stopping point for movie stars traveling between the two destinations.
Founded on the back of the Citrus Trade, Redlands has a rich history that dates back to even before this. Expansive Victorian homes, grand land tracks and beautiful architecture are all set against the quintessential Inland Empire backdrop of orange groves lined with palm trees. Many of the scenes of citrus trees with blue mountain backdrops that adorned the orange crates of the 30s and 40s were set in Redlands.
This is a quaint little town that is in it's 'growing up' time right now. Recent commerce expansions near the intersection of the 10 and the 30 freeways near it's downtown have given rise to more traffic and congestion. Get away from the freeways though and you'll find the classic charm of this town retained in it's palm tree lined wide boulevards and family-centered residential streets.
Be sure to check out the local Market night on Thursdays. It is perfect for the entire family, with jump houses, pony rides, and the humane society for the kids. Plenty of booths and good eats along the street for any age!
This has truly turned into a bedroom community of Los Angeles, as have many of the towns between LA and Palm Springs.
Outdoor enthusiast will love Big Bear Lake in any season. What started as an irrigation project became the worlds' largest man-made lake of its time in the late 19th century.
The lake is …