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50 Things to Do in Redlands
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East of Los Angeles, you’ll find a quiet slice of small town charm. Nestled just below the San Bernardino National Forest, Redlands offers easy access to hiking trails, a plethora of quaint shops, and a variety of local restaurants.

Removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, the arts thrive and community gatherings abound.

Here’s our curated list of the best 50+ things to do in Redlands
Though known for its orange orchards, Redlands California offers a lot more than sweet fruit. The small town is dotted with parks perfect for picnics and breweries ideal for hop-filled tastings.

Here you’ll find a variety of local trails, theaters, and shops.

Redlands Trails
Hiking Redlands’ Trails
From simple walks to steep elevation gains, Redlands offers the perfect starting point for your hiking, biking, and walking adventures. We’ve compiled a variety of hikes that take you through town and up into the foothills.

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Redlands’ Visitor Itinerary
Don’t waste a minute! Make sure your Redlands adventure is loaded with fun. These Redlands’ Visitor Itineraries include tips about historical landmarks to visit, tours to take, and parks to see.

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The Lincoln Memorial Shrine
Redlands’ Lincoln Memorial Shrine
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is the only museum and archives dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War west of the Mississippi River.

It is open 1pm-5pm Tuesday – Sunday.

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A.K. Smiley Library
The Smiley is not just a library. It’s a repository of local history. The newest wing houses historic items of various fascinations; the library holds classical statuary and fine art worthy of a museum. Its collection includes books for toddlers, picture books, easy readers, books-on-tape, magazines, and fiction and nonfiction collections.

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The Kimberly Crest House and Gardens
Redlands’ Kimberly Crest House and Gardens
This 6-¼ acre estate in Redlands, CA features a Victorian Chateau and Italian Renaissance styled gardens. It was originally the home of Mrs. Cornelia Hill, who built the stunning house in 1897. The gardens were added in 1905 when the house was purchased by John Alfred and Helen Cheney Kimberly.

Today, The Kimberly Crest House and Gardens is now owned and operated by Kimberly-Shirk Association, a 501-C3 Non-Profit organization on behalf of the people of Redlands.

Public tours on Thursday, Friday, and Sundays.

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Ford Park
Spanning 27 acres, Ford Park features two fishing ponds, lighted tennis courts, and picnic and playground facilities.

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Redlands Dog Park
Let your pup play leash-free at the Redlands Dog Park. It’s conveniently located in the northwest corner of Ford Park, adjacent to the Fire Prevention Demonstration Garden.

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The Redlands Bowl
The Redlands Bowl
The Redlands Bowl is the oldest continuous music festival in the United States at which no admission is charged. This amazing summer concert runs from June to August.

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Open Door Escape Room
A live interactive escape room where you and up to six people have 60-minutes to decipher clues, discover hidden items, investigate a mystery and ultimately try and find the secret ESCAPE!.

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Redlands Outings
Where to go and what to do when you want to enjoy Redlands for a little day outing? This collection of Redlands Outings has you covered.

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Redlands Theater Festival
The Redlands Theater Festival season runs from June to September. The shows take place at Prospect Park, located just two minutes from downtown Redlands.

The park is green and wooded with a spectacular panoramic view of Redlands. The theater is a half-timbered, open-air theater with remarkable acoustics.

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The Redlands Art Association
The Redlands Art Association houses art shows and classes. Located in downtown, the Gallery is open from Monday through Saturday, 11am – 4:30pm and Thursday Market Nights until 8 pm.

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The University of Redlands
The University of Redlands
The University of Redlands campus features a palm-lined main street, lush green lawns, and canopy of 100-year-old trees.

The Administration Building was built in 1909. From its steps, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view. Tours are offered from 10am – 1pm Monday – Friday.

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Cosmic Bowling
Add an exciting twist to bowling during Empire Bowl’s Cosmic Bowling nights.

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The Redlands Symphony
Founded in 1950, the Redlands Symphony is recognized as one of the top symphony productions on the West Coast.