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A Day in San Bernardino

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San Bernardino, “the City on the Move”, offers plenty of things for travelers and residents alike. Connect with the San Berdoo’s past and present at the historical sites and museums, commune with nature, indulge in outdoor activities, party like a local, feast on delicious San Bernardino’s specialties, and fill your shopping bags with SB’s charms. Experience all that San Bernardino has to offer in 24 hours through this itinerary guide.

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9:00am- Breakfast at Mimi's Cafe!

Start your morning right with a hearty breakfast at Mimi’s Cafe. It serves American and French comfort food in a laid-back setting. Whether you’re looking for savory or sweet food item, this cafe offers it all. From sandwiches, pastas, juicy burgers and noodles to beef and chicken dishes to pancakes and chocolate chip cookies, you get it all here. It puts out delicious food that pleases every palate.

Address: 395 East Hospitatlity Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408, United States
Phone: 1 909-890-4333
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-10:00pm
Website: www.mimiscafe.com/ 

10:00am- San Bernardino County Museum!

Know about San Bernardino’s natural and cultural past at the San Bernardino County Museum. The museum features exhibits and items on local culture, history, paleontology, and anthropology. Wander through the cactus garden, and check out the several wildlife animals at the live animal discovery center.

Address: 2024 Orange Tree Ln, Redlands, CA 92374, United States
Phone: 1 909-307-2669
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm 
Distance from Mimi’s Cafe: 3.5miles or 8minutes drive via Interstate-10 E

11:00am- San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum!

Discover some more local history at the San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum. The museum features artifacts, exhibits and timeline detailing the development of San Bernardino. It highlights the Santa Fe Railroad history. Exhibits include train models, rebuilt railroad station of 1910 with period items and equipments, historical photos, Santa Fe artifacts, antique vehicles, first automobile of San Bernardino, and nineteenth century horse-drawn buggies.

Address: 1170 West 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, United States
Phone: 1 909-888-3634
Opening hours: Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Distance from San Bernardino County Museum: 9.0miles or 13minutes drive via Interstate-10 W

12:00pm-California Theatre of Performing Arts!

Experience the music, entertainment and art scene at California Theater of Performing Arts. The theater showcases comedy or dramatic stage performance, live band, classic shows, musical, San Bernardino symphony, ballet, plays, recitals and several other shows and events. Whatever your mood is- music, play or dance show, it offers it all. 

Address: 562 W 4th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401, United States
Phone: 1 909-885-5152
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm; 5:00pm-9:00pm
Distance from San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum: 0.9miles or 3minutes drive

1:00pm- Lunch!

Take a break, refuel and re-energize your body with scrumptious lunch. Swing by Castaway Restaurant (670 Kendall Dr) that serves up traditional American food. Visit the India Clay Oven (228 W Hospitality Ln) that puts out traditional Indian dishes and vegetarian fare. Taste the Thai food at the Supanburi Thai Restaurant (1091 S Mt Vernon Ave), or head off to The Mexico Cafe (892 E Highland Ave) that serves Mexican faves- tacos, burritos, fajitas and more.

2:00pm- Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum!

See the contemporary and ancient art, and Egyptian antiques at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum. The museum features more than 1,500 pieces that include contemporary and ancient works of art, ceramics, Italian pottery, and Egyptian artifacts spanning over several thousand years of history.

Address: 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407, United States
Phone: 1 909-537-7373
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm; 

3:00pm-Historic McDonald’s Museum!

Next, head off to the historic site where very first McDonald’s was opened. Know the history of this fast food chain at the Historic McDonald’s Museum. The museum has memorabilia and items, like pictures, news articles, mementos, and more detailing the beginnings of the world’s biggest fast food giant.

Address: 1398 N E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
Phone: (909) 885-6324
Distance from Robert and Frances Fullerton Art Museum: 6.3miles or 13 minutes drive via Interstate-215 S

4:00pm-Fiesta Village Family Fun Park!

Head off to Fiesta Village Family Fun Park for some family fun. It is an amusement center with arcade games, rides, go-karts, carnival rides, water slides, mini golf, and plenty of fun activities for all ages. Plus, there are rest areas and yummy snacks also available.  There’s so much to do here!

Address: 1405 E Washington Street, Colton, CA 92324, United States
Phone: 1 909-824-1111
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm; Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Distance from Historic McDonald’s Park: 6.7miles or 9 minutes drive via Interstate-215 S


Head off to Glen Helen Regional Park for some recreational fun. Lounge around the lakes, splash around the beach area, take in the nature, and get up close with greenery when you embark on hiking and walking trails. Enjoy the magnificent views of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains. It offers plenty of relaxation and fun opportunities to people of all ages!

Address: 2555 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino- 92407, CA, United States
Phone: (909)887-7540
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:30am-5:00pm

6:00pm- Dose of retail therapy!

Visit the Inland Center Mall that features more than 130 specialty shops and some top-notch brand names. Anchor stores include Sears, Forever 21, and Macy’s. Some of the specialty shops include PacSun, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Aldo, and more. 

Address: 500 Inland Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408, United States
Phone: 1 909-884-7268
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Distance form Fiesta Village Family Fun Park: 2.9miles or 6minutes drive

Some more shopping at Carousel Mall that features an array of stores of apparels, accessories, home goods, cosmetics, souvenirs, and gifts. There is little something for everyone at an affordable price here! 

Address: 295 Carousel Mall, San Bernardino, CA 92401, United States
Phone: 1 909-884-0106
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-11:00pm
Distance from Inland Center: 1.6miles or 6miutes drive

8:00pm- Dinner!

There are a wide variety of dining options available. Swing by Jose's Mexican Food (950 S E St) or Viva Villa Taqueria (1250 S E St) for Mexican fare. For American comfort food, step into Sundowners Family Restaurant (1131 S E St). 

10:00pm- Experience entertaining nightlife of San Bernardino!

Head off to Brandin’ Iron Saloon and Dance Hall for some cowboy-style fun. Enjoy live bands and dance the night away to the music spun by DJs, while sipping on a few drinks. Belt out your favorite songs at Karaoke Nights. It is a charming spot where you can mingle with locals, drink, dance, and be merry!

Address: 320 S E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401, United States
Phone: 1 909-888-7388
Opening hours: Wednesday: 7:00pm-3:00am; Thursday: 5:00pm-2:00am; Friday: 7:00pm-3:00am; Saturday: 6:00pm-3:00am; Sunday: 2:00pm-7:00pm

Keep up the spirit of fun! Head off to Marquis Cocktail Lounge for live music, drinks and comfort food. Watch the sporting events on the giant television screens, while sipping on cocktails. Play a game of darts or pool, groove to the live music, and enjoy the live bands.

Address: 1036 W Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92405, United States
Phone: 1 909-882-9342
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:00am-2:00am; Sunday: 6:00am-12:00am

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