San Bernardino Real Estate
San Bernardino, CA, is the county seat of San Bernardino County, and “The Heartbeat of U.S. Route 66.” Spanish missionaries settled the land below the mountains, and it became a major travel hub and gateway to the West Coast. San Bernardino’s history features everything from air force bases to a Route 66 Museum to the first McDonald’s site to the historic Arrowhead Springs Hotel and Spa. San Bernardino is historically–and still is–a destination for the arts, annually hosting the Route 66 Rendevous and The National Orange Show Festival, for example, and housing historical buildings like the California Theatre and the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts. Be sure to take in an Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball game at San Manuel Stadium! Reflecting area history, San Bernardino features a large amount of Spanish Revival and Ranch style homes from the mid-century era when San Bernardino was booming, though more modern constructions abound in the north side near the University and Verdemont areas.
Mark’s Favorite San Bernardino Activities
- Inland Empire 66ers – minor league baseball in the heart of downtown.
- Glen Helen Regional Park/San Manuel Ampitheatre – Adjacent to one another. Glen Helen features camping, fishing, trails, disc golf, and more, while the Ampitheatre has featured some of the biggest acts in music.
- SB raceway – Fantastic indoor kart racing.
- Blair Park – baseball, fields, playgrounds, even a skate park, and hiking into the Shandin Hills.
- The Brandin’ Iron – Long-standing country dancing bar.
Mark’s Favorite San Bernardino Restaurants
- The Lotus Garden – Delicious Chinese restaurant. I could eat the paper-wrapped chicken all day, everyday.
- India’s Clay Oven – Every time I visit I try something new, and I’m never disappointed. Coconut curry is my favorite, though.
- Rosa Maria’s – The best garbage burritos around.
- DJ Coffee Shop – An old school San Bernardino favorite.
- Miyagi Sushi – Amazing all you can eat, creative chefs, always something new.