City of Redlands & Region

Students find the city of Redlands to be a perfect college town.

Redlands was named a “Great So Cal College Town” by AAA Westways MagazineThe small-town charm within a city is just a short bike or free shuttle ride from campus. You’ll find yourself enjoying a cup of coffee downtown during finals, savoring one of the over 70 pizza combinations at Gourmet Pizza Shoppe or indulging in a bowl of liquid nitrogen ice cream from á la minute. Historic homes, America’s longest continuously running summer music festival with no admission charge, and beautiful parks make the city of Redlands a one-of-a-kind gem in the Southern California region. The University’s close ties to nonprofit organizations and local businesses, including Amazon and Esri, the largest geographic information systems mapping software company in the world, make it a great place to land an internship or get involved with community service. 

Here are a few things that are within driving distance from Redlands—along with the time it takes to get there:

Beaches - 60 minutes
San Gorgonio Wilderness Area - 20 minutes
Big Bear Lake Ski Area (such as Bear Mountain and Snow Summit)- 60 minutes
Lake Arrowhead Resort - 45 minutes
Los Angeles - 60 minutes
Palm Springs - 45 minutes
Malibu - 90 minutes
San Diego - 2 hours
Las Vegas - 4 hours
Disneyland - 60 minutes
Knott's Berry Farm - 60 minutes
Sea World - 90 minutes
Universal Studios - 90 minutes

Here are a few other great events and places Redlands has to offer:
A.K. Smiley Public Library
Art for Heaven's Sake
Christmas Parade
Feast of Lights
Footlighters Theater
Fourth of July celebration
Inland Master Chorale
Kimberly Crest
LifeHouse Theater
Lincoln Memorial Shrine
Lincoln Pilgrimage
Redlands Art Gallery
Redlands Bicycle Classic
Redlands Bowl
Redlands Symphony
Redlands Theater Festival
Run through Redlands
San Bernardino County Museum
The Asistencia
YMCA Home Tour