A Unique Southern California Mix of Recreation, Entertainment, Culture, and So Much More
Located in the beautiful Inland Empire, just east of Los Angeles, the County of San Bernardino offers visitors and residents an exhilarating mixture of recreation, entertainment, academia, culture, history, and hospitality.
Spend the morning fishing or boating at one of several crystal-clear lakes in the wooded San Bernardino Mountains, then enjoy an afternoon of golf or shopping before taking in a good meal and a show. It’s all here in the County of San Bernardino.
If your idea of fun is sitting in a boat on a calm lake, then you’ll enjoy boating our waters. The County is surrounded by lakes where you can swim, boat, ski, and fish. Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Lake Silverwood, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead are just a few of the spectacular lakes within a short drive of our more urban communities.
We have a vibrant arts community that includes the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and no fewer than six performing arts centers and theaters. You’ll also enjoy a rich menu of ongoing cultural activities at one of dozens of museums, music venues, multiplex theaters, art galleries, and exhibition halls.
Mountains, Deserts and Valleys – They’re All Here
One of San Bernardino’s greatest features is its proximity to the mountains, deserts and valleys. For the experienced hiker, the best adventures await along the miles of trails that wind through the area’s varied terrain. You’ll also find lots of camping, biking, off road, and climbing opportunities. Many of our natural parks are renowned for their unique terrain that creates just the right mix of adventures, from beginner to advanced.
Best Snow Sports in Southern California
When winter arrives in the County, so does the fun. Strap on your skis or snowboard for action at one of the region’s eight ski areas. Or just enjoy the relaxation of our mountain resorts and cabins.
World Class Auto Racing
The Auto Club Speedway is the state’s largest sporting venue, offering NASCAR grand prix and motocross racing. And every September, the Route 66 Rendezvous transforms downtown San Bernardino into California’s largest cruisin’ classic car show, celebrating the famous “Mother Road” that cuts through the County.
Relax Your Mind and Spirit
For those who want a serene outdoor experience, pack up your clubs for a day of golf at one of the numerous award-winning public and private courses located throughout the County. When its time to slow down, San Bernardino County has the answer. The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is set alongside the clear waters of beautiful Lake Arrowhead. This elegant resort is about 90 minutes away from -- and a mile above -- the stress of the Los Angeles basin nestled in the lush forest of the San Bernardino Mountains.