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4 Different Outdoor Activities to Do While in Redlands

Outdoor activities are fun, sometimes educational, and a way to be active while on vacation or in your hometown. There are many outdoor activities available in Redlands, California. While visiting Redlands, you can camp, hike, fish, go to a shooting range or an archery field, and so much more. There are several events you can attend throughout the year in the area. If you’re coming into town for one of the following events, be sure to book your hotel early to score the best deal on lodgings in and around Redlands.

Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park is a one-hour drive west of Redlands and offers camping as well as daytime activities. It is home to 90 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, or a peaceful bike ride. Visitors can relax and enjoy viewing native plants and wildlife while on the trails. The park contains a picnic area as well as restrooms for visitors. The park is a perfect spot to escape everyday life that tends to be hectic.

Fun Shoot

Throughout the year, Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises hosts a Sporting Clays Fun Shoot the second Sunday of each month. This event is open to the public and is located 45 minutes west of Redlands in Corona, California. You can pre-register online and pay the entry fee, which includes lunch after the event. Lucky shooters can win cash prizes, which the club will hold until you can pick them up.

One Run for Life

The One Run for Life in May each year is in the city of Wildomar, California, which is located one hour south of Redlands. It is a way to exercise for a cause. Proceeds from this event are donated to ALS One Care and A Cure for ALS. The entry fees for this event are $5 to $35 depending on which run you sign up to participate in. 

Outdoor Bowl

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If you visit Redlands in the summer, the Outdoor Bowl is an event to not miss! It is a music festival that runs all summer every Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This year, the festival is celebrating its 95th year. The festival was started in 1923 by a woman named Grace Stewart Mullen who believed that everyone should enjoy the performing arts regardless of their ability to pay to do so. This festival is the longest running free summer music festival in the United States. Each year features different performers and is a very diverse and family friendly event. 

Enjoying the outdoors means something different to each of us, and there are plenty of activities for everyone in your family to enjoy while visiting Redlands. There is always the option of walking around downtown Redlands and visiting the many various shops, eateries, and The University of Redlands campus, which features palm-tree-lined sidewalks. Make your first stop be the Redlands’ Visitor Bureau, where you can pick up an itinerary full of things to do so you don’t miss a thing!