Things to Do in San Bernardino, CA - San Bernardino Area Guide
Call Us: 909.806.4040

Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino

Explore San Bernardino

Situated between scenic beaches and picturesque mountains, San Bernardino is a bustling city filled with recreational opportunities and easy access to Disney Land® and Los Angeles. Whether you want to hit the links with your business associates at the San Bernardino Golf Club or take a chance with Lady Luck at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino is close to all of the best attractions in San Bernardino, California.

Top Tourist Attractions

With a rich history and plenty of trails and natural wonders to explore, our hotel offers an ideal location to explore these top San Bernardino tourist attractions.

Original McDonald’s Site & Museum

This museum includes colorful murals, retired McDonald’s rides, and an expansive collection of “Happy Meal” toys. An ideal afternoon adventure for families with young children or McDonald lovers.

San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum

This free museum is only open on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, but is well worth the trip. It features area maps, historic photos, post cards, trains, and unique railroad memorabilia.

San Bernardino National Forest

The national forest in San Bernardino is a top spot for outdoor activities in southern California. Enjoy sailing, camping, hiking trails, bicycling, picnicking, scenic drives, and much more.

Deep Creek Hot Springs

This highly rated hiking location offers the reward of dipping in the hot spring at the end of your journey. Deep Creep is one of the top-rated hiking and camping spots in our area.

Santa Ana River Trail

This popular trail is a 12-foot-wide paved path following the Santa Ana River, which winds through Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The trail offers beautiful views of the area.

Riverside Art Museum

Located just a few miles from our hotel, the Riverside Art Museum offers a variety of exhibits, education, and events.

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

Are you feeling lucky? Try your hand at San Manuel Casino. In addition to gambling, the casino also features shows, entertainment, and dining.


Love to shop? There are several shopping malls with just a few miles of our hotel. Bargain lovers will enjoy the outdoor markets and flea markets.

Central City Mall (Carousel Mall) – 3.5 miles

Located just a few miles from our hotel, this shopping mall features more than 140 shops and restaurants, including top brands like Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, Foot Locker, and Payless Shoes.

Inland Center – 2 miles

Inland Center is a large shopping mall with dozens of your favorite brand-name stores, including Claire’s, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, Vans, Forever 21, and The Children’s Place.

San Bernardino Outdoor Market – 2 miles

Looking for a bargain? The San Bernardino Outdoor Market is located just a few minutes away and features a wide variety of vendors selling handmade goods, furniture, clothing, and household goods.

Local Dining

San Bernardino features plenty of dining choices, from well-loved chains to local favorites. Less than a mile away from Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino, you will find several favorite chain restaurants.

Eureka! Burger – 7 miles

This hip burger joint features a wide variety of burgers, sandwiches, deserts, and craft brews.

Sundowners Family Restaurant – 12 miles

The San Bernardino location of this local restaurant serves up American fare in a casual atmosphere. Top menu choices include fried chicken, Salisbury steak, BBQ pork sandwich, and shrimp scampi. Check at their full menu here.

Castaway Restaurant – 12 miles

This hidden gem is the perfect choice for a romantic evening or special celebration. Top menu choices include French onion soup, roast prime rib, filet mignon, and fresh salmon. Or, skip dinner and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and soak in the beautiful view from their patio.

Other Popular San Bernardino Restaurants Include:

Outdoor Activities

Southern California is a top destination for outdoor adventures, and San Bernardino has plenty to offer. From adrenalin lovers to golf fanatics, there is an outdoor activity for everyone to enjoy.


San Bernardino’s location in the foothills of San Bernardino Mountains makes it a perfect spot for paragliding. We recommend Soboba Paragliding, a fully-accredited flight school offering one of the best paragliding experiences around.


There are dozens of area trails to explore in our area. A few of our favorite places to hike include Lytle Creek, Mount Baldy, Big Bear Lake, Heart Rock, Forest Falls, and San Bernardino National Forest.


Fishing lovers have tons of locations to choose from near our hotel. Top fishing spots in San Bernardino include Silverwood Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, and Mojave Narrows Regional Park. Visit the San Bernardino County website for additional locations, hours, and fish seasons.


Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino is located just a half a mile from the San Bernardino Public Golf Course. This 18-hole course features five water hazards, an 8,000-square-foot putting green, on-site golf instructions, and a driving range.

More Nearby Golf Courses: