This historic Southern California city has everything from a glass museum to a Shakespeare Festival—and it’s truly a creative town! With buildings and attractions that reflect its eclectic nature, Redlands is so much more than just a beautiful California city. When you book with Choice Hotels in Redlands, CA, you’ll get to experience what makes this city so unique and interesting.
The Historical Glass Museum is perhaps the most unique building you’ll find in the city. Although parts of the building resemble the Kremlin in Moscow while others are more colonial or art deco in design, it’s what’s inside that attract visitors from all across the nation. The glass museum is the only museum west of the Mississippi River limited to displaying glassware made by American glass makers and artists. It exhibits over 7,000 examples of glass pieces from the 1800s to present day. The Kimberly Crest House and Gardens is another beautiful 1897 Victorian mansion surrounded by acres of Italian gardens. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour to get a sneak peek in the bedrooms, the third floor, the basement and the Carriage House. Learn about the maintenance, architecture and preservation of this historic building. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy hor d’ouevres and local wine with fellow tourists or locals.
Clearly, the city is filled with beautiful homes but being home to the University of Redlands means it’s equally creative and innovative. The city hosts the annual Redlands Theater Festival in Prospect Park and the Redlands Shakespeare Festival with full-scale performances, a lecture series, education workshops and other special events.
From wineries to beautiful homes and symphonies to museums, you will never run short of things to find, do and discover in Redlands. Hotels in this California city make it easy for you to explore and be inspired to create something of your own when you return. In the meantime, book with Choice Hotels in Redlands, CA to soak up the city and gather ideas to beautify your own home or space after a relaxing and educational journey. Book online now!