Located at the heart of Southern California, San Bernardino County is a storybook landscape of history, adventure and leisure. Our vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles.
The County is home to the historic Route 66, as well as acclaimed mountain resorts, Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks, Western rivers and local and regional parks. Here visitors can experience an exhilarating mixture of recreation, entertainment, culture, history and hospitality.
Spend the morning fishing or boating at one of several clear lakes in the wooded San Bernardino Mountains, and then enjoy an afternoon of golf or shopping. Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Lake Silverwood, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead are just a few of our spectacular lakes.
One of San Bernardino County’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. When winter arrives in San Bernardino County, so does the fun. Strap on your skis or snowboard for action at one of the region’s eight ski areas. Downhill skiing isn’t the only activity in San Bernardino County that involves speed.
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 highway that cuts through the County.
For those who want a more leisurely 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 it’s time to slow down, visitors can experience the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa set right on the clear waters of strikingly beautiful Lake Arrowhead.
Fast Facts About The Region
Largest county in the U.S. – 20,160 square miles
Local market of 22 million people
One of the fastest-growing metro areas in the nation
The County begins about 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles and stretches to the Arizona and Nevada borders. It includes deserts, mountains, and arid valleys.
On average, there are 340 days of sunshine during the year
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial passenger service to major U.S. cities and Mexico
Four national parks/preserve/forests
Home to Big Bear Lake & Lake Arrowhead
Six major ski resorts
Access to Colorado River, Park Moabi
Nine large regional parks
Sports teams include Ontario Reign ice hockey team, San Bernardino Quakes and Rancho Cucamonga 66ers minor league baseball teams
San Manuel Indian Bingo Casino and Citizens Business Bank Arena entertainment destinations