Summer Fun, Attractions in the Inland Empire

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Summer Activities for Kids

On the off chance that a few hundred golf courses don’t interest you, we’ve compiled an index of kid-friendly entertainment options in the Inland Empire. You’ll find amusement parks (some with waterslides, some with rollercoasters, and several with miniature golf), 24 different skate parks, and links to a variety of hiking trails and camps. If oil, rubber, and speed (not the drug) are your thing, get your racing fix at the California’s Auto Club Speedway in Fontana or the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. Climb rocks indoors or outdoors, spend the day at one of several lakes, or go ice skating in Riverside – sorry, Blue Jay is closed for repairs. Don’t be scared off by our list of museums – we’ve chosen ones that feature cool animals, dinosaur bones, and electric guitars, rather than the usual, boring adult stuff.

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Alternative Sports
Check out our page for Motocross, Mountain Biking, Road Biking,Wakeboarding,Skateboarding and Rollerblading

Also See – Sports – Hiking

Amusement Parks:
Castle Park, Riverside | Scandia Amusement Park, Ontario and Victorville
Fiesta Village Family Fun Center, Colton | Boomers!, Upland

Water Parks:
Lake Perris
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano Island, Lake Elsinore (909.674.3124)
Regional Parks – Yucaipa, Glen Helen (Devore), Cucamonga-Guasti (Rancho Cucamonga), Lake Gregory (Crestline)

Lakes: Lake ArrowheadBig Bear LakeSilverwood LakeLake ElsinoreGreen Valley LakeLake Perris


Museums and Other Places to Explore:
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert | Lake Arrowhead Children’s Museum
San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands | Indian Canyons, Palm Springs
Calico Ghost Town, Yermo | Fender Guitar Museum, Corona
Riverside Municipal MuseumJurupa Mountains Cultural Center, Riverside
Cooper Regional History Museum, Upland | Mousely Museum of Natural History, Yucaipa (909.790.3163)

Skate Parks:
FontanaBlair Park, San BernardinoPalm SpringsChinoUplandMontclairYucaipa
Corona City ParkCorona Santana ParkHarada Skatepark, CoronaHuber Park, Corona
Riverside Hunt ParkJurupa Skatepark, RiversideTemeculaMoreno ValleyChino Hills
Desert Hot SpringsPalm DesertVans Ontario Mills, OntarioMargaret Todd Park, Rialto
Paradise Skatepark, San JacintoRancho CucamongaNeedlesLa Verne

Ice Town, Riverside
Roller World Skate Center, Rialto (909.875.4233) | Roller City 2001, Riverside (951.688.4121)

Uprising Adventure Guides, Palm Springs (outdoor climbing)
Hangar 18 Indoor Rockclimbing Wall, Upland | The Bullet Hole, Victorville
Drayson Center, Loma Linda (714.824.4975)

Summer Camps:
Pali Adventures, Lake Arrowhead | Astrocamp, Idyllwild | Super Camp, Claremont College
Big Bear Sports Ranch, Big Bear Lake | Sports Camp, Redlands
Wilderness Outdoor Leadership Foundation, Big Bear Lake | Crazzy’s Wasewagan, Jenks Lake
4-H Camp Mountain Chai, Jenks Lake | Idyllwild Summer Arts Program, Idyllwild
Forest Home Christian Camps, Forest Falls
Arrowhead Lutheran Camp, Lake Arrowhead | Camp Cherith Christian Camp, Sky Meadows
Arthritis Foundation Camp (for kids with arthritis and related problems), Big Bear Lake
Redlands – San Bernardino County Museum – Family Fun every day this summer

Check out our sports page and alternative sports page for summer fun.

City Events
Rancho Cucamonga “Fun Book”
Redlands Events