Labor Day Weekend is Upon Us!

Labor Day weekend is coming up, so it’s a time for many to get ready for relaxation and recharging during your much-needed break from work.

If you’re the outdoorsy type who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of noisy city life, there’s always the beautiful Caroline Park! There’s both a park and a botanical garden. The trail leads to an ethereal 180-degree view of the mountains. If you’re wanting to stay indoors instead, you can head to Open Door Escape Games! You and six of your family or friends can figure your way out of different themed rooms in 60 minutes. Or you could be the type that just wants to have a staycation at home! Pull out the grill, invite some friends over and share a meal together, which is our personal favorite.

From all of us here at Countrywood Apartments, we hope you have a very fun and safe holiday weekend!

Fun Summer Activities Around Redlands

With summer here, it’s time to start thinking about which fun summer activities you’re going to do. Are you more interested in doing something with friends and family or using the summer to reconnect with yourself? Your city’s filled with tons of activities that are sure to keep you stimulated, relaxed, or whatever it is you’re actually seeking. Here are the best places in and around town to check out this summer:

Calskate Grand Terrace
Roller-skating rink has theme nights, pizza cafe & skate classes & is bookable for private parties.
Address: 22080 Commerce Way, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Hours: Open today · 9–11AM, 12–4:30PM, 7–11PM
Phone: (909) 824-8114

Fiesta Village Family Fun Park
Family amusement center featuring go-karts, laser tag, carnival rides & arcade games.
Address: 1405 E Washington St, Colton, CA 92324
Hours: Open today · 10AM–11PM
Phone: (909) 824-1111

Massage Envy Spa Redlands
Day spa in San Bernardino County
Address: 9990 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374
Hours: Open today · 9AM–8PM
Phone: (909) 792-2277

How will you enjoy your summer?

Independence Day Destinations for Those Who Don’t Like the Heat

Maybe you aren’t one for the outdoors much, which is why you never really celebrate Independence Day. Many people find the concept of standing outside in the sweltering heat with friends and family too much to bear, which is why they never make it a point to celebrate Independence Day. If you’re on of these people, why not just celebrate the 4th of July by going out to a fun bar in the evening with some friends?

Here are the best Independence Day Destinations for those who don’t care much for the heat:

The Redlands Underground Restaurant and Bar
Bar & Grill
Underground hot spot offering classic bar fare & live music, plus karaoke on Thursdays & Saturdays.
Address: 19 E Citrus Ave #103, Redlands, CA 92373
Hours: Open today · 7PM–2AM
Phone: (909) 894-4805

Royal Falconer British Pub
Fish ‘n chips, shepherd’s pie, Guinness on tap & other British pub fare plus live music & karaoke.
Address: 106 Orange St, Redlands, CA 92373
Hours: Open today · 11AM–2AM
Phone: (909) 307-8913

Taylors Cocktail Lounge
Cocktail Bar
Address: 26787 Barton Rd, Redlands, CA 92373
Hours: Open today · 11AM–2AM
Phone: (909) 793-4314

Summer Activities To Do In Redlands

This summer, why not make it a priority to catch up on your reading? For many, reading is a fun activity that allows them to escape from their world for a few days or weeks and become completely immersed in something different.

If you need some inspiration, here are some books to check out.

  • Adult Fiction- The Bar With Antler Chandeliers: This quirky collection of short stories provides a dark but entertaining peek into life in East Hollywood.
  • Young Adult Fiction- Crazy Meeting You Here: This book is an interesting story of two lovers who meet in a psych ward and the struggles they face afterward.
  • Children’s Book: The Girl Who Drank the Moon: This is an entertaining, award-winning children’s book sure to bring a smile to your child’s face.

And here’s the address of a quality bookstore near you:

Barnes and Noble
Bookseller chain stocking house brand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Citrus Plaza
Address: 27460 W Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Hours: Open today · 9AM–10PM
Phone: (909) 793-4322

Nice Ideas For Father’s Day In Riverside

Father’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to get him for a gift. What can you get that’s relatively inexpensive, yet still shows how much you appreciate him for everything he’s done? This year, get him the best Father’s Day gift ever by shopping at one of these stores near you:

Barnes & Noble
Bookstore in San Bernardino County
Bookseller chain stocking house brand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Citrus Plaza
Address: 27460 W Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Hours: Open today · 9AM–10PM
Phone: (909) 793-4322

Best Buy
Chain retailer with a large array of brand-name electronics, computers, appliances & more.
Address: 888 Harriman Pl, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Hours: Open today · 10AM–9PM
Phone number: (909) 885-4049

Coffeehouse chain is known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
Located in: Citrus Plaza
Address: 27512 W Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Hours: Open today · 5:30AM–10:30PM
Phone: (909) 307-8095

Fun Upcoming June Events near Your Redlands Home

Redlands, CA, is a beautiful place year round. You’ll find plenty for you and your family to do. The month of June hosts several fun activities. Here are a few things you are sure to enjoy:

Redlands Market Night: Every Thursday evening, the downtown area of Redlands turns into a great place to experience the town’s shops and vendors. Enjoy viewing all the historic buildings, grab a great meal from one of the many vendors, and get some great produce from the local farmers.

Annual Car Show and Chili Cook-Off: Each year, the Optimist Club holds a classic car show and chili cook-off to benefit local youth activities. The event offers great meals while looking at some awesome vehicles. There’s plenty of food to be found and plenty of shopping from local crafters.

Historical Glass Museum: On weekends, check out the unique glass museum. Here you’ll find some beautiful glass works that have collected over the years.

Other fun things to do include flea markets and library events for both young and old.