Interesting facts about San Bernardino

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San Bernardino is a city in southern California in the Inland Empire. Also, the indigenous tribespeople referred long ago to this city as the “The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God”. San Bernardino is the most economically thriving and populous city in San Bernardino County, with a population of about 213,000 people. For this, below are some fun facts and interesting things to do while you’re passing through.  If you are in need of an auto title loan in San Bernardino click here.


Fun Facts About San Bernardino

  • The First McDonald’s to ever open was in San Bernardino. 
  • The first concert in the United States where the Rolling Stones played was in San Bernardino 
  • Before his seat in the White House, late president Lyndon B. Johnson served as an elevator doorman in San Bernardino. 
  • The oldest operating Jewish cemetery in California made its home in Southern California. 
  • The Los Angeles Times almost purchased The Sun, which is San Bernardino’s biggest newspaper. However, they were not bought out, but are still part of the newspapers under the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. 
  • San Bernardino is the largest county in the lower 48 of the United States, making it larger than Switzerland
  • The largest earthquakes in the 1990s in California started in San Bernardino. 
  • The famous motorcycle club called “Hell’s Angels” started in San Bernardino County. 
  • A 2010 Census Bureau claimed the city to take the 100th spot in largest cities in US, while it sits as #17 in California. 


Things to do in San Bernardino 

  • Original McDonald’s Site and Museum 
    • A fast food tribute to the oldest McDonald’s in the world. Contains memorabilia and a history of the famous M. 
    • Information: 1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405-4529; phone:909-885-6324
  • San Manuel Stadium 
    • A stadium for minor league baseball players and spectators to enjoy America’s favorite past time.
    • Information: 280 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401-2009, phone: 909-888-9922
  • Glen Helen Regional Park 
    • Home to the San Manuel Amphitheater, the largest outdoor theater in the US, a waterpark and tracks for off-road racing. 
    • Information: 2555 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 ; phone: 909-887-7540
  • Deep Creek Hot Springs 
    • Hot springs and geysers await in the Mojave Desert. Bring lots of water, as it’s still high desert country. 
    • Information: San Bernardino, CA 92408; phone: 909-382-2600
  • San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum 
    • Local history of the railroads in San Bernardino with authentic artifacts, beginning in the early 1900s.
    • Information: 1170 W 3rd St, San Bernardino, CA 92410; phone: (909) 887-7540