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Get to know San Bernardino (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Bernardino.

San Bernardino, California, USA, is a county seat and centrally located in Southern California, east of Los Angeles. Despite the heavy traffic on the freeways, you can easily take day trips to Hollywood, theme parks including Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland, sunny beaches, the desert, and mountain towns such as the well-known Big Bear.

As for San Bernardino itself, this city is a bit more toned down compared to its surrounding neighbors. Although it is a county seat and has a very large population, San Bernardino has a hard time living up to other California destinations. However, booking a San Bernardino, California, USA hostel should not leave you disappointed. The city itself offers a plethora of parks and museums to visit.

The first McDonald's was built in San Bernardino, and it's now a Route 66 museum. The famous stretch of American highway runs through the city, which is commemorated by an annual Route 66 Rendezvous. San Bernardino is especially known for its oranges, so there is a chance you may come across a festival, building, or other attraction dedicated to this locally grown fruit.

The best way to get to your San Bernardino, California, USA hostel and around the area is the same way many people get around Southern California -- drive a car. It's true that there can be heavy Los Angeles traffic in this area during rush hour or any time of day, but attractions are often too far away from each other to walk or bike. There are also city buses and regional trains that are worth looking into. To get to or from San Bernardino from a long distance, there is an Amtrak station. The airport does not currently offer commercial flights, though there are plenty of other flights offered to nearby cities.

Staying at a San Bernardino, California, USA hostel can allow you to appreciate the unique local sites. A night at a hostel in San Bernardino, California, USA is also an ideal stopover for sightseeing greater Southern California.

Written by local enthusiast for San Bernardino hostels

Written by local enthusiast for San Bernardino hostels Jessica Lippe

Other Nearby Cities

Big Bear Lake (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Anaheim (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Santa Ana (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Desert Hot Springs (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Palm Springs (75 Km / 47 mi.)
San Clemente (81 Km / 51 mi.)
Los Angeles (88 Km / 55 mi.)

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