About the Inland Empire area

Loma Linda University and Medical Center are located in a vast metropolitan area east of Los Angeles known as the Inland Empire. It is considered to be the crossroads of Southern California. The beaches of Newport, Laguna, and Malibu are only 60 to 90 minutes to the west, with superb swimming, sun-bathing, surfing, and sailing. Also 60 minutes to the west is downtown Los Angeles, with its top-quality restaurants, world-renowned museums, opera, theater, and other cultural opportunities.

The town of Redlands, adjacent to Loma Linda, turns its Main Street into an outdoor market once a week. The Redlands Theatre Festival puts on performances ranging from Shakespearean plays to musicals to contemporary drama. The Redlands Bowl provides a free concert series with world-class musical, dance, and dramatic performances each season. Traditionally, members of the audience bring blankets to sit on and a light dinner to enjoy before the Bowl performances begin. The Redlands and Inland Symphonies perform at concert halls within a 15-minute drive of the Loma Linda campus.

Those who enjoy snow skiing have easy access to the San Bernardino Mountains, only 45 to 60 minutes to the north. During the spring, summer, and fall seasons, these forested mountains also provide first-rate hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, and rock climbing. Water-skiing and sailing are also an option at nearby Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and Lake Perris.

The golf courses, shopping, and spas of Palm Springs are a 60-minute drive to the east. World-class Mammoth Mountain resort is a six-hour drive to the north.

The area around Loma Linda is a mountain biker's paradise. Miles of challenging trails are found in the unpopulated hills above the city of Loma Linda, within five minutes of campus. Other excellent mountain bike-riding areas can be found throughout the San Bernardino Mountain range a few miles to the north.

Winters are clear and cool with spectacular views of snow-covered Mt. Baldy, Mt. San Bernardino, Mt. San Gorgonio, and Mt. San Jacinto. Temperatures rarely dip below 60o F on winter days. Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 80o to 100o F on average.

Loma Linda University and Medical Center are located in a quiet suburban neighborhood.

Explore the unique offerings of life in Southern California.

Loma Linda's central location offers access to mountain, sea, and desert living. Here are just some of the things you could do and see on your days off.

Go sailing on the lakes that are just minutes away from home. Lake Arrowhead, California is nestled in a magnificent forest of pine, cedar, and dogwood at an altitude of 5100'. In an area described as the "Alps of Southern California," the Lake Arrowhead communities are totally surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest.

Whether your only goal is to break 100 or 90 consistently or you are striving to beat Tiger Woods' record there is a golf course for you.

Water buffs will greatly appreciate what Big Bear Lake has in store. Paddle boating, pontoon boating, sailing or power boating... windsurfing, sailboarding, water-skiing or jet skiing -- Big Bear Lake offers it all! If you love water sports or just want to dip your feet in a cool mountain lake while looking at majestic mountains, it is all minutes away from Loma Linda University and Medical Center.

Mountain biking is a fast growing sport. Challenging routes can be found for all skill levels in what many consider the most scenic of locations. The San Bernardino National Forest, with its diverse mountainous landscape serves as one of the major outdoor recreation areas of Southern California.

California Speedway is a two-mile D-shaped oval superspeedway with a 1.3 mile infield road course located on 529 acres in Fontana, CA, San Bernardino County. Designed to offer the ultimate in fan enjoyment, the California Speedway has outstanding views of the entire track with 14 degree banking through the turns, 11 degrees of banking along the front stretch, and 3 degrees banking on the back straight away. The track is 75' wide with a 15' apron on the turns and straightaways. The California Speedway is the largest sporting venue in Southern California.

The San Bernardino Stampede baseball team is entering its fourth full season in downtown San Bernardino Stadium, known affectionately as "The Ranch." The $16.5 million dollar facility opened August 26, 1996 after playing 10 years at Fascillini Field in San Bernardino. The current name of the club came prior to the 1996 season, when the team changed the name from San Bernardino Spirit to the San Bernardino Stampede, in conjunction with the team's newly built home. For the Southern California fan there are a number of teams to support, including: Dodgers and Angels.

Hockey is a great way to escape from the desert life. Some of the greatest teams play near Loma Linda. Check out the moves of the Mighty Ducks and the LA Kings. Catch a game or if you're lucky even a puck!

Basketball lovers will enjoy being so close to the action of a championship team. The LA Laker's franchise has a track record and a history few pro basketball teams can rival.

Access to discounts to family oriented theme parks is a great benefit to working at Loma Linda University and Medical Center. Here are just a few your family can enjoy year round. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, and Raging Waters are all close by for your family enjoyment.

See also, Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce , Loma Linda City Civic Center , Redlands Chamber of Commerce and City of Redlands.