SENIOR TRAVELERS RETURN TO CALIFORNIA



Seniors Spend Time In San Bernardino

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San Bernardino serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County with a population that runs close to  215,000, and is one of the oldest communities in the state of California. Senior travelers learn that San Bernardino is home to numerous diplomatic missions.

Named for Bernardino of Siena on May 20, 1810, San Bernardino, in its present-day location, was not largely settled until 1851, after California became a state. Saint Bernardino of Siena, also known as Bernardine, 8 September 1380 – 20 May 1444, was an Italian priest, Franciscan missionary, and is a Catholic saint.

The City of San Bernardino is a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, Spanish missionaries and Mormon emigrants can still be seen throughout the city today.

Seniors Love The Colorful History

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From the day in 1810 when Franciscan missionary Father Dumetz named the area San Bernardino to the present, San Bernardino – nestled south of the San Bernardino mountains and west of the lower desert – has been recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location.

San Bernardino’s colorful history begins in the early years of the 19th century when Spanish missionaries were the first settlers to the region. Mission “San Bernardino” was established in 1810 and the missionaries, along with the American Indians native to the area, diverted water to the valley from Mill Creek for irrigation purposes. As a result, the area flourished.

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The city is unique among southern Californian cities because of its wealth of water, which is mostly contained in underground aquifers. San Bernardino encompasses awesome scenery in all directions and  features a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers.

 Seniors Find Original McDonald Site

TripAdvisor notes nearly two dozen attractions that senior visitors find of interest starting with the San Bernardino National Forest and the Original McDonald’s Site and Museum.

The city is home to California State University, San Bernardino set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. The city  is also home to San Bernardino Valley College, a two-year college.

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Wikitravel provides a nice overview of the city with lots to see, do, buy, eat, and sleep.

The San Bernardino National Forest is a federally managed forest encompassing 823,816 acres of which 677,982 acres are federal. The forest includes five wilderness areas: San Gorgonio, Cucamonga, San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and Bighorn Mountain.

Seniors,  park your car in San Bernardino and enjoy!. -jeb

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