The 10 Best Things to Do in Banning, United States

October 14, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Banning is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 29,603 at the 2010 census. It is situated in the San Gorgonio Pass, also known as Banning Pass. It is named for Phineas Banning, stagecoach line owner and the "Father of the Port of Los Angeles."
Restaurants in Banning

1. Desert Hills Premium Outlets

48400 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230-2125 +1 951-849-6641
Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Reviewed By SymnCwl - Memphis

One of the largest outdoor outlet malls in the country (180 stores). Many, many brand name outlet stores spread out over four lots. Get a map and plan your trip. Two food courts. Very busy. That said, unless you are shopping for something specific or want to get your steps in, it's pretty typical.

2. Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts

9401 Oak Glen Rd, Cherry Valley, CA 92223-3739 +1 909-845-2626
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Decorative arts museum that features 17th-19th century European and Asian works.

Reviewed By cheshrgato - Riverside, CA

This isn't the Beaumont you are thinking of, as it is above the town in an area of open fields and horses. The museum is full of furniture so special it qualifies as art. It is a lovely stop on your way through the pass, to or from Palm Springs or beyond. They often have special events so check their website for an event that would make your stop even more meaningful.

3. The Country Club at Soboba Springs

1020 Soboba Rd, San Jacinto, CA 92583-2924 +1 951-654-4300
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

The Country Club at Soboba Springs

Nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountain range, the Country Club at Soboba Springs is a hidden gem surrounded by spectacular panoramic view and features waterfalls, streams and glimpses of indigenous wildlife. Our 32,000 sq ft Clubhouse with its Tuscan inspired architecture and knotty pine interior create a cozy ambiance. With a full service restaurant, special event spaces and a Par 72 - 7,165 yard PGA Championship golf course make the Country Club at Soboba Springs the perfect venue for a multitude of events including Weddings, Quinceanaras, Reunions, Retreats, Holiday parties, Birthdays, Golf Tournaments and much much more.

Reviewed By JLTP - Dix Hiils, NY

This is a very scenic, somewhat difficult course. Condition was good as was the pace of play. Our issue was the lack of cart service (because it was Wednesday, we were told) combined with the snack bar being closed at 1:45 (apparently, because the staffer was on a break). What snack bar closes in the middle of lunch hour? We were told we could get food upstairs at the full service restaurant, but we were at the turn and didn't want to wait the stated 20+ minutes for food and lose our place on the course. I appreciate the restaurant food is freshly prepared, but management has dropped the ball on this issue for the many golfers seeking a quick bite/refreshment during their round.

4. Fire Memories Museum

5261 W Wilson St, Banning, CA 92220-3207 +1 951-260-9434
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Fire Memories Museum

Fire Memories Museum is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit in California and has been since 1998. The mission is "to maintain properly, the art and artifacts of the collection, to preserve the history and heritage of firefighting, to serve as a memorial to those who have dedicated their lives to the fire and emergency services and to educate the public in fire safety and prevention". Within the museum there is an education center,a "hands on learning and exploring" area where children and adults can experience the historical apparatus and equipment that brings a sense of pride to this career. Fire Memories Museum was created to celebrate the history of firefighting and it contains more than two-thousand, two-hundred (2200) historical fire related and/or memorabilia items. Some items date back to the 1700’s.

Reviewed By Jim K - Indio, California

Went by to see what it was and it is FANTASTIC. If you want to know about fire engines, firefighters, equipment and history GO TO THIS MUSEUM. The building is a firehouse and has lots of rooms of exhibits, fire trucks, hand pumpers, bottles, uniforms, hats, badges, shields etc. There are items from all over to see. They have a children's room with hands on items and a fire truck out of doors for them to work the truck nozzle to shoot at a mock up " house on fire ". This is a GREAT Museum. Costs are -Adults $4, Seniors $2.50, Students $2 and children under 5 free. All active duty Fire Fighters and Military are free. Donations are welcome to help support. This is a very fascinating and must see museum and has a small gift shop. If you go on Thursday ask for Don who is very knowledgeable for a tour. HOURS are 10am to 4:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

5. Snowline Apple Orchard

Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA +1 909-797-3415
Excellent
75%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Snowline Apple Orchard

Reviewed By Michael T - Los Angeles, California

Snow line is a fun orchard to visit. You specifically have to try their apple cider mini donuts which they make in front of you!

Well they offer wine tasting, last time I tried the wine it was not very good. However maybe they've gotten better. Their apple cider is ridiculously expensive… But apparently that's an Oak Glen thing... I'm originally from New England we are top notch apple cider is about five dollars a gallon. The rest of the story is fun to look at. Nothing too exciting, but worth the stop. Again... the donuts are a MUST!!!

6. Oak Valley Golf Club

1888 Golf Club Dr, Beaumont, CA 92223-9700 +1 909-769-7200
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Measuring 7,003 yards in length, this 18-hole, desert-style golf course has good elevation changes and interesting holes.

Reviewed By paulowlcourt - North Vancouver, BC

For $45.00 it is worth the trip to Oak Valley. The course has seen better days with fairways rough, the greens however were in good shape and if you are a high handicapper the course is wide and pretty forgiving. We went with a large group so needed a place that met everyone's budget but was also able to give us a couple of tee times together. Never a good sign!! WE pretty much had the course to ourselves. The weather was interesting, raining and cold, while it was sunny and warm to the East. Course is closer to the mountains so I understand it is in a weather micro-climate. Check the forecast and bring warmer gear, a lot of our group missed the "Memo" about he weather and were under dressed, which seems impossible in March in the area. Staff were friendly, helpful with advise and the food in the restaurant decent.

7. Cabazon Outlets

48750 Seminole Dr Ste 100, Cabazon, CA 92230-2142 +1 951-922-3000
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 202 reviews

Cabazon Outlets

Reviewed By snoopy647 - Victoria, BC Canada

Always worth stopping at when going to Cabazon to shop. This outlet centre has a variety of stores, that dependent on what you want, selection/prices can be good. My husband who is not an "Outlet shopper", got a great deal on a Waterproof jacket at Columbia. Many of the stores here are the more "active/outdoor" clothing stores. I love the Jockey store as very reasonable prices compared to Canada.

8. Oak Glen Preserve

39611 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, CA 92399-9472 +1 909-790-3698
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Oak Glen Preserve

Reviewed By Knansea - CA

We made a quick detour to Oak Glen on our way to Palm Springs. It was at least 25 degrees cooler there! You're in the foothills, but there's no mountain driving to do. The preserve has easy walking paths to more difficult trails. Even in the summer it was mostly shaded and green, especially following the Spring Trail. Many native flowers still blooming in July! Great views, informative signs for the many, many native plants. They sell food and have a shop selling apple cider, pie, apple butter, etc. I knew it was popular for Fall apple picking, but it's also a great place to get away from the heat.

9. Skydive West Coast

200 S Hathaway St, Banning, CA 92220-5900
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 2 reviews

Skydive West Coast

Your premier location to make the Tandem Skydive you have always dreamed of. Our highly experienced staff give you all the training you need to have the most fun you could possibly imagine. Want a video of your jump, no problem, we have that covered too. Call to make a reservation or just get your questions answered. We are waiting to hear from you!

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I had my first jump yesterday and loved it!Skydive West Coast was the perfect place to jump! The staff is wonderful and the scenery is beautiful! Wilmar was my instructor and he is amazing! He made my first jump an incredible experience! I can't wait to jump again! I highly recommend Skydive West Coast!

10. Cabazon Dinosaurs

50800 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230-2304 +1 951-922-8700
Excellent
30%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Reviewed By jrh825 - Bellevue, Washington

Two life-size dinosaurs directly off the highway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs -- this was worth the detour, and FREE! You can stop here, get your cool photos with awesome massive dinosaurs, and be back on the highway in 10 minutes. Not crowded on a Friday, so it was easy to get the photos we wanted. Was a windy and chilly February day, so we didn't do any climbing here, though that would be a good kids activity on a nicer day.

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