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National Orange Show Events Center Introduction

From wine tastings and citrus festivals to art exhibitions and car-racing shows, the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California is a unique events hub. Originally founded to house the annual National Orange Show Festival, the center opened in 1923 with the aim of promoting California’s citrus fruit industry. It spans over 120 acres, offers 150,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, and features a quarter-mile speedway, and a state-of-the-art sports and satellite-wagering (betting facilities) center. The venue also has conference space next to a one-acre lagoon and park.

Hotels near National Orange Show Events Center

The National Orange Show Events Center is surrounded by a wide selection of hotels, most in the budget and mid-range category. You’ll find motels and inns within a 10-minute walk of the center, as well as 3-star and budget options closer to downtown San Bernardino, about a 30-minute walk away. Most are no-frills properties, although some have outdoor pools and restaurants. California’s Mediterranean-like climate means you can visit all year round, but you’ll get a better hotel bargain if you visit in spring, from March to the end of May. Expect big crowds and higher hotel rates during the summer.

Where to stay near National Orange Show Events Center

The National Orange Show Events Center is less than 2 miles from downtown San Bernardino where you’ll discover restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and shopping malls. It’s home to the city’s arts venues, movie theaters, and government buildings. You’ll also find Court Street Square here, downtown’s central oasis and home of the Route 66 Rendevous car show. The Hospitality Lane District in the southern part of the city is a shopping and dining center near Interstate 10 and 4 miles from San Bernadino International Airport. The nearby suburb of Redlands, featuring historic buildings, museums, and parks, is 5 miles from the center.

Things to see near National Orange Show Events Center

You can catch a Broadway tour or listen to the San Bernardino Symphony at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, an 8-minute drive away in downtown. Alternatively, drive 3 miles from the Orange Show Events Center past the quirky roadside stops on historic Route 66 and stop at the Original McDonald’s site and museum. Baseball fans can catch a game at San Manuel Stadium, home of the Inland Empire 66ers, which is a 20-minute walk or less from the center. If you need to escape the city, head to the San Bernardino National Forest, about a 25-minute drive away.

How to get to National Orange Show Events Center

The National Orange Show Events Center is off I-215, just 4 miles from San Bernardino International Airport. The center has plenty of parking space available. Downtown San Bernardino is about an 8-minute drive away. The nearest public bus stop is just outside the venue on E street. The San Bernardino Transit Center is located in downtown and is served by the MARTA, Omnitrans, and Victor Valley Transit Authority bus lines. The Metrolink train line runs between Downtown Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, with a stop at the Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino.