Banning is located in the San Gorgonio Pass with Mount San Jacinto to the south and Mount San Bernardino to the north giving beautiful scenery all year long. The nicest thing about living in Banning is Location. You are less than 100 miles to any attraction you could possibly want to visit. San Diego and Los Angeles are both less than two hours away. With the desert to the east , the ocean to the west and mountains and lakes both north and south you can always find something to do for the day or weekend.
below are places closest to Banning that I remember growing up. continue to Forest Falls...
Forest Falls is located at the base of the San Bernardino mountains. It is about 30 minutes from Banning off of highway 33. Forest Falls is a beautiful small community with lots of trees, hiking and plenty of snow in the winter time.Read More
Lake Fulmore/Idyllwild- Highway 243 is the route from Banning taking you into the San Jacinto mountains. Only 20 minutes away from downtown Banning, Lake Fulmore was a popular spot to spend the day when we were growing up.Read More
Palms Springs- Located 25 miles east is the resort town of Palm Springs. There are plenty of resorts, fine dining, and spas to pamper yourself. The Palms Springs Tramway can take you to the top of the mountain for hiking and dinner.Read More
Oak Glen, known for it's apple orchards and farms was always a great getaway spot only 20 minutes away. while some shops are seasonal there is plenty to do all year round. Because of it's higher elevationRead More
Cabazon is a small town located 5 miles east of Banning. When growing up there wasn't much there except the dinosaurs and Wheel Inn ( made famous in "Pee Wees Great Adventure". Since moving back Cabazon has completely changed.Read More
Joshua Tree National Park is located about 45 minutes east in the high desert. This is the best place on earth for hiking and rock climbing. The terrain is so different than anywhere else that you sometimes feel like your on another planetRead More