Baseball in San Bernardino dates back to 1899. More than a century's worth of history includes such team names as the Kittens and the Pioneers. It also includes a drought from 1950–1987, during which the city lacked enough dirt to build a baseball field. That drought ended when the San Bernardino Spirit began play as part of the California League. In 1996, the Spirit became the Stampede, and in 2003, the Stampede became the 66ers, a name chosen in honor of the historic U.S. Route 66 that is famous for its hitchhiking umpires. Over the years, the 66ers organization has spent time as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Mariners, Dodgers, and most recently, the Angels. The team has brought honor to each of its MLB partners, as it has won five California League championships since 1995.
From the colorful rides to an on-site candy store, Lollipop Park lets visitors of all ages escape into a whimsical wonderland. Go-karts let drivers hone their turns on a winding track, while a carousel taps into the imagination of kids and adults, perfectly encapsulating both the gallop of horse and the aimlessness of one's 20s. Other family-friendly activities include a mini-golf course, a hall of fun mirrors, and train rides along the sparkling waters of Lake Arrowhead.
Tombstone Paintball Park offers outdoor enthusiasts an exciting opportunity to reduce stress and enjoy nature while flinging paint at foes with all-day access to the park ($45, gun and mask included), all-day air ($10), and 100 paint-filled spheroids ($7) that can be customized to leave a splatter pattern that looks exactly like your first name. Twenty acres of terrain gives ample room for a variety of different playing fields with various themes. Storm the Civil War field, which features log revetments and multicolored courage badges, or defend the Siegfried Line—a large network of unmapped trenches, sandbags, and conduits that keep the enemy constantly dizzy, lost, or both.
The instructors at Inner Evolution Yoga believe that practicing yoga is a personal journey best undertaken at your own pace. To that end, the studio offers ample classes for practitioners of all skill levels, including a beginners yoga class, a Yin yoga stretching session ideal for newbies and injured students, and challenging hot-yoga classes that take experienced yogis to the next level, where they can claim their well-earned pot of golden chakra coins. Many classes are held before and after working hours to accommodate busy professionals and parents, including a Hot Morning Power class that ends promptly at 6:30 a.m.
The talented instructors adopt the studio’s philosophy of humility, which pushes them to see the strengths and weaknesses in their yoga practices. This encourages all teachers to constantly learn new skills and different yoga modalities, which they can then share with their students and friendly strangers on the bus.
Bike Palm Springs gives day-trippers the retro-styled cycling essentials they need to tour the neighborhood on two wheels. The shop's tandem and premium bicycles are bedecked with a Fifties flair, as evidenced by their softly curving frames, handlebar tassels, and propensity to threaten inconsiderate drivers with a knuckle sandwich. A tandem bike also allows one half of your Beat poetry quartet to snap in unison as you tear across the level Palm Springs terrain. Celebrity abodes and architectural sites give you plenty to look at during a carefree day of soaking up vitamin D and clearing the cobwebs from your cardiovascular condition. Helmets and locks are included with your rental.
Do or Dye 5K Color Run Temecula can be whatever you make of it—casual participants can walk the untimed course, simply looking forward to the beer garden that awaits them at the end; more serious runners can track their own time, stopping at the optional CrossFit stations and obstacle courses along the way. But no matter your level of participation, everyone meets in the Color Lifestyle Village at the end to toss eco-friendly colored powder at each other's race T-shirts and costumes. And registered runners can feel good about their performance whether or not they achieved a personal best: through donations and race registrations, the Do or Dye organization has raised more than 1 million dollars for charities such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule).