Shop Small Saturday – Inland Empire Guides




If you have been living under a rock, you may not know that the Saturday following Thanksgiving is also known as Shop Small Saturday. Shop Small Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping local.

Need some inspiration on where to begin? Check out the different local store guides we’ve put together.

Sticking around a particular city? Here are some Inland Empire city guides, listing some of the best places to eat, shop and play: Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Temecula, Claremont, Oak Glen, Chino & Chino Hills, Lake Arrowhead, Redlands

Happy shopping!


Gift shops carry a little bit of everything and the Inland Empire has some of the best. Click here to check out the Guide.




Check out some of the best thrift shops in the I.E. Click here for Guide.




Got a photo buff on your shopping list? Click here for Guide.




Comic book stores have more than just graphic novels. Lots of great gift ideas! Click here for Guide.




For the bookworm in your life. Click here for Guide.




For the music lovers. Click here for Guide.


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Big Announcement!




Have you heard of and the Inland Empire Tourism Council? They help promote the region to domestic and international tourists.

Here’s the big announcement! is now We are now the official tourism website for the Inland Empire, in partnership with the Inland Empire Tourism Council and Visit California.

This is a huge milestone for and we couldn’t have done it without our past & present staff, followers, long time readers, friends & family and our sponsors. We look forward to sharing more details with everyone in the coming weeks and how this will impact what we do moving forward. #gamechanger



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Inland Empire Halloween 2016 Round Up


  Doesn’t it seem that Halloween starts earlier and earlier every year? We starting posting our Halloween content at the end of September and we’re so glad we did. We have so much great local Halloween content we’re glad we got the leg up. We’ll continue to update the Inland Empire Halloween Events Guide and other Guides as more businesses and cities start to promote their Halloween events. So, you’l definitely want to bookmark these Guides and come back to them for updates.

If we’re missing an event or special Halloween spot from any of our Guides, please leave us a comment below. Or, hit us up via our on Facebook and Twitter!

Inland Empire Halloween Events Guide – list of local places to trick or treat, party and celebrate the spookiest day of the year
Inland Empire Haunted House Guide – list of haunted houses, mazes and Halloween themed decorated homes (open to the public)
Inland Empire Halloween Costume Shops Guide – list of local places where you can buy and rent
Inland Empire Pumpkin Patches – corn mazes, hay rides and, of course, pumpkins!
Inland Empire Oktoberfest Guide – list of all the Oktoberfests happening in the IE
Inland Empire October Beer & Wine Events – monthly guide released at the beginning of the month listing fun & local beer & wine events


Ghost Walk Riverside comes back to haunt Downtown Riverside for 25th Anniversary
FrankenCakes Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Below is a DIY video series we created, thanks to our sponsor The Bountiful Basket. Check it out!