So Cal City Spotlight: Day Trip to Upland, CA

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The Southern California real estate market is one of the most vibrant places to live in the United States. With a diverse population, strong economy and easy access to the beach, mountains and desert, there’s always somewhere new to shop, dine or play. In this post, we’ll highlight Upland, CA and make a few suggestions for planning a day trip to this fun city set in the foothills of the beautiful San Gabriel mountains. While you’re here, make time to visit Taylor Morrison’s exciting Upland, CA new home community, Westridge at Sycamore Hills. With six spacious 3 & 4-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,621 to 2,362 square feet, it’s easy to find the right house design to match your budget and needs. These new build Upland, CA homes are walk-able to neighborhood markets and Starbucks – AND they start from the upper $400s!

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Take a Self-Guided Treasure Hunt

Buy a new home in Upland, CA and you’ll be close to all the big box favorites you’ll ever need to fill your cart, but the most unforgettable shopping experience begins with an antiquing tour through the city’s eclectic selection of small shops & boutiques.

Start off at Antiques Etc. in historic downtown Upland. You’ll find 18 separate dealers under one roof, each with a unique specialty. Whether you’re a collector or simply looking for a charming keepsake to beautify your home, the selection is unbelievable.

Just a one-minute walk down the road takes you to Scavengers Treasures, where you’ll find an exceptional array of collectibles and vintage items.

If all that hunting gets your stomach growling, head to the famous Graber Olive House. They’ve been selling delicious California grown olives, fruit & nuts since 1894!

Eat, Sip & Swill

Upland offers plenty of tasty restaurant options to satisfy any foodie but for your first introduction to the city, grab a table and order something spicy from popular Elvira’s Mexican Grill. The ingredients are fresh and the portions are plenty. If you come on a sunny day, be sure to eat on the patio!

If you’re still in town for an affordable yet upscale dinner, check out the delicious Italian fare at Caffe Allegro. Quiet. Relaxing. Romantic. You’ll love it. And if you’re in the mood for popping a cork, their wine list is impressive and perfectly paired.

Speaking of adult beverages, craft beer enthusiasts won’t want to leave town without ordering a flight of tasters from Last Name Brewing.

Connect with Nature or Get in Touch with Your Artsy Side

Discover the wonders of California flora at the enchanting Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden. Explore an incredible 86 acres of native plants. With more than 20,000 unique species, the garden is essentially a living museum for the natural history of So Cal.

When night falls, score tickets to a lively local musical or concert at the Grove Theatre. Enjoy the show and marvel at the historical architecture, the building was originally a cinema, built in 1947 by the Western Amusement Company.

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Make Your Move to Upland Today

Can’t wait to get your new life started in Upland? A selection of thoughtfully designed Avenue Collection and Linden Collection homes are ready for immediate move-in at Westridge!

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