The city of San Bernardino, California occupies a great deal of the San Bernardino Valley, a valley that Native Americans called \The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God.\ The city is virtually surrounded by mountainous terrain and is known as the Gate City for its proximity to Los Angeles. The city is home to the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team, and is perhaps best known as the birthplace of McDonald’s restaurants.
With the most famous highway in the United States, Route 66, running through the city, it's no surprise that automotive travel is dominant in San Bernardino. Public bus transportation is available through Omnitrans, and there is also Metrolink regional train service. The Inland Empire Line takes riders from San Bernardino, through Orange County, and into Oceanside. The San Bernardino Line, the busiest of Southern California’s Metrolink lines, runs from San Bernardino to Downtown Los Angeles. For longer train travel, there is also an Amtrak station.