The historic town of Banning was named to commemorate Phineas Banning, who was referred to as the “Father of the Port of Los Angeles”. When in the area, take some time to admire the views of Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto, which are known to be the tallest peaks in Southern California, that also provide a breathtaking backdrop for this warm town. If you are looking for a bargain, the Casino Outlet Mall is a one-stop-shop where you can shop to your heart’s content and eat some delicious food.