The City of Corona is in Riverside County, California, located southeast of Los Angeles. Corona has a population approximately 160,000 with an ethnically diverse community, where a significant part is made up of young, well-educated families.
Corona‘s weather is characterized by hot summers and warm winters. The city was once the “Lemon Capital of the World” due to ideal growing conditions. Corona is home to almost 400 acres of parks, recreational facilities, hotels, restaurants, sports fields and other interesting places to visit.
Lets explore the best things to do in Corona:
1. Enjoy a day at Tom‘s Farms
Tom became a farmer from the day he was born and when he turned five he started to work at a produce stand. In the early 70’s he found an ideal spot and named place Tom’s Farms. People came from miles away to visit his farm and buy fresh products and Tom’s Farms is now desired place to visit.
Tom‘s Farms is definitely an energetic place to visit with live music, a little zoo, shops, restaurants, horse rides and a craft fair. You can sit on the patio near the pond and watch ducks swim by while listening to live music from the local entertainers. Come to celebrate your birthday at Tom’s Farms and enjoy free lunch.
2. Experience Skull Canyon Zipline
Skull Canyon starts on the eastern side nestled in the Estelle Mountain Nature Reserve and gives visitors a unique opportunity to observe local plants and animals. An interesting fact is that long ago, some kids found a coyote skull in the canyon, hence the name Skull Canyon.
Ziplining is an exciting experience for the entire family. It offers two separate trips on 160 acres of untouched mountainous terrain. The Original trip is great for all ages while the Extreme trip is perfect for those who like more adrenaline. Bring some food and enjoy lunch at a picnic area.
3. Relax at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa
Whether you are seeking a relaxing day, or a health and beauty transformation the Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa is the right place. Come to discover nature’s beauty beneath the Santa Ana Mountains combined with healing waters, restorative treatments and healthy food. Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa is one of the best in America and gives you several options to enjoy spa treatments, procedures and wellness packages. Choose from 17 pools, Adventure Baths, red clay-based mud bath, sauna and also a steam room.
4. Fun shoot at Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises
Corona’s Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises is a great place for a sports fan. The shooting range is situated in the Prado Basin and bordered on all sides by national forest, hills, and mountains. They offer widely varied ranges. Visitors take aim at targets ranging from stationary bull’s-eyes to airborne clay pigeons and other clay targets.
This shooting range welcomes beginners or experienced shooting enthusiasts. You can choose from a wide assortment of guns and different shooting stations make the experience even more fun!
5. Taste Beer at TAPS Fish House & Brewery
TAPS Fish House & Brewery was founded in 1999. Hand crafted wood and wrought iron with soaring ceilings create a feeling of luxury and comfort. Many of their beers reflect the classic brewing traditions of Europe, including England, Germany, and Belgium.
The restaurant offers seafood and steaks, along with award-winning ales and lagers made in the European tradition. The brewing team produces approximately 46,000 gallons of beer annually. The brewery has won several Great American beer festival medals and it’s definitely a nice experience for men and also women.
6. Sharpen Your Driving Skills at Pole Position Raceway
The Pole Position Raceway welcomes everyone, from walk-in racers to private groups. Indoor karting has climate-controlled facilities without smelly fumes. It‘s North America’s best motorsports entertainment venue, where you will find a perfect adrenalin rush.
Pole Position Raceway has invested over $10 million to combat the environmental problems caused by gas engines. They created the world’s best electric kart known as the Formula EK20 Pro Kart, and nothing else compares. Come and have fun!
7. A Day at Dos Lagos
Whether you want to shop, dine or just have fun, visit Dos Lagos. It‘s located on the historical site of the Temescal Tin Mines and the Butterfield Stage Coach Route. Dos Lagos is a nice outdoor shopping paradise with more than 60 different stores, restaurants, cinema, amphitheater, and other interesting attractions.
The center features a plaza with seating, two scenic lakes, and bamboo bridge. If you don’t feel like shopping you can enjoy a concert or a nice meal at premium restaurants. Dos Lagos has a unique atmosphere designed to be the meeting place for the community.
8. Corona Heritage Park and Museum
The Corona Heritage Park and Museum buildings were built during the 1910‘s and reformed into a railroad museum, a special center, and an art gallery. It’s unique in its success as a 100% volunteer non-profit organization.
The park is a features field trips, historic awareness, nature, gardening, studios and classes, programs for exercise, cultural events, weddings, receptions, and many more. If you’re interested in art, you may even want to join glassblowing, woodworking, ceramics and pottery-making at Heritage Park.
9. Play Golf at Dos Lagos Golf Course
Golf can be a very social and enjoyable sport. With their 18 hole championship daily fee course you’ll burn calories, stay fit, reduce stress, meet new people and develop a sense of community connectedness. Prepare yourself for a unique golfing experience at Dos Lagos Golf Course designed by well-known Matthew E. Dye.
The course provides a challenging and enjoyable round of golf for all skill levels, with a view of the Cleveland National Forest. Improve your game with fairways, water hazards and sand traps. You will have a wonderful experience with exceptional service and friendly atmosphere.
10. SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park
Get ready for an exciting day at SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park. It’s situated in the north of Corona and offers both paintball and airsoft games on a 100 acre property. The park focuses on individual players‘ needs whether you are a beginner or pro. Games are played on the 25 action outdoor paintball fields named after various countries. SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park promises the most action packed paintball experience.
SC Village also offers private events to groups of all sizes. If you don‘t have any experience don‘t worry, the park offers multiple packages that include all the equipment you´ll need to get you in the game!
11. Hiking at Skyline Drive Trails
Skyline Drive Trails is situated on the south of Corona inside the Shenandoah National Park which is famous for his beautiful, historic, and national treasure. If you like running, riding a bike or hiking, this is the place for you. There are several trails for beginners, intermediate, or experienced hikers. The trails are nice with gorgeous views. Don‘t forget to bring food, plenty of water, and have fun!
12. Delicious food at Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen
Come taste delicious Mexican cuisine. Luna is a casual restaurant offering a friendly and attentive dining experience. Francisco & Linda Perez and son Cisco opened the restaurant in 2011. Dining at Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen is a unique experience that incorporates flavors, cultures and traditions from around the world into modern Mexican creations.
Luna offers 50 different Tequilas and a wide variety of wines and beer. They can also accommodate up to 49 guests. Come to Luna where you will find great food, great service and a unique atmosphere every day.
13. The Best Local Bands at Rockefellas at the Live Oak Inn
For music lovers, come to the newly opened bar Rockefellas at the Live Oak Inn. Originally called the Live Oak Inn, it was a restaurant built in the early 1950‘s and hosted live bands. For the last 25 years it has been a ghost house with strange whispers, ringing bells and unoccupied toilets mysteriously flushing. The newly renovated bar features live music, local micro brewed beers, signature drinks and tasty dining. Every Thursday evening you can listen to live local bands. Tuesday is karaoke night and tacos. Rock N‘Roll BBQ is every Saturday with live classic rock cover bands and great food.