It is perhaps the only place in the U.S. where you are 45 mins from ski slopes and 45 mins from the beach; during certain times of the year, the weather encourages both skiing and surfing on the same day! The IE is Southern California’s Backyard offering
outdoor sports such as snowboarding, motorcycling, biking, camping, hiking, ballooning, racing, and four-wheeling . . . everything but the beach!
Things To Do In and Around The Inland Empire
The Inland Empire
is a metropolitan area and region in Sothern California
. The term may be used to refer to the cities of western Riverside County
and southwestern San Bernardino County
. A broader definition will include eastern Los Angeles County
cities in the Pomona Valley
, and sometimes the desert communities of Palm Springs
and the rest of the Coachella Valley
; a much larger definition will include all of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The U.S. Census Bureau
-defined Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area
, which comprises Riverside County and San Bernardino
County, California, covers more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 km 2
and has a population of approximately 4 million.
Most of the area's population is located in southwestern San Bernardino County and northwestern Riverside County. At the end of the nineteenth century, the Inland Empire was a major center of agriculture, including citrus, dairy, and wine-making.
However, agriculture declined through the twentieth century, and since the 1970s a rapidly growing population, fed by families migrating in search of affordable housing, has led to more residential, industrial, and commercial development. Source:
Wondering where is Inland Empire? With its inviting destinations and uncrowded wilderness, this region feels like an insider’s secret amid the bustling excitement of Southern California.