Covering more than 27,000 square miles of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, SoCal’s Inland Empire is a diverse blend of suburban and rural areas with substantial distribution, industrial and commercial development and tourism.
Elevation fluctuations make for very interesting topography: near desert to alpine, with oaks and pines dotting the Rim of the World highway. San Gorgonio and San Bernardino mountain peaks both exceed 10,000 ft. Climate is a desirable quality of the area.
Vast arrays of hiking trails can be found and many outdoor activities such as biking, four-wheeling, snowboarding and skiing, and much more.
Some fun and interesting things about the Inland Empire:
Host of the famous music festival, Coachella
The largest outdoor amphitheater in the U.S., Glen Helen Amphitheater, is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire.
The Inland Empire is perhaps the only place in the United States where you are 45 minutes from ski slopes and 45 minutes from the beach; during some times of the year, the weather allows both skiing and ocean swimming on the same day!
Historic Route 66 spans the Inland Empire from the outskirts of Los Angeles to Needles, CA on at the Arizona border
Joshua Tree National Park contains nearly 800,000 acres of natural desert beauty and is a great place for stargazing and night photography
The Inland Empire may be known for citrus groves, but it is also home to Temecula, SoCal’s wine country
The Inland Empire is the largest metropolitan area in the United States without a major professional sports team. However, it is home to the Auto Club Speedway located in Fontana
Today the economy is one of the largest and fastest growing in the nation with the 13th-largest metropolitan market - business is good!
Approximate driving distances to the Inland Empire to popular destinations:
▪ Adjacent to the east side of Los Angeles
▪ Approximately 58 miles from San Diego to the Temecula Wineries
▪ Las Vegas is only 188 miles from Victorville, and 226 miles to San Bernardino