Introduction to Corona, California
Founded in 1896, Corona is located in Southern California in Riverside County. Corona is a city of over 131,000 people. Corona is approximately fifty minutes southeast of Los Angeles and thirty minutes northeast of Long Beach. It is near the Cleveland National Forest and in a region that is known as the "Inland Empire".
Nearby Los Angeles was ranked in the top thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted by Cranium, Inc. in 2004.
Corona weather is characterized by hot summers and warm winters. Summer daily temperatures average in the low nineties, and winter daily temperatures average in the high sixties and low seventies (degrees Fahrenheit)
Corona Arts, and Entertainment
Corona residents have relatively easy access to all of the entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles. Some of the more notable entertainment attractions in Corona include:
- The Fender Center for Music Education, more commonly known as the Fender Museum
- The Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa
- The Pole Position Raceway
- Uncle Bud's Automotive Museum
The Inland Empire is home to a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team, the Inland Empire 66ers. The 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners who play in San Bernardino. Other major sports franchises in the Southern California area near Corona include:
- The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
- Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
- The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.
- The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
- The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.