Our Favorite Places in Corona California

We polled our entire staff for their favorite places in Corona California for a day trip with the family, plus their favorite restaurants in our city.

We grouped the answers into four sections:

  1. fun for the family
  2. restaurants
  3. cultural
  4. history

We’ve listed our favorite places below with links to their websites, and their listings in Yelp and Google Maps.

We hope you enjoy your travels and this guide helps you explore our great area and the city of Corona, CA.

VOTE for your favorite places in town!

Click here to scroll to the bottom and suggest additions to these lists.

Family Fun

Corona Heritage Park in Corona CA
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Corona Heritage Park & Museum 

– what was once part of the largest lemon ranch in California, and property of the Foothill Lemon Company, Est. 1911, is down to its last 5 acres and now the site of this local non-profit Museum, Railroad, and Garden society to preserve the rich history of Corona.

Visit their website: http://coronaheritage.org/

See on Google Maps: G Maps

Skull Canyon Zip Lines in Corona CA
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Skull Canyon Zip Lines

– thrills and adventure for the whole family. Trails are available for all skill levels, including no skills.

Let gravity, zip lines, and harness and safety gear give you a thrill as you glide over the countryside like a bird.

Visit their website: http://skullcanyon.com/

See on Google Maps: G Maps

Toms Farms in Corona CA
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Tom’s Farms

– commercial family park with farmer’s market, kids pony rides, restaurants, antique store, cheese shop, and much more.

There’s lots to explore, especially for families with children. A nice place to stroll around, see the sights, grab a burger, and know it’s a good day.

Visit their website: https://tomsfarms.com/

See on Google Maps: G Maps

Fender Guitars Factory Tour
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Fender Guitars Factory Tour

(currently closed but will reopen)

– watch famous Fender guitars being made right in front of your eyes.

Browse the gift shop or buy a custom made guitar.

Visit their website: https://www.fender.com/

See on Google Maps: G Maps

Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona California
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Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Day spa for women and men. Treat yourself to a day of luxurious relaxation.

Mineral springs, wellness packages, massages, mud therapy, facials, elegant healthy meals, and even a pool with private cabanas.

Visit their website: https://www.glenivy.com/

See on Google Maps: G Maps

Our Favorite Corona Restaurants

RESTAURANTS

Fuze Pizza in Corona CA
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Fuze Pizza

Brick-oven style pizza, with a good pasta menu, fresh ingredients, and a clean cafeteria style atmosphere.

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

Taps Fish House and Brewery in Corona CA
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Taps Fish House & Brewery

Taps is one of our staff’s top picks.

Breakfast, Lunch,  Brunch, & Dinner – Pasta, Seafood, Brewery.

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

The Toasted Barrel in Corona CA
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The Toasted Barrel

Dinner only, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood – very nice atmosphere, excellent food, family owned.

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

Inside Jono Japanese Restaurant in Corona CA
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Jono Japanese Restaurant (Norco)

Authentic Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi, sashimi, rolls, soups,

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen
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Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen

Upscale Mexican restaurant, nice atmosphere with great food and drinks, and an extensive tequila stock.

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

Food from Maiz Cocina in Corona CA
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Maiz Cocina

Authentic Mexican cuisine in an upscale setting, with great food and drinks.

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

Kra Z Kai's BBQ in Corona CA
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Kra Z Kai’s BBQ

Authentic Laotian Barbeque

Lao cuisine is very distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The staple food of the Lao is steamed sticky rice which is eaten by hand. Sticky rice pairs best with Lao BBQ and Lao Papaya Salad.

Check them out on Yelp

See on Google Maps

Cultural

Corona Art Association
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Corona Art Association

Available painting classes, gallery, art shows, gift shop, and memberships.

Gallery is open Fri-Sun 12-4pm

Their mission is encouraging and developing appreciation for the visual arts.

Visit their website: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/

Corona CA lemon festival
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Corona Lemon Festival

Celebrating the history of Corona and it’s importance in the country’s lemon agriculture.

Held at the Corona Heritage Park & Museum. Check their site and call their office for the next festival.

Visit their website: https://www.corona-history.org/corona-lemon-festival.html

History

A Brief History of Corona, California

Evidence of humans inhabiting the area we call Corona California goes back over 10,000 years.

The area was home to the Luiseno and Gabriello Indians until the 18th century when the Spanish colonized the area.

In the late 1880’s the area was named South Riverside and became a booming citrus growing region.

Corona California was once the “lemon capital of the world” and there’s a museum and annual lemon festival in the city reflects upon that history.

Read more on the history of Corona, California.

Today, Corona is a city within Riverside County California, and has a population of over 150,000 people.

The city is approximately 38 square miles in size.

Summertime can be hot, with highs averaging in the mid 90’s.

Winter days are pleasant in the 60’s with lows at night in the 20’s.

The top employers in the city are the school district, healthcare, manufacturing, and farming.

The population in Corona is diverse with a median household income of over $73k, higher than the national average of around $61k in 2017.

Around 85% of the workforce have high school diplomas and over 25% have a college degree.

The Corona school district is highly-rated and in the top ten percent of school districts in the country. It’s consistently rated near the top in “best places to teach.”

Sources:

City of Corona Website

US Census Data on Corona CA

Wikipedia – Corona CA

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