Corona, California has a little something to offer to everyone – and I’m not only saying that because I live there. It may not be a large metropolis – only 152, 374 were reported to live in Corona during the 2010 census – but it is one of the safest cities in America. As a realtor, I’ve often recommended the city as the perfect home space for young families who want to settle into a lively, wonderful community. Only an hour’s drive outside of Los Angeles, Corona is ideal for family-minded professionals looking for a convenient, beautiful place to call home.
In my time living and working in the area, I’ve stumbled across a number of wonderfully family-friendly attractions that any parent would love. I list a few here; but remember, these are only a few of the many wonderful establishments in Corona!
Tom’s Farms began as a small local vegetable farm and has since grown into a fantastic attraction for tourists and locals alike. The farm is home to a craft fair, several shops, a small zoo, pony rides, and even a stage for local bands. Visiting the Farms is a great way to pass a relaxed afternoon – so take some time to eat, listen to music, and explore the fun it has to offer!
Skull Canyon Zipline
Corona is home to some stunning views; I simply have to turn to the south to see the beautiful mountains just beyond the city. Running through the Estelle Mountain Nature Reserve, the Skull Canyon Zipline takes its visitors on an exciting ride over 160 acres over untouched mountainous terrain. On this journey, zipliners have the chance to view local plants and animals from above, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Corona Heritage Park and Museum
Originally constructed in the early twentieth century, the Corona Heritage Park and Museum serves the community as a nonprofit events center, art gallery, and railroad museum. It relies entirely (and successfully!) on volunteers, and is a community hub. The facility offers classes such as glass-blowing, woodworking, and pottery-making, and provides additional field trips, historical education classes, and exercise programs. Beyond its daily offerings, the Heritage Park and Museum is a venue for cultural events, wedding, and receptions. Take part in the Park’s community events!
Skyline Drive Trails
I’ve mentioned Corona’s beauty before, but it’s worth mentioning again. For lovely forest views and a chance to enjoy some time away from the city bustle, visit Skyline Drive Trails! The Trails can be found within Shenandoah National Park. The area offers several trail options of varying difficulties for hikers, bikers, and joggers. A day on the trails would be a perfect weekend excursion for a family looking for some outdoor fun – just remember to stock up on snacks and water before you head out!