The roots of the Inland Empire are in agriculture, primarily citrus and wine-making. Documented In 1914 by the Riverside Enterprise newspaper; “Inland Empire” due to the acres of citrus groves that once extended from Pasadena to Redlands, which was originally called the Orange Empire.
The Inland Empire is not a stand-alone metropolitan area, it’s integrated in the heart of SoCal as part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. In one day you can see the Stars in Hollywood to hiking in the mountains and enjoy the starlit skies of Joshua Tree or a glass of wine in the SoCal wine region of Temecula.
The I.E. (as it is sometimes referred) is home to many worthwhile attractions.