The 10 Best Things to Do in Corona, California (by a local)

If you live in Corona, you can testify that it’s an amazing town. For a city in California, it’s affordable, and the quality of life here is quite amazing too. But we all know it’s not as fun to live here as in LA.

That doesn’t mean it’s all bad, though. In fact, there are tons of things you can do here as a resident to fill up your time and have maximum fun. This article discusses the fun things you can do in Corona.

Visit the Corona Heritage Park


One of the first things I did when I came here was to tour Corona Heritage Park. As someone who enjoys a bit of history, the Park and Museum just had a certain allure for me, and I wasn’t going to miss that.

The buildings here have been standing since the early 1900s and now contain a railroad museum, art gallery, and special center. What more could you ask for when you can have art and history together?

But that’s not even half of it. As I learned, lemon was a pretty big thing in Corona at some point. While it might no longer be the case, there are still two thousand acres of Lemon grooves here.

What makes it even better is that you can visit the park for free. You need to make an appointment, and you’re good to go.

Corona Art Gallery

I must admit that I am biased toward all things cultured and refined. But even if you’re not so big into art, Corona Art Gallery is still a good place to come if you want to appreciate the talent of those who make these works. It’s inside the Historic Civic Center, and there are tons of works and several exhibitions within the year.

I also like it because it doesn’t necessarily have to cost you more than the gas fare you spend driving there. In addition, the gallery is free to visit from Thursday to Sunday if you’re visiting between 12 and 4 pm.

Race at Pole Position Raceway



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Here’s a place where I have spent more than a few weekends with friends and family. Don’t judge me. Visit, and you’ll see why this place is a solid attraction for everyone in the city. Pole Position Raceway is an indoor karting place where everyone, young and old, can race to their satisfaction.

What’s better, your experience level doesn’t matter. Before coming here, I didn’t know much about go-kart racing, and now I’m what they’ll describe as a racing aficionado.

If you’re worried about the carbon impacts of your racing, don’t. Pole Position Raceway has electric carts that are as powerful and efficient as gas-powered ones.

Shop at Dos Lagos

If you’re visiting here, you’ll agree that no trip is complete without some time spent shopping. Dos Lagos is the place to go for that. There are over 60 retail shops here and don’t get me started on the restaurants, movie amphitheater, scenic lakes, bamboo bridge, and more.

All I can say is that this is a wonderful place to spend some time when you’re in Corona. You can still have fun even if you don’t want to shop.

Play Golf at Dos Lagos Golf Course

If you live near a golf course, that’s easily accessible. It’s only a matter of time before you become interested in the game. That’s the summary of how I got into golf. The Dos Lagos golf course is perfect if you’re a resident or visitor who wants to try golf.

It’s a par 70 17-hole course featuring four different tees and even more water hazards, sand traps, and more. Without a doubt, it’s an amazing place to spend the weekend, and it’s so close to Cleveland national forest that it counts as a natural experience too.

Go Ziplining


Even if you only try this once, you shouldn’t miss it. The Skull Canyon Zipline covers 160 acres with four zipline courses for visitors to pick from. It’s by reservation, so book ahead. I love that one of the courses is kid-friendly, so it’s a good place to take the kids for a taste of adventure.

But there are still other more challenging courses, including the Extreme Course. This has zip lines 200 feet up in the sky and stretches over 6,100 feet. Turns out it’s not even the most challenging. Monster Course is harder.

Go to Fender Guitar Visitor Center

This is one of the few places in the world where you can see all the classic Hard Rock Strat guitars. There are over hundreds of guitars on exhibit at this 8000-square feet location, and it’s just something you don’t want to miss. You can even take the Fender tour and watch how guitars and other products are made.

Go Shooting at SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park



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Everyone likes paintball or almost everyone. I’m one of those people. This 100-acre venue offers the facilities for airsoft and paintball games. There are 25 outdoor paintball fields where you can play games. All the fields are named after countries.

Try Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen

After a long week or day, retire to Luna Kitchen to taste some of the best Mexican cuisines you’ve ever had. The restaurant blends modern and traditional dishes from around the world to give you a unique taste that you’ll always remember. I’m a regular here. But even if you’re visiting Corona, you should still try the place. There’s wine and beer too.

Aerosports Trampoline Park

Here’s another family-friendly venue in the city that I love. Jumping on a trampoline, diving into foam blocks, and playing dodgeball might seem all childish, but you’d soon learn it’s for everyone.

There’s even a different section for kids. I’ve learned that there are a lot of benefits to these activities, but beyond those benefits, it’s amazing to have childlike fun for a while. The park is at 280 Teller St, Suite 120 Corona.