Inland Empire, CA

Lake Elsinore Area

Waterski at 3,300-acre Lake Elsinore, near the Cleveland National Forest, or soar above it in a hang glider or sport parachute. Attend a minor-league baseball game or concert at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium. Slip into the warm mineral waters or mud baths of Glen Ivy Hot Springs near Corona.

You'll find the Field Museum at March Air Force Base south of Perris. See planes such as the SR-71 and the F-14 Tomcat fighter. In Perris, visit the Orange Empire Railway Museum with its steam trains and electric trolleys.