Inland Empire expert and local resident for nearly 40 years. The Inland Empire is a metropolitan area and region in Southern California. Located just eat of Los Angeles County. Most of the areas population is located in the southwestern San Bernardino County and northwestern Riverside County. There is an abundance of activities and amenities throughout the inland empire such as: The Garber Olive House in Ontario, Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Wine Country in Temecula, a plethora of shopping and Outlet Malls, great food and architecture at the Riverside Mission Inn, the wonderful trails, lakes and entertainment of the San Bernardino Mountains, the list goes on and on.