Moreno Valley, CA is a "little town" in the Inland Empire on the eastern periphery of Los Angeles. You'll find a beautiful, quite spectacular landscape with a number of geological sites of interest. Like most of Southern California (rural or urban) you could get the feeling you're standing on the Moon, or Mars respectively, which of course is one of the reasons the film industry took root here in the first place. Don't get carried away like I did because in between and around unusual rock formations and Mountain Lion habitats you'll still find the (sub)urban sprawl LA is famous for. I saw some quaint corners in this town but much of it seems to get choked by the relentless grip of housing development around it (pardon my drama). I digress.