Perris in the Spring. No need to battle the hordes of tourists flocking to that other similar-sounding place of romance across the Atlantic. No need to travel 6,000 miles and spend lots of money to have a good time. For just a few euros you can visit a manmade wonder, Lac de Paris, otherwise known as Lake Perris State Recreation Area. So pack du pain et du vin and head for the most romantic Pomona Freeway off-ramp in all of Southern California. Few nature-lovers—or lovers of any kind—have discovered the romance of Perris. True, a million and a half visitors come to the lake each year, but the only nature most are interested in is that found wriggling on the end of a hook.
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