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Bathed in sunshine and steeped in history, Riverside, California, is a must-visit destination with its unique blend of citrus groves, vibrant arts scene, and outdoor activities. Explore the iconic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, find unique goods across various shopping districts, and savor delicious cuisine at downtown restaurants. Riverside is also a great home base for exploring the rest of Western Riverside County. 

Outdoor Play and Exploration Await

With mild weather year-round, it’s no wonder Riverside is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Soak up the natural beauty at parks and trails like Mount Rubidoux, Sycamore Canyon and Citrus Heritage Park. Explore beautiful gardens and plant species on a scenic stroll through the UCR Botanic Gardens.

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    Arts & Culture

    Riverside ignites your senses with a captivating art scene.

    Art aficionados will want to visit the Riverside Art Museum’s Cheech Marin Center, celebrating Chicano art with its namesake's collection. For a visual masterpiece, wander the halls of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, adorned with intricate artistry and architectural grandeur. Catch a live theatrical performance at the Fox Performing Arts Center or Riverside Municipal Auditorium

    Downtown Riverside comes alive after dark, offering a vibrant mix of lively bars, restaurants, and breweries perfect for every night owl.

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    Food & Drink

    Riverside tantalizes taste buds with an array of dining options, from casual eats to upscale experiences.

    Craving variety? Head to the Riverside Food Lab, a vibrant hub boasting diverse food vendors under one roof. For authentic Mexican cuisine, dine at Tio's Tacos, which offers an outdoor patio featuring unique art pieces. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s restaurants, bars, and lounges. And that’s not all. Riverside boasts a hopping craft brewery scene, where you can pair craft brews with delicious eats, live music, and good company.

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    Places to Stay

    Stay a Night or More

    Whether you seek the familiar comfort of renowned hotel brands or a taste of local culture and history, you'll find the perfect place to rest after a fun-filled day in Riverside.

    For a truly unforgettable experience, immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, ranked #1 Historic Hotel in California and #3 in the US. Sleep amongst history in rooms that blend luxury and comfort, creating an indulgent retreat. Riverside also has many popular hotel brands offering comfortable accommodations and amenities tailored to your needs. Wherever you choose to stay, you're never far from Riverside's attractions and downtown buzz.

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    Always Something Happening

    Riverside offers a vibrant calendar of events year-round. Kick off the year with Lunar Fest's vibrant showcase of Asian traditions and performances. If February finds you here, take a charming step back in time with Riverside Dickens Fest's delightful period festivities. And come the holiday season, witness the magic unfold as the Mission Inn's Festival of Lights transforms the iconic landmark and downtown Riverside into a sparkling wonderland. 

    Riverside keeps the energy flowing throughout the week with live music, cultural events, and bustling farmers markets like the beloved Saturday downtown market.


    Lunar New Year Festival

    Mixology Kandy Cocktails

    Master the Art of Mixology

    Shake up your night with Kandy Cocktail mixology classes in Riverside! Learn to craft stunning cocktails, master flavor profiles, and impress at your next party. Fun, flavor, and flair await!

    Riverside ArtsWalk | First Thursday of the Month

    Experience the vibrant Downtown Riverside ArtsWalk every first Thursday. This monthly event transforms downtown into a creative hub with artists, musicians, and live performances. Explore galleries, enjoy arts, and connect with local culture.

    Hairspray Broadway at the Fox in Riverside

    Catch a Broadway Show

    Experience the magic of Broadway at Riverside's Fox Theater! Enjoy world-class performances and beloved musicals in a historic venue. Don’t miss a spectacular season of theater!

    Festival of Lights | November 23, 2024 - January 6, 2025

    Experience the holiday magic at Mission Inn's Festival of Lights in Riverside. Millions of twinkling lights transform the historic hotel into a winter wonderland with animated figures, live entertainment, and festive treats. A cherished seasonal…

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