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Things to do in Riverside

Whether you’re visiting Riverside or you live there and you’re just looking for something new to do, the California city is home to a number of popular attractions and entertainment options. Here are just a few of the most popular:

Explore the Outdoors

Riverside, California is located in the middle of gorgeous lakes, stunning mountains, and relaxing parks. If you’re in search of hiking, camping, or exploring options, you will have your pick of locations in Riverside. To start, there is Box Springs Mountain. At over 3,000 feet in elevation, Box Springs Mountain is perfect if you’re looking for a local area to hike. For something a little calmer or more family friendly, you can camp or sit by the lake at Lake Mathews.

Other outdoor destinations in the area include Mount Rubidoux, which features hiking trails, and Lake Evans, which is great for camping and fishing.

Get Cultured

As a diverse area, you can get to know the area’s history and culture at one of Riverside’s many museums. At the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, you can learn about the history and natural history of Southern California. The California Museum of Photography is also located in Riverside, California and is hosted entirely by students at the University of California Riverside.

You can continue your exploration of art at the Riverside Art Museum. With unique exhibitions and popular events each month, you will have an entirely new experience every time you visit the Riverside Art Museum. Additional museums in the Riverside area include the March Field Air Museum and the Entomology Research Museum.

See Some Live Entertainment

The Fox Performing Arts Center is the premier destination for live entertainment in Riverside. The venue is host to Off-Broadway musicals, children’s shows, and musical performances. With numerous events hosted multiple times a week, there is something for the entire family happening at the Fox Performing Arts Center.

Seek a Thrill

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you and the family can visit Castle Park. As Riverside’s amusement and waterpark, Castle Park can feature multiple days of entertainment for people of all ages. The park features rides designed for children as well as more adult options for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush. If you’re not big on rollercoasters and rides, the park has an arcade, an 18-hole mini golf course, or magic shows.

Relax a Little

There is nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while, and in Riverside, you have plenty of options to do so. One of the most popular spa destinations in the Riverside area is Kelly’s Spa at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. At Kelly’s Spa, you have your pick of spa packages to choose from or you can pick and choose the services you need. In addition to the standard spa treatments like facials and massages, Kelly’s Spa also offers unique wellness activities like restorative yoga or a wellness cuisine menu. Kelly’s Spa is open every day with appointments available from 8 am to 7 pm.

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