Home / Travel Guides - Riverside

More About
Riverside, CA

Eastern Canada

Road Trips

About RiversideSince rich soil and mild climate made it the ideal location for cultivating navel oranges, Riverside grew rapidly. By 1895 Riverside, then the metropolitan center of Southern California, was the wealthiest city per capita in the nation. The 1873 Parent Navel Orange Tree is at the corner of Magnolia and Arlington avenues. Every navel orange grown in the state is a descendant of this tree.

The citrus industry remains vital to the economy and is under constant scrutiny by the strong agricultural curriculum at the University of California at Riverside, on the east edge of town.

Historic Downtown Riverside occupies the heart of the city's original Mile Square, which boasts more than 25 historic buildings including The Mission Inn Museum. The Spanish Renaissance-style old City Hall was used from 1924 until 1975. The Riverside Art Museum , 3425 Mission Inn Ave., occupies a 1929 Beaux-Arts building designed by Julia Morgan, architect of William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon estate; phone (951) 684-7111.

Riverside National Cemetery is 921 beautifully landscaped acres at 22495 Van Buren Blvd., next to March Air Reserve Base and is home to a carillon, Medal of Honor Memorial, Fallen Soldier/Veterans' Memorial, and Prisoner of War/Missing in Action National Memorial. The grounds are open daily 8 am to sunset.

Chino Hills State Park, in the hills of the Santa Ana Canyon near Riverside, includes 14,102 acres of rolling land dotted with oaks and sycamores. In addition to more than 65 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, there is also a camping area; phone (951) 780-6222.

Visitor Centers Riverside Convention & Visitors Bureau 3637 Fifth St. Riverside, CA 92501. Phone:(951)346-4700 or (888)748-7733

ShoppingGalleria at Tyler, at the Tyler Street intersection of Riverside Freeway (SR 91), contains a JCPenney and Macy's as well as 145 specialty shops and eateries.

Things to Do California Citrus State Historic Park

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center

March Field Air Museum

The Mission Inn Museum

Mount Rubidoux

Riverside Metropolitan Museum


Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

UCR/California Museum of Photography

UCR Botanic Gardens

Read More

Riverside, CA

Top AAA Diamond Hotels

AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.

Members save up to 10% and earn World of Hyatt points when booking AAA/CAA rates! Members also receive free breakfast at Hyatt Place/Hyatt House with their World of Hyatt membership!

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown

3500 Market St. Riverside, CA 92501

Book Now
AAA Members

Members save 5% or more and earn Honors points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside/Corona East

4250 Riverwalk Pkwy. Riverside, CA 92505

Book Now
AAA Members

Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center

3400 Market St. Riverside, CA 92501

Book Now
AAA Members
Quality Inn Riverside near UCR and Downtown

1590 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

Book Now
AAA Members

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now