Riverside, California, is a beautiful metropolitan city with plenty of activities for locals and tourists. If you’re planning a trip to Riverside, make sure to include some of these top activities into your itinerary!
California is known for the fantastic wines it produces. If you love wine, you must include some wine tasting for your Riverside vacation. Some of the wineries we recommend are Galleano Winery, San Antonio Winery, and the Sycamore Ranch Vineyard and Winery. Stop by a winery for a couple of beverages from the tasting room, a light lunch, and some bottles to take home with you!
Riverside’s Lake Hemet is the perfect spot for you if you’re looking for a relaxing day of fishing in the sun. Lake Hemet can get quite busy, so make sure to come early and find a good spot to set up your fishing gear. Night fishing is also permitted until 10 p.m. in the evening. Daily fishing licenses are available for purchase at the lake.
If you’re looking for a more lively activity, Lake Hemet is also a popular boating destination. Visitors can rent a boat right on the lake, ranging from 12’ to 22’ in size. All boats must be off the lake by sunset.
For those traveling by RV, Riverside has several RV sites to choose from. Travelers can park for a day to rest, recharge, and connect with other travelers. Our top three recommendations are:
- Mission RV Park: Within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and a waterpark.
- Rancho Jurupa Park: Includes an onsite water park, golf course, and several fishing sites.
- Prado Regional Park: This affordable RV park includes horseback trails and an enormous shooting range.
Castle Amusement Park
Castle Amusement Park is a 25-acre amusement park in Riverside. The park includes a miniature golf course, an arcade, and 27 amusement rides including three roller coasters. Castle Amusement Park is a “castle” themed and perfect daytime activity for families.
Riverside Art Museum
This famous art museum mounts an average of 20 exhibits per year, many of which are traveling exhibitions. Take a look at the website to see if any current displays pique your interest before making a stop here. The museum offers free entrance to children under 12 and military members with their families (must present an ID). Purchase something from the gift shop to remember your time in Riverside.
From Riverside to Mexico
The Riverside community has a lot of exciting options when it comes to recreation. However, in the summer months when it’s too hot in the Inland area, Riverside residents head to Mexico for a cooler option to recreation. Wine Tasting in Valle de Guadalupe, Off-Roading in Baja, and Fishing near Ensenada are the optimal choices. Check the Destination page for detail on options with maps and ideas.