Labor Day Weekend is Coming Up!

Labor Day Weekend is coming up! It’s not only a time to take a break; it’s also a time to reflect on the social and economic achievements of the hard working Americans in the past and present. So relax, clear your mind, and have some fun!

Riverside, California offers plenty to do for the outdoor lovers, like heading out to the Hidden Valley Nature Center! There’s access to 25 miles of alluring hiking and equestrian trails. It’s great for those who want and need to get away from the lights and sounds of the city. There’s also the Riverside Art Museum, which is always something fun and educational for the family. There are interactive exhibits as well for the kiddos! Sometimes though, you just need to make a staycation out of your weekend and stay at home! Pull the grill out, invite some family and friends over, and enjoy a good meal together.

Regardless of what you choose to do with your holiday, have a very safe and fun weekend!

Riverside Bars: Drink at ProAbition This St. Paddy’s Day

Even if you aren’t Irish chances are you still celebrate the holiday (and why wouldn’t you because it’s amazing). St. Paddy’s Day is the perfect opportunity to hit a bar, make new friends and have a tasty of green beer. One of the best places in Riverside to enjoy the holiday will be the ProAbition Bar on Main St.

The location is typically a fun and friendly place to have a drink and the bar takes those sentiments even further during St. Patrick’s Day. Bar hoppers in the area love the ProAbition and claim “The service is friendly, attentive and reasonably fast. The menu is small but well thought out, and the dishes we have tried are always great”. But be sure to get there early on St. Paddy’s because the bar is expected to draw a crowd. Have fun and hopefully you find the luck of the Irish. 


3597 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (951) 222-2110


Take a Tour of the Mission Inn Historical Landmark

The Mission Inn is one of the oldest and most beautiful historical landmarks in the Riverside area. The Mission Inn is “comprised of four wings in a labyrinth of gardens, towers, arches, and winding stairways that encompass an entire city block.” The Mission inside features various pieces of art and artifacts bought by the Miller family from all across the world.

The Mission area dates back to the early 1870s and has since turned into a foundation with the goal of preserving and expanding culture and arts in the Riverside area. Hour long tours are offered multiple times a day, seven days a week and start at $13 per person, depending on the times and dates you show up. The tour is a great way to get a deeper understand of how the Riverside area developed during the industrial revolution and morphed into one of the most popular places to live in all of California. To learn more about this historic site, visit their website here.

Riverside Food: Best Reviewed Breakfast Spots

It doesn’t matter if you are a morning person or prefer to wake up after noon, because breakfast is still the most tasty meal of the day. Dining out at a great location is always a joy, so here is a quick look at two excellent reviewed locations to try in the Riverside area. Your stomach won’t regret it.

Kraemer’s Coffee Bistro

6734 Brockton Ave, Riverside, CA 92506
Phone number (951) 686-4400

Kraemer’s serves traditional American breakfast and coffee, but do so with careful precision and care that helps the place place hold a perfect 5 star rating on Yelp. Locals love the breakfast sandwiches so stop by on your way to work and pick some up!

Phil’s Cafe

8178 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509
Phone number (951) 790-1396

Phil’s is another location with a traditional menu cooked to perfection. With a 4.5 star rating and Yelp reviewers who “love the breakfast burrito”, Phil’s is one of the many must-try locations in Riverside. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm.

Riverside Hiking: Where to be Active

The Mount Rubidoux Trail is the perfect trail to bring the entire family and even pets for a day of hiking and exercise with nature. The Rubidoux is nearly five miles of trails that travel alongside a creek, lush landscape and gorgeous mountains. The trail is open from 7am until sunset and free to the public.

Parking is free and plentiful, which makes the location a great place to enjoy the weekend with an early morning hike. You can even find a bench and have picnic with your family and watch the sun rise or set. The trail is located on Rubidoux Dr in Riverside. Have fun and enjoy your weekend fun. And be sure to bring the right equipment for your hike.

Mount Rubidoux Trail

Mount Rubidoux Dr, Riverside, CA 92501

Dine With Romance This Valentine’s Day

If you are looking to “wow” your date this Valentine’s Day, there is only one place to go in the Riverside area–Daune’s Prime Steak & Seafood. The location is a fine dining experience like no other and offers exquisite food, an elegant eating experience, and romance from top to bottom. Plates start at $60 per person, which can be a bit expensive, but if there was a time to spend a large amount of money on a meal, it’s during Valentine’s Day.

The restaurant is part of the Mission Inn Hotel, so for those really wanting to make the night special you can think about renting a room and turning date night into an two-day affair. Reviewers on Yelp call Duane’s “the best restaurant for all seafood and steak in the inland empire”. Here is some more information about the restaurant.

Duane’s Prime Steak & Seafood

3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (888) 326-4448

Riverside Fun: Two Places to Watch the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl. Great if you are a Tom Brady fan, not so much if you hate the guy. Either way, you’ll need a place to watch the big game today, so let’s take a quick look at  two great places to try in Riverside. Remember, the game starts around 3pm.

Duke’s Bar and Grill

3221 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone number (951) 248-1143

Duke’s has multiple TVs, great seating, and an even better food menu. The sports bar does get packed for the Super Bowl so either show up early, or make a reservation.

Buffalo Wild Wings

3775 Tyler Street, Riverside, CA 92503
Phone number (951) 351-2463

BWW is a classic spot to watch any sporting event if you are looking for atmosphere and passion. The location on Tyler street has loads of parking and excellent service. Again, BWW is a popular place, so get there an hour or two beforehand.

Attend a Concert at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium

The Riverside Municipal Auditorium doesn’t have a huge name or following but the location is a really good location to watch a concert in your city. The auditorium runs concerts on a weekly basis and will snatch up a large band every once in awhile. However, the schedule is always packed with entertaining options for people wanting a bit of nightlife in the City of Riverside. During the month of February the schedule will be jam packed with awesome bands and shows.


Tickets to the event fall in the $20 range and provides a bang for your buck. If you are a fan of Juicy J or want to see a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band, the Riverside Municipal auditorium is the place to be next month. Here is a quick look at the upcoming events.


Feb 2 7:00 PM Camila
Feb 3 7:00 PM Juicy J
Feb 10 8:00 PM Ramon Ayala
Feb 18 7:00 PM Red Not Chili Peppers


3485 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Songs To Use During Your NYE Playlist

Do you want to throw the perfect New Year’s Eve party this year? I mean don’t we all? Well then the biggest key is to achieving that goal is be setting the mood with the right playlist. Music can do a great deal for your party and turn a bad party into a good one and a great one into an unforgettable one.  If you aren’t necessarily a music buffet, you definitely need some Sinatra, a little Michael Buble, and some Ray Charles. Here is a quick list of a few great NYE songs to play during your party.

“Golden Years,” David Bowie
“Night Time Is the Right Time,” Ray Charles
“Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Rock Steady,” Aretha Franklin
“Save the Last Dance for Me,” Michael Buble
“The Best Is Yet to Come,” Tony Bennett
“Twiggy Twiggy,” Pizzicato 5
“It Had to Be You,” Harry Connick Jr.
“Mas Que Nada,” Sergio Mendes, featuring the Black Eyed Peas
Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra

Enjoy The Nutcracker This Holiday Season

How often do you get a chance to watch a live performance? Nowadays we just binge watch everything from the couch. If you are looking to get out and do something fun this holiday season in Riverside the Brava Performing Arts organization will be hosting a live version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker.

The city of Riverside and Brava have hosted a performance of The Nutcracker for 26 consecutive years and 2016’s version of the play is expected to be the biggest and best yet. The performance will also feature guest arts from the National Ballet of Canada and Boston Ballet, and also feature dancers your very own Riverside Ballet Arts (which has been around since 1961).

For more info or to purchase tickets visit the Brava website below or use the contact info,

Brava Performing Arts