Where Are the Best Riverside Parks?

When was the last time you went to a park? If you had to take more than a second to think about it, this post is for you. Parks are one of the great benefits of living in a good city. Luckily, Riverside has a host of wonderful locations with a little something for everyone. If you want to go for a run you can. If you need a playground, we have that. If you want to bbq, there’s also a park for that. Now that summer is finally gone (the weather is still here though), grab a sweater and enjoy nature at a great park near your Riverside apartment.


Andulka Park

5201 Chicago Ave

Riverside, CA 92506


Fairmount Park

2241 Market St

Riverside, CA 92501

Phone number(951) 826-2000


Sycamore Highland

Fair Isle Dr

Riverside, CA 92507

Best New Food Spots in Riverside

Finding a great new restaurant in your city is always awesome!!! Everyone gets tired of eating at the same old spots every week (no matter how great they are.) And since we love food so much in this blog, we scoured the city of Riverside to find the best new restaurants in your area. So put your pots and pans away and head out to a new restaurants for dinner tonight. Our list includes a poke joint (fish), a Mexican place and a Mongolian BBQ spot. Have fun and eat like a king tonight!


The Low-Key Poke Joint

Open 5 weeks ago

11860 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, CA 92503

Phone number(951) 299-7699


Miguel’s Jr

Opened 6 weeks ago

17815 Van Buren Blvd

Riverside, CA 92508

Phone number(951) 339-5747


Rc Mongolian BBQ Buffet

Open 3 months ago

9879 Foothill Blvd

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone number(909) 727-3088

Are You Ready for an Adventure in Sycamore Canyon?

Are you ready to get in touch with nature? Make some friends in your community? Well, we think a weekend hike this Saturday sounds like a perfect event for you! The Riverside Museum is hosting a hiking event September 1oth in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. This event is hosted on the second Saturday of the month and includes not only a hike but family-friendly nature-based crafts and other activities! The hike is free and open to the public and can be completed by just about anyone. This weekend’s studied topic is rocks! If you attend, you’ll learn all about decomposed granite and how it’s made. The group will stop at various predetermined locations and enjoy the local scenery. Here is a bit more information about the hike.


2nd Saturdays at the Nature

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park (Begins at Ameal Moore Nature Center)

Start Date/Time

9/10/2016 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

www.mysycamorecanyon.com, museuminfo@riversideca.gov, 951-826-2596


Go on a Nature Hike In Riverside this September

If you are looking to be more active toward the end of summer, Riverside is the perfect place. The Ameal Moore Nature center will be hosting weekend hikes over the next few months located at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park on 400 central avenue. All ages are welcome to attend the FREE hikes which are expected to last an hour from 9am to 10am.


For more information about the hikes visit: https://www.riversideca.gov/museum/programsandevents.asp. Be sure to wear hiking clothes and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Have fun and enjoy the wilderness during the last few weeks of the summer. You can also visit the Ameal Moore Nature center’s website.  https://mysycamorecanyon.com/ameal-c-moore-nature-center/

3 Apartment Plants that Require Little Water

Plants are great and all. But with a busy lifestyle centered around family, work, and friends, who has time to water plants? If you are looking to put more green into your apartments décor but cannot trust yourself keeping a plant alive (don’t’ worry, we can’t either), then do we have the list for you. Here are three plants that require little water and upkeep to stay live.


Ponytail Palm: this is a wonderful looking plant, similar to a mini palm tree, that would spice up your apartments décor. The Palm thrives on very little water, and all it really needs is a lot of sun light.

Philodendron: is another Mexican bred plant that loves being dry. The plant also thrives in low light, so even if you forget all about it, things should be fine.

Crown of Thorns: this South African plant sounds like something straight out of Game of Thrones. The plant requires little water or upkeep and prefers to be dry.

Where Should I Watch the Rio Olympics in Riverside?

Now that the Rio Olympics are finally here, it’s time to clear your schedule and start watching the events. NBC is expected to provide over 6000 hours of coverage on various channels over the course of the next few weeks. So your only job is to watch and cheer on the Americans. The best way to take in the events is by hitting a sports bar and watching on multiple TVs. If you are looking to grab a beer and enjoy the athletes, here are three great sports bars that will be showing the events.


The Beach

8022 Limonite Ave

Riverside, CA 92509

Phone number(951) 360-4700


Duke’s Bar and Grill

3221 Iowa Ave

Riverside, CA 92507

Phone number(951) 248-1143


Getaway Cafe

3615 Canyon Crest Dr

Riverside, CA 92507

Phone number(951) 786-3606

Watch Batman Vs Superman at the Riverside Library

Do the summer blues have your kids down? If you have children who are stuck in the apartment all day, why not send them to the Riverside library to expend some energy? The library hosts a number of awesome events for young kids during the summer. And in early August they will be showing “Batman vs Superman”. Sending your kids to hang out at the library is also a safe and free way to keep the young ones entertained and out of the heat until they go back to school. Here is a bit more information about the movie event and Riverside library in general. Have fun and be sure to keep the kids busy during the rest of the summer.


La Sierra Library

4600 La Sierra Ave, 92505

8/14/2016 2:00 PM

Jenna Pontious, JPontious@riversideca.gov, 9518262461

For more information, visit: http://www.riversideca.gov/library

Best Family Friendly Activities in Riverside

Summer is a great time to bond with your family and create new experiences. If you are looking for affordable and outdoor related activities, here is a quick list of things to try.


GLO Mini Golf

1299 Tyler

Riverside, CA 92503

Phone number: (951) 543-4103

Who doesn’t love mini golf. The activity is affordable and easy enough for everyone in the family to try.


The Cove Waterpark

4310 Camino Real

Riverside, CA 92509

Phone number: (951) 360-1974

Most kids want to live in the water during the summer. The Cover Waterpark is an affordable water world for kids in Riverside.


Rancho Jurupa Park

4800 Crestmore Rd

Riverside, CA 92509

Phone number: (951) 684-7032

Is great for jogging, running or just letting the kids explore for a few hours. The shade and breeze will also keep you cool during those unbearable summer months.


Get Free Admission to the Riverside Art Museum This Summer

Museums are a great way to stay busy during the hot summer months while still learning and taking in a bit of culture. If you have kids, getting them out to an exhibit is a great way to get them off the iPad, videos games and television. This summer the Riverside Art Museum will be offering FREE admission every Sunday until mid August. If you have a family, paying for a museum entrance for multiple people can be expensive, so be sure to take advantage of this wonderful community resource.


Riverside Art Museum

7/17/2016 12:00 PM

Ai Kelley, www.riversideartmuseum.org,  and akelley@riversideartmuseum.org, 951.684.7111

Every Sunday, from June 19 – August 14, 2016

12 noon – 4 p.m.

free Zumba on June 26, July 17, and August 14 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: Free  www.riversideartmuseum.org

Are you Ready for The Rhythm of Riverside Concert Series?

The annual Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concert Series is back June 22, for another summer of great music in the park. The series will begin on June 22 with Latin Society performing and last until with a performance by Red Carpet Riot. The concerts are every Wednesday at 6pm and will be located at Fairmount Park in Riverside.

The summer concert series is FREE and open to the public. Some seating will be provided, but the parks and rec department encourages residents to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy the evening. For more information visit: www.riversideca.gov/park_rec


Concert schedule:
June 22           Latin Society (Latin)
June 29           Blue Breeze Band (R & B))
July 6              Lights (Journey Tribute)
July 13             Stone Soul (Motown)
July 20             Southbound (Rock and Roll)
July 27             All American Wrangler (Country Western)
August 3          La Internacional Sonora Show (Cumbias)
August 10        Red Carpet Riot (Top 40)