Avoid Getting Trampled This Black Friday!

Black Friday might just be the biggest shopping holiday of the year because the sales are amazing. Every year people look forward to two things during November: Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. Between traveling, cooking and a lot of family time, you’d think that people would be worn out but when Black Friday arrives people become nocturnal animals! Black Friday shopping can be amazing because of all of the deals but can also be terrifying. Time and time again the news informs us that someone has been injured or trampled over – which is insane. If you’re interested in in-store shopping then do it safely, but just know that there’s always another option that is just as good: Online shopping!

Sites like Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Ebay and many more of your favorites will be live usually around midnight of the first Friday after Thanksgiving and you’ll be able to shop until you drop into your bed. You won’t want to miss out on the specials that they have going on so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Enjoy The Corn Maze At This Pumpkin Patch!

Pumpkin Patch

It’s been a mere 10 months already? How is it that all hallows eve is just around the corner… This can only mean one thing – it’s time to get ready and get yourself on over to the best pumpkin patch in town! The Pumpkin Factory at Live Oak Canyon is an experience of a lifetime. The Pumpkin Factory is a popular pumpkin patch that is stationed in a few different cities, but Live Oak Canyon is the one that gets the goodies! Starting on September 23rd through October 31st guests will be able to get the full-blown Pumpkin Factory experience.

Spending time at the farm means you get to experience:
Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm

  • Corn Maze
  • Cowboy Cafe
  • Gift Shop
  • Petting Zoo
  • Bird Aviary
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Farm Tours
  • Kiddie Train Ride
  • Bounce House
  • Toddler Bounce House
  • Kiddie Merry-Go-Round
  • Hay Castle

After 4pm in October:

  • Inflatable Rides + Slides
  • Mechanical Kiddie Rides
  • Games
  • Bungee Jump
  • Bobbles
  • Archery
  • Gold Mining
  • Rock Climbing
  • Pirate Blaster + MORE!

Weekends:
(same as above plus as following)

  • Food Trucks
  • Live Entertainment
  • Free Hay Rides
  • Ziplining
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Blaster
  • Balloon Man + More!

This is truly an experience you won’t want to miss, so bring the whole gang and have a darn great time!

For all information, please visit: http://thepumpkinfactory.com/kbyg-live-oak-canyon/

Hiking in Riverside!

hiking-in-riverside

Are you looking for a great place to go hiking in Riverside? We want you to check out Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, with 25 miles of hiking trails available, this location is a prime area for hiking. They offer guided tour hikes conducted by The Ameal Moore Nature Center, these tours are every first Saturday of the month starting at 9am and lasting for around 45-60 minutes. These hikes are great for the whole family and are child-friendly. You will learn fun facts on topics such as Avian Raptors, Native Plants, Mammals, Reptiles in the Park and more. It is recommended that all groups of 5 or more make a reservation 1 month in advance. If you live in the Riverside area give them a call and plan your next family outing at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park.

Another great destination for hiking near Riverside is Box Springs Mountain Park, located in Moreno Vally. This park has over 1,100 acres and  15 miles of hiking trails. These hiking trails are great for people of all skill levels and you may get to see some wildlife along the way. Box Springs is open all year and allows you to bring your dog on a leash, kids will certainly enjoy the outdoors as well. Come out on a weekend and enjoy a day of hiking at one of these great parks.

Come out on a weekend and enjoy a day of hiking at one of these great parks.

 

Zipline Skull Canyon

Zipline

Ready for a thrill?

Zipline Skull Canyon 

Have you ever wanted to go zip-lining?  Now is your chance. Visit Skull Canyon, attempting any of their 4 different levels of experience. If you love heights, they have just the course for you! Known as the “Monster” course which lets you choose from 7 different lines. Travel uphill on a dirt/gravel terrain for about 45 minutes to an hour. But be prepared because once you’re there, you’re there. There is no “escape” route. If it’s your first time and you just want to try it out for a little thrill the original course has 6 different lines to choose from which includes a 10-minute hike uphill with a safari truck ride.

Courses:

Original Course – $85.00 (2,500 ft long)

Extreme Course – $115.00 (6,400 ft long)

Speed Run Course – $40.00 (This can be added onto any of the experiences you choose)

Monster Course – $160.00 (9,100 ft long)

Book Now 

Location:

13540 Temescal Canyon Road,

Corona, CA 92883

Phone. 951-471-0999

Fun Summer Activities in Riverside

What do you usually do as a fun summer activity? Do you like going out with friends and family, or are you more interested in the idea of recharging by yourself? Instead of spending lots of money to treat yourself to a vacation, why not enjoy some of the fun spots in and around your town? Here are the best places around you to indulge in some fun summer activities:

Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Museum in Riverside, California
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum, or RMM, is a history, anthropological, and natural science museum located in the historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, California, United States.
Address: 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 826-5273

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
Nature-focused activities include an earth science museum & hands-on learning with rocks & fossils.
Address: 7621 Granite Hill Dr, Riverside, CA 92509
Phone: (951) 685-5818

AMF Riverside Lanes
Long-standing chain of bowling alleys featuring casual grub & pitchers, leagues & party events.
Address: 10781 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 1PM–1AM
Phone: (951) 353-2695

Best Independence Day Destinations In Riverside

Many people claim that Independence Day is their favorite holiday, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Fourth of July takes place in the summer (many people’s favorite season) and is associated with a whole list of fun things, such as fireworks, hot dogs, barbecues, swimming pools, family, friends, and a day off of school and work.

Given that this sacred holiday only comes once a year, it’s important to try and think about what to do this Independence Day! Here are some of the best Independence Day destinations to throw a picnic at in your hometown.

Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park is a park in Riverside, California. In 2011, Fairmount Park, Riverside, California was one of ten public places named to the APA’s great places in America. The park is located at 2601 Fairmount Boulevard.
Address: 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA 92501
Area: 35 acres
Phone: (951) 826-2000

Sycamore Highlands Park
Address: 5777 Fair Isle Dr, Riverside, CA 92507
Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours
Phone: (951) 715-3430

Summer Fun in Riverside

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Why not encourage your family to catch up on some quality summer reading? There are quite a few bookstores around you worth checking out around you, as well as some quality books that have been released rather recently.

Bookstores:
Barnes & Noble
Bookseller chain stocking housebrand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Galleria at Tyler
Address: 3485 Tyler St, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 9AM–11PM
Phone: (951) 358-0899

Cellar Door Bookstore
Book store in Riverside, California
Located in: Canyon Crest Towne Centre
Address: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr #30a, Riverside, CA 92507
Hours: Open today · 10AM–8PM
Phone: (951) 787-7807

Recommended Reads:

Adult Fiction- The Bar With Antler Chandeliers: This rare collection of short stories provides a rare and entertaining glance into life in East Hollywood.

Young Adult Fiction- Crazy Meeting You Here: This book is an interesting story of two lovers who meet in a psych ward and their experiences afterwards.

Children’s Book: The Girl Who Drank the Moon: This is an entertaining, award-winning children’s book sure to entertain and stimulate your child.

Cool Gift’s For Dad’s In Riverside

Father’s Day is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about some gift ideas. Luckily, if you live in the city of Riverside, there are plenty of stores that house items your father may appreciate as a gift. And if you’re still not quite sure what to get him, you can always consider getting him a gift card from any of these stores near you:

Best Buy
Electronics store in Riverside, California
Chain retailer with a large array of brand-name electronics, computers, appliances & more.
Address: 3900 Tyler St, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 10AM–9PM
Phone: (951) 343-8960

Ross Dress for Less
Retail chain selling brand-name clothing, shoes, accessories & housewares at discount prices.
Located in: Baker’s Drive-Thru
Address: Towne Center, 10255 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 9AM–11PM
Phone: (951) 509-3541

Barnes & Noble
Bookseller chain stocking housebrand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Galleria at Tyler
Address: 3485 Tyler St, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 9AM–11PM
Phone: (951) 358-0899

Best Memorial Day Activity To Enjoy In Riverside

Memorial Day is a wonderful opportunity to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for us to enjoy the many freedoms we have in the United States. If you’re looking for some family-friendly Memorial Day activities to enjoy for May 29th this year, consider signing up for the 3rd Annual Ruck Challenge 10K. For more information, see below:

3rd Annual Ruck Challenge 10K

Location
Riverside Fairmount Park

Start Date/Time
5/28/2017 6:00 AM

End Date/Time
5/28/2017 12:00 PM

Type of Event
Sports and Recreation

Contact
Sgt. Major Coker, www.TheRuck Challlenge.com, RNHINC3@att.net, 909-518-4951

Description
10 K Walk / Run Supporting Veterans

Cost: Varies www.TheRuck Challlenge.com

This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in an activity that will support veterans. So if you still don’t have plans for this Memorial Day weekend, consider signing up for this 10K. It’s a great way to get exercise and give back to the military who have made it possible for us to have the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Family-Friendly Activities To Enjoy This Spring In Riverside

With spring in full bloom, it’s time to start planning some family-friendly activities. Riverside has lots of places that can be fun for both you and your kids. Here are some of the best family-friendly spots in your city.

Castle Park
Amusement park in Riverside, California
Castle Park, formerly Castle Amusement Park, is a 25-acre amusement park and family amusement center located in Riverside, California.
Address: 3500 Polk St, Riverside, CA 92505
Phone: (951) 785-3000

Riverside Art Museum
Riverside Art Museum is an art museum in the historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, California. Wikipedia
Address: 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 684-7111

Hunter Park
Park in Riverside, California
Green space with softball fields, picnic tables, grills & free mini steam train rides twice a month.
Address: 1421 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 779-9024

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Chain of indoor trampoline parks featuring freestyle bouncing, dodgeball, fitness programs & more.
Address: 4031 Flat Rock Rd, Riverside, CA 92505
Hours: 10AM–11:30PM
Phone: (951) 643-0099