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.

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

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

Sgt. Major Coker, www.TheRuck,, 909-518-4951

10 K Walk / Run Supporting Veterans

Cost: Varies www.TheRuck

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

Best BBQ Restaurants in Riverside

Looking for some great BBQ restaurants in town? Look no further than this list. Here are the best spots to enjoy a quality BBQ meal in Riverside. This weekend, treat yourself to something a bit out of the norm for you and your family. Indulge in some hearty and rich food!

Gram’s Mission Barbeque Palace
Informal restaurant serving Southern-style BBQ dishes, Cajun specialties & fried fish on Fridays.
Address: 3527 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM
Phone: (951) 782-8219

Smokey Canyon BBQ
Ribs, chicken & other barbecue recipes come with classic sides at this landmark for Southern chow.
Located in: Canyon Crest Towne Centre
Address: Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr #9, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 782-8808
Hours: Open today · 11AM–9PM

Koreana Grill BBQ Buffet
Bright, no-frills venue offering all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ served buffet-style with table grills.
Address: 10051 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Open today · 11:30AM–9:30PM
Phone: (951) 688-9000

Where’s your favorite place in Riverside to eat BBQ?

Best Family-Friendly Activities in Riverside

Looking for a family-friendly activity to do this weekend? Consider heading over to one of these kid-friendly spots in your city. Spending quality time with your family is a great way to enjoy your time off from work and ensure your children have some amazing memories with you.

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. Wikipedia
Address: 3500 Polk St, Riverside, CA 92505
Opened: 1976
Phone: (951) 785-3000

California Citrus State Historic Park
Museum in Riverside, California
California Citrus State Historic Park is an open-air museum in the state park system of California, USA, interpreting the historic cultural landscape of the citrus industry. Wikipedia
Address: 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 780-6222

UCR/California Museum of Photography
Art institute in Riverside, California
The UCR/California Museum of Photography is an off-campus institution and department of the UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The CMP is located in the UCR ARTSblock, in Downtown Riverside. Wikipedia
Address: 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 827-4787

Which family-friendly activity will you choose to indulge in this 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