Explore Riverside’s Premier Apartment Complex at the Corona Pointe Resort

2016 might have been a rough year for many of us, but if you are looking to start off 2017 the right foot, the best way to get a fresh start is with a new lease at a state of the art apartment complex. For anyone contemplating a move this year, the Corona Pointe Resorts offers one of the best modern and upscale living experiences in all of Riverside. The Resort is located near the 91 freeway and minutes from the growing Riverside nightlife, shops, and local parks.

Corona Pointe has an amazing pool with underwater speakers, a lagoon style entry, a volleyball net and a spa area. But the best part,  it’s always pool season in California best the weather in Riverside is fantastic. Contact our representatives at (855) 815-1570 to get more leasing info or to schedule a Resort tour and experience everything the Corona Pointe has to offer first hand. Let 2017 be your best year ever! We look forward to helping your move into the Apartment of your dreams.

Fun Things To Do In Riverside, CA

Fun Things To Do

If you’re new to Corona Pointe, there are a host of great things to do in Riverside, CA. Whether you want to just find a few things to do for a few hours or you want to spend the day out with friends and family, exploring Riverside is a great way to learn your new neighborhood and meet new people, too! Check out these fun activities and ways to explore the Riverside area:

University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens: For a relaxing day, put on your comfy shoes and head to the Botanic Gardens. The staff is helpful and can give you tips and pointers as you explore the beautifully landscaped grounds and manicured gardens. Be sure to check out the cactus garden and the turtle pond!

The Cove Waterpark (Riverside): If you’re ready to take in the local sites, head over to the Cove Water Park. This is a great way to grab a hot dog and a cold drink and walk around. It’s ideal for families with young children who want to enjoy the water park rides. Lifeguards are on site and there are tons of activities for the little ones. It’s small enough that you won’t feel lost and there’s still plenty to do. Check out the food venues and website for more information.

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
www.BRAVA-arts.org
800.870.6069
http://riversideca.gov/calendar/item.aspx?id=12775

Eat At The Two Most Popular Restaurants in Riverside

Being popular isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to food. If a lot of people love a place chances are it’s bound to be good. In this week’s blog we found two of the most popular restaurants in Riverside according to local Yelp reviews. Both locations managed to get nearly two thousands reviews with an average of a four-star rating. Let’s take a quick look.

 

Sushi Asahi

2955 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone number (951) 637-1313

This sushi bar has the Riverside locals going crazy about the sushi and overall atmosphere. The service is wonderful, even though the place can get busy on nights and weekends, so make a reservation before showing up.

The Salted Pig

3700 12th St
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (951) 848-4020

The Salted Pig serves American style gastropub food with an upscale twist. The burgers are fries seem to be a top dish, but the meal is much more than your standard affair. 

Celebrate the 24th Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside

There are a lot of awesome things to do during the month of December, and one of the best ones might be enjoying the holiday lights on display in and around your neighborhood. This year The Mission Inn Hotel and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Riverside will be hosting their 24th annual Festival of Lights that is set to feature over 4,5 million lights on display (how awesome is that?).

The festival is running every (once it gets dark) night until January and includes train rides, a century wheel, a vintage carousel, holiday music, food vendors and of course Santa Claus! For those Christmas lovers looking to get into the holiday spirit, the Riverside festival of lights in a must-see event. So grab the family and make a fun weekend night out of it. These events are the moments memories are made of! Happy Holidays.

http://www.riversideca.gov/fol/

 

Bake Hush Puppies as a Yummy Side This Thanksgiving

Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a huge production that requires hours of advance preparation. If you have the task of hosting the holiday feast this year, don’t worry because we have your back with a tasty hush puppies recipes your family will love. Here are the quick instructions.

Ingredients


2/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter


The first step in any recipe is to preheat your oven–you’ll need 450 degrees for this one.  Next grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan and have it ready for the batter.


Next mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Then, in a separate bowl, add the onion, milk, eggs and butter. Now add in the egg mix with the flour mix and toss until flour mixture is moistened.

 

Now drop one tablespoon of  batter into the  mini muffin cups. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the hush puppies are golden brown. All you have to do now is serve and watch your guest go nuts.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/baked-hush-puppies-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Experience Morongo During Your Next Night Out

The late night scene in near Riverside begins and ends with Morongo Casino and Resort. The casino, located on the Morongo Native American reservation (and a short drive from Riverside), is more than just a gaming location but a full on entertainment area and acts more like Las Vegas lite than a regular California Casino. And even if you are not a gambler or a drinker, the resort continues to provide a host of amazing events and shows on a weekly basis.

Morongo hosts MMA fights, concerts, comedy shows, dancing nights and much more. The resort has a number of upscale restaurants, a tasty buffet and a vibrant night. Entertainment wise the events center will feature Kelly Pickler, Wayne Newton, and Gabriel Iglesias. If you are looking to have a little fun during November, check out the link below and get detailed information about all the awesome events taking place at Morongo.

http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/entertainment/events

Tips For Getting Active in Your Community Riverside

Being active in your community is a great way to make friends and have an impact on the way the city is run. There are a wide variety of ways be active in your neighborhood, so here are a few ideas on how to start.

 

Chamber of Commerce: get involved with your local chamber of commerce. The organization is usually made of of business owners, professionals and city workers from your area. This is an excellent way to network and get to know all the wonderful things happening in your community.

 

Recreation Commission: every city has a recreation commission that helps put on local city events for the parks and rec department. Most recreation commissions are under staffed and always looking for new members. Contact your city hall to find out more info.

 

Volunteer with the Elderly: your city probably has a senior center looking for volunteers in the community. Get more information from the city hall and volunteer with the elderly.