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Local Attractions

We’ve created an insider’s guide of a few of our favorite Riverside attractions and activities. Use this guide to explore our campus and wonderful city while enjoying your stay at the University of California, Riverside. 

Events Calendars

UCR Happenings Calendar 
Find upcoming events happening at UCR. 

Riverside Community Calendar
Find upcoming events around Riverside. 
 

Parks & Recreation

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline funhouse that is great for youth and groups of any age who are “kids at heart.” 

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
4031 Flat Rock Dr.
Riverside, CA 92505


Fairmount Park
Find tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, rose gardens, multiple lakes, a golf course, barbecues and more at Fairmount Park. 

Fairmount Park 
2241 Market St.
Riverside, CA 92501


Mount Rubidoux Park
As a city landmark and park, Mount Rubidoux Park features 3.5 miles of paved and dirt trails that are great for hiking and getting fresh air! 

Mount Rubidoux Park 
4706 Mt Rubidoux Dr.
Riverside, CA 92501


Castle Park Amusement Park
Let loose at Castle Park, with amusement rides, miniature golf courses and a vast selection of carnival and video arcade games. 

Castle Park Amusement Park
3500 Polk St.
Riverside, CA 92505


Bowlero Alley & Lounge
Bowl a perfect game at Bowlero Alley & Lounge, featuring more than 40 lanes, snack bar and arcade games. 

Bowlero Alley & Lounge
10781 Indiana Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506 

Shopping

Tyler Mall
1299 Galleria at Tyler
Riverside, CA 92503 

Moreno Valley Mall
22500 Town Cir
Moreno Valley, CA 92553 

Ontario Mills
1 Mills Cir
Ontario, CA 91764 

Victoria Gardens
12505 S Mainstreet
Etiwanda, CA 91739 

Riverside Plaza
3545 Central Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506 
 

Local Restaurants

5 Miles or Less 

Getaway Cafe
3615 Canyon Crest Dr. 
Riverside, CA 92507 

Sub Station
3663 Canyon Crest Dr. 
Riverside, CA 92507 

Best Thai
1735 Spruce St.
Riverside, CA 92507 

Cask ‘n Cleaver Steakhouse
1333 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507 

D’Elia’s Grinders
2093 University Ave. 
Riverside, CA 92507 

Doña Timos
3635 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92501 

Zacatecas Cafe
2472 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507 

ProAbition – Whiskey Lounge & Kitchen
3597 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501 

The Salted Pig
3700 12th St.
Riverside, CA 92501 

Tio’s Tacos
3948 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501 

Simple Simon’s
3639 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501 

Mario’s Place
3646 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501 

On Our Campus

UCR Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens, which spread across 40 green acres, are a wonderful place to stop and smell the roses… or the 3,500 other plant species from around the world! 

UCR Botanic Gardens 

The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Eaton Collection is the largest publicly-accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature in the world! 

The Eaton Collection 

UCR Entomology Research Museum
The UCR Entomology Research Museum is the insect collection of the Department of Entomology that contains approximately 3 million total insect specimens. 

UCR Entomology Research Museum 

Additional Campus Links
UCR Campus
Orbach Science Library
Tomás Rivera Library 
 

Arts & Culture

UCR ARTSblock
Visit the UCR ARTSblock, comprised of the Sweeney Art Gallery, the Barbara and Art Culver Center and the UCR California Museum of Photography. 

UCR ARTSblock
3824 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501


Riverside Art Museum
Find on-going exhibits and special events at the Riverside Art Museum located in Downtown Riverside. 

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave. 
Riverside, CA 92501


Fox Performing Arts Center
This historic structure has been renovated into a beautiful theater for performing arts. Find must-see, live performances. 

Fox Performing Arts Center
3801 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501


Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Visit Riverside’s community museum that collects, exhibits, and interprets cultural and natural history. 

Riverside Metropolitan Museum
3580 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501


Mission Inn
Not to be missed, the Mission Inn is a historical Riverside landmark, with a history dating back to the 19th century and a famous guest list that gets longer every year. 

Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501 

Theaters

Ultrastar University Village 10
1201 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507 

Van Buren Drive-In 
3035 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92503 

Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16
3535 Riverside Plaza Dr.
Riverside, CA 92506 

Take a Short Drive!

For daytrips, find some of California’s best attractions just a short distance from where you’re staying. 

25 Miles or Less 

Fender Museum of Music and the Arts
365 N. Main St. 
Corona, CA 92880 

San Manuel Bingo & Casino
777 San Manuel Blvd.
Highland, CA 92346 

Auto Club Speedway 
9300 Cherry Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335 

Splash Kingdom Waterpark
1101 N California St.
Redlands, CA 92374 

Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South A St.
Perris, CA 92570 

40 Miles or Less 

Temecula Valley Wine Country
Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92593 

Disneyland
1313 S Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802 

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd. 
Buena Park, CA 90620 

Morongo Casino
49750 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA 92230 

Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Pkwy.
Temecula, CA 92592

 

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