- The list below includes 389 free or cheap things to do in or near Riverside, California, including 126 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Other Entertainment and History Museums.
- From Mount Rubidoux Park to California Citrus State Historic Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Riverside and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chino, Fontana, Claremont and San Bernardino.
The Curiosity Shop Escape Room 3466 University Avenue, Suite B, Riverside, CA MoreLess Info
Paranormal investigators must work together to find clues and solve puzzles in a curiosity shop with mysterious items and strange phenomena
One of the most famed hiking areas of Riverside, Mount Rubidoux Park offers sweeping views of the city from it's peak. Winding trails take visitors through rocky terrain and lush, grass lined curves to the white cross that sits a top the mountain.
91% 145 votes
9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504 MoreLess Info
California Citrus State Historic Park is dedicated to the preservation and history of the areas citrus heritage. Visitors are able to participate in guided tours as well as sample and purchase the parks fresh produce.
Accessible via the Santa Ana River Trail, Mount Rubidoux Trail is a 3-mile loop trail suitable for hiking and dog walking. The trail offers views of the city as well as access to Peace Tower and Friendship Bridge.
Fairmount Park is a public park that offers a number of facilities and amenities for its guests to use. These include a playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, fishing access at local lakes, and a nine-hole golf course.
Filled with dirt and paved walking paths, Andulka Park offers visitors lighted fields and courts for basketball, tennis, and baseball. The park features a playground area with a separate playground for small children.
76% 38 votes
Mission Inn Ave & Indian Hill Road, Riverside, CA 92501 MoreLess Info
Well-maintained by the city, the Carlson Dog Park is completely fenced in so that dogs can freely run off their leashes. There is a separate area for small dogs and several pieces of agility equipment for structured play.
94% 64 votes
900 University Ave., Riverside, CA MoreLess Info
A relaxing atmosphere and beautiful plant life await guests at the University of California Riverside Botanic Garden. The garden is 40 rolling acres of over 3,500 plant species and offers both self-guided tours and school tours.
85% 46 votes
900 University Ave, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 MoreLess Info
UCR Botanical Gardens is a 40 acre botanical garden featuring more than 3,500 plant species. The gardens are used as a learning tool for students from UCR and other nearby schools - and are suitable for those interested in bird watching.
A 200 acre water park with a splash pad, Rancho Jurupa Park also includes a rock climbing playground, miniature golf course with waterfalls, and disc golf course. Their lakes and trails provide opportunities for fishing, hiking and biking.