- Our list of the best things to do in Riverside, California, features the top 470 nearby activities — including 172 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Riverside, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 33 things to do within the city of Riverside, CA , followed by 437 popular activities in nearby cities, including Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Redlands, Perris, Chino Hills, Claremont, Chino, Upland, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Pomona, Norco, Corona, Yorba Linda, Yucaipa, Diamond Bar, Montclair, Menifee, La Verne, Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange, Rialto, Colton, Beaumont, Anaheim, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Joshua Tree, Placentia, Tustin, Hesperia, San Jacinto, Brea, San Dimas and Highland
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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
93% 278 votes
P.O. Box 6463, March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, CA 92518 MoreLess Info
Displaying over 70 aircraft and more than 30,000 individual artifacts, the March Field Air Museum focuses on March Field's pivotal role in the development of flight. The museum features items from as early as the 1920's.
92% 155 votes
4706 Mt Rubidoux Dr, Riverside, CA 92501 MoreLess Info
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.
94% 130 votes
Mount Rubidoux Drive, Riverside, CA 92501 MoreLess Info
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.
93% 57 votes
11631 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503 MoreLess Info
The Riverside Indoor Shooting Range is a facility that allows individuals to shoot their firearms in a modern indoor shooting location. Other services at the range include firearm and archery training, firearm rentals, and self-defense classes.
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.
89% 207 votes
3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 MoreLess Info
The Mission Inn Museum stands to preserve the culture and history of the Mission Inn, Riverside and the surrounding California communities. The museum highlights artifacts, photography and paintings from the areas artisans as well as a quaint gift shop.
89% 122 votes
3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501 MoreLess Info
Beautifully designed, the Fox Performing Arts Center is one of Riverside's most famed entertainment destinations. The center features an array of performances, including touring bands, local talent, musicals and theatre plays and more.
85% 228 votes
3035 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA MoreLess Info
Opened in 1964 with a single screen, the Van Buren Drive-In Theatre has become a favorited weekend destination for locals. Featuring the latest movies on multiple screens, the drive-in is a fun way to mix modern entertainment with a classic experience.
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.