A City of Historical Beauty
If you happen to live anywhere in Southern California, or you’re visiting the state to explore the region, the beautiful city of Riverside is a nice town to visit. Riverside is a brimming town nestled in the Inland Empire, approximately 55 miles east of Los Angeles, 56 miles west of Palm Springs, and about an hour away from the mountain communities. It’s the most populous city in the county, and it’s home to the Mission Inn, the grandest Mission Revival Style building built in the country. It’s also the birthplace of the state of California’s citrus industry and the University of California, Riverside. Those that call this city their home enjoy year around good weather, ample supply of recreation, and a diversified economy. Whenever I travel to this Southern California, I love to drop by and take in the sights of the town because of its beautiful cityscape, which is comprised of an array of Mediterranean style structures and buildings. It’s easy to fall in love with its city vibe while you enjoy a tall latte. And yes, there are more than a handful of Starbucks located in town! The city and it’s environs offer so many places to go and see, all surrounded by a backdrop of natural beauty.
Shopping, Museums, and Gardens
If you’re like me and you love to shop, this town is home to four fabulous retail shopping centers including the city’s Main Street Pedestrian Mall and the extravagant Galleria and Tyler. There shoppers can enjoy browsing through a large, two-story shopping paradise which boasts of more than 180 department stores and specialty services, such as JCPenny, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Do you pride yourself as ‘foodie? If that’s the case, you’ll fall in love with it’s food court, which houses an ample variety of goodies including Charley’s Philly Steaks, Surf City Squeeze, Mongolian Grill, Cinnabon, and Mrs. Field’s Cookies. And just outside the mall, you can indulge in an array of mouth-watering eateries such as P.F. Chang’s, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brew, Panera Bread, and The Cheesecake Factory.
This pretty city also is home to a variety of art centers too, including town’s Metropolitan Museum, Fox Performing Arts Center, and the California Museum of Photography.The city’s university hosts the world-class sports complex. If you enjoy the outdoors, take in the sights of the breathtaking UCR Botanical Gardens. There you’ll find tranquil walking trails set on 40 acres, where you can delight in more than 3,500 stunning plants and flowers from around the world-and it’s free admission to all.
If you’re interested in some good family-friendly entertainment, make a visit to the city’s Castle Park, located minutes away from the CA-91 freeway. The fun-filled amusement park is set on 25 acres, with more than 30 exciting rides and attractions, Everyone can enjoy taking in a entertaining show, good eats, and shopping on site. If you’re a gamer enthusiast, you’ll love the park’s arcade center. There you can actively indulge in more than 200 thrilling video games. The amusement park also has four interesting 18-hole Miniature Golf courses. And Castle Park is great place for group parties and birthdays too. With it’s fabulous food and entertainment-you will never be bored! And no need to worry about cash! If you’re ever in need of fast cash or a quick loan, give Title Loans Express or Riverside Title Loans a call! We can help you out!