Escape the routine and take a peaceful break amidst birds, bees,
blossoms and butterflies by visiting the UCR Botanic Gardens, 39
acres of flowers, trees, woods, and gardens. There are hiking trails.
beautiful spots for picnics, and perfect places just to sit and
meditate. A gentle pathway for wheelchair access winds through
the main features of the gardens. Twice a year, the Gardens hold
their very popular Plant Sale. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven
days a week. Admission and parking are free. (951) 787-4650.
Exhibits depicting the history of March Air Force Base, plus
53 vintage aircraft and memorabilia dating from World War I to
the present. The museum is open 10 am - 4pm daily (10-5 weekends
in Summer Months). Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Year's Day. Interstate 215 at Van Buren Boulevard. March Air Force
Base. (951) 697-6602.
Offers rides and attractions, four
18-hole miniature golf courses and a three-level video arcade.
Ride park 6-11 p.m. Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-8 p.m.
Sundays. Arcade and miniature golf open daily at 10 a.m. 3500 Polk
Street. (951) 785-4140
Historic ranch completely restored
to portray rural life. You will find cattle, sheep, chickens,
rabbits, a duck pond and goats. There are citrus groves, peach,
apricot and plum orchards, and a grape vineyard. Observe plowing
with horses and general farm life by those dressed in period
clothing. The Winery Museum and Gift Corner are open 10:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. on weekends. 4350 Briggs St.. (951) 369-6055
The Mission Inn which now fills an entire block began as the
Glenwood Cottages. a family run hotel. In 1876 the C.C. Miller
family began taking paying guests into their Riverside home. When
the first large construction, the Mission Wing, opened in 1903
the hotel was renamed Glenwood Mission Inn. 3649 Mission Inn Avenue.
Walk to the top of Riverside's most historic landform and site
of the nation's first outdoor interdenominational Easter Sunrise
Service in 1909. Overlooking the Downtown, from this vantage point
it's obvious there is lots to see and do here.