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Riverside Escape- Self Check In-Private Entrance
SUPERHOST
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Riverside Escape- Self Check In-Private EntranceStep into a beautiful and private suite made for two. Super comfy queen bed, kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker for your convenience. Efficient work space/desk if needed, 55 inch TV with Netflix and Amazon, lovely en suite bathroom, private entry with key pad... View of the garden from double French doors and beautiful deck to enjoy your morning coffee or just to soak in the outdoors anytime. Minutes from all downtown Riverside has to offer and so much more...

Citrus Garden Studios
Entire guest suite · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom

Citrus Garden StudiosDappled light and the scents of honeysuckle will greet you as you enter our gated property through the private entrance. Settle in with a movie, watch the stars from the garden, or head downtown to enjoy one of Riverside’s great restaurants. Start the morning with u-pick, fresh orange juice before your day begins - so many places to visit from this centralized location! Add an “extra” amenity - citrus cocktails at dusk, roasted marshmallow kit, or just enjoy the fire light. LGBTQ & BLM ally

Charming Modern Home w/ Pool/Firepit/Pinpong Table
Entire house · 10 guests · 6 beds · 2 bathrooms

Charming Modern Home w/ Pool/Firepit/Pinpong TableHello! We invite you to enjoy our modern and attractive open-concept home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Come and enjoy the California weather in the pool and patio. The home is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood with easy access to main freeways and just minutes away from UC Riverside and Downtown Riverside (2.7 miles approximately 10 min).

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Popular apartment amenities in Riverside

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool

Houses in Riverside

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Riverside
PARADISO RETREAT with VIEWS -private
  1. Private room
  2. Riverside
"Artsy French Suite" with Balcony in Historic Home
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Loma Linda
Large Private Room/Bath+Keyless 100% Private Entry
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Riverside
Tropical Retreat near Convention Center, Pool/Spa
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Corona
Heavenly Hideaway Apartment in the ❤ of Corona
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Ontario
scandinavian inspired home
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Riverside
💎 COZY HIDDEN GEM 💎
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Jurupa Valley
Cozy private suite
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Jurupa Valley
PRIVATE Nonsmoking Executive Suite
SUPERHOST
  1. Campervan/Motorhome
  2. Norco
The ‘Happy Glamper’ at Rainbow’s End
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Norco
Rainbow’s End Cottage (Private Entrance/Retreat)
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. Fontana
Charming 3 BR/2BA Pool/Hot Tub/BBQ Mountain View

Top-rated things to do in Riverside

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Welcome to Riverside

Orange Street, Lemon Street, Lime Street — the main thoroughfares in Riverside reveal the city’s significance to the state of California. Settled in 1870, Riverside sparked the Inland Empire’s most important industry after resident Eliza Tibbets planted two Brazilian navel orange trees and found them perfectly suited to the climate. Finding itself at the center of this second gold rush, Riverside became a magnet for wealth, and the elegant buildings of its historic downtown are a reflection of those heady days, not least of which is the Mission Inn, which has hosted several U.S. presidents and now houses an eclectic museum. With the Santa Ana River skirting the town’s western edge, and Mount Rubidoux Park offering panoramic views of the city, Riverside is surrounded by scenic beauty. And there’s plenty of wilderness to explore in the nearby nature reserves of Box Springs Mountain, Sycamore Canyon, and Lake Mathews.

How do I get around Riverside?

Riverside’s nearest international airport is Ontario International Airport (ONT), a 30-minute taxi ride from the center of town. Other options include John Wayne Orange County (SNA), which is 45 miles away, and Los Angeles International (LAX), 70 miles away. Getting to and around the wider city is easiest by car, especially if you want to go hiking on the outskirts. Buses do operate to and within the city, and downtown itself is very walkable. Taxis and rideshares are plentiful, and cycling is a popular option, particularly for exploring the Santa Ana River Trail.

When is the best time to book a Riverside vacation rental?

With 277 sunny days a year — and only 11 inches of annual rainfall — Riverside is an attractive year-round destination. That said, without coastal California’s ocean breezes, the climate can get particularly hot and dry in the high summer months of July and August. The most pleasant times of year can be in the spring and the fall, particularly if you’re planning on outdoorsy activities. A popular summer evening concert series runs on Wednesdays through June and July, while the annual Riverside Dickens Festival celebrates the work and life of the Victorian novelist every April. And if you come at the end of November, you can enjoy the Riverside Festival of Lights, which has been voted America’s Best Public Lights Display.

What are the top things to do in Riverside?

Fox Performing Arts Center

This 1,600-seat theater was built in 1929 and is famous for hosting some of Hollywood’s biggest screenings. The grand exterior, built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, stands proudly at the corner of Market Street and Mission Inn Avenue. Having undergone significant restoration in 2007, it is now the focal point of the town’s lively arts scene.

The World’s Largest Paper Cup

Possibly the oddest thing you’ll see in Riverside, this 68-foot concrete cup stands on Iowa Avenue next to the manufacturing plant that used to house the Lily Tulip Cup company.

California Citrus State Historic Park

Set on 400 acres south of town, this park is a great place to learn how citrus growing changed the Californian landscape geographically, economically, and politically. (Don’t miss fresh-cut samples of the famous fruit, too.) It’s also a prime spot for kicking back amid the vast shady groves of orange and lemon trees and having a picnic with views that stretch for miles. If you time your visit right, you can catch a show at the local drive-in movie theater, which is just a few blocks away.

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