Retire in Riverside

Activities and Culture

Learn about Riverside's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

What's better than living in the heart of one of California's most thriving cities? For avid golfers, Riverside's status as one of our top golf cities should be a huge draw (no pun intended). For those who love to spend time on the beach, some of the city's best beaches are a mere hour's drive away. Riverside offers a perfect combination of outdoor activities galore, accompanied by a thriving cultural scene for those looking for a night out on the town.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

2

Movie Theaters:

7

Casinos:

2

Public Libraries:

13

Malls:

4

Shooting Ranges:

2

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

6

Closest Beach:

Newport (47 miles away)

Closest Skiing:

Mountain High (47 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

10

Universities:

4

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Being in a city of around 300,000 people usually means that you don't have to look to far to find a great bite to eat. Riverside also has unique roots as the birthplace of the California citrus industry, so the farm to table culture has been imbedded in the city for decades. Riverside's Southern California location also means that locals and visitors alike can easily enjoy top notch Mexican food.

  • Restaurants

    2947
  • Bars

    87
  • Local Specialty

Culture

Culture Summary

Riverside's cultural offerings are certainly unique, starting with the California Citrus State Historic Park. Set in the middle of an orange grove, this small museum celebrates the city's close ties to the citrus industry. Riverside also boasts parks, botanical gardens, and a robust performing arts scene.

  • Total performing arts companies

    17
  • Museums

    10
  • Historical Sites

    6
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    1
  • Vineyards

    2

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