Riverside The Essential
This city is heralded as the birthplace of California's citrus industry. In 1873, a resident received two seeding orange trees from propagated in Brazil; the seedlings thrived in Riverside's fertile soil and mild climate. In 1907 the University of California dedicated its Citrus Experiment Station here and a branch campus in Riverside in 1954.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Riverside
Mission Inn and Mission Inn Museum
Mission Inn and Mission Inn Museum
Riverside's most celebrated landmark is
30 minutes
Heritage House
Heritage House
This beautifully preserved 1891
30 minutes
March Field Museum
March Field Museum
Opened in 1993 on the site of a 1918
60 minutes
UC Riverside Botanic Gardens
UC Riverside Botanic Gardens
Glimpses of the San Gabriel and San
30 minutes
Riverside Art Museum
Riverside Art Museum
Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan
60 minutes
UCR / California Museum of Photography
UCR / California Museum of Photography
Founded in 1973, this museum of