Seniors Drop By Riverside

2642-riverside-californiaI worked out this AM and the fellow next to me said he was originally from Riverside, California, a city seniors will find in the Inland Empire metropolitan area.

Often referred to as the city of “Arts and Innovation” as well as “A New SIDE of Classic California,” senior visitors start off their visit to Downtown Riverside,  finding it to be busy and teeming with attractive businesses.

The population is over 300,000. Experience one of the top Southern California destinations with an incredible sports scene, high-quality dining, a unique assortment of activities and one of the state’s best convention centers.

 Seniors Catch The Riverside Airshow


TripAdvisor suggests seniors visit the March Field Air Museum followed up with the Mission Inn Museum. The Riverside Airshow is a one-day show that yearly attracts over 90,000 spectators to see the most exciting aerial performers in the air show business.

The University of California, Riverside hosts the Riverside Sports Complex. Other attractions in Riverside include the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the California Museum of Photography, the California Citrus State Historic Park, and the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree, the last of the two original navel orange trees in California.


There is a lot of history in and around Riverside and in the late 1700s and early 1800s, the area was inhabited by Cahuilla and the Serrano people. The Joshua Tree National Park is Riverside’s largest national park.

 Seniors Discover The Inland Empire

The metropolitan area comprising Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario and the  area is known as “The Inland Empire” because it was once separated from Los Angeles by a large rural expanse. Riverside lies 60 miles east of Los Angeles and the Pacific is about 35 miles to the southwest.


The Intelligent Community Forum named Riverside the world’s Intelligent Community of the Year 2012. The Forum, an independent think-tank, recognizes the intelligent community as the most compelling model of best practice in economic and community development worldwide.

Riverside is the regional center for arts, culture and entertainment in the Inland Empire. The Riverside Fox Theater, also known as the Fox Performing Arts Centre was built in 1929, and is a Spanish Colonial Revival style building in the heart of downtown Riverside.


Mount Rubidoux, a city park and landmark, was named after Louis Rubidoux, an early settler to the area.

In 1906 the cross at the top of Mount Rubidoux was dedicated to Father Junipero Serra, a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California.

Seniors, The Mount, overlooking Downtown Riverside, presents an awesome view. -jeb

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