Trip to Riverside
Top 5 things to do on a Riverside trip
- Visit Mount Rubidoux City Park
- Check out the UCR Botanical Gardens
- See the Riverside Art Museum
- Learn sweet history at the California Citrus State Historic Park
- Tour the University of California campus
If you’ve never been to Riverside, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Offering historic neighborhoods, outdoorsy excursions, and museums, there is plenty to explore in Riverside.
In addition, numerous tours can help you navigate Riverside and there are plenty of attractions, such as Mount Rubidoux City Park, the Riverside Art Museum or the California Citrus State Historic Park.
Throughout Riverside you’ll be able to marvel at its historic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Riverside trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Riverside
Our bus to Riverside takes you to Downtown Riverside Metrolink Station on 4066 Vine St.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Riverside.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Riverside trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of Riverside's public transportation via the Riverside Transit Agency.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Riverside
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Riverside is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a Riverside trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Riverside would be the Mission Inn or Hyatt Regency, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as Best Western, Comfort Inn, or Airbnb’s are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Riverside.
Nightlife in Riverside
Riverside’s nightlife is constantly growing and so especially lively, you’ll find it may be hard to stay in one place.
If you’re looking for a Riverside local bar, make sure to visit the Brickwood for a great environment.
Check out W. Wolfskill for a cocktail bar with several inventive drink creations and an intimate interior.
To catch a game and get an order of wings and a beer, check out Uptown Sports Bar and Grill.
Where to shop on your Riverside trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or the perfect souvenir, downtown Riverside will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of Riverside.
You'll find retailers and upscale shopping options when in the Downtown Pedastrial Mall.
Plenty of outlet shops can be found in the Galleria at Tyler.
In addition, you'll find plenty of urban shopping and restaurants downtown, and in Riverside Plaza.
Best free things to do in Riverside
- California Citrus State Historic Park
- Fairmount Park
- UCR Botanical Gardens
- Woodcrest Library
- Annual Dickens Festival
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Riverside trip.
Home to many lakes and parks, the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you.
Tour Riverside's famous California Citrus State Historic Park, visit the UCR Botanical Gardens, or traverse Fairmount Park.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Riverside by walking downtown and through Riverside Plaza, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Riverside
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a Riverside trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Riverside, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Riverside, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Riverside trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Riverside trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Riverside.
On your Riverside trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a Riverside trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.