In the valleys east and beyond Los Angeles lies California’s Inland Empire. From the 10,000 ft. peak of Mt. Baldy to the Big Bear Lake, this part of California is indeed majestic! Surrounded by the San Bernardino Mountain range, historic Riverside offers Victorian mansions on palm-lined street and lush citrus groves.
Discover the Riverside Art Museum, a multi-media museum housed in a historic landmark building. Well-known for its rotating contemporary art exhibits, you’ll enjoy a leisurely afternoon here. http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/
Insider Tip: California Citrus State Historic Park
This park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of citrus industry's role in the history and development of California. The park recaptures the time when "Citrus was King" in California, recognizing the importance of the citrus industry in southern California.
Bonus offer – Join a free guided "Tour and Taste" through the citrus groves where you can learn about California's historic citrus industry and sample fresh fruit off the tree. Tour and Tastes tours are generally available Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm when volunteer docents are available. Tours are first come first serve and tour space is limited. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=649