Riverside: The Heart of the Inland Empire
The California coast may get a lot of attention, but there's just as much to see and do when you head inland to the exciting city of Riverside. Born from the burgeoning citrus industry that transformed Southern California, Riverside has grown into a bustling city with a unique blend of history, art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Home to everything from the nationally-known Festival of Lights (a five-week holiday spectacular) to the
Riverside Dickens Festival
(billed as "the most celebrated event in the Inland Empire"), you'll find a different sort of California experience here -- and that's a great thing!