Riverside Tourism, California

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Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Riverside is the county seat of the eponymous county and named for its location beside the Santa Ana River. It is the most populous city in the Inland Empire as well as Riverside County, and is located approximately 60 miles (97 km) east of Los Angeles. It is also part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Riverside is the 59th most populous city in the United States and 12th most populous city in California. As of the 2010 Census, Riverside had a population of 303,871. Riverside was founded in the early 1870s and is the birthplace of the California citrus industry as well as home of the Mission Inn, the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States. It is also home to the Riverside National Cemetery. The University of California, Riverside, is located in the northeastern part of the city. The university also hosts the Riverside Sports Complex. Other attractions in Riverside include the Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, which houses exhibits and artifacts of local history, 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.

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Riverside is located in the Riverside County of the state of California and is a major educational hub in the area with schools, community colleges and state & private universities. Some of the major tourist attractions in Riverside are: Fox Performing Arts Centre, a theatre that screened the film Gone with the Wind for the first time in 1939; Riverside Metropolitan Museum Riverside Metropolitan Museum, a museum displaying the local history of the Riverside; the California Museum of Photography; The Riverside Metropolitan Museum; The California Citrus State Historic Park; The Original Naval Orange Tree; UCR Culver Centre for the Arts; Mount Rubidoux City Park, which serves as a beautiful vantage point to view the sunset.

 

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Facts and Stats for Riverside*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riverside

    Know the pollution level of Riverside before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Riverside: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Riverside for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Riverside.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.11 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.56 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.07 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.23 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.11 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.67 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 61.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.43 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.27 (Moderate)
  • Living in Riverside - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Riverside is 146.24 (High)

    • Safety Index 58.73 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 51.16 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 59.29 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.99 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 60.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.42 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 98.78 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Riverside

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Riverside

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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