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THE GUIDE Riverside ANNUAL VISITOR GUIDE OF THE GREATER RIVERSIDE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

ENTERTAINMENT IN RIVERSIDE The Best of Broadway and Nightlife for Every Taste

SPORTS AND HEALTHY LIVING Home to World-Class Aquatics and Inviting Outdoor Trails

THE HISTORIC MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA One of th

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VISITING IN RIVERSIDE

The 8th Coolest City in America, With a Vibrant Downtown

SUGGESTED EXCURSIONS

Something Fun for Everyone


MARRIOTT RIVERSIDE...THE CONVENTION CENTER HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

We are the Convention Center Headquarters hotel. Enjoy the convenience of being in the heart of downtown Riverside and the luxury of staying at a full service property. Whether you are planning an event or a business or personal visit, the Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center offers everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay with personable service that exceeds your expectations. • • • • • • • •

292 smoke-free guest rooms, including 24 suites and three concierge levels 14,000 sqf indoor/outdoor meeting space Within walking distance of Riverside’s downtown attractions Mobile Check-in & Check-out High-Speed Internet & Premium Cable Channels Business Center Fitness Center Casual Contemporary Cuisine at the C3 Restaurant and Lounge

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Heated Outdoor Pool Room Service Full Buffet Breakfast Onsite Covered Parking Tech-enabled meeting and event space Marriott Certified Wedding Planner and Certified Meeting Planner on staff Meeting Services App Owned & Professionally Managed Marriott Riverside at by Pinnacle Hotels USA the Convention Center

We strive to make every event and every guest’s stay unforgettable and effortless. Stay with us. We promise to host you brilliantly!

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The Riverside Convention Center Culinary Artistry and Innovation

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CONTENTS Visitor’s Guide of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

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18 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

22 SUGGESTED EXCURSIONS

30 HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS

With palm-lined streets silhouetted by its sunrises and sunsets – bookended warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights – and offering some of the state’s most historic architecture, Riverside is truly classic California.

Find upcoming concerts, festivals, and events happening in Riverside.

Help plan your stay with an itinerary for every style. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or prefer museum culture, looking for family fun or living up the nightlife with friends, find out all you can do in Riverside.

Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, Riverside offers a variety of options to accommodate your traveling needs. From high-end luxury to business-driven to budgetfriendly, cozy comfort to chic contemporary suites, guests have many options when visiting or meeting in Riverside.

10 ACTIVE IN RIVERSIDE From the famed Riverside International Raceway of the past to today’s first-rate sports venues like the Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College, Riverside’s outdoor settings have always been the ideal backdrop for exciting competitive sports and fun physical activities.

16 ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE Downtown Riverside is filled with nightlife of every flavor. Pub Crawls, nightclubs, stand-up comedy, nationally renowned musicians and bands, and the best of Broadway. Even one of the nation’s last classic Drive-In movie theaters can be found in Riverside!

20 ARTS & CULTURE Riverside overflows with rich culture, impressive architecture, and diverse activities. Explore dozens of national and city landmarks, discover the city’s many acclaimed art galleries and museums, or enjoy one of Riverside’s many annual cultural festivals.

21 RECREATION The epicenter of walking, hiking, and biking in Southern California, outdoor enthusiasts visiting Riverside like nothing more than hiking up downtown Riverside’s beautiful Mount Rubidoux, through 1,000 acre Sycamore Canyon Park, or biking along one of America’s most beautiful streets, Victoria Avenue.

24 SHOPPING Riverside offers two major shopping malls, Riverside Plaza and the Galleria at Tyler. There is something for everyone – antique stores, farmer’s markets, an abundance of stores at Riverside Plaza and the Galleria, and boutiques. You will be sure to find just what you are looking for in Riverside.

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26 DINING Dig into Riverside’s smorgasbord of foods and restaurants. Tickle your taste buds with the eclectic cultural dishes that can easily be found in the city. Satisfy every taste amidst the unique culture of Riverside. From hip and trendy to upscale and swanky, the culinary arts are an important part of Riverside’s flavor.

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VISIT With palm-lined streets silhouetted by its sunrises and sunsets – bookended warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights – and offering some of the state’s most historic architecture, Riverside is truly classic California.

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Bella Trattoria at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa PHOTO COURTESY: ERIC REED/RIVERSIDE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Now with a buzzing downtown with trendy coffee shops, restaurants, bars, retail stores, museums, a stunning stateof-the-art convention center, and some of the nation’s best entertainment offered at the historic Fox Theater, Riverside is taking its rightful place as one of

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California’s premier destinations for visitors and conventions. It’s no wonder that Forbes ranked Riverside as America’s 8th Coolest City! Welcome to Riverside: The new ‘side of classic California! The sixth largest city in Southern

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California, Riverside offers something compelling for every person looking for a special experience. Culinary hearts will love Downtown Riverside’s rich variety of restaurants, including the popular Simple Simon’s sandwich shop, the always hoppin’ Heroes Restaurant & Brewery, the throwback ProAbition Whiskey Lounge, the sizzlin’ Mezcal Cantina, the gastro-delicious Salted Pig, Cabin Sushi, DDogs famous hot dogs, and a long-time Riverside favorite, Mario’s Ristorante. Only a short drive from Downtown, visitors enjoy national favorites such as the Yard House, The Cheesecake Factory, and Famous Dave’s BBQ, California Pizza Kitchen, and PF Chang’s China Bistro. Shoppers flock to Downtown Riverside’s eclectic mix of retail, including classic antique shops, boutique bookstores, and coffee shops throughout. Residents and visitors alike enjoy walking Downtown’s unique pedestrian mall, Main Street Riverside, and purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables every Saturday at the Riverside Downtown Farmers Market. Riverside Plaza or the Galleria at Tyler is where visitors and residents alike spend hours at stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Hollister, Forever 21,


Outdoor Ice-Skating Rink during The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s Festival of Lights

The sixth largest city in Southern California, Riverside offers something compelling for every person looking for a special experience.

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We call them stars because their expertise, knowledge and wisdom helps light the path to good health. To take care of yourself, to prevent problems or properly treat a condition, you need the advice and care of a good physician. Riverside Physician Network can be your connection to many of the best board certified primary care doctors and specialists serving the Greater Riverside area. During Medicare Open Enrollment periods we offer free presentations so patients who are, or are about to turn 65, can get a better understanding of their options. For the right doctor, the right specialist, the right care, right in your own backyard, call us or visit our website today.

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American Eagle, Nordstrom Rack, and Aeropostale, or take-in movies at AMC IMAX or Regal Cinemas. Outdoor enthusiasts love hiking California’s only mountain within a historic urban environment: The famed Mount Rubidoux, home of the nation’s first outdoor Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, was once hiked by Booker T. Washington and features the iconic International Peace Tower. But nothing in California says history like Riverside’s own national landmark The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, which has served as a getaway for U.S. presidents, international dignitaries, and Hollywood’s elite for years. The AAA Four Diamond, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa was also recently honored by USA Today’s 10BEST.Com readers as one of the Nation’s Best Historic Hotels. With four award-winning restaurants, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa continues to attract national travelers seeking a unique and memorable destination location – or a spa experience at the hotel’s Kelly’s Spa, recently ranked No. 10 in Conde


Fairmount Park PHOTO COURTESY: STEVE JACOBS/ CITY OF RIVERSIDE

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Nast Travelers’ Top 50 Hotel Spas in the United States. Festival lovers flock to Riverside every year for the nationallyrecognized Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights, recently voted by USA Today as America’s #1 Holiday Outdoor Public Lights Display, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from late November to early January. Riverside’s annual Dickens Festival is a unique throwback to a different century, attracting thousands of history buffs every February. Alive with youth and vigor, Riverside is the home to four major higher education institutions, boasting over 50,000 college students. It is no wonder that Forbes has ranked Riverside the #6 Happiest City for Young Professionals, and the nation’s #1 Millennial Boomtown. Enjoy your visit to southern California’s city of distinction, Riverside, where art and culture intersects with vibrancy and life, a new side of Classic California!

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ACTI From the famed Riverside International Raceway of the past to today’s first-rate sports venues like the Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College, Riverside’s outdoor settings have always been the ideal backdrop for exciting competitive sports and fun physical activities. Riverside’s four colleges and universities also boast competitive athletics programs where residents can cheer on local collegiate athletes as they play (and win) against the best schools from across the country. So whether you are taking to the fields or cheering from the stands, Riverside has it all for the athlete, the spectator, and the sports enthusiast.

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Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College PHOTO COURTESY: ERIC REED/RIVERSIDE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

SWIMMING The state-of-the-art Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College has quickly established itself as a world-class training and competition facility for swimming and diving. In the short time since its opening, the Riverside Sports Commission has worked in partnership with USA Water Polo to host such major events as the FINA Intercontinental Women’s Water Polo World Qualification Tournament and UANA Junior Pan American Championships. After having been selected as the Elite Developmental Training Center for United States Synchronized Swimming, Riverside was able to attract the UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships. As a world-class venue located in the heart of Southern California and featuring the region’s first 65-meter, alldeep competition pool, the Complex offers many exciting opportunities. Two 3-meter and two 1-meter springboards flank a dive tower equipped with 3, 5, 7.5, and 10 meter platforms, an important attraction for prestigious USA Diving and AAU Diving events. Visitors come from far and wide to see the next generation of potential Olympic athletes begin their aquatics careers in Riverside. RUNNING, HIKING, CLIMBING, AND CYCLING In Riverside, even the natural terrain and scenery provide amazing

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opportunities to get outside and stay healthy. The miles of trails tucked behind the rolling hills and brush of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park and Box Springs Mountain Reserve stand ready to be explored for hiking, mountain biking and running. The shaded and scenic 10-mile walking trail along Victoria Avenue, one of Riverside’s historic treasures, offers runners and cyclists the opportunity to indulge in the smell of seasonal orange blossoms and fresh citrus. Runners, hikers, climbers, and cyclists looking for a vertical challenge know to head to the 3-mile loop at Mount Rubidoux where there are plenty of paved and dirt trails to explore and a brilliant view of Downtown Riverside at dawn and again at dusk. Runners and cyclists that seek the challenge of competition, or just besting their own personal records, can take advantage of the many running, cycling, and triathlon events offered in Riverside. Residents and visitors alike can complete the Run Riverside Challenge by joining hundreds of others to compete in the Mission Inn Run, the Citrus Heritage Run, and the Hometown Heroes Honor Run in a single season. Cyclists can explore the entire city by participating in the Riverside Citrus Classic, a fun bike ride that consists of 100, 50, 28, 7-mile trail and road courses. There are a multitude of opportunities for children

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to ride the many bike paths, bike trails and scenic highways in and around Riverside. The city has it all for the beginning rider to the half marathon runner and everyone in between. MOTORSPORTS Caption Riverside has always been synonymous with speed from the days when the legendary pits of Riverside International Raceway played host to the fastest drivers from the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and Formula 1. Although the original raceway is no more, Riverside continues the high octane tradition of its past as a hub of motorsports in Inland Southern California, including the Auto Club Speedway where NASCAR, INDYCAR, and NHRA drivers heat up the road. Visitors looking for their own exciting experience can head to Adams Motorsports Park where they can jump into an open-wheeled kart and race against friends and family. The last person to cross the finish line buys dinner that night in Downtown Riverside! For even more thrills, the nights heat up as local drivers take their highly-tuned cars around the track in drift and time attack challenges. COLLEGE ATHLETICS More than just the first parent navel orange tree, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, and Mt. Rubidoux, Riverside is also home to the fearsome Tigers of Riverside


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AT SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH, THE FIRST MASTER PLAN TO RISE IN THE GREATER RIVERSIDE AREA IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS, THE COMMUNITY IS THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT ITS CORE.

With 251 acres of open space, including a six-acre community park, hiking trails, biking, running, and a six-mile-long pedestrian trail, Spring Mountain Ranch puts quality of outdoor living at the forefront. Spanning across nearly 785 acres and slated for 1,410 single-family homes, this new master-planned community by iStar Residential has been designed to accommodate residents’ active lifestyles. That’s because those relocating to Riverside are often seeking something beyond a growing, engaged community — they’re also drawn to more room to live. Spring Mountain Ranch addresses this

desire for wide-open space and city convenience by being situated ten minutes from downtown Riverside, a city gaining national attention for its amenities and services. Forbes recently ranked Riverside as one of the top 10 hippest places to live, with the city’s indices ranking high in the cool-factor. Arts and culture abounds, thanks to major universities and a built-out downtown region, while diversity, recreation and local eats all out-weigh the competition. This combined with the aforementioned local access to jobs and outdoor space give buyers at Spring Mountain Ranch the opportunity to live in a community that artistically bridges city and country living. To achieve this balance, Spring Mountain Ranch will couple with only the strongest builders; this is why iStar Residential selected KB Home to deliver the first phase of homes at the community. KB Home has opened for sale at Presidio Point and Mission Gate, which offer new homes with a variety of open space floor plans and designs to appeal to a wide range of homebuyer needs across two neighborhoods. With prices starting from the mid $300s, homes in these

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Riverside City College Tigers Football Team

City College (RCC), the majestic Golden Eagles of La Sierra University, the valiant NCAA Division II Lancers of California Baptist University (CBU), and the proud NCAA Division I Highlanders of the University of California, Riverside (UCR). From all four schools, hundreds of young men and women studentathletes compete in basketball, track and field, soccer, baseball, softball, football, swimming, and other high-energy sports. These student-athletes have a history of success against highly-ranked collegiate programs across the country. Since 2010, RCC’s football team has amassed a 50-7 record and the Tigers have won several California State Community College Championships in men’s track and field, baseball, women’s water polo, and men’s basketball. La Sierra University’s women’s basketball team has become an emerging powerhouse in the NAIA Cal Pac Conference and is in good position to compete for future conference championships. Not to be outdone, CBU’s Lancer baseball team has won five conference championships, two NCCAA World Series championships, and an NAIA National Championship Opening Round title. Across town, UCR’s women’s basketball team has won two Big West Conference championships and made several postseason trips to NCAA and WNIT tournaments.

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COLLEGIATE ACTIVITIES CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (951) 689-5771 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO (909) 537-3708 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY (951) 785-2000 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (951) 222-8000 4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE (951) 827-1012 900 University Ave, Riverside

YOUTH SPORTS Nearly any day of the week, visitors heading to the Ab Brown Sports Complex in Riverside are likely to find hundreds of young athletes launching soccer balls across 56 acres of fields as their families cheer them on from the sidelines. For many families in Riverside, American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) Region 47 is more than just a soccer organization, it is a community, a lifestyle, a family, an adventure, a learning experience, a place to make memories, and a season of exciting and busy weekends, all wrapped up in color-coordinated

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jerseys and cleats. As one of AYSO’s ten largest regions nationally, over 3,000 Riverside children race up and down these soccer fields each year. In 2014, Riverside hosted the AYSO National Games, a World Cup-style tournament drawing more than 7,000 players from over 500 teams for one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the nation. PARKS Riverside’s vast network of parks has never looked more inviting. Andulka, Orange Terrace, Shamel, Arlington Heights Sports Park, and others provide plenty of space and top-notch facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball. Inside the beautiful and serene Fairmount Park sits a newlyremodeled nine-hole golf course well-suited for the experienced golfer or anyone new to the game. Truly a community park, guests enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lake, feeding the ducks or fishing and attending lively outdoor summer concerts. Whether it is one of the community’s many youth and adult leagues or a group of friends simply looking for a way to enjoy a sunny day, Riverside has the beautiful scenery, the open courts, and the green fields for any of your favorite sports and activities.


The Riverside Convention Center The Art of True Hospitality

HOST YOUR MEETING OR EVENT IN AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE Nestled amidst the splendid Spanish Revival architecture of downtown Riverside, the Riverside Convention Center is just steps away from the lively and walkable Main Street and a host of historic spots. After a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion, it shares the nostalgic charm of its surroundings with a Spanish Mission design featuring arches, a dramatic tower entrance, a wide luxurious stairway and an elegant sprawling open-air plaza.

EXPERIENCE A NEW ‘SIDE OF RIVERSIDE The Center is almost entirely new – a leading edge facility that is perfectly suited for a wide range of meetings and events. Inside there’s 65,000 square feet of event space, upper and lower concourses, with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, free Wi-Fi, and high tech security. The main exhibit hall has been expanded; there are 22 meeting rooms, and the Center can accommodate groups from 10 to 3,000.

ENJOY INCOMPARABLE HOSPITALITY Guests enjoy the Center’s innovative and artistic culinary program directed by Executive Chef Brad Martin, contestant under the mentorship of Anthony Bourdain on ABC’s “The Taste.” Managers, planners and staff work collaboratively with clients with a singular objective in mind - to treat clients as if they were guests in their home. Visit the new Riverside Convention Center....experience the epitome of hospitality and the new ’side of Riverside.

HEAR WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING! ~ “One word - OUTSTANDING - it best describes the hospitality you extended last week at the two-day event.” Richard J. Williams Meeting Planner/Hospitality CEO ~ “I enjoy working with your team. They are wonderful and make my job so much easier when it comes to my event planning. We are on calendar to host our employee party again there this year. We loved the venue.” Cherie Russell, Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Riverside Community Hospital

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ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE D owntown Riverside is filled with nightlife of every flavor. Pub Crawls, nightclubs, stand-up comedy, nationally renowned musicians and bands, and the best of Broadway. Even one of the nation’s last classic Drive-In movie theaters can be found in Riverside! Take a walk in Downtown Riverside to find the region’s top restaurants and bars aplenty to keep new people captivated. Spend the evening watching sports, while eating an awesome burger or some of the best Mexican dishes in Southern California. Live entertainment can easily be found throughout Riverside’s bars and nightclubs. Dance in the aisles to some of hottest bands at the Fox Theater and Riverside Municipal Auditorium.

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The Fox Theater For a full list of shows, visit www.RiversideLive.com Some of the nation’s best entertainment performs regularly at Riverside’s famous Fox Theater for the Performing Arts, located in the heart of Downtown Riverside. Since its recent multi-million dollar re-model, the Fox has hosted Jason Mraz, Jerry Seinfeld, and several renowned Broadway shows. The Box For a full list of shows, visit www.TheBoxRiverside.com The theater space known as The Box was built as part of the Fox Entertainment Plaza to produce and promote local performing arts groups in the City of Arts and Innovation, and present traveling professional performances. The Box brings state of the art technology to the local community. The Riverside Municipal Auditorium (RMA) For a full list of shows, visit www.RiversideLive.com The Riverside Municipal Auditorium (RMA) has been enhanced and upgraded through a $10 million renovation by the City of Riverside in recent years and continues to serve the community as a meeting, special event, and live performance venue. The RMA is situated in the heart of Riverside’s downtown district within walking distance of many of the city’s prominent attractions.

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ENTERTAINMENT

FOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER LIVE NATION (951)779-9804 3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside GOURMET DETECTIVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE (949)423-5311 3663 Main St, Riverside RIVERSIDE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (951)313-0101 2900 Adams St #B4, Riverside RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY PLAYERS (951)369-1200 4026 14th St, Riverside RIVERSIDE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM LIVE NATION (951)779-9804 3485 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside THE BOX - FOX ENTERTAINMENT PLAZA (951)826-2427 3635 Market St, Riverside

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REGAL CINEMAS RIVERSIDE PLAZA 16 (844)462-7342 3535 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside REGENCY UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 10 (951)784-4342 1201 University Ave, Riverside VAN BUREN DRIVE-IN THEATRE (951)688-2360 3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside

NIGHTLIFE

54° AT DUANE’S (951)684-7755 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside LAKE ALICE TRADING COMPANY SALOON & EATERY (951)686-7343 3616 University Ave, Riverside THE MENAGERIE (951)788-8000 3581 University Ave, Riverside MEZCAL CANTINA Y COCINA (951)888-2240 3737 Main St #100, Riverside MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE (951)682-4427 3630 University Ave, Riverside

MORONGO CASINO RESORT AND SPA (951)755-5340 49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon

PIXELS (951)683-7957 3535 University Ave, Riverside

PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO (951)770-2749 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula

PRESIDENTIAL LOUNGE OF THE MISSION INN (951)784-0300 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO (800)359-2464 777 San Manuel Blvd, Highland

PROABITION - WHISKEY LOUNGE & KITCHEN (951)222-2110 3601 University Ave, Riverside

TROPICANA HOTEL & CASINO LAUGHLIN (888)888-8695 2121 South Casino Dr, Laughlin

SEVILLA OF RIVERSIDE (951)778-0611 3252 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

MOVIE THEATERS

AMC TYLER GALLERIA 16 (951)359-3477 3775 Tyler Ave, Riverside GALAXY THEATRES MISSION GROVE CINEMA (951)780-4379 121 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside

Now playing in downtown Riverside! Come laugh, witness a crime, and help solve a mystery. Your waiters, cocktail servers... even the piano player will be suspect! Step back in time • Shows every Saturday and select Fridays • Vintage theater sets and costuming • Award winning entertainment • Three-course dinner served by the suspects • Live period music The Gourmet Detective has been a professional in the food and murder business since 1990. What makes us unique is our emphasis on the patron’s overall experience. Our murder mystery characters interact and, “play” with interested audience members during the show while serving up an elegant dinner as the mystery unfolds. Once inside the club dining atmosphere, sit back and enjoy a visual feast of authentic costuming, sets and live period music. Our professionally scripted, audience participation mysteries have earned both awards and rave reviews: “There is dinner theater, and then there is The Gourmet Detective which belongs in a class by itself.” – Christopher Trela, OC Metro “The Gourmet Detective cooks up a winner. Impressive......memorable... nostalgic. – Orange Coast Daily Pilot Selected “Best of the West...Best Mystery Dinner Theater” – Sunset Magazine

THOMPSON BREWING COMPANY (951)966-1192 9860 Indiana Ave #19, Riverside

“A feast for connoisseurs of mystery” – Tom Titus, Daily Pilot

VIP NIGHTCLUB & RESTAURANT (951)784-2370 3673 Merrill Ave, Riverside

“Raves...Best Dinner Theater” – Orange Coast Magazine

W. WOLFSKILL (951)374-1174 4281 Main St, Riverside

“Laughs from beginning to end” – John Crist, LA Times

WORTHINGTON’S TAVERN (951)779-9169 3587 University Ave, Riverside

Selected “Best of Nightlife” – OC Magazine (866) 992-5424 www.gourmetdetective.com

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EVENTS riverside

CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN RIVERSIDE

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visit crballet.com/ site/events or call 951-787-7850.

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seven mile rides and kid’s bike rides. It begins and ends at the Riverside Plaza and includes bike paths, bike trails, and scenic highways in and around Riverside. For more information, call 951-826-5311. GHOST WALK RIVERSIDE MAIN STREET RIVERSIDE OCTOBER 23 – 24

SEPTEMBER RIVERSIDE MARIACHI FESTIVAL FAIRMOUNT PARK SEPTEMBER 18 – 19 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate Hispanic culture and Mariachi music at the festival that features competitions for mariachi and ballet folkloric groups from all over Southern California. Enjoy delicious food, shop among the vendors and take in the community art displays. For more information, visit www. riversideca.gov or call 951-826-2000.

The California Riverside Ballet continues the tradition of sharing the art of storytelling at the Ghost Walk. This family event features live entertainment, a kid’s carnival, souvenir stands, food vendors and a tombstone trolley. For more information,

RIVERSIDE CITRUS CLASSIC BIKE RIDE OCTOBER 11 6:30 AM

The Riverside Citrus Classic is a fun bike ride that consists of 100, 50, 28, and

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The holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day honor deceased loved ones through altars displaying their favorite foods, drinks, personal belongings, flowers, candles, and incense. The rituals have been practiced by Mexican Natives for thousands of years. For more information, visit www. riversideca.gov or call 951-826-5273. MISSION INN RUN MARKET STREET NOVEMBER 8

In its 38th year, this annual event is great fun for the whole family. Experience a chance to exercise together and see the historic parks, sites and neighborhoods of Riverside, making a picturesque event for runners and spectators alike. For more information, visit www.missioninn run.com or call 951-781-8241.

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23RDANNUALMISSION INN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & DOWNTOWN SKATING RINK NOVEMBER 27 – JANUARY 2

Begin the holiday season at the City of Riverside’s signature event, The Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights “Switch-On Ceremony” presented by Duane and Kelly Roberts, owners of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. The event features The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa illuminated with more than 400 million twinkling lights and on the first night includes a spectacular firework show. The Festival offers five weeks of holiday merriment in Downtown Riverside including holiday themed vendors, family-friendly live entertainment, and of course, Santa Claus. The magic continues for festival-goers as they glide under the stars on an outside ice skating rink. For more information, visit www.missioninn. com/festival-of-lights or call 951- 826-5311.

DECEMBER CALIFORNIA’S RIVERSIDE BALLET THE NUTCRACKER

Follow a young girl through the land of sweets as she encounters toy soldiers, rats and sugar plum fairies. This full-length ballet is a timehonored tradition in Riverside. For more information, visit: www. riversideballetarts.net/ riverside-nutcracker or call 951-653-0220.


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LUNAR FEST MAIN STREET RIVERSIDE JANUARY 30

Visitors will be transported to the magnificent Ancient Orient, beginning with a spectacular Parade of Nations followed by Opening Ceremonies. enjoy the festivities of traditional Asian Music, Taiko Drums, dance performances, art displays, and day-long exhibitions of Martial Arts, Anime Cosplayers, and a range of thrilling Asian themed demonstrations. For more information, visit www.lunarfest riverside.com.

CITRUS HERITAGE RUN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS SPORTS PARK JANUARY 9

The 6th Citrus Heritage Run has a 5K and a Half Marathon going through the Citrus State Historic Park and through the orange grove areas of Riverside. The course has uphills and downhills and is very scenic. The race is held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.riversideroad runners.com. 23RD ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK-A-THON 2008 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD STRATTON COMMUNITY CENTER JANUARY 18

The 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Walk-A-

Thon will begin at Stratton Community Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $10 per person. The walk will end at Riverside City College Digital Library located at 4800 Magnolia Ave. and will feature entertainment from 11:30 AM - 3 PM. The MLK Walk-A-Thon is a 3.5 mile walk. Day of event on-site registration is accepted. For more information, call 951-687-4292

FEBRUARY ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY PARADE & EXPO FEBRUARY 13 10:00 AM

The Black Heritage Committee and other dedication organizations present the 36th Annual Parade and Expo. The Parade begins at 10:00 AM from Terracina & Magnolia Ave (RCC), proceeds down Market St. and ends at 13th & Main in front of the Old Court House. The Expo also starts at 10:00 AM on the Main St. Mall next to City Hall. For more information, visit www. Blackhistorycommittee. org or call 951-682-4782. RIVERSIDE DICKENS FESTIVAL HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE FEBRUARY 27 – 28

Join Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria for the many entertaining activities like Pub Night, afternoon teas, and Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball. There will be plenty of costumed characters, street entertainers, and food vendors and, of course, Oliver’s Alley for the children. For information, visit www. dickensfest.com or call 951-781-3168.

information, visit www.riversideabp. com or call 951-509-1100. ANNUAL WEST COAST THUNDER MEMORIAL DAY BIKE RIDE

MARCH RIVERSIDE AIRSHOW RIVERSIDE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

With more than 200 acres of aircraft displays, fun for the kids, food and refreshments, helicopter displays, and community groups exhibits, your family will be thrilled to be a part of this very unique entertainment opportunity. Admission is FREE! For more information, visit www.riversideca. gov/airshow or call 951-351-6113.

APRIL RIVERSIDE TAMALE FESTIVAL WHITE PARK APRIL 16

Riverside’s signature Tamale Festival – a celebration of family, food, music and art in an effort to restore and revitalize the Trujillo Adobe and La Placita de los Trujillos. For more information, visit: www. riversidetamalefestival. weebly.com or call 951235-3586. 11TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE DOWNTOWN RIVERSIDE APRIL 16

The whole family is invited to come show support of the local veterans, featuring wings from March Air Reserve Base, community based organizations along with several other participants. For more information, visit www. asalutetoveterans.com or call 951-687-1175.

STARTS AT RIVERSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MAY 23 STAGING BEGINS AT 4:00 AM RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REGENCY UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 10

Riverside’s International Film Festival is a prominent venue for top quality international cinema, showing films from around the world, including world premieres, features, shorts and documentaries. For more information, visit: www. riversidefilm.org or call 951-826-5311.

MAY 109TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA & PARADE VILLEGAS PARK

You are invited to attend the 109th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration. This two day event is free to the public. Come out and enjoy bands, performers, and different kinds of activities. For more information, call 951-788-3471. ANNUAL RIVERSIDE CHILI COOK-OFF CAR/CYCLE SHOW MAGNOLIA AVE/VAN BUREN AVE MAY 28 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Arlington Business Partnership hosts an annual Chili Cook-off Contest and a Car/Cycle Show. It’s a great day of family fun with food and refreshments. Plan to visit the craft fair and enjoy the entertainment. Awards are presented to the top Chili Cook-Off contestant and Best of the Car/Cycle Show. For

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The Memorial Day parade will depart from the Riverside Harley-Davidson dealership for the Riverside National Cemetery, City of Moreno Valley, and Soboba Casino at precisely 9:11 AM. Participants will enjoy live entertainment, food and product vendors and official event ceremonies. For information, visit www.westcoastthunder. com.

JUNE RHYTHM OF RIVERSIDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES FAIRMOUNT PARK WEDNESDAYS (JUNE – AUG) 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Every summer, the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department host a free concert series featuring all types of music including Latin/Salsa, Classic Rock, Disco, Motown, and Country. For information, visit www.riversideca.gov or call 951-826-2000.

JULY 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AERIAL SHOW MOUNT RUBIDOUX AND LA SIERRA PARK FIREWORKS BEGIN 9:00 PM

Enjoy beautiful fireworks in sync with Kola 99.9. Admission is free. Spectators are not allowed on Mt. Rubidoux or in the park, but can view the fireworks on surrounding streets. For more information, call 951-826-2000.

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Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts PHOTO COURTESY: STEVE JACOBS/ CITY OF RIVERSIDE

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iverside overflows with rich culture, impressive architecture, and diverse activities. Explore dozens of national and city landmarks, discover the city’s many acclaimed art galleries and museums, or enjoy one of Riverside’s many annual cultural festivals, including the awe-inspiring Lunar Fest, the incomparable Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s Festival of Lights, the Riverside International Film Festival, and the Riverside Mariachi Festival. While walking down pedestrian-friendly Main Street Riverside, enjoy monuments of cultural icons such as Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, and Riverside’s own Eliza Tibbetts, who brought the orange industry to the United States, starting right here in Riverside. Or travel up Van Buren Boulevard to the California State Citrus Historic Park, and buy fresh citrus at the classic Gless Ranch fruit stand. You can also visit March Field Air Museum and tour over 60 classic airplanes, including the famous SR-71 Blackbird, which broke the world speed record.

ARTS & CULTURE

RIVERSIDE COUNTY PHILHARMONIC (951)787-0251 3700 Sixth St #201, Riverside

CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE BALLET (951)787-7850 3700 6th St #202, Riverside

RIVERSIDE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM LIVE NATION (951)779-9804 3485 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

FOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER LIVE NATION (951)779-9804 3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

UCR BARBARA AND ART CULVER CENTER OF THE ARTS (951)827-3755 3834 Main St, Riverside

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY PLAYERS (951)369-1200 4026 14th St, Riverside

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CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL LIBERTIES (951)222-8846 3855 Market St, Riverside MARCH FIELD MUSEUM (951)902-5949 22550 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside MISSION INN FOUNDATION & MUSEUM (951)781-8241 3696 Main St, Riverside RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM (951)684-7111 3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM (951)684-0860 815 Marlborough Ave #200, Riverside RIVERSIDE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM (951)826-5273 3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside UCR/CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY (951)827-4787 3824 Main St, Riverside


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CALIFORNIA CITRUS STATE HISTORIC PARK (951)780-6222 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside CANYON CREST COUNTRY CLUB (951)274-7900 975 Country Club Dr, Riverside FAIRMOUNT PARK 2601 Farmount Blvd, Riverside GLO MINI GOLF (888)896-8419 1265 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside HANGAR 18 (951)742-8479 2111 Iowa Ave, Riverside HANGAR TRAMPOLINE PARK (858)888-2616 12125 Day St #A201, Riverside JURUPA HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (951) 685-7214 6161 Moraga Ave, Riverside MT. RUBIDOUX HIKING TRAIL Mount Rubidoux Dr, Riverside RIVERSIDE AQUATICS COMPLEX AT RCC (951)222-4700 4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside

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SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK (951)643-0517 4031 Flat Rock Rd, Riverside

he epicenter of walking, hiking, and biking in Southern California, outdoor enthusiasts visiting Riverside like nothing more than hiking up downtown Riverside’s beautiful Mount Rubidoux, through 1,000 acre Sycamore Canyon Park, or biking along one of America’s most beautiful streets, Victoria Avenue.

Golfers enjoy the several challenging and scenic golf courses located within the city. The Victoria Club is located in the center of Riverside and is one of the oldest clubs in Southern California. They can also visit several of Riverside’s finest courses at Indian Hills Golf Club, Jurupa Hills Country Club, or Canyon Crest Country Club, or take a drive to award-winning Oak Quarry Golf Club near Riverside, and General Archie Old Golf Course located near March Air Reserve Base. Castle Park, located near the Galleria at Tyler, remains one the greatest small amusement parks in Southern California and one of the top miniature golf courses in the state! Indoor thrill seekers attack indoor climbing walls at Riverside’s Hangar 18

Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, or fly at Sky Zone Sports, America’s first indoor trampoline park.

TOURS OF THE TOWN (951) 682-3881 2152 Archdale St, Riverside

DAY SPAS

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU DAY SPA (951)680-9461 3772 Arlington Ave #1, Riverside

ACTIVITIES

KAREN ALLEN SALON & SPA - RIVERSIDE PLAZA (951)788-4737 3639 Riverside Plaza # 521, Riverside

ADAMS MOTORSPORTS PARK, INC. (951) 686-3826 5292 24th St, Riverside

KELLY’S SPA (800) 440-5910 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS SPORTS PARK 9401 Cleveland Ave, Riverside

MASSAGE ENVY (951)789-0908 19029 Van Buren Blvd #118, Riverside

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY (909)-429-5504 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana

MASSAGE ENVY SPA RIVERSIDE CENTRAL (951)683-3500 3639 Riverside Dr #506, Riverside

CASTLE PARK (951) 785-3000 3500 Polk St, Riverside

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SYCAMORE CANYON WILDERNESS PARK Sycamore Canyon Park, Riverside

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SUGGESTED EXCURSIONS

A DAY OF MUSEUM ADVENTURES

A DAY OF CULTURAL IMMERSION

A DAY OF ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIVING

»» Breakfast at Riverside’s famous Simple Simon’s (Main Street Riverside, across from the Mission Inn). »» Hike up Downtown Riverside’s scenic Mount Rubidoux, the site of the nation’s first outdoor Easter Sunday Sunrise Service and hiked by Booker T. Washington and President Theodore Roosevelt.

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»» Tour larger than life monuments of great leaders, including Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Ghandi, Dosan An Chang Ho (Korean independence activist, early leader of the KoreanAmerican immigrant community, and co-author of the Korean national anthem), Martin Luther King, and Riverside’s own Eliza Tibbetts (who grew the nation’s first naval orange tree from soap water) on the Riverside Main Street Mall. »» Visit the Center for Social

»» Enjoy Downtown Riverside’s Farmer’s Market – Saturday – Between 5th and 6th on Main Street. »» Drive, bike, jog or walk Riverside’s historic palm tree and rose bush-lined Victoria Avenue, a stately and scenic drive built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic places. »» Tour California’s only State

Justice & Civil Liberties (on Market St. and University Ave.), with its ornate Spanish Baroque facade, featuring a two-level exhibition gallery honoring Riverside-born artist Mine Okubo, who was confined during World War II in a Japanese-American internment camp. »» Lunch at Mezcal Cantina y Cocina, one of Riverside’s newest and most popular restaurants (Main St. and University Ave.). »» Visit “The House on

»» Start off the day with breakfast at Las Cascada (located at University Ave. and Main St.). »» Visit the Mission Inn Museum (located at the Mission Inn - corner of Main St. and Mission Inn Ave.), which proudly preserves, protects, and shares the history and legacy of the Mission Inn. »» Take a docent-led tour of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, a national historic landmark that has welcomed presidents,

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Citrus Heritage Park (on Van Buren Boulevard), featuring thousands of orange trees, an authentic packing house, and fresh fruit on a tour & taste program. »» Visit an authentic fruit stand that ships Riverside fruit around the world: Gless Ranch Fruit Stand (on Van Buren Boulevard). »» Finish off your day with Al fresco dining at the Mission Inn Restaurant.

Lemon Street”, the Harada House, where the Harada family endured and won a legal battle of national significance, granting American born children of aliens the constitutional guarantees of citizenship. »» Tour Riverside’s Heritage House, a Victorian showpiece depicting life in turn-of-thecentury Riverside. »» Enjoy one of America’s last surviving classic drive-in movie theaters, the Van Buren Drive-In.

movie stars, and diplomats for over 100 years. »» Stroll through the California Museum of Photography (Main St. and University Ave.), one of the finest photography museums in the United States. »» Enjoy lunch at ProAbition (next to the Mission Inn, located at the corner of Main St. and 6th St.). »» Visit the Riverside Metropolitan Museum (Mission Inn Ave. and

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Orange St.), which has featured exhibits such as “Native Americans of Southern California.” »» Peruse through the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) (Mission Inn Ave. and Lime St.), featuring compelling exhibits such as “California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California.” »» Enjoy a filling dinner at Heroes Restaurant & Brewery (Mission Inn Ave. and Lime St., across from the RAM).


»» Begin the day in a memorable way with breakfast at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. »» Take a morning stroll through the historic hotel with The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Tour, featuring the Oriental Court, the site of numerous USO shows featuring Bob Hope, and the Famous Fliers’ Wall of the Mission Inn, featuring bronze wings placed by the world’s most famous aviators, including World War greats

A DAY OF REST, RELAXATION

Eddie Rickenbacker, Hap Arnold, and Curtis Lemay, as well as famous aviators such as Amelia Earhart and Buzz Aldrin. »» Visit the Riverside National Cemetery featuring the National Medal of Honor memorial, the National POW Memorial, and the gravesites of many recipients of the Medal of Honor. »» Visit March Field Air Museum (Van Buren Blvd. at the 215 Freeway) to see 70 aircrafts, including the world’s fastest manned »» Speed around an outdoor track at Adams Motorsport Park (located on Market St. across the 60 Freeway). »» Take a lunch break at Heroes Restaurant & Brewery. »» Explore the Riverside International Automotive

A FAST, FURIOUS & FUN DAY

A DAY HONORING THE MILITARY/VETERANS

A DAY OF FAMILY FUN

»» Start the morning with breakfast at Farmer Boys (University Ave. and Lime St.)- easy, fast eating! »» Have an exciting and fun afternoon at Castle Park - amusement rides and world class miniature golf (91 Freeway at Park Sierra Dr.) and do not forget to enjoy lunch at the amusement park. »» Cool down with some

»» Coffee Crawl to Molino’s Coffee, Back to the Grind, Lift Coffee Roasters, and Augie’s Coffee House. »» Stroll along the Main Street Mall, among bronze monuments of famous leaders, fountains (and inverted one, too),

an eclectic group of restaurants, museums, and Riverside’s famous historic courthouse. »» Shop at antique shops, such as the famed Mission Galleria. »» Treat yourself to a special day at Kelly’s Spa, at The

ice skating at Riverside Ice Town (located on Magnolia Ave. near Castle Park). »» Continue the excitement at Skyzone, the world’s first indoor trampoline park (located off the 91 Freeway at 4031 Flat Rock). »» Like a challenge? Visit Hangar 18 Indoor Rock Climbing Gym (located at

6935 Arlington Ave.). »» Wind down with some fun dinner and dessert at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant (located next to Castle Park across Park Sierra Drive) – always a memorable experience! »» End the evening with a movie at AMC IMAX at the Galleria at Tyler (Magnolia Ave. and Tyler St.).

aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, a B-52, B-29 and B-17, as well as a WWI Trench Line and Vietnam-era Fire Base. »» On the way to dinner Downtown, stop by Veteran’s Plaza at City Hall, featuring a monument of Riverside’s first Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sergeant Ysmael Villegas. »» Close the day with dinner downtown at the Salted Pig (Main Street at 12th St., two blocks from Veterans Plaza). Museum (located at 815 Marlborough Ave.), featuring exhibits relating to the famed Riverside International Raceway, Ontario Motor Speedway, and Riverside and NASCAR greats Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby. »» Continue the adrenaline

rush at SkyDive Perris – Indoor Skydiving in 96-foot high multi-million dollar state-of-the-art wind tunnel! »» Cruise over to Perris Auto Speedway – see an oval track featuring Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, and Super Stocks.

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (Pictured right), ranked as the #6 hotel spa in America by Conde Nast. »» Continue the special treatment with dinner at Mario’s Place. »» Take in a performance at the historic Fox Theater.

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Main Street Riverside PHOTO COURTESY: STEVE JACOBS/ CITY OF RIVERSIDE

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iverside offers two major shopping malls, Riverside Plaza and the Galleria at Tyler, which feature top brands, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, American Eagle Outfitters, Build-A-Bear, Forever 21, Guess, Loft, Hollister, Nordstrom Rack, Victoria Secret, and much more. Shoppers can also head downtown and peruse the many boutique shops with unique finds and hidden treasures that make great souvenirs or gifts for a loved one. There is something for everyone – antique stores, farmer’s markets, an abundance of stores at Riverside Plaza and the Galleria, and boutiques. You will be sure to find just what you are looking for in Riverside.

SHOPPING CENTERS ARLINGTON SQUARE (818) 710-6100 4090 Madison Ave, Riverside

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Bella Trattoria at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa PHOTO COURTESY: ERIC REED/RIVERSIDE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

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ig into Riverside’s smorgasbord of foods and restaurants. Tickle your taste buds with the eclectic cultural dishes that can easily be found in the city. Treat your taste buds to enticing fusion cuisine, blending traditional West Coast flavors with influences from around the world. Satisfy every taste amidst the unique culture of Riverside. From hip and trendy to upscale and swanky, the culinary arts are an important part of Riverside’s flavor. Looking to spend a Friday evening in an elegant way, or a mid-week casual day with friends or family, private dining or al fresco, dining experiences are diverse and always delicious in Riverside. Whether you are planning intimate gatherings in quiet dining rooms or lively celebrations with large groups, you will discover a variety of restaurants with spacious seating and crowd-pleasing menus. Riverside is known for its locally grown, fresh ingredients that are eventually transformed into dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat. Exquisite cuisine can be found in Riverside’s many family-owned eateries, award-winning steakhouses, and more. With so many distinctive menu features from a variety of eateries, you are sure to find a restaurant to satisfy every appetite.

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American

BELLA TRATTORIA  (951)784-0300 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

Italian

DDOGS SPORTS RESTAURANT (951)686-2176 3557 University Ave, Riverside

Bar

DONA TIMO’S LA CASCADA MEXICAN & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Mexican (951)684-8614 3635 University Ave, Riverside GRAM’S MISSION BAR-B-QUE (951)782-8219 3527 Main St, Riverside HEROES RESTAURANT & BREWERY (951)248-0722 3397 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

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LAS CAMPANAS (951)784-0300 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

Mexican

LBISTRO (951)742-5405 3750 University Ave #M, Riverside

DOWNTOWN

APPLEBEE’S  (951)369-7447 3820 Mulberry St, Riverside

HIDEAWAY CAFE (951)686-0950 3660 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

BBQ

Bar

MISSION INN RESTAURANT (951)784-0300 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

American

THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY (951)784-4417 3191 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

Italian

THE SALTED PIG (951)848-4020 3700 12th St, Riverside SAM’S BANN THAI RESTAURANT (951)742-7694 3203 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside SEVILLA OF RIVERSIDE (951)778-0611 3252 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

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Spanish

SIMPLE SIMON’S BAKERY & BISTRO American (951)369-6030 3639 Main St, Riverside TAMALE FACTORY (951)342-3023 3663 Main St, Riverside WOODFIRE CAFE (951)900-3069 3965 Market St, Riverside

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PANERA BREAD (951)369-8855 3560 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside

GALLERIA AT TYLER

ANCHOS SOUTHWEST GRILL & BAR Mexican (951)352-0240 10773 Hole Ave, Riverside

BUFFALO WILD WINGS (951)351-2463 1299 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside

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THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY (951)785-0545 1299 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside

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BACK STREET RESTAURANT  (951)683-6650 3735 Nelson St, Riverside

THE CASTLE - MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT Mediterranean (951)683-7593 278 W La Cadena Dr, Riverside CHILI’S MISSION GROVE (951)776-0952 499 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside

American

CORLEONE’S PIZZA, PASTA & MORE American (951)299-7574 5537 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside CREOLA’S RESTAURANT FINE DINING (951)653-8150 1015 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES (951)369-4028 1320 University Ave, Riverside INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES (951)688-9806 10301 Magnolia Ave, Riverside INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES (951)789-6082 361 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside LAW’S RESTAURANT (951)354-7021 9640 Indiana Ave, Riverside MAGNONE TRATTORIA & MARKET (951)684-0860 1630 Spruce St, Riverside MARIE CALLENDER’S (951)682-2504 3505 Merrill St, Riverside PIAD’AMORE ITALIAN RESTAURANT & CATERING (951)328-7990 3740 Iowa Ave #108, Riverside

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BBQ

FAMOUS DAVE’S LEGENDARY PIT BBQ (951)295-6066 3775 Tyler St #1B, Riverside

PIZZA 90 (951)343-4028 1298 Galleria At Tyler, Riverside

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THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF (951)684-3803 3712 Mission Inn Ave, RIverside

RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS (951)358-0339 1370 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside

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COFFEE COURT (951)328-0866 3649 10th St, Riverside

TGI FRIDAYS (951)354-8400 3487 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside

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KRAEMER’S COFFEE BISTRO (951)686-4400 6734 Brockton Ave, Riverside

YARDHOUSE (951)688-9273 3775 Tyler St , Riverside

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LIFT COFFEE ROASTERS (951)318-3385 3590 Central Ave #101, Riverside MOLINOS COFFEE (951)276-7147 3660 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside THE LIVING ROOT CELLAR (951)784-4450 5225 Canyon Crest Dr #7B, Riverside

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BLAZE FAST-FIRE’D PIZZA American (951)367-0186 3540 Riverside Plaza Dr #328, Riverside

Italian

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN American (951)680-9362 3540 Riverside Plaza Dr #308, Riverside

American

CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL Mexican (951)779-1962 3525 Riverside Plaza Dr #204, Riverside

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STRAW HAT PIZZA (951)354-2590 3765 La Sierra Ave, Riverside

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ZEN STREET: RAMEN AND ASIAN FUSION Asian (951)683-3648 3600 Central Ave #1, Riverside

BACK TO THE GRIND (951)784-0800 3575 University Ave, Riverside

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THE SIRE BAR & GRILL (951)683-7473 6440 Magnolia Ave, Riverside

AUGIE’S COFFEE HOUSE (909)798-2255 4205 Main St, Riverside

P.F. CHANG’S (951)689-4020 3475 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside

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DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT BBQ (951)683-9700 3540 Riverside Plaza Dr #314, Riverside EL TORITO Mexican (951)684-6816 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr #526, Riverside ISLANDS RESTAURANT (951)782-7471 3645 Central Ave, Riverside

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MARKET BROILER (951)682-9850 7119 Indiana Ave, Riverside

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DUANE’S PRIME STEAKS AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (951) 784-0300 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside MARIO’S PLACE (951) 684-7755 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

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ANTONE’S ITALIAN FOOD (951)682-5900 4125 Sunnyside Dr, Riverside

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BAKERS DRIVE THRU (909)884-7241 6686 Indiana Ave, Riverside

IN-N-OUT BURGER (800)786-1000 6634 Clay Ave, Riverside

MIGUEL’S JR MEXICAN FOOD (951)352-1895 1301 Galleria At Tyler, Riverside

BAKERS DRIVE THRU (909)888-1342 10225 Magnolia Ave, Riverside

IN-N-OUT BURGER (800)786-1001 7467 Indiana Ave, Riverside

QUIZNOS SUBS (951)359-4435 9867 Magnolia Ave #B, Riverside

CHICK-FIL-A (951)656-6503 2885 Canyon Springs Pkwy, Riverside

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS (951)289-9541 1201 University Ave #103C, Riverside

TACO STATION 1 - DOWNTOWN (951)782-8226 4088 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside

D’ELIA’S GRINDERS (951)683-7380 2093 University Ave, Riverside

LEE’S SANDWICHES (951)248-0108 1889 University Ave, Riverside

D’ELIA’S GRINDERS (951)780-3354 19009 Van Buren Blvd #121, Riverside

MCDONALDS (951)688-1111 5010 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside

EL POLLO LOCO (951)682-7543 2200 University Ave, Riverside

MCDONALDS (951)689-8400 8605 Indiana Ave, Riverside

FARMER BOYS RESTAURANT (951)680-0900 3400 University Ave Riverside

MCDONALDS (951)784-2336 2242 University Ave, Riverside

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COME TO FARMER BOYS FOR AWARD-WINNING, COOKED-TO-ORDER BURGERS, BREAKFAST, SANDWICHES AND MORE.

When farm fresh ingredients are cooked up only after you order, you’ll taste the difference. Their philosophy is simple. Treat guests like family. Serve them farm fresh food, cooked to order with a friendly, folksy smile and they’ll keep coming back for more. The award-winning Farmer’s Burger® starts with ½ pound of 100% pure USDA beef, grilled to 
juicy perfection. Topped with All-American cheese, 3 thick, doublesmoked bacon slices and crisp tomato, onion and lettuce. To top it all off, is handsmashed avocado. All on fresh, locallybaked buns. Now that’s a mouthwatering, mouth-stretching burger! If you’re looking for natural beef,

Farmer Boys is your place, naturally. Get The Natural™ Cheeseburger, or The Natural Avocado Bacon Cheeseburger, and you’ll be treated to antibiotic-free, hormone-free, fresh-never-frozen beef that’s 100% burger delicious. And if you want a hearty, hand-chopped Farmer’s Chopped Cobb salad or a freshstacked deli sandwich, look no further. The Farmer’s Chopped Cobb puts other salads to shame, loaded with charbroiled chicken breast, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, shredded cheddar, egg, and crisp, field greens. Breakfast time is all the time at Farmer Boys. Have breakfast all day long at Farmer Boys! From Grade AA eggs cooked just the way you like ‘em– www.ri ve rsi d e - cham b e r.co m

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 burritos, a French Toast combo, and hotcakes. They’ve got what you need to satisfy that breakfast craving. Make sure you save room for the best sides in Riverside County. You gotta try the huge, crispy Zucchini sticks with ranch dressing, the Colossal Onion Rings, and their famous locally-sourced, Dairy Fresh shakes. See you soon! For a Farmer Boys nearest you, go to farmerboys.com.

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hether you are visiting for business or leisure, Riverside offers a variety of options to accommodate your traveling needs. Stay downtown in the captivating heart of Main Street or experience the local culture of neighboring hotels. From high-end luxury to business-driven to budget-friendly, cozy comfort to chic contemporary suites, guests have many options when visiting or meeting in Riverside.

Step into the premier luxury and enchanting history of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, relax in the newly renovated and uniquely stylish Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center, or unwind in the newly built and comfortably refined Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown. Across the city, the Courtyard by Marriott and the Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside as well as a score

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - COLTON/ BUDGET INN OF RIVERSIDE (951)686-8888 1911 University Ave, Riverside COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT (951)276-1200 1510 University Ave, Riverside DAYS INN - RIVERSIDE/TYLER MALL (951)358-2808 10545 Magnolia Ave, Riverside


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HAMPTON INN & SUITES RIVERSIDE (951)352-5020 4250 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside HYATT PLACE RIVERSIDE/DOWNTOWN (951)321-3500 3500 Market St, Riverside THE MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA (951)784-0300 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside MOTEL 6 - RIVERSIDE SOUTH (951)351-0764 3663 La Sierra Ave, Riverside MOTEL 6 UCR - RIVERSIDE EAST (951)784-2131 1260 University Ave, Riverside RIVERSIDE INN & SUITES (951)351-2424 10705 Magnolia Ave, Riverside RIVERSIDE MARRIOTT AT THE CONVENTION CENTER (951)784-8000 3400 Market St, Riverside Back to the Grind

SANDS MOTEL (951)359-3159 10625 Magnolia Ave, Riverside

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Hyatt Place, the newest hotel in Downtown Riverside, combines style and innovation to create a completely new hotel experience. An experience that offers an array of services and features designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s traveler.

SANTA CRUZ INN (951)369-0238 3425 Market St, Riverside THUNDERBIRD LODGE (951)683-2070 2711 University Ave, Riverside

DOWNTOWN VISITOR AMENITIES GREATER RIVERSIDE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE (951)683-7100 3985 University Ave, Riverside

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Buffet and Gallery Menu avail 24/7 Complimentary WIFI everywhere 24/7 e-room, with complimentary public computers and remote printing 24-hour StayFit Hyatt fitness Center Outdoor Heated Pool Hyatt Grand Beds 42” flat-panel HDTV Hyatt Plug Panel media center for connecting your laptop or media device to the TV

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tailored to your specific needs, including unique food and beverage options and cutting-edge A/V equipment and technology • Adjacent to the Newly Renovated and Expanded RIVERSIDE CONVENTION CENTER

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CRUZ CUSTOM TAILORS (951)788-6305 3522 9th St, Riverside RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (951)788-3000 4445 Magnolia Ave, Riverside CVS PHARMACY (951)680-1145 3361 Market St, Riverside UNITED STATES POST OFFICE (951)276-6252 3890 Orange St, Riverside


MARRIOTT RIVERSIDE THE MARRIOTT RIVERSIDE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER IS THE CONVENTION CENTER HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

A convenient location and exceptional guest service are what sets the Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center apart from other area hotels. The full service property in historic downtown Riverside offers 292 guest rooms, including 24 suites, 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. The hotel features casual, contemporary cuisine at the C3 Restaurant and Bar. The Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center is the Convention Center headquarters hotel providing everything guests and meeting planners could expect, and more. Owned and professionally managed by Pinnacle Hotels USA, the property has certified wedding and event planners on staff, offers tech-enabled meeting spaces, intuitive guest services and onsite covered parking. Following in line with Marriott’s promise “to host you brilliantly,” the well-trained staff of the Marriott Riverside strives to make every event and every guest’s stay unforgettable and effortless. In some areas, that means using the latest in technology to improve the guest experience. “We’re mobile,” says Barry Renker, general manager. “Guests may check in and check out via their mobile devices. We’re the only hotel brand currently doing that. And we’re the only hotel with a meeting services app.” Marriott is known as a leader in meetings and events, and Marriott Riverside’s meeting services app is another way the hotel is

living up to that standard. The app allows meeting planners to connect in real time with the property staff on any mobile device. “It’s a dynamic way for our customers and our associates to connect before, during and after their events,” says Renker. The app offers planners instant access to staff, making it easier to manage meetings while on site. “They never have to leave their seats,” says Renker. “For

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D5 54° at Duane’s G4 9th Street Italian E4 Antonious Pizza F9 Applebee’s E8 Art’s Bar & Grill H7 Atrium Café J4 Augie’s Coffee House E6 Back to the Grind D5 Bella Trattoria Italian Bistro E9 Café Sevilla J4 Carl’s Jr. D5 Casey’s Cupcakes E4 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf G5 Coffee Court E6 D-Dogs E5 Doña Timo’s La Cascada F2 Donut Tyme D5 Duane’s Steaks and Seafood G4 El Bajio Mexican Grill E4 Elephant Thai H3 El Sarape G5 Farfalla’s Cucina Italiana F7 Farmer Boys F1 Fresh Wok Chinese Express E4 Galleria Café D4 Gourmet Detective Mystery Dinner Theater C4 Gram’s Mission BBQ Palace D8 Heroes Restaurant & Brewery E5 Hideaway Bar F2 Jersey Burger F4 L Bistro

F5 Lake Alice Trading Co. D5 Las Campanas G6 Le Chat Noir E5 Mario’s Place E1 Mariscos Ensenada #3 E6 Menagerie E4 Mezcal Cantina y Cocina B4 Mile Square Bar and Grille D5 Mission Inn Restaurant E4 Mission Martini E5 Molinos Coffee F5 MTL Lounge K4 Mr. T’s Family Restaurant I4 Mr. Taco III D10 Old Spaghetti Factory G4 Pacific Cabin Sushi E4 Pacific Sticks E6 Pixels E8 Pizza Hut D5 Presidential Lounge C4 ProAbition Kitchen & Cocktails G4 Raincross Café E4 Salad Buzz J4 Salted Pig D9 Sam’s Bann Thai E9 Sevilla Night Club D4 Simple Simon’s C4 Something Sweet by Serina A3 Starbucks F4 Subway G6 Sweet Epies E2 Taco Station D4 Tamale Factory

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and taught fellow Koreans. He also conceived the Young Korean Academy and formulated the basis for the Provisional Government of Korea, which he later organized and joined in 1919 as Interim Prime Minister and the Minister of Labor. The monument commemorates his lifelong commitment for advocating Korean independence from Imperial Japan.

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Main Street Riverside (Near University Ave. and Main St.) — Created by sculptor Ignacio Gomez who created another memorial to Cesar Chavez in San Fernando. This monument celebrates Cesar’s life-long determination and eventual dedication to the ideal of justice for farm workers and all working people.

ELIZA TIBBETS MONUMENT Main Street River­ side (Near Sixth St. adjacent to 3615 Main St.) — Created by artist (and former Corona resident) Guy A. Wilson, the 11-foot monument entitled “Sower’s Dream,” commemorates Eliza Tibbets and her role in originating California’s highly successful navel orange industry, which began in Riverside during the 1870s. 36 I

MAHATMA GHANDI MONUMENT

Main Street Riverside (Near Mission Inn Ave. adjacent to 3700 Main St.) — Created by artists Mandan & Aruna Garge of India, the monument commemorates the universal message of peace and non-violence of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, often referred to as Mahatma (or “Great Soul”).

DOSAN AHN CHANG-HO MONUMENT Main Street Riverside (Near University Ave. and Main St.) —While in Riverside, Dosan worked in in the city’s citrus groves

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Main Street Riverside (Near Ninth St. south of the Culver Center of the Arts) — Designed by artist Lisa Reinertson, the “I Have a Dream” monument celebrates Dr. King’s 1963 speech outlining his vision for a color-blind society reflecting equality. Known for his peaceful and nonviolent methods at ending racial segregation and discrimination, the bronze monument depicts a civil rights march led by King.

YSMAEL R. VILLEGAS MONUMENT Main Street Riverside (Near Tenth St. and Main St.) — Ysmael Villegas, born in Riverside in 1924, was an Army staff sergeant in the 32nd Infantry Division when he was killed fighting the Japanese on Luzon in the Philippines in 1945. Through his heroism and indomitable fighting spirit, S/ Sgt. Villegas, at the cost of his life, inspired his men to a determined attack in which they swept the enemy from the field.


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Riverside The Guide  

Annual Visitor Guide of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

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