When you want to take a road trip through mountains and canyons of California, Riverside is the place to start, just 60 miles east of Los Angeles. You’ll have your pick of easy day trips, from camping in the San Bernardino National Forest to wine tasting in Temecula, so reserve a Riverside car rental—or maybe a truck for the backroads—and plan your itinerary. With fabulous museums, gorgeous green space, a busy college scene, and historic performing arts venues, this Golden State city will make the perfect home base for your next adventure.
Fly into Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL) to land just 6 miles south of downtown. Travelocity can help you navigate several agencies offering Riverside car rentals so you can start exploring the city from the get-go. Cut to the chase downtown at the quintessentially Californian Mission Inn Museum. Hang out on University Avenue and Mission Inn Avenue to wander through art museums. Then sample savory and sweet California cuisine before you enjoy a riverside walk (pun intended) at Fairmount Park. To step back to the Victorian era, drive down Magnolia Avenue to the Ramona neighborhood for a tour of the well-preserved Heritage House, filled with the day-to-day artifacts of life in 1891 Riverside. Then, when you’re ready to kick up your heels, you’ve got options. Drive west to Orange County for a day at your favorite amusement parks and take in some vitamin D at Newport Beach. Once you’re all tuckered out, come back to your tucked-away Riverside hotel to have sweet California dreams.
What are you waiting for? In this centralized location, your Riverside car rental will be a first-class ticket to the state’s most beautiful scenery. Make this trip even better before it starts by saving time and money on your Riverside flights and accommodations with one vacation package from Travelocity. Don’t forget the sunscreen!