Riverside, CA at night

About Riverside

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UC Riverside is located in historic Riverside, California, the hub of inland Southern California located between the mountains and the beach.

Known as the "City of Arts and Innovation," Riverside is a bustling hub of activity and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. With its beautiful, historic downtown - anchored by the world famous Mission Inn Hotel - it is a multicultural hub of arts, engineering and culture.

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 55 Miles to Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Skyline seen through palm trees

45 Miles to Disneyland

Fireworks at the Disneyland castle

55 Miles to Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs

100 Miles to San Diego, CA

San Diego Coastline

50 Miles to the mountains

Family on a ski lift at Big Bear

35 Miles to premier outlet shopping

Desert Hills Premium Outlets