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Experiences & Tourism

Exciting Activities in Riverside

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Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is located in Riverside, a city known from its rich citrus history, hot housing for Millennials and emerging nightlife. The area is bustling with restaurants, craft breweries, specialty shops and some of the most fascinating museums youʼll find in California. Catch a Broadway show at the Fox Performing Arts Center, browse for antiques along downtown Main Street or play a round of golf. Soar high above the Inland California landscape in a hot air balloon or take a day cruise out to Catalina Island. The area also offers numerous higher learning institutions and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. For more information or help with reservations, please contact the Concierge desk.

Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Tours

Historic Mission Inn Ambassadors will lead the great tours of the award winning iconic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa 
Tours will be 45 minutes, the rate for non hotel guests will be $25 per person, hotel guests will have a rate of $15 per person.     
There will be three tours per day at 10am | 1pm | 4pm, Thursdays through Sundays, subject to change based on season.

All tour guests will receive a Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa souvenir upon their tour check in.

Fox Performing Arts Center

Offering a never-ending array of popular local, national and international shows, acts and events, the Fox Performing Arts Center is conveniently located less than half a mile from the hotel – making it the perfect place for a night out during your stay.

Riverside Convention Center

Since its full renovation in 2014, the Riverside Convention Center has been working to redefine the complete event experience. From festivals and mixers to the 2019 Great Race, something exciting is always going on here half a mile from our hotel.

Toyota Arena

Open since 2008, this multipurpose arena in nearby Ontario, California hosts a variety of local sports events and concerts, with popular traveling shows such as Cirque du Soleil making regular stopovers – and itʼs only 18 miles from the hotel.

March Air Field Museum

Only 11 miles away youʼll find the March Air Field Museum, an impressive aviation institution dedicated to encouraging the understanding of mankind's unending reach for the skies, inspired by the historic air field's crucial role in the development of flight.

Ontario California International Airport

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is conveniently located just 17 miles away from the Ontario California International Airport, making it incredibly easy to plan your resort getaway with us from virtually any place in the country.


Less than an hourʼs ride from the hotel, you can visit the land of Disney dreams – and the only Disney theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt himself. From childhood classics to modern marvels, thereʼs fun for all ages here.

Riverside Plaza

Offering over 46 separate stores, Riverside Plaza is less than three miles from the hotel and features favorites like Nordstrom Rack, Trader Joeʼs and plenty of options for casual dining including El Torito, California Pizza Kitchen and Panera.

Riverside Art Museum

A short walk from the hotel will bring you to the Riverside Art Museum, showcasing individual, group and permanent exhibits of traditional and modern/contemporary art within an historic, architecturally significant building that dates back to 1929.

University of California Riverside

A little over three miles from the hotel lies one of the most inclusive, diverse educational institutions within the respected University of California 10 campus system. This public research university on 1,900 landscaped acres also offers events.