Episode 9: Spotlight – A RivCo Stay’cation

Sometimes a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, or the Coast just isn’t in the cards for a summer vacation. We’ve found some pretty amazing places within Riverside County where your whole family will find something fun to do! So this year…we want to help you plan a Stay’cation…close to home…and much less expensive…There are soooo many more, but here are a few we found:

Lake Hemet just South of Idyllwild…offers boating, fishing, a waterpark and both tent camping and cabin rentals. You could easily enjoy a whole weekend in a most serene setting.

Lake Fulmor in Idyllwild is a great place for day use. Take a hike around the lake,enjoy lunch at one of their many picnic tables, bring a camera for the wonderful wildlife scenery, and lots of worms for their full access fishing pier.

Idlywild’s idyllic little mountain town offers many great restaurants, unique shops and a plethora of hiking trails with some amazing views…totally worth the effort!

Lake Elsinore,Book your stay’cation now!

Lake Perris, another Riverside County fishing spot known for their Large Mouth Bass, offers water sport fun including jet ski and boat rentals, camping and beach areas for swimming and picnics.

Diamond Valley Lake, nestled in Hemet doesn’t allow body contact, but calls for some great fishing and incredible hiking and biking trails. On the East side of the lake, you’ll find an awesome waterpark…and Dinosaurs!! A must see – the Western Science Center Founded in 2006 and is now the largest natural history museum in Riverside County.

Like the heat, but LOVE the mountains? Get the best of both worlds with the Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs. (From 105 at the bottom to a cool 80 at the top in the peak summer season)

Pins ‘n Pockets in Lake Elsinore seriously has something for everyone. They have an escape room, 36 bowling lanes, a huge arcade, billiards, a bar and even laser tag. You nor the kids could ever get bored.
LAY back, relax and watch a movie in style and comfort. We had a great time dining, drinking and kicking back at Reading Cinemas. They even serve breakfast!

Temecula AMC is another great option for luxury movie experience. Check out what’s playing now!

Staycation in style at Pechanga. Enjoy some much needed time at the pool, dine, head over to the spa for some pampering and don’t forget about their casino offering 4,000 slot machines.

The Riverside Mission Inn

The Living Desert Zoo Gardens

Temecula Valley Wineries


Riverside Art Museum

March Air Field Museum

California Museum of Photography

California Citrus State Park

World Museum of Natural History

Dropzone Waterpark in Perris, CA

Buccaneer Cove Waterpark at Castle Park in Riverside, CA

Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Redlands, CA


Glen Ivy Spa in Corona, CA

International Day Spa in Redlands, CA

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