June 2, 2013 |
Many people heading to Riverside make a beeline for the Mission Inn and spend the weekend at its spa, restaurants and pool. They barely venture outside, and that's a shame because, as my husband and I discovered, downtown Riverside has blossomed into a fine arts and culture district. There are many examples of classic California architecture and more than a dozen sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tab: We spent about $200, including $105 for one night at the Hyatt Place and $95 on food and museum admissions.
May 31, 2013 |
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa , an architecturally eclectic National Historic Landmark in Riverside, would like you as a guest with a package that's $189 a night. You'd be in good company: The inn has played host to 10 U.S. presidents and vice presidents, besides such celebrities as Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand and James Brolin. The deal: The castle-like downtown hotel, which opened at the turn of the 20th century, is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. It features four dining venues, including a AAA Four Diamond restaurant, a spa and a popular wedding venue, St. Francis of Assisi Chapel.
March 24, 2013 |
Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools. Many Southern California hotels have cerulean gems that allow you to escape from it all without traveling too far or breaking the bank. Seeking pools outside Los Angeles? We have some destinations that may surprise you, but first, perch-worthy pools close to home.
November 23, 2012 |
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside flips the switch on millions of holiday lights and animated figures for the 20th year on Friday. The Festival of Lights at the historic Riverside hotel begins each year the day after Thanksgiving with fireworks, carolers, Santa Claus and, of course, the amazing lights. For two weeks, the national historic landmark comes to life with characters dressed in 17th century costumes, carolers, Santa Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides and even a pop-up ice-skating rink near the hotel.
May 16, 2012 |
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside has a special offer for active and veteran members of the U.S. military this month: $159 a night for a room that includes dinner for two and valet parking. It's a good discount off the usual rates -- and might make for a nice Memorial Day getaway. The deal: A Salute to Our Heroes package includes a room, dinner for two at the hotel's Bella Trattoria Italian Bistro and free valet parking. A military ID is required for this deal.
November 24, 2011
One of Southern California's most impressive holiday events, the Riverside Festival of Lights, kicks off at the historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside. Get a view of millions of festive lights, more than 400 animated characters, and enjoy live entertainment, an ice-skating rink and vendors. Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. 5 p.m. daily Friday through Jan. 8. (951) 543-9557.