Thanksgiving Activities in Riverside

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”– Melody Beattie

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with relatives out of state or in your in apartments in Riverside, there are several ways to make this November 22 stand out from all of the rest. Just a little planning and effort on your part could impress those you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving with by creating that ambiance that makes everyone feel included and loved.

Here are some really cool ideas on Pinterest for things you can do to make your Thanksgiving in your Riverside apartments extra special.

If you’d rather go out to eat instead of investing in doing all that cooking and cleaning within the confines of your own apartments, consider heading over to Mario’s Place in Riverside. It’s a great restaurant that your family and closest friends are bound to enjoy as they bond over delicious food with you.

What will you do this Thanksgiving to make it as special as possible?

Local Haunted Attractions in Riverside

“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted — nevermore!” –Edgar Allen Poe

One of the best things about Halloween is that it evokes this childlike wonder when it comes to uncovering different mysteries around us. Do you have plans this year for Halloween in Riverside? If not, there are a variety of things you can do. You can either throw yourself a party or attend one- or better yet, attend a local haunted house!

Now, some cities may have more haunted houses than others so to get info on where you can find one near you, check out this website. Even if you have to travel a little further out of Riverside, it’ll be worth it.

For a laugh, check out this rap battle between Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. Go all out this year and get caught up on scary stories and real haunted history about Riverside.

So what will you do this year on October 31? If you’re keen to a spooky soundtrack to mark the countdown to Halloween or simply an upcoming Halloween party you’re attending or throwing, check this out. It’s a great album by Goblin, an eighties horror band that truly sets the ambience for anything scary.

Don’t forget to check out a haunted house. Follow the advice of this quote: “I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”

Staycations in Riverside

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

What have you been doing to make the most of this lavish summer? The difficult thing about this season is that it can feel like everyone but you is traveling, but let’s be real- traveling is expensive! Not to mention, it creates a break in our flow and basically, there’s a risk for the payoff.

Luckily, with Riverside being as big a city as it is, it’s easy to feel like a tourist in your own town. Although it can feel as though Riverside is pretty small, but if you feel this way, you probably just haven’t changed up your routine in a while. It’s time to get out there and explore another pocket of Riverside.

Here’s what I recommend: consider indulging yourself in a Staycation less than an hour from your apartments. It’s the perfect way to unwind, get refreshed, and enjoy a new perspective on things. It’s also a great way to meet new people, expand your network, and open yourself up to new job opportunities as you discover other markets in LA.

For specific information about fun and interesting things to do near you, click here.


Labor Day Weekend Activities in Riverside

When you have a country that can boast that more than 95 percent of its eligible workforce is employed and pumping money back into economy, that’s exceptionally good news, especially as we prepare to observe Labor Day. – J. D. Hayworth

Labor Day comes once a year on the first Monday of September to honor all Americans for contributing to our work force. This September 3rd, set some aside some much-earned time to relax and unwind, whether it be at your house or at an event by your apartments in Riverside. The possibilities are endless, and there are a few events going on just driving-distance from your apartments.

Labor Day weekend is also a great opportunity to reflect upon your vocational/career choices and determine if you’re truly content doing what you do. If you aren’t, click here to search for other jobs near your apartments in Riverside.

How will you make the most out of Labor Day in Riverside? Call up some friends or family and get together and catch up as you enjoy the rest of the summer and get prepared for fall. Or, head to your local mall and check out whatever Labor Day sales may be going on to update your wardrobe and save some money while you’re at it!

Free Summer Event in Riverside

July is a wonderful time because it’s when SoCal is just buzzing with events given that summer is in full bloom. How will you enjoy it? And more importantly, how will you entertain your little ones? If you live in apartments in Riverside, California, there are quite a few things you’ll be able to enjoy with your family.

Are YOU looking for something fun to do this summer? One of the most enjoyable things you can do this summer is take your friends and/or family to your local swimming pool. If this interests you, consider heading over to Islander Pool in Riverside on July 18. With temperatures that are bound to make you sweat, it’ll be a relief finding a free oasis in your town.

Here’s specific information directly from the city of Riverside website:

Title: Free Swim
Location: Islander Pool
Start Date/Time: 7/18/2018 1:00 PM
End Date/Time: 7/18/2018 3:00 PM
Type of Event: Sports and Recreation
Contact: PRCSD,,,
Description: Free Swim!
Co-sponsored by the Riverside
Police Activities League (RPAL) in
collaboration with PRCSD.
Cost: Free

How will you make the most out of the summer heat this July? Round up your friends and family and take advantage of this free swimming opportunity! It’s a wonderful way to meet other members of your community while staying cool!

Start Your Summer in Metro Gateway

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer.”
—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

With summer quickly approaching, its time to think about how you can unwind without spending too much money. The great thing about living in your apartments in Riverside is that you can always utilize the exquisite pool in order to survive the California heat. That’s right- you have a beautiful, crystal clear pool right onsite that you can use to either get some exercise, soak up the sun, or simply get some much needed R and R.

Metro Gateway Apartments are full of amazing amenities that can make it difficult to even consider living your home! It’s time to take advantage of all the perks that come with living in your apartments and invite some friends over to take a dip in the luxurious pool! For more info on amenities at Metro Gateway, click here.

How will you make the most out of your summer this year? You don’t need to travel far (or at all) to impress your friends and family. Start your summer at Metro Gateway now!

Celebrate Memorial Day in Riverside

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.“- Theodore Roosevelt

With Memorial Day approaching May 28th, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to honor the holiday. Are you more interested in checking out an event around your apartments in Riverside or staying out of the heat and throwing a get-together in your apartments?

If you’re interested in doing the latter, there are quite a few ways you can celebrate Memorial Day without going out and spending too much money. All you have to do is invite your closest friends and/or family and follow these tips here. With just a little guidance, you can create a party and atmosphere that people will be talking about the rest of the year because of its uniqueness and sentimentalism.

What will you do to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for this country this year? If you need any additional ideas on how to celebrate Memorial Day, click here. You will not be disappointed!

This Stunning Historic Park is Perfect for Earth Day

Earth Day Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! No matter how you celebrate, you can certain that there are a ton of options. In fact, one of these options includes heading to the nearby California Citrus State Historic Park. It’s only a 10-minute drive from your Metro Gateway apartment! “Orange” you glad you live in the middle of the action? (We couldn’t help ourselves.)


California Citrus State Historic Park

9400 Dufferin Avenue (at the corner of Van Buren Blvd)

If you have yet to check out this stunning, local park, why not schedule a visit? Besides being a little piece of fruity goodness, the park also highlights a bit of California’s citrus history. What started out as two small navel orange trees have now grown to a huge and lush grove of lemons, oranges, and grapefruit.


Plus, Earth Day is all about celebrating and preserving our environment. Visitors and guests can not only check out the biking and hiking trails but even do some taste testing! With fruit tastings and more, you can appreciate the local land in an entirely new way. Don’t forget to explore the visitor center and museum for a bit of California history. See below for hours.

April-September Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 am-5 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8 am-7 pm

For more information, go to the park website here.



Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Riverside

St. Patrick's DayIt’s time to bring out all things green for St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t miss out on all of the festivities happening near your Metro Gateway apartment. From family affairs to pet-friendly outings, there are so many events right around the corner. If you didn’t have any plans to help you celebrate the upcoming holiday, you sure do now! Here’s where to go.


The Beach Sports Grill

The Beach Sports Grill is hosting their 3rd annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash on Saturday, March 17th. From Noon until midnight, you can indulge in some delicious Irish Food specials and custom drinks. There will be an outdoor beer garden as well as live entertainment. Looks like it’s time to practice your favorite shamrock shake dance moves.


Route 30 Brewing

Route 30 Brewing knows how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party. On Saturday, March 17th, you can head over to Route 30 for one of the best events in Riverside. There will be $3 craft beers, live music, and food trucks. Plus, parking is free! There is no cover charge or entry ticket, so all you have to do is show up and have fun. Oh, and did we mention this family-friendly event is also pet-friendly? That’s right. Bring your furry friend along for the ride!

Date Night is Easy at These Romantic Riverside Restaurants

romantic photo A romantic dinner for two can spice up the love life in any relationship. Valentine’s Day means that romance is in the air this month, which means that it’s the perfect time to start planning a dinner for two. When you live in Riverside, date night is easy. Here are some of the top romantic restaurants to try.


Mario’s Place | 3646 Mission Inn Avenue

When it comes to romance, it’s all about the atmosphere. Mario’s Place is an upscale Italian restaurant that serves up delicious food in a romantic setting. From late-night weekend jazz to the perfect mood lighting on their outdoor patio, you and your sweetie will feel cozy and relaxed. What more could you want? Exclusively open for dinner, you can take a look at their menu here.

Creola’s Steakhouse & Fine Dining | 1015 E Alessandro Boulevard

You may not have heard of this upscale dining hotspot since it’s one of Riverside’s best-kept secrets, but trust us, it’s worth the trip. Besides serving a mix of American, Italian, and French dishes, it’s all about the ambiance at Creola’s. The best part of this restaurant is most certainly its homestyle vibe. At Creola’s, you’ll get an upscale meal in a setting that’s comfortable.