Places to visit about 2½ hours from Riverside

130 miles northeast of Riverside:

Mojave National Preserve

115 miles southeast of Riverside:

Salvation Mountain

Salton Sea

113 miles south of Riverside:


Rosarito Beach

120 miles west of Riverside:

C Street



Loon Point Beach


Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

The Deer Lodge


Los Padres National Forest

111 miles northwest of Riverside:


Cities 2½ hours from Riverside

These are approximate driving times in a radius from Riverside, California. Search for vacation spots within driving distance for a day trip or weekend getaway. There are many towns within the total area, so if you're looking for closer places, try a smaller radius like 2 hours. If you're willing to drive farther, try 3 hours.

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RV campgrounds 2½ hours from Riverside

State parks 2½ hours from Riverside

125 miles northeast of Riverside:

Mitchell Caverns

116 miles southeast of Riverside:

Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

116 miles west of Riverside:

Anacapa Island

116 miles northwest of Riverside:

Gene Marshall - Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail

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Riverside, California is located at
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33° 58' 49" N  /  117° 22' 37" W

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