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Location

Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Riverside is 847 feet above sea level. The campus is located at the base of Box Springs Mountain on the site of the Citrus Experimentation Station. Riverside is 77.179 sq. miles and had a population of 255,166 at the last census count.


Climate

Riverside is located in what is considered a semi-arid region. The average high temperature in August is 94 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low temperature is 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The average relative humidity is 69% in the morning and 34% in the afternoon. The low relative humidity makes the temperature comfortable (it's a dry heat). The afternoon sun is intense so make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen, hats and summer clothing for your visit.


Places to Eat

On Campus
Following is a list of places, all within walking distance from the University Lecture Hall (UNLH) and the parallel session sites.
You can use the campus map to locate these places.

University Commons (Building 21 on the campus map), less than 2 minutes from the UNLH and most parallel session sites. Sandwiches, burgers, pasta, coffee, etc., at cafeteria prices. Open for lunch, and some parts during coffee breaks. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Barn (Building 7 on the map), 3-5 minutes walk from the Commons and UNLH. More of a restaurant than the Commons, and therefore a bit more pricey. Open for lunch only. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Aberdeen-Inverness (A&I) Dining Hall (Building 1 on the map), 5-10 minutes walk from the UNLH and parallel session sites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to the guests at Pentland Hills (on-campus housing) at no charge. Others who wish to join their friends at A&I must purchase a "guest pass". A limited number will be sold for $4.00 (breakfast), $6.50 (lunch) and $6.75 (dinner) at the conference secretariat. The cafeteria does not accept cash.

Bannockburn Village (Building 6 on the map), 10 min. walk from the main site. Pizzas, sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner, open 7 days a week.

University Village (Building 80 on the map, on University Avenue between I215/CA60 Freeway and Iowa Avenue), 15 minutes walk from the main site, offers as many as 20 restaurants, fast-food places and cafes, next to a movie theater comlex, shops and businesses. Restaurant prices range from very low to very reasonable. Most places are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Off-Campus

University Avenue. A variety of restaurants and fast food places can be found along University Avenue between the University Village and Chicago Avenue, all within walking distance to the Comfort Inn and Coutyard by Marriott hotels.

Downtown Riverside. Most of the restaurants are on Mission Inn Avenue, University Avenue and Main Street, within walking distance to the Mission Inn and Marriott Downtown Riverside hotels. That's in addition to the good restaurants in the hotels themselves.


Local Attractions

There are also many attractions in the area for you to enjoy while you are in town. We have listed a number of them below:

At UCR:

Botanic Gardens
Sweeny Art Gallery

Downtown Riverside:

California Museum of Photography
Historic Mission Inn
Riverside Municipal Museum
Riverside Art Museum

Riverside Area:

Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
Castle Amusement Park
Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center
Riverside National Cemetery
March Field Air Museum
World Museum of Natural History at La Sierra University
San Bernardino County Museum


Local Guides

SmartRiverside.comís Stomping Ground page. It is a guide written by college students for college students. They have lists of great places to eat, visit and shop.

The City of Riverside website. Follow the Visitors link to find a list of places to go and things to see in Riverside.

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