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Riverside, California cityscape with mountains on the horizon.


Riverside Convention Center

3637 Fifth Street
Riverside, CA 92501


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The 2024 CAC will have room blocks at the following hotels:

What to Do in the Area

Food and Drinks

Downtown Riverside offers a variety of award-winning restaurants, including a AAA Five Diamond steak house, some of Southern California’s best Mexican food, fine French cuisine, specialty Italian, full-fledged American, and specialty boutique sandwich shops. Near downtown, there are a variety of restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, El Torito, PF Chang’s, Yardhouse, and The Cheesecake Factory.

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Downtown Riverside offers the finest in boutique shops, all right outside the doors of the convention center and convention hotels. Shopping malls close to downtown include such national retailers as Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Forever 21, all surrounded by fine restaurants and evening entertainment.

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Nightlife and Entertainment

Downtown Riverside offers the best in nightlife and entertainment, starting with a lively restaurant, bar, and nightclub scene, anchored by two historic performing arts centers managed by Live Nation. Numerous festivals, including the Festival of Lights, Lunar Fest, and Dicken’s Festival, regularly enliven downtown by drawing tens of thousands of visitors.

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Arts and Culture

Downtown Riverside is the cultural, entertainment, and retail center of Inland Southern California, featuring a legendary collection of cultural landmarks, including Main Street’s pedestrian mall’s statues of great leaders. Downtown’s buildings are attractions in and of themselves, with even more inspiration waiting inside at spots like the Fox Performing Arts Center and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Events Center, the Riverside Art Museum, the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Mission Inn Museum, and the most beautiful courthouse in America, the famed Riverside County Courthouse.

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Offering a variety of activities to keep every visitor busy and satisfied, Riverside offers foodies an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, pubs and local coffee houses. Shoppers enjoy Riverside’s boutique shops and national retailers. Outdoor enthusiasts bike Riverside’s historic trails, and hikers climb its famous mountains, while those looking to rest and relax do so at one on Riverside’s many specialty spas. In the hub of Southern California, the beaches, deserts, Disneyland, and even the snow-covered mountains are only a short drive away.

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