What to Know When Visiting
Glen Avon, a bedroom community in sunny southern California, offers lots of family-fun activities and outdoor attractions for the savvy traveler. Conveniently located off the Pomona Freeway about 10 miles north of the Hidden Valley Nature Center and eight miles from two golf clubs in nearby Riverside, traveling to this area is easy, with plenty of hotels to support tourism in this cool destination below the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains. A young community and home to about 14,000 residents, Glen Avon offers a range of recreational activities such as biking, skateboarding, swimming and sports. Attractions at Glen Avon include the Next Generation Bike Park, with dirt jumps that overlook a horse trail and the nearby Richard Nixon Presidential Library and the Raging Waters theme park are other exciting choices. Visitors may either bike or skate at the Jurupa Skate Park located at the Jurupa Community Center, with biking on odd days and skating on even days, seven days a week, from morning till night. Aquatic adventures await at The Cove Waterpark. Whether drifting down the flowrider Ne’er Ending River, catching a wave surfing on the rip-tide reef or chasing thrills on the Crow’s Nest slides, this attraction offers great value. Season passes and special deals for swimming classes make this venue attractive for water enthusiasts of all ages. For seasonal destinations visit the Jurupa Community Center. It hosts the Halloween Spooktacular haunted house with game booths and costume and pumpkin contests and it also has a winter carnival. At the winter carnival, tots may make a wish with Santa, while craft-making and breakfast is available for the whole family. The center offers an innovative Santa home-visit service December 15-23, bringing special cheer to reveler’s parties!
With average summer temperatures sitting at about 78 degrees, there is never a shortage of things to do outdoors. Picnicking on the grassy grounds and pavilions at the Glen Avon Heritage park is a wonderful family outing. For indoor dining choices try some mariscos and molcajete from The Lone Ranger Café, just three miles from the park, or take the family to Glen Avon’s Zorba’s Burgers for the local favorite-chili cheese fries and pastrami burgers. Alternatively, the lush courtyard at the dog-friendly Back Street Restaurant offers a calm setting to indulge tummies with sandwiches, salads, home-made pies and tartlets while bringing your furry best friend right along with you! For a complete guide to the businesses and exciting events in Glen Avon, visit www.glenavon.com.