Locals and tourists alike will have a hard time running out of places to shop in Riverside, California. Riverside is home to a wide assortment of shopping malls and niche stores. Here are some of the best places to go shopping in Riverside.

Riverside Plaza

Riverside Plaza is packed with great entertainment, shopping, and dining options. You’ll find a variety of stores such as Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, Le Vive Jewelry, Lucky Feet Shoes, and GameStop. When you get hungry from walking around the shopping center then you can stop in at one of the many dining locations available. The center is home to many delicious eateries including California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Starbucks, The Habit Burger Grill, Ooka Japanese Restaurant, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, and much more! Riverside Plaza also has a theater and hosts special events throughout the year like its summer concert series. You’ll never run out of places to shop or things to do at Riverside Plaza.

Galleria at Tyler

This regional shopping mall began its life as the Tyler Mall. With plenty of shops, events, dining choices, and an AMC Theatres theater, there are more than enough activities going on to keep you occupied at this mall. You’ll find stores that sell clothing, specialty items, electronics, home and housewares, sporting goods, and more. You’ll recognize the big store names here like American Eagle Outfitters, Nordstrom, JCPenney, Macy’s, Gymboree, and H&M. Catch a movie and grab a quick bite to eat at the Stone Oven, Villa Italian Kitchen, or Mrs. Field’s Cookies. If you have time to sit down and eat, then you’ll want to try one of the full-service restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory or Miguel’s Jr Restaurant. Be sure to stop in on Sundays to shop for fresh, local, and organic produce at the weekly farmers market near the Barnes & Noble parking lot.

Main Street Pedestrian Mall

This mall stretches along Main Street from 5th to 10th. You’ll find the convention center at the end of the outdoor mall. Go for a nice walk in the California sunshine while browsing the many stores along the way. You’ll find shopping, dining, entertainment, statues, beautiful scenery, and photo ops along on your walk. You might even see street performers.

Canyon Crest Towne Centre

Canyon Crest Towne Centre is an excellent place to go for entertainment, shopping, and tasty dining options. The Centre even hosts an annual beer walk in May. With over 20 unique restaurants you’ll be sure to find something to suite everyone’s appetite. Canyon Crest Towne Center has a wide variety of stores and restaurants that range from Pawlished Paws Boutique and Spa for cats and dogs to Riverside Karate. The directory for the shopping center includes Lavish Boutique, Cellar Door Books, Chevron Car Wash, Chiropractic Wellness Center, Great Clips, Helios Cigar Lounge, H&R Block, Romano’s Concert Lounge, The Gazebo Flowers & Gifts, and Extreme Pita. You can make an entire day trip out of perusing the assortment of shops at Canyon Crest Towne Centre.

By: Chris Purcell

Attorney Chris Purcell is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law. He exclusively represents the victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Chris was part of the team that won California’s largest-ever wrongful death judgment – a $150 million verdict for a family devastated by a tragic trucking accident. In 2011, he received the Top Gun Award given by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.