By Deb Flomberg
Pack that picnic basket, it’s time to reconnect with nature and enjoy the amazing beauty of the great state of California. Why not go for a scenic drive and head to a great park or picnic spot with your closest friends and family? Is there any better way to spend a sunny summer day? Try heading to Lake Perris for a lovely drive and a great picnic destination.
Lake Perris is located about 11 miles south of Riverside, California and you can easily get there via Highway 60 or Interstate 215. If you’re leaving from Los Angeles, the drive should take you a little over an hour, and you can go through Anaheim or Ontario depending on the route you take.
Make sure to pack your basket with a great lunch, as Lake Perris has nearly 300 different picnic sites with tables and grills. Every picnic site has a stunning view of the lake, shelter from the heat with plenty of shade and most are even near the swimming areas at Moreno and Perris Beach. You’ll find great sand for sunbathing and crystal clear water to enjoy. If you have your own scuba gear, you can even go diving at Lake Perris, or you can rent a pontoon boat or small fishing boat and go out on the open water.
Those that prefer the land to the sea can go for a great hike on the nine-mile trail that surrounds the lake or go horseback riding on the trail to enjoy all the beautiful wildflowers and the stunning view. It is a great way to enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon. Just make sure to make that drive to Lake Perris in the E350 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. The soft-top convertible has seating for four, so you can bring the family, but you can still enjoy the fun of a top-down drive to the lake.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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