The citrus culture, or citriculture as it is known, has a huge influence on the cultural and economic landscape of California. There is a bright and vibrant state park located about an hour east of Los Angeles in Riverside, California. This lovely park is called Citrus State Historic Park, and it will give you a glimpse into the citrus world of the past while providing plenty of fun and recreation for any time of the year.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive at Citrus State Park is a replica of an old-fashioned orange juice stand, welcoming you to the park at the corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Dufferin Avenue. The stand, which is a great tribute to the citrus days of the past, is more of a welcome to this fun and historic state park. Pay a visit to the Sunkist Center, where you can enjoy a walk through an old-fashioned park that has been designed in the style of the early 20th century.
There are lots of other great paths throughout the park, with wandering trails and lovely views. On a clear day you can see the San Gabriel Mountains as well as the San Bernardino Mountains. Spend the day hiking the trails with the family or bring along a picnic and find a shady spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch with the people you love most.
Another fun activity at Citrus State Park is their annual series of Concerts in the Park. For 20 years the California Citrus State Historic Park provides free live concerts every Friday at 6:30 PM. With lots of great local bands covering everything from jazz to bluegrass to dixieland, you’ll have a great time enjoying the cool, breezy summer nights and the great live music in this beautiful park.
As you pack up to head out for your day at Citrus State Park, make sure to take the 2013 GL350 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll have all the room you need for your picnic gear, as well as your whole family. Plus you’ll travel in total luxury and style as you make your way to this historic and beautiful destination.
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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