Riverside, CA 92501
The historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside is a gorgeous and massive hotel, and around this time of year, it gets an extra boost of beauty as it’s adorned in millions of twinkling lights. There are also 200 animated figures, horse-drawn carriages, food vendors, live entertainment, and a ferris wheel—all totally free. Since the crowds can get big, try visiting during the week. Regardless of the day of the week, dusk seems to be the best time to visit.