Readers picks: Overrated destinations of the world
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Place: Downtown Riverside
Last visited: Christmas 2007
My perspective: Let's say I was distinctly underwhelmed. The big draw at Christmastime is the Mission Inn with lights and Christmas scenes and figures standing at the windows . . . tacky, worn, tattered; the upstairs figures looked like department store mannequins. No sense of the season. It was a long drive for nothing.
--L. DeVere, Reseda
Pictured: the 16th annual Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside