Hemet, California, is a small city located in Riverside County nestled in the beautiful San Jacinto Valley is about 85 miles east of Los Angeles and about 45 miles west of Palm Springs. Golden Village Palms RV Resort is conveniently located close to where California Highways 74 and 79 come together, very easy to get to either from I-10 and I-215.
Other cities surround Hemet, to the north of is the city of San Jacinto, CA, to the west is Winchester CA, and finally to the east is Mountain Center.
THINGS TO DO IN HEMET, CA
When you’re our guest at the Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet CA, the city presents an exciting backyard for you to explore with everything just minutes away.
Ramona Bowl pageant and Amphitheater
Depending on when you visit, one of the area’s much anticipated annual events for a few weekends in April and May is the Ramona Pageant featuring weekend performances of the play “Ramona” – California’s official outdoor play — held just south of the city in a natural, 160 acre amphitheatre in the rocky hillsides called the Romona Bowl Amphitheater.
Originating in 1923, “Ramona” is the longest running outdoor play in the United States. It’s an adaptation of the 1884 novel Romona by Helen Hunt Jackson. The cast of “Romona” features 300 mostly local amateur actors. As the play unfolds, spectators learn through the fictional account of Romona and her Native American lover in the 1850’s much of the early history of Southern California.
The Ramona Bowl Amphitheater has a seating capacity of 5,400. It is also the venue of other theatrical events throughout the year including the Shakespeare Festival, the Courtyard Dinner Theatre Summer series, and the Ramona Bowl Repertory Theatres’ fall musical production.
Hemet Ca Museum
Other not-to-be-missed attractions in Hemet include the Hemet Museum housed in downtown Hemet’s historic Santa Fe Depot which showcases the local history of Hemet at the corner of State Street and Florida Avenue. The freight house portion of the museum was built in 1898 and is one of the oldest buildings in Hemet. The museum is generally open Tuesdays through Sundays in the early afternoons.
Hemet Farmer’s Market
Hemet also hosts a vibrant year-round Farmer’s Market adjacent to the Hemet Public Library in downtown Hemet, just north of Harvard off Florida Street. The Hemet Farmers Market is open every Saturday, usually from 8 am to 2 pm although hours may vary. Visitors to the Hemet Farmers Market will find a variety of offerings for sale from certified local produce, to flowers, herb plants, orchids, crafts, candles, soaps, jewelry, designer pet clothing, and many different prepared food choices from burgers to tamales.
Western Science Center
Other attractions in or near Hemet Ca include the Western Science Center for Archaeology and Paleontology, a number of championship golf courses, a nearby mall, department stores that include Target and Walmart, and plenty of grocery stores, pharmacies, and assorted retail establishments.
Hemet Ca also offers our Golden Village Palms RV Resort guests a wide variety of restaurants, from well-known national chains to charming local eateries.
For local hiking, biking, or just getting away and enjoying the beautiful California weather, Hemet offers a number of local parks that include Weston, Simpson, Mary Henley, Gibbel and the largest featuring all kinds of sporting activities, the Valley Wide Community Sports Park.
There are many other exceptional attractions within a short drive of Hemet that include Diamond Valley Lake, Perris Auto Speedway, Cabazon Outlet Mall, the Soboba and the Morongo Casinos, the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, the March Field Air Museum, Mission Inn, Orange Empire Rail Museum, and many fine southern California wineries in Temecula Valley.
For even more adventurous change of pace, Hemet CA is very centrally located in Southern California so you can take a trip to the beach, hike or ski the slopes of the nearby mountains, go on an adventure in the desert, and explore many other much larger cities all about an hour’s drive away.
If you need help finding anything in and around Hemet, don’t hesitate to ask our front office team at Golden Village Palms RV Resort.