From Riverside, Birmingham is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west, and LaGrange is approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the southeast.
Of course, visiting just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a glimpse into the broader qualities of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to explore Central Alabama's other sights and attractions. Talladega, is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northwest. Go there to experience the Talladega Superspeedway and International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Gadsden is approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Riverside. This center offers a number of interesting attractions, including Twin Bridges Golf Club, Gadsden Mall and Noccalula Falls Park. If you have time to spare, be sure to visit Gadsden Museum of Art, Mary G Hardin Center for Cultural Arts and Imagination Place before you head back to Riverside.
Discover some of the pieces of the region's rich cultural tapestry at Central Alabama's fascinating history museums.
When it is time to relax, try shore fishing or camping.
When it's time to say farewell to Riverside, head to the nearest major airport situated in Birmingham, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.