Welcome To Ontario

Greater Ontario sits in the heart of Southern California, centrally located between downtown Los Angeles, Disneyland Resort, sandy beaches, world-class mountain and desert retreats, wineries, and casinos. We’re just a short drive to all major points of interest and offer travelers superior value, convenience and a diverse offering of local outings and activities to enhance any Southern California experience.

Travel Destinations: What to See and Do

Take advantage of our ideal climate any time of year. Winter snowbirds can go skiing and snowboarding but still enjoy surfing, hiking, ballooning and extreme outdoor sports, which are available throughout the year. Other activities include:


Shopping:
Greater Ontario is home to two superior shopping experiences: Ontario Mills, California’s largest value retail destination center in the City of Ontario; and Victoria Gardens, a quaint and upscale outdoor shopping experience in the City of Rancho Cucamonga.


Family Fun: Visit Auto Club Speedway; boat and fish at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park; or splash and slide at Raging Waters, chosen by USA Today as one of the nation’s top 10 water parks. Citizens Business Bank Arena features ongoing headliner concerts, family fun performances and professional hockey, soccer and other sporting events.


Great Outdoors:
Scenic getaways allow for rugged outdoor experiences such as fishing, hiking, boating, rock-climbing, sky-diving, zip-lining, and off-road motor sports of all kinds. Pick up all of your equipment needs at Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor retailer. 


Cultural Facilities and Activities:
More than 100 popular museums and historical sites are within an easy drive from Greater Ontario, including the world’s largest collection of WWII airplanes at Yanks Air Museum, the CCAA Museum of Art, Ontario Museum of History and Art, Copper Regional History Museum, the historic Graber Olive House, and the Fender Museum of Music and Art. Laugh and cry with comedy and drama at the Improv Club or Lewis Family Playhouse.


Gaming Casinos:
Place your bets at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, Soboba Casino and more. The Inland Empire is home to more casinos than any other Southern California region.

 

Eating Out: Enjoy Traditional and Contemporary Cuisine

Greater Ontario offers a comprehensive assortment of dining options. We are proud to lay claim to some of Southern California’s most popular taco stands and family-owned Italian restaurants. Sushi, Thai, Indian, Cuban and Mexican, of course, are among many ethic specialties available here. Upscale and trendy eateries include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, the Sycamore Inn, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar and more. 

 

Affordability and Convenience

Greater Ontario is centrally located for quick access to Southern California’s major highways and airports, including Ontario International Airport (ONT), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and John Wane Airport in Orange County (SNA). More than 47 name-brand and luxury hotels provide affordable leisure options to fit any family’s budget, and many offer shuttle service to local and/or high demand destinations. Visit www.discoverontariocalifornia.org for more information.

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18 Apr 2014


By Glenn Grant
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