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Ontario, California Travel Guide

Complete Vacation, Recreation and Tourism Information

Ontario lies 45 minutes east of Los Angeles in the beautiful Cucamonga Valley. The city’s location at the intersection of several major freeways, yet set aside from the congestion of greater LA, make it an ideal base to visit Southern California attractions. But Ontario itself has much to offer visitors.

Ontario was established in the late 19th Century as an agricultural town. Citrus and dairy farms thrived in the area, along with Olive groves and vineyards. The Sunkist plant located in town is a reminder of the town’s roots in citrus growing. One of the first wineries in the state of California was built in the area in 1839. The Graber Olive House, established in 1894, continues to produce olives in Ontario to this day. It is the oldest olive packer in the U.S. still in operation. A tour of Graber Oliver House is a unique way to experience early California history and learn about the processes of grading, curing, and canning olives.

Other popular attractions in town include Ontario Mills, one of the largest shopping and outlet malls in the area. Across from Ontario Mills is the former site of the Ontario Motor Speedway, which hosted major racing events from 1970-1980. The Museum of Art and History is an excellent way to explore the historical heritage of Ontario and the surrounding area. It offers free admission to exhibits Thursday through Sunday each week. The Citizens Business Bank arena is home to the Ontario Reign, an ECHL hockey team. Ontario Reign games have an impressive turnout by a local supportive fan base.

The 15th largest cargo airport in the United States is located in Ontario. The LA/Ontario International Airport is pivotal to managing the freight traffic that comes from LA and Long Beach and that feeds out to the rest of the country. The city is home to large business, warehousing, and manufacturing spaces, yet the southern part of town retains several dairy and other agricultural farms.

There is plenty to see and do in Ontario. Visitors will enjoy wineries, golf courses, spas, shopping malls, theatres, museums, and excellent dining and lodging options. With Ontario’s location at the intersection of several freeways and interstate highways, visitors can easily access Southern California’s beaches, theme parks, landmarks, and everything else within an hour’s drive or less.

Ontario borders the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Pamona, and Chino. It is 30 minutes from San Bernardino and 45 minutes from LA. To learn more about activities and lodging in Ontario, view the navigation on the left.

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Southern CaliforniaCarlsbad is known as "The Village by the Sea," due to its proximity to the glistening Pacific Ocean. There is a European feel to the town where visitors can enjoy a variety of unique events and activities. Yes, I’d like to receive regular email updates on activities, events, deals and more from Visit Carlsbad!
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Southern CaliforniaThe vineyards of California have produced some of the best wines the world over. A sampling at a local winery in Stockton is a great way to experience what is special about this beautiful part of California.
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California's Gold CountryThis is gold country — where the Gold Rush was born! Whether planning a vacation or just a day trip, El Dorado County welcomes you to enjoy the very best of California's gold country. Visit the many historic mining towns, pioneer cemeteries, historic country inns, and museums.
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Western ArizonaWelcome to Lake Havasu City…where you can Play Like You Mean It®! Located on the Arizona shoreline of Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City is a destination for boaters, water sport enthusiasts, hikers, nature lovers, car enthusiasts and history buffs. It attracts 775,000 visitors a year with its calm waters, beautiful beaches and desert weather with more than 300 sunny days a year.
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Visit sunny Newport Beach, California! Named one of the cleanest beaches in the United States, Newport Beach is a paradise for beach-going visitors. With over 10 miles of beaches ideal for families, surfing, body boarding or just sunbathing, Newport is the ideal OC beach destination.
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Sacramento. Discover Gold! Sacramento. Discover Gold! Sacramento. Discover Gold!
Sacramento is home to Gold Rush-era attractions, California State Capitol tours, outdoor adventures, and hotels, dining and cultural arts for every taste and budget. When you visit Sacramento, you're sure to "Discover Gold!"
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Wine CountryVisit Sonoma Wine Country. Eat, drink and converse like a local. Because when you're here, you're more than a guest, you're a new friend. Whether you want to sightsee, shop, dine, take in a show, relax or play (or all of the above), simply request our free Visitor Guide to help you get started.
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Sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Sequoias," our city lies within miles of the Sierra Nevadas, the tallest mountain range in the contiguous United States. Visalia is the closest major city to Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks, home to the some of the largest vegetation on Earth: the Giant Sequoia trees.
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Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Costa Mesa
Southern CaliforniaKnown as the "City of the Arts", this area of Southern California is home to the famed Orange County Performing Artscenter as well as the South Coast Repertory. Art, theater, fine dining and the shimmering sea provide visitors with a memorable and delightful experience.
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Bay AreaYour Bay Area Fun Starts Here. Explore San Francisco and the Napa/Sonoma wine country and stay in our affordable hotels. Attractions include Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Mare Island Historic Park, Jelly Belly factory, Sonoma Raceway, world-class golf, unique shopping, a thriving downtown arts & entertainment district, and direct ferry service to and from San Francisco!
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Monterey PeninsulaIn Carmel-by-the-Sea you can dine at a number of four-star restaurants or eat al fresco at the beach. You can collect art or just covet art at almost 100 galleries and antique shops and you can buy anything from trinkets to Tiffanys. Even those who travel the world are unlikely to encounter another place that has so much to offer in one location.
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Order your free Yosemite / Mariposa County vacation planner now for all the information you need for a memorable journey to Yosemite, and also to encourage you to explore the rest of Mariposa County, both as a home base from which to appreciate the Park, and as a delightful setting for other outdoor experiences.
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Oceanside Oceanside Oceanside
Oceanside is a classic California beach community with its warm sandy beaches, historic wooden pier and Cape Cod-style harbor village complete with unlimited water sports and recreation. Offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, visitors still experience the casual spirit that made Southern California’s beach culture legendary.
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Southern CaliforniaWith thrilling attractions, interactive dining experiences, and plenty of shopping options, Buena Park offers fun on just about every corner. A vacation hot spot, the lively city of Buena Park is not only known for it's premier location in Orange County but for its world famous entertainment - including Knott's Berry Farm®, Soak City USA Water Park, Knott’s Independence Hall, Medieval Times, and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.
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Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma CountyWelcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming downtown lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike. So come, dip into California's Cornucopia, and fill up on our place of plenty.
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Catalina Island Catalina Island Catalina Island
Southern CaliforniaDiscover the magical island of Catalina, just off the coast of Southern California. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a place to bring the entire family, or just need a few days to unwind, Catalina Island is the perfect destination.
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