OntarioUnited States of America

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Located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is a city of eclectic attractions with outdoor pursuits, historic monuments, big-brand shopping and world-famous wines.

Ontario is known as the gateway to other Southern California locations. However, the Greater Ontario region is lauded in its own right for a range of attractions: Tour the quaint Galleano Family Winery, sample the wines produced since 1917 at San Antonio Winery, next to the area’s oldest surviving vineyard. If olives are your preferred fruit, visit the historic Graber Olive House, which dates back to the 1880s.

Enjoy quality time with the family at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 150 acres (61 hectares) of outdoor recreation space. Rent paddle boats, splash down the water slides and sunbathe on sandy beaches. For more adventurous pursuits, fly through the air on the Screamer roller coaster and other thrill rides at Scandia Amusement Park or Auto Club Speedway.

The city was founded in 1881 by the Chaffey brothers from Ontario, Canada, providing their hometown name to this faraway location. Learn more about Ontario’s past at the Museum of History and Art, which features local art, history and cultural traditions. Tour John Rains House, home of one of the area’s early families.

One very popular attraction is Ontario Mills, a mega-mall that claims to be the largest of its kind in California. More than 200 retail outlets sell discounted designer and high-end clothing, sporting goods, children’s apparel, jewelry and more. While searching for bargains, keep the family entertained with watching a movie at the 30-screen megaplex or playing interactive games and attractions at GameWorks.

Ontario’s location in the center of southern California makes it a good base from which to explore the area’s other attractions. The city is 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Los Angeles and within short driving distances of Disneyland® Resort, the Pacific Ocean and skiing and hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains. For more information on events and attractions in the region, visit the official website of the Greater Ontario California Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Top Hotels in Ontario

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ramada by Wyndham Ontario
Ramada by Wyndham Ontario
2 out of 5
1841 E G St, Ontario, CA
$66
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ontario Convention Center and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Museum of History and Art. Ontario Mills Shopping ...

3.5/5Good! (880 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Good location close to the airport."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Ontario
Azure Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Azure Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
1945 E. Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA
$81
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Ontario Convention Center and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Citizens Business Bank Arena. Museum of History ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,445 reviews)

"The room was clean although you may need earplugs because the airport is so close. The staff is helpful and efficient. The breakfast needs work but it's free so I can't complain given there are many options depending on your dietary restrictions. I had issues with wifi because every time I heard ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Azure Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ontario at Ontario Mills, CA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ontario at Ontario Mills, CA
3 out of 5
4674 E Ontario Mills Pkwy, Ontario, CA
$83
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in the heart of Ontario, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ontario Mills Shopping Mall and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Citizens Business Bank Arena. Scandia ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,762 reviews)

"Everything was clean staff was very nice would come again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ontario at Ontario Mills, CA

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Reviews of Ontario

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4 - Good 46.95567462250365%
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3 - Okay 20.311738918655625%
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2 - Disappointing 3.117389186556259%
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1 - Terrible 1.948368241597662%

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 27, 2020

Ontario is a pleasant combination of good shopping, restaurants and other entertainment among an idylic setting of Palm trees, mountain landscapes & well manicured commercial lawns. I appreciate it as a mid-point betweem LA & Palm Springs w/OntIntl t

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Not much too do but a lot of places to eat

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2020

Great place to stay. You won't be sorry You won't be sorry you did. Right off the freeway. And still quiet. Don't here the traffic at all. Ramada sucks don't stay there I stayed there for 5 days. Not impressed at all. I even told corporate to.

1/5 - Terrible

Shelly

Feb 19, 2020

Never coming back!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Close to a lot of amenities, close to the mall and eateries

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

Area is fine Hotel needs updating