Ontario, CA

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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.

Where to stay in Ontario

Holiday Inn Ontario Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Ontario Airport, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
2155 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA, 91764
The price is $110 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Ontario. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (961 reviews)
"Convenient location. Quiet and well organized. Restaurant dining was very good."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Holiday Inn Ontario Airport, an IHG Hotel
Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
700 N Haven Ave, Ontario, CA, 91764
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Ontario. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,116 reviews)
"Superbe"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Candlewood Suites Ontario - Convention Center
Candlewood Suites Ontario - Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
1818 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA, 91761
The price is $117 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ontario. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (34 reviews)
"The staff at this hotel was nice and accommodating. The rooms were really nice. I was shocked to have a full size fridge and dishwasher. The beds were comfortable. The only drawback, it says it has a pool and spa and it doesn't. We booked this hotel BECAUSE it had a pool. I had very disappointed ..."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Candlewood Suites Ontario - Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ontario | 24/7 Access Private Room A w/ Com Area
Ontario | 24/7 Access Private Room A w/ Com Area
Ontario, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Ontario. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Toyota Arena and Museum of History and Art are located ...
Ontario | 24/7 Access Private Room A w/ Com Area
Stylish Modern Townhome 5 min from ONT Intl Airport
Stylish Modern Townhome 5 min from ONT Intl Airport
Ontario, CA
Stay at this vacation home in Ontario. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and a garden. Popular attractions Toyota Arena and Ontario Mills Shopping Mall are located nearby. ...
3/5 (3 reviews)
Nice place
"Clean when we arrived and was in a nice neighborhood. Was nice that it had a garage. Looked a little bland like it could use more decorations and could definitely use more dishes but overall it was good for what we were using it for."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Stylish Modern Townhome 5 min from ONT Intl Airport
Dream home Brand new house Time limit 20% off
Dream home Brand new house Time limit 20% off
Ontario, CA
Stay at this hotel in Ontario. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Toyota Arena and Silverlakes Sports Complex are located nearby. ...
Dream home Brand new house Time limit 20% off
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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