Ontario, California is located in southern California, making it a prime destination in which to enjoy the many activities of the area. Visitors can enjoy the warm weather and countless tourist sites of southern California.
There, amid the orange groves and grape vines at the base of the Sierra Madre is Ontario. It's a beautiful community founded as a model city by Canadians from Ontario in 1882.
The city of Ontario,
California, has always been home to a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit.
More than a century ago, Canadians George and William Chaffey purchased 6,218
acres for a “model colony,” featuring a novel irrigation system, abundant
electricity and a beautiful parkway designed to rival the greatest streets in
the world. Their plan has come to fruition. Ontario has developed into a model
city where commerce and community work hand in hand.
The orchards and citrus packing
plants have given way to new landmarks such as Ontario Mills, the Ontario
Convention Center, and Ontario International Airport. Hundreds of new businesses
have been attracted to the city because of its superior location,
transportation, climate, skilled workforce and other quality-of-life advantages.
More than a geographic gateway to Southern California, Ontario has become a
gateway to growth and progress for the over 150,000 residents who live there and
is a great, centrally located destination.
Ontario’s location allows for
easy accessibility via major freeways and more than 100 daily flights from major
U.S. cities to Ontario International Airport. Ontario is just minutes from all
that Southern California has to offer: Ontario Mills Mall, Hollywood,
Disneyland, Pacific beaches, desert and mountain resorts. Today Ontario
continues to lead the Inland Empire region of Southern California into the 21st
century as one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation; yet, it
retains a sense of tradition and small town charm.
Ontario’s sun belt position
assures mild weather and 312 days of sunshine annually. The superb weather
allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy Ontario’s many parks as well as
nearby Orange County and San Diego attractions including Knott’s Berry Farm and
Sea World. For family fun, be sure to visit Scandia Amusement Park. This
fun filled park is known around town as the undisputed leader in safe, clean,
family fun and offers 25 rides and attractions including go-carts, bumper boats,
two miniature golf courses, batting cages and an arcade. It also features the
“Scandia Screamer,” the Inland Empire’s tallest roller coaster.
Of course, professional sports
are available nearby. Choose from baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and
more. The choice is yours and available throughout the year.
For participatory relaxation
and fun, Ontario has numerous options. The Empire Lakes Golf Course, designed
by Arnold Palmer, will challenge even the most experienced golfer. Close to the
San Bernardino Mountains, visitors can also enjoy world-class skiing at Big Bear
resorts during the winter months.
For wine aficionados, sampling
California’s finest wines has never been easier. Ontario boasts three wineries
in its vicinity: Galleano Winery, Inc., Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyards, and
San Antonio Winery. Each winery has its own tasting rooms and conducts facility
Whether looking for a quick
bite or a sit-down gourmet meal, guests are served in style at the many fine
restaurants in and around Ontario.
Whether you are in Southern
California for business or pleasure, Ontario offers it all! Come play and stay
as long as you like!
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