Fontana Things to Do
The City of Fontana is located in southern California, in the USA. We sit at the intersection of Interstate 10 and 15 and State Routes 66 and 30. Metrolink rail service to the greater Los Angeles area runs through the center of town, and we are only 10 minutes away from Ontario International Airport. Fontana is close to the mountains, beaches,...more
These two truck companies each generate more than a couple billion in annual revenue, and each deploys more than fifteen thousand tractor trailer combinations across the USA. Both Schneider and Swift, as well as CR England, KLLM, and many more recruit and train drivers in Fontana. Why not visit a terminal and sign up?more
From 1928 to 1965, Fontana had the first and only US Agriculture Department laboratory for the care and breeding of rabbits. An old timer from the senior citizen center came out and explained a few things. He said that at one time rabbits were researched for their possible value in animal husbandry. Quality and volume of meat, fur, leather, etc....more
Fontana's history goes back to 1913, but from its architecture the downtown area, where there's parallel parking and a single lane of cars in each direction, Fontana appears to have it's roots in the 1930's and later. The city hall is a fine mission revival style structure, and I saw an art deco theater under restoration. Otherwise, the downtown is...more
10543 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California, 92337, United States
Good for: Families
I was booked into this hotel by KLLM, a trucking company that trained me. The hotel routinely...more
13500 Baseline Ave, Fontana, CA 92336
Good for: Solo
In Fontana, any and all global franchises seem to be present, and so even the Japanese have an establishment there. On my third attempt to find a decent but cheap dinner in Fontana, I walked by this chrome and cut glass establishment, hoping to find fast food sushi. Unfortunately, insted I found sticky rice covered on one side by small bony chunks...more
After walking several flat miles on the pavement of Fontana, I ended up at the Sierra Ave. address of Casa Sanchez. The menu is on a lecture outside the restaurant, and inside the walls are nicely decorated in a Mexican motif. The lights are not bright. The chips and salsa came promptly. The chips probably were not made at the restaurant. The salsa...more
On the first night, I wandered down Valley Blvd, toward it's junction with Sierra Blvd. Among the seemingly hundreds of familiar fast food logos that lit up the night sky, I came across this humble restaurant. I ordered fried rice, with brocoli beef, and barbequed chicken. The food was surprisingly fresh and well made.more
Nearby Ontario Airport is the solution to missing the
LAX 'mega traffic crunch', it's flight path goes right
past the house and I can actually wave at passengers
as they prepare to land! Additionally, there are many
hotels located on Vineyard and Haven Streets, which are
anywhere from top-notch to economy styles.
It's best to have a car to tool around town in, but, there
are public transportation buses which go just about everywhere. And the Metrolink train stations are located
downtown near bus hubs.
Fontana has the largest collection of tractor dealerships I've ever seen. Peterbuilt, Volvo, Mack, and Freightliner, and other big rig manufacters have large dealerships in Fontana, and after the tractors and trailers have been thrashed for a million miles by the big companies, they end up at one of the many used dealerships in town. Those dreaming of buying their own big rig ought to come here first to look around.Related to:
- Road Trip
- Business Travel
- Budget Travel
Fontana Warnings and Dangers
As one of the windiest cities of the Inland Empire,Fontana has seen it's share of powerful gales. Itisn't unusual to see lines of semi-trucks pulled tothe side of the freeway, waiting out the onslaught,until it is safe to continue without danger of beingblown over. Additional tip on Ontario Mills Mall parking...If you happen to ride your bike there...more
6 Hotels in Fontana
Fontana Off The Beaten Path
Lytle Creek is north of downtown Fontana if you follow
Sierra Avenue north toward the mountains. There are limit-
ed camping areas in the canyon, and some pretty spots
for picnics and hiking, and listening to the relaxing
sounds of water running over the river rocks...mmmmmm.
Jurupa Hills are south, and provide many mountain biking trails for bike clubs and individuals year-round. Within these hills lies the Mary Vagle Nature Center, where the
visitors can feed the ducks, take a day hike into the surrounding hills, where a tiny creek trickles under a bridge near the summit...(watch out for the rattlesnakes) or take a leisurely stroll to an historical ruin which used to be a chapel at one time. It's located just south of Jurupa Street on Cypress Avenue. And, within less than a
quarter mile, Jurupa Hills Regional Park has a waterslide which is open in the summer, and picnic areas with BBQ's available year round for picnic activities.
This photo is of the ducks at the Nature Center...
I went through orientation at KLLM's Fontana Truck Terminal. Since I had previously only driven 300 miles in a truck school's big rig, I was really worried that I might not perform well in the driving of the newer and larger KLLM rig. We spend most of our time filling out forms and talking about safety issues over these are huge killing machines....more
Bypass the entire downtown area~ As a young child, my mother often took us exploring in theabandoned houses which dotted the vineyards along route 66,(Foothill Blvd.) I played in the Virginia Dare winery atthe corner of Haven Avenue, which now houses office buildings. The grapevines are fewer and fewer each year as morebusinesses are erasing that...more
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