Ontario Travel Guide

  • Serene Sauble River
    Serene Sauble River
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    The bride and groom
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  • One of the appropriately touted sunsets
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Ontario Things to Do

  • Mule Car 1888

    From 1888 - 1895 the Ontario Mule Car was an early form public transportation. The street railway's franchise was granted in 1887, five years after the Chaffy brothers founded the city, and was carrying passengers by 1888. Residents in the area had begun to settle along Euclid Avenue from Ontario seven miles north to the mountains. The mules pulled...

  • United Post Office 1940

    Built in 1940 and is on the local list of Historic Landmarks, this post office is still being used. If you ever have been in one of the local post offices, they usually have some type of mural on the wall. I was tickled to see they had two different ones. Really unique pieces of local art depicted local history.Ontario Chamber of CommerceThe...

  • Pepper Trees

    Peppers trees were brought over from Spain when the California Missions were being established. Euclid Avenue Center Parkway has these lovely Pepper Trees that lines the road. When I was walking over to the museum, I just happen to look down and noticed the neat little piece of history. It reads:This is one of nine young pepper trees purchased and...

  • Museum of History and Art Ontario

    The museum was closed that day. It houses creation of over 30 Artist and I am sure they are some wonderful exhibits. Its located in a very wonderful Spanish style building that has a really beautiful fountain in the front courtyard.Museum Hours:Open 12pm - 4pmThursday - SundayFree Admission

  • Frankish Building 1915

    Was designed by Charles Frankish a popular architectural style known as Second Renaissance Revival. From a 1915 article on Charles Frankish in the Ontario Daily Report:One of the latest undertakings of the Frankish Company for the promotion of the city's best interests is the erection of the handsome stone, brick and reinforced concrete business...

  • 1908 Drinking Fountain

    The plaque reads: This fountain was built by the Women's Christian Temperance Union and dedicated to the City of ONtario on July 4, 1908, to provide the town with "A Drinking Fountain where only the pure, sparkling water can be had at any time by the thirsty one." It was originally located on the northwest corner of Holt ("A" St.) and Euclid...

  • Explore the Historical Downtown~

    When George Chaffey an engineer in 1881 visioned that this vast land could be fertile. Along with his brother he bought over 6,000 acres of land and water rights. George knew that Euclid Avenue named after a Greek mathematician he favored while in school, would be the cities centerpiece for years to come. Euclid Avenue is eight miles long and two...

  • Citizen Bussiness Park Arena

    This arena has just opened a month ago.You can watch ice-hockey games,concerts,Basketball games there.

  • Mount Baldy ski resort

    Mount Baldy is just a short drive from Ontario. This mountain of about 10,000 or so feet is somewhat popular for skiing in the winter. In the summer, hikers make the journey of about 5 miles and about 4,000 feet to its summit where, on a clear day, you can see the San Bernadino mountains. For more information on Mount Baldy, feel free to browse my...


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Ontario Restaurants

  • Good coffee, nice place

    Amicis is a charming little coffee bar on main street. Our family includes a lot of coffee drinkers, so we stopped by for a cup and a visit on a beautiful September afternoon. We were all tempted by the tasty looking baked goods and gelato but were headed for a wedding dinner so resisted. The coffee is very good and you can see everyone in town...

  • Wonderful fish (fresh from the lake) and...

    I am not sure this is still a bbq place, but the Smokin’ Gun is still on prominent display out front. We had the rehearsal dinner for my great-nephew’s wedding here. The staff was very accommodating in the midst of a busy night and were able to take care of our group of about 30 in good fashion. I, along with many others, had the freshly caught...

  • Sirloin steak

    In my opinion you can get steaks in America like nowere else(and I have been in Argentina too)I simply like the taste and how accurate it is prepared.I like for example medium well and that is exactly what I get.In Europe I would never get this offer....Like also the ambiente of a steakhouse.Service there was very good. Sirloin steak


Ontario Nightlife

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    by Phildagr8 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    If you walk to the hotel next door, you can check out the live band. They have a small dance floor, and you can ask someone to dance! I danced one time with the band's female vocalist while she was singing! It was great and you, too, can have a great time if you check it out.

    Dress Code: No jeans or sneakers. No tie, but you'll have time to check it out and go back to the hotel if you need to.

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Ontario Transportation

  • Flight Ontario - Oakland

    Ontario (USA) to Oakland (USA)Airline: Southwest Airlines Depart: Ontario International Apt Departure Time: 19:05, Wednesday 9 June 2004 Arrive: Oakland International Apt Arrival Time: 20:15, Wednesday 9 June 2004 Stops: Non-Stop Travel Time: 1hr 10mins Aircraft: 733 (Boeing 737-300 Passenger) Classes offered: EconomyAirport facts:Location: 35...

  • LA/Ontario International Airport

    In 1923, called Latimer Field after a orange packing company, this was a simple dirt patch of a runway located near San Antonio Avenue and the Union Pacific railroad track where "Jennies" would land. It was decided to move to the southwest corner and it was then called Ontario Airport. Because the strip followed the railroad track the pilots would...

  • train to downtown L.A. or San Bernardino

    It is a good way to avoid traffic problems.For 12Dollar you can get a round trip ticket to Downtown L.A. and back.From the Rancho Cucamonga station(close to Ontario) it takes 1hour to downtown L.A.It will take also 1 hour by car;sometimes longer.It is very good descripted how you get your ticket from the machines.Metrolink station,Rancho Cucamonga.


Ontario Shopping

  • ~Mills Means More~

    I remember when they built this mall. We visited it when it first opened and it was overwhelming because of all the folks checking it out! I have not been back since. My hubby was flying back from a business trip and I had some time to explore, but I waited till an hour before closing. I did that to avoid the crowds. I'm not a big shopper unless I...

  • relaxed shopping

    typical shopping center,hughe variety of shops,different is the californian touch I liked the sporting goods Average

  • Don't be suckered into full price 4...

    If you love the L.A fashion style but don't want to pay your whole salary on it, head 40 miles east to Ontario at the Mills. Yes, a hour or so on the freeway is definitely worth coming! Many shops here are major outlet stores, that sells popular brands at very reduced prices. Here are some that are here (though note the website for the most current...


Ontario Off The Beaten Path

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    by marinarena Written Nov 15, 2006

    At the Graber House, founded in 1894, try the best olives in the greater Los Angeles region. They are huge, meaty,nut-like and uniquely golden in color. The Olive House itself at Graber is serene and lovely. If landing in Ontario, the Graber house is just a few minutes away.

    Mon-Sat 9-5:30 PM
    Sun 9:30-6 PM

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    by marinarena Updated Oct 25, 2006

    Favorite thing: Farmer Boys Restaurant!

    A staple of the Inland Empire region, Farmer Boys is a must stop for good, delicious and no frills American indulgence. Started in 1981 by the Havadjias brothers in the sky-diving town of Perris, Farmer Boys has expanded well into the region and outside to neighboring counties. The portions size here is hearty so bring your appetite! If you want to have fast food, at least go to Farmer's where it is not very greasy like most places and the food is guaranteed to be made right after ordering. Burgers are the favorite here. A healthier option, the veggie burger I'd recommend, for those not into red meat. The standout on the menu may just be the, well-battered onion rings which, unlike most, are not skimpy and seem as if you were cheated on your plate. Hmmm... I could do an official restaurant review of Farmer Boys on my California page, even though it's fast food-it's just that good at Farmer's!

    Fondest memory: I'm particularly fond of one of the Ontario locations, at 54 S. Milliken Ave, where I would often go during lunch while working in the city.

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    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

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