Rancho Cucamonga Travel Guide
Telegraph Peak (8985')
PAUL A. BIANE Library
This wonderful library is located right in the Victoria Gardens shopping area. Makes for a lovely walk to get to the library and makes a great way to shop, eat and read. It's near the Food Hall and play area too. Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm...
Victoria Gardens is a area of high end department stores and eateries. They have laid it out like mini city with lots of wonderful plaza's with benches, tables, and lots of lovely landscapes. It just happened to stumble on it while I was exploring this area. There is lots of...
The Lewis Family Playhouse & Chalk Art!
The Victoria Gardens Cultural Center consist of the playhouse and library. The 90,000 square foot playhouse was dedicated in August of 2006, which has 560 seats that consist of two levels. It is state of the art theatre that offers all types of entertainment such as plays,...
Foothill Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga still echo's part of old Americana known as Route 66. It has often been called the Mother Road or America’s Main Street. Throughout the west, it still is known for its unique car culture and for its creative highway signage, motels,...
Located in the Food Hall is this very lovely small carousel. I asked the young lady who was operating it if she knew the history of it. She said it was privately owned and they brought it from Italy and was all hand painted. I have never seen one so small, but it was so much...
Located on a bench next to Victoria Cultural Center is a wonderful statue of Shakespeare. Its a great photo opt if you want your picture taken with Shakespeare. I shared a coca cola with Shake, looked like he needed it:)The plaque on the wall:"Shakespeare"Presented Through a...
One thing I noticed right away was these plaques located all over the shopping area and I thought they are really neat. I gathered that not too many people were paying attention to them, which is sad. Each Plaques reads in order of the photo's:Daily Chores:A day in the life...
If you have never been to one of these stores you will be so surprised. They have everything you can think of if your a sports person or not. They have clothes, shoes, furniture, boats, sports gear, food, linens, bikes, and so much more. I just love exploring these stores....
Fish Company Restaurant: Mediocre Fish Restaurant
The ambience is pretty nice. The restaurant is connected to the humongus, gigantic Bass Pro Shop with it's log cabin inspired design. The restaurant features several life size fish hanging from the ceiling including Tuna, a Great White Shark, Swordfish, Trout, etc. A huge...
Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: What a surprise~
I didn't know that Bass Pro has restaurants. I walk in and took a look around. What a neat place with a huge fish tank in the background. Checkout the links and story.Islamorada Fish Company MenuNeat story about the Islamorada Fish Company
Rancho Victoria Food Hall: Eye Catching~
This is very lovely food mall. Not too many impress me, but they incorporated some of the wonderful local history into the decor of this building. Really beautiful building with some really good choices of places to eat from. Outside is a patio to sit and a playground for...
They have these really neat old-fashioned, Free Red Trolley car service that stops all over the shopping center. Just look for the round signs or check out the maps that are located in all of the plaza's within the center.Garden Trolley:M-Thur 1pm=7pmF-Sat Noon-9pmSun...
Victoria Gardens: Nothing but shopping here!
This place is actually amazing. It's laid out like a mini city with roads, lights, crosswalks, restaurants, period architecture, and beautiful landscapes. The stores here are very high end, but supposedly the prices are suppose to be competitive. Not sure, because I am not a...
Victoria Gardens: Beautiful New Shopping Mall!
Extremely nice shopping mall that is not enclosed. Boasts some great stores like William Sonoma, Black and White and one of my favorite shops, Francesca's. Lots of great restaurant's to dine at. It's a wonderful place to go shopping. Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat...
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Written Jul 8, 2004
If you wanna shop peacefully without disturbances at Target, don't wear beige pants and read t-shirts.
We went shopping there and Cris' mother was repeatedly asked for help from other customers because they assumed that she's working there. Only then we noticed that coincidentally both of us were wearing beige and red that day hehehe....
Nah, seriously, I do not mind helping people if I can, but at least back then, I wasn't familiar with the store and didn't work there, even though my clothes seemed to tell differently *grin*
Written Jul 21, 2004
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It can get very hot and easily have 30°C - 38°C for a long period of time. Those temperatures are also what the forecast for August says. So pack lots of light fabrics, tops, t-shirts etc and if your skin is sensitive, don't forget the sun block if you plan to do lots of outdoor activities.
Photo Equipment: You don't have to carry lots of film rolls, you can buy them in most stores.
If you use a digital camera, you can go for example to 'Walgreens' with your card and get there within ca. 1 hour prints of your photos or a photo CD. Walgreens is just an example. There are other stores in Rancho C. that offer the same service.
Updated Jul 31, 2004
San Gabriel Mountains
Named for the Gabielino's Native Americans who existed as one of the largest tribes in North American Continent. The San Gabriel Mountains are just south of the Sierra Mountain Range. Just East and North East of Los Angeles, running c.50 mi (80 km) westward from Cajon Pass. San Antonio Peak (10,080 ft/3,072 m) is the highest of the range. Citrus fruits are raised on the southern foothills. I've grown up seeing this beautiful landscape since I was a kid and have explore some its very vast beautiful areas. It one of the most accessible areas that millions enjoy every year for its premier campgrounds, hiking, and some very panoramic views.
Below is a good site for most of California Hiking and Biking Trails
Updated Nov 7, 2010
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I thought this was really unique how they incorporated a police substation into this mini shopping city. I like the fact they chose a 1930's architecture.7743 Kew Avenue,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739Phone: (909) 477-2828
Dispatch: (909) 941-1488
One thing that I noticed in Rancho were the parks. There are over 20, almost every community seems to have one, varying in size. The bigger ones with lakes, many picnic facilities, pedal boat and aqua cycle rentals (like in Guasti Park) but also the smaller ones have the...
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