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Rancho Cucamonga Things to Do

  • 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 Sunday: Close

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  • Victoria Gardens

    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 ample parking garages and metered parking along the streets. Just be...

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  • 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, live concerts, and comedy shows. What is so special about these centers is...

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  • Route 66

    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, trading posts, tourist traps, and service stations. What is unique, is Rancho...

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  • Historical Carousel

    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 more colorful than some of the bigger ones. Not big enough for adults, so...

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  • Shakespeare

    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 Diamond Donor Contribution to the Promoting Arts & Literacy Campaign by...

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Rancho Cucamonga Restaurants

  • 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 actual aquarium in the restaurant with tropical fish is impressive. Menu...

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  • 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

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  • 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 the kids or maybe an adult or two:)From the web site:Great Khan'sPhone: (909)...

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  • Good Burgers for Sit Down Restaurant

    Great burgers, lots of alternatives such as chicken and turkey. Build your own or have a specialty burger right off the menu.

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  • Vietnamese food is the bomb!

    I sometimes think there is just not enough Vietnamese restaurants in SoCal. But I guess that depends on the city. SoCal tends to be divided up by ethnicities so I'm sure there are a ton of Vietnamese restaurants in Santa Ana, CA. Anyway, in Rancho Cucamonga, I only know of this one. I often read the lengthy menus and always end up ordering the same...

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  • Inexpensive Quick Japanese Food!

    This is my favorite place to eat when I'm at work. It's small hole in the wall, take out Japanese restaurant. They have your basic Japanese plates along with a small variety of sushi. They also have some twists like their summer noodles. Cold ramen noodles with sliced up cucumber, sliced up fried egg, chicken teriyaki and red ginger with a...

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Rancho Cucamonga Transportation

  • Trolley

    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 Noon-6PM

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  • Omnitrans

    Compared to Germany, the public transportation is almost non-existent. There are not that many bus stops throughout the city and they are far from each other. You need a car, car, car! Did I mention car already?However, the public transit agency serving the San Bernardino Valley and Rancho Cucamonga, is called Omnitrans.To check the routes,...

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Rancho Cucamonga Shopping

  • 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 shopper, but it was fun exploring his place.Hours may vary from store to...

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  • 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 10am-10pm

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  • A Guy's Toy Store

    So, there probably isn't a man on earth who wouldn't like shopping at Best Buy! A popular franchise here in Southern California. It's hard to go through the store without buying something. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm and Sun 11:00am-7:00pm. Computers, cameras, televisions, DVD players, speaker systems, stereos, boom boxes, refridgerators, vacuum...

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Rancho Cucamonga Local Customs

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    by Mandy23 Written Jul 8, 2004

    If you wanna get the latest news about Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding cities of the Inland Empire, you can have a look at the online version of the Daily Bulletin that you'll find under the link below:

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Rancho Cucamonga Warnings and Dangers

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    by Mandy23 Written Jul 21, 2004

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    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*

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Rancho Cucamonga What to Pack

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    by Mandy23 Updated Jul 31, 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.

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Rancho Cucamonga Off The Beaten Path

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    Telegraph Peak (8985')

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 7, 2010

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    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

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Rancho Cucamonga Sports & Outdoors

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    by Mandy23 Updated Jun 5, 2004

    Go and watch a baseball game of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at the "Epicenter". Went there on June 4th to see the game against the Lake E. Storm and had a good time. It's a small stadium with a familiar atmosphere.

    Equipment: single game tickets: Super Box $10

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Rancho Cucamonga Favorites

  • Police Station

    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 
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pmStaffed by one Sergeant, one...

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  • Parks

    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 usual green, playgrounds, basketball and baseball areas or sometimes...

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