Things to do in Ontario, California
Our newest destination in Ontario gives travelers a welcome, easy-access arrival option beyond the busy Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Known as the “Gateway to Southern California,” Ontario is just an hour away from the glitz of Hollywood, the wonder of Disneyland, and the scenic beauty of Lake Arrowhead.
Not to be confused with Ontario, Canada, you’ll find sunny Ontario, California, just east of greater Los Angeles. The Ontario International Airport (ONT), ranked by Global Traveler magazine as the country’s fastest-growing airport, serves the Inland Empire, consisting of Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino and Riverside.
While all of Southern California is at your fingertips from Ontario, there is also plenty to do in and around the Ontario area. For some retail therapy, visit Ontario Mills, California’s largest indoor outdoor and retail mall. If you prefer the outdoors, shop and dine at Victoria Gardens nearby the Cucamonga Wilderness trails. Or take a road trip on iconic Route 66 and snap a selfie at the historic Cucamonga Service Station.
With a central location and easy travel to a variety of Southern California locations, our Ontario destination may be our best-kept travel secret… that may not stay a secret for long.
Popular Sights to See
The Magic Kingdom is roughly 45 minutes away from ONT by rental car or Disney Shuttle. Flying into Ontario provides you and your family with a less hectic travel option for your next magical getaway.
Known for Big Bear Mountain Resort, this is California’s premier mountain lake escape with great skiing in the winter and outdoor exploration in the summer. ONT is the closest airport to Big Bear, roughly one and a half hours away.
Known as the “Alps of Southern California,” Lake Arrowhead is a scenic getaway just an hour away from Ontario in the San Bernardino National Forest mountains. Lake Arrowhead is home to five-star resorts, fine dining restaurants and outdoor adventures.
Historic Route 66 stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles and takes you back to an era of classic cars, roadside diners and convertible cruisin’. Head west to visit Pasadena and Beverly Hills or head east (and bring plenty of water) to explore the Mojave Desert.
California’s largest indoor outlet and retail mall is a shopper’s paradise. Visit the California Welcome Center within Fashion Alley for must-see, local recommendations.