Forty miles from Los Angeles in the middle of the Inland Empire is the city of Ontario, California. Visiting the city can be a great way to leave the noise and distractions of a major metropolis behind for a few days or could be a great location for a business conference with like-minded people from across the country. No matter why you're headed to the city, there are certainly many things to keep you busy while you're here. Whether your vacation plans usually include a hiking trip or a spa package Missouri, here in a guide to some of the attractions and events that might interest you throughout the year in Ontario.

If you're looking for something to do with the whole family than you might enjoy the rides and events at Scandia Amusement Park. The park is the home of the Scandia Screamer Coaster, Olga's Tilt-a-Whirl, and Lapland Landslide, as well as the Stockholm Raceway. You can also take advantage of the batting cages, miniature golf course, or the arcade with over 150 games. If the last time that you spent a day with the family it was to run errands like picking up new aquarium gravel than maybe it's time to spend a day all having some fun!

Those more in the mood for some fun in the sun can head to the 150-acre outdoor landscape of Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. This day-use facility offers fishing, a playground, picnic areas, and swimming in the lagoon. And if you're visiting from outside of the city and need supplies there is an equipment rental service. Fees to enter the park are only seven dollars per vehicle, so pack up the life jackets and swim diapers for your little one and come ride the water slides.

Many people are also drawn to Ontario thanks to its great shopping opportunities. The Ontario Mills Mall is the site of outlet stores, entertainment options, and many restaurants and specialty shops. The mall is anchored by twenty-three different businesses and has over two hundred stores. Some of these include a Hollister Co Outlet, Ralph Lauren Factory Store, and a Gymboree Outlet. While you may usually have to sell your jewelry to be able to afford these fashions, you will find them at a fraction of the price at this location.

Ontario, California is full of great tourism opportunities for those visiting the city. Many highlight the beginning of the city as a farming town and great location for growing olives and grapes. There are also many local events that take place throughout the year that might interest wine enthusiasts to those that enjoy attending a hockey school. Ontario is a beautiful city and it should definitely be included on your vacation to California.

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