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2 Days in Ontario

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From shopping centers, theme parks, art and entertainment centers to historical places- there is no dearth of fun things to do in Ontario. While you're in the City, you can drop by the Santa Ana River Trail and Prado Regional Park. For art and history lovers, swing by Fox Theater and the historic Mission Inn. Beyond these, there are natural beauties like the monuments and massive rock formations of Joshua Tree National Park , the desert in the Palm Springs and much more. Whether you are a lone leisure traveler or a family vacationer, your 48 hours stay in Ontario will be a joyous trip with many fun things to do and see.

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Day 1 Ontario Tour!

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

There are lots of delicious joints that serve amazing breakfast in Ontario. Holiday Cafe (931 N Milliken Ave) is a good option where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, sandwiches, soups and other breakfast specials. Or you can stop by 2598 S Archibald Ave at Donuts Xpress to relish some freshly made donuts, coffee and sandwiches.

Explore Art and Culture - Museum of History and Art  at 9:00 AM

You can start your first day tour of Ontario by exploring some culture of the city. The Museum of History and Art is the apt place to witness the local art and culture. There are lots to learn from this place as the place offers extensive collections, understanding and knowledge about art, history and cultural traditions.

Address: 225 S Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762, US
Phone: 1 909-395-2510
Website: www.ontarioca.gov/museum

Wander the tree-lined Avenue - Euclid Avenue at 10:30AM

Visit the adjacent neighborhood to downtown, the historic Euclid Avenue to explore several chic galleries, commercial building style, Victorian homes and museums. The Chaffey Community Museum of Art's galleries showcase many collections and also host shows by regional and local artists. Just wander around the blocks that reflect different era and admire the many spectacular buildings in progression - from art deco to Googie architecture.

Address: 217 S. Lemon Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761-1623
Phone: 909.463.3733
Free Admission: Thur through Sun from noon — 4:00 pm

Living History - The Planes of Fames Museum at 12:00 AM

Your next stop must be the Planes of Fames Museum in Chino. Founded in , this is a living history museum with more than 150 air crafts in display. The air crafts on display there are not just preserved but they are very much functional and still flying. They showcase many interesting art, that includes a World War II German fighter, a Boeing Flying Fortress, a P-51A Mustang and 1903 Wright Flyer. Also visit their gift shop that carries many special stuffs. After your time with air crafts, you can stop at the nearby Homestyle Cafe for a delicious lunch.

Address: 7000 Merrill Avenue 17, Chino, CA 91710, US
Phone: 1 909-597-3722
Website: www.planesoffame.org

Hearty lunch break at Homestyle Cafe at 1:00 PM

From hearty egg dishes to pancakes to delicious lunch delights, Guati homestyle cafe is a charming diner with cozy decors and red-checked tablecloths. They serve huge portion, a platter full of yummy eats and a very interesting menu to choose from. Open to public from 6am to 2pm everyday.

Address: 13526 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710, United States
Phone: 1 909-627-5970
Website: www.guastihomestylecafe.com

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Fishing and more! Mount Baldy Trout Pools at 2:00 PM

After spending the first half exploring the art and culture of the city, it's now time for some fun and games. Get into the four wheeler and drive your way up into the San Gabriel Mountains. What to expect there? The beautiful Mount Baldy Trout Pools is a must stop where you can engage in fishing and the best part is that you don't require any license to do so. Wander around to marvel the beauty of the area and make sure to admire the antique tractor toy collection. During winter times, the Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts are open for skiing.

Address: 6945 Mt Baldy Road, Mt Baldy, CA 91759, US
Phone: 1 909-982-4246
Website: www.mtbaldytroutpools.com

If speed is thrilling! K1 Speedway  at 4:00 PM

Next up is racing at K1 Speedway in Ontario. This venue offers fun, exciting and adrenaline pumping activities. This is an indoor go-karting venue that has has two professionally designed go-kart tracks, a large lobby that comes with snack bar, high-performance electric karts and huge collection of memorabilia. Stop there for a fun racing experience.

Address: 5350 East Ontario Mills Pkwy, Ontario, CA 91764
Phone Number: 909-980-0286
Website: www.k1speed.com/ontario-location

Catch a game! LoanMart Field at 6:00 PM

Sports lovers must definitely drop by LoanMart Field at the Epicenter to catch a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes semipro baseball game or a hockey game. Not a big sports fan? No worries for there is always something exciting happening in the venue to entertain you fully - Concerts, special performance, classic car shows, filming, festivals, sales exhibitions and much more.

Address: 8408 Rochester Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, US
Phone: 1 909-481-5000
Website: www.rcepicenter.com

Dinner at 8:00 PM

As interesting as the name sounds, Kick Back Jack (10123 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga)is an awesome place to enjoy traditional American meal. There is lots of options to chose from and you'll absolutely love it. Or for Korean fare, you can stop at Gen Korean BBQ House at 11837 E Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga

Explore Ontario's nightlife at 10:00 PM

Improv at Ontario Mills is where you can unwind and relax with a good belly laugh. Locals say this is where comedy begins and they are absolutely right. The place is star studded by renowned international artists. For show timings and more information, click on their website below.

Address: 4555 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764, US
Phone: 1 909-484-5411
Website: www.ontario.improv.com

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Day 2 Ontario Tour!!!

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Stop for a hearty breakfast at Zeke’s Eatin’ Place in 1855 E 4th Street, Ontario. You will absolutely love the Country style breakfast served in big portions there. From the delicious biscuits and gravy. to french toast, to hash browns and beyond - this place is simply amazing delightful.

Address: 1855 E 4th Street, Ontario, CA 91764
Phone number (909) 984-2900
Website: www.zekeseatin.com

Get your hiking boots out! Hiking at 9:00 AM

If you're in Greater Ontario region, you ought to get out and partake in some adventurous outdoor activities. And hiking along the foothills above Rancho Cucamonga to explore the North Etiwanda Preserve is simply worth it. From native wildlife to rare flora, to the remains of early pioneer settlements - this outdoor activity will leave you rejuvenated and help you reconnect with nature. For all information regarding the North Etiwanda Preserve, visit their website below.

While in the vicinity, make a trip to Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor World and Victoria Gardens (Address: 12505 N Main Street 200, Rancho Cucamonga). The venues have all the fun and exciting things instored. Explore them!

Address: Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739, US
Phone: 1 909-387-5940
Website: www.web.sbcnep.org/index

Lunch at 1:00 PM

Enjoy a buffet lunch at Gen Korean BBQ House (11837 E Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga). This restaurant serves delectable Korean flavors. You can try Beef bulgogi,  boneless galbi, garlic pork belly, and beyond. For Mexican delights, stop at Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen in Victoria Gardens (7881 Monet Ave
Rancho Cucamonga)

Relax! Graber Olive House at 2:30 PM

Make a stop at Graber Olive House and experience complete harmony is this historic place. You can participate in guided tour of the place or simply sit back and relax with a glass of premier wine. Browse by the gift shops that carry Graber Olives, gifts and fine foods.

Address: 315 E. Fourth St, Ontario, CA 91764
Phone Number: 800-996-5483
Website: www.graberolives.com

Shopping time! Ontario Mills Mall at 4:00 PM

Get some retail therapy at this indoor shopping mall, which is one of North America's biggest malls, that encompasses over 200 stores. Be it apparel, sporting goods, jewelry, footwear and more - it anchors some of the biggest brand stores and charming boutiques.

Address: 1 Mills Circle, Ontario, California 91764
Phone: 1 909-484-8301
Website: www.simon.com/mall/ontario-mills

Historic Collections! Cooper Regional History Museum at 6:30 PM

History buff or not, you'll admire the historic collections in this history museum. There is no better place in the town to explore the culture of the community and arriving here, you'll witness their effort to preserve and promote the history and culture of the community.

Address: 217 E A St, Upland, CA 91786, US
Phone: 1 909-982-8010
Website: www.coopermuseum.org

Dinner at 8:00 PM

Relish on delectable Mediterranean and Lebanese fare at Mes Amis Restaurant Upland. The place has received rave reviews for their authentic fresh flavors and friendly services. Delicious food with the charming interior decor of paintings and tapestry, Mes Amis has alomost everything to entertain you.

Address: 131 W Foothill Boulevard, Upland, CA 91786
Phone number (909) 500-3424

Kick back and enjoy some good music and dance! at 10:00 PM

By night time, get ready to unwind with great music onstage and charge up on the dance floor at Margarita Rocks. The DJ spin here is good and keep you entertained with current top 40 hits. Good drinks, bar snacks and great crowds - drop by here and unwind.

Address: 1386 E Foothill Boulevard, Upland, CA 91786

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