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Ontario is California's fourth most populous city and is located thirty-five miles northeast of Los Angeles. Serving as the gateway to Southern California, it offers heaps of things to do and see. When you're in the city, you must by all means find bargains at Ontario Mills mall, shop for antiques, tour Graber Olive House, stop by the local Museum of History and Art and enjoy at Scandia Amusement Park.

Ontario's close proximity to Los Angeles and being a home to LA/Ontario international airport, the city attract hoards of visitors every year. The city has undergone lots of transformation into a charming urban center, with flourishing shopping scene, bar scene and booming art and entertainment. From festivals, events and family fun times - there are a multitude of options to explore in Ontario.

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History of Ontario

Before the European colonization, the region was settled by the Neutral Nation before  the Iroquois Confederacy. French were the first European settlers. Cornelius Winney and "Black Joe" Hodges were the first permanent settlers in present-day Ontario. In 1789, they built a log cabin store used for trading purpose with the Native American community.

In the early 19th century, a main agent of the Holland Company, Joseph Ellicot, designed a grid and radial street system. The streets branch out from downtown and this by far is one of only three radial street designs in the United States. Ontario grew with a flourishing economy. The steel and grain mills draw many immigrants from around the world.

Important Locations in Ontario

Ontario oozes a charming balance of urban fun and suburban charm. Arriving here, you will explore numerous important locations, from theme parks to art museums and galleries to antique shops, entertaining watering holes and lots more fun events. Check out some of the top tourist destinations in Ontario.

Citizens Business Bank Arena
Citizens Business bank Arena serves as a great venue that host many events, social gatherings, business functions, entertainment and other educational programs. For more information about the park, Click Here.

Graber Olive House
Graber Olive House is an historic place, that offers visitors guided tours of the venue, that is complete with gift shops throughout the year.  Get more details about cruise tour here.

Ontario Convention Center
To view a spectacular venue in Ontario, stop by the Ontario Convention Center. The venue offers state-of-the art unique architecture and latest technology. Explore more about the center.

K1 Speed Ontario
If speed is thrilling, you ought to visit K1 Speed Ontario - an indoor go-karting venue.  For details on operational hours and more, visit the website.

Museum of History & Art, Ontario
To acquire great understanding and knowledge of art, history and culture traditions of the communities of the city of Ontario, visit the Museum of History & Art Ontario. Get more details here.

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People and Culture of Ontario

The estimated population of Ontario, as of 2010 census report was 163,924. The city's ethnic composition include 51.0% White, 5.2% Asian, 6.4% African American, 1.0% Native American and 31.3% from some other races. The cultural agglomeration is clearly reflected in the diverse cuisine, festivals, events and arts of Ontario. As you pass by the median of Euclid Avenue, you can see the three-dimensional nativity scenes placed there, featuring the life of Jesus. "Christmas on Euclid", a craft fair extravaganza is held to support this nativity scenes.

Ontario Time Zone and Phone Codes

Ontario is in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8). DST is the Summer Daylight Saving Time which is Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−7).

Time zone abbreviation: PST
Standard time zone:
UTC/PST -8 hours
Daylight saving time: 1 hour
Current time zone offset: UTC/PDT -7 hour

Phone Codes of Ontario
Ontario are codes: 909
ZIP code: 91758, 91761, 91762, 91764
International Country Code: plus 1

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Best Time to Visit Ontario

While planning a vacation to Ontario, the best time to be there in the city really comes down to what you actually desire to see and do. We have gathered some notable festivals, events and weather and some general information to guide you to what to expect and anticipate. Ontario has warm and dry summers while winter is mild and wet. Summertime attracts lots of visitors as the weather is comfortably warm and there are lots of outdoor events and activities to partake. Expect high rates at lodging and resorts during summer months. Springtime (March through early May) is one of the most spectacular times of year in Ontario.

Check out Ontario's notable festivals and Events-

  • Chino Valley Foodie Festival
  • The Yum Festival
  • Huck Finn Jubilee -June
  • Upland Lemon Festival
  • Claremont Village Venture Art & Crafts Faire - October
  • Grape Harvest Festival
  • Ontario Harvest Festival
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Important Locations in Ontario Map Guide

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