Southern California's Home for Action Sports
“Play” means many different things to different people. Maybe your idea of playing is venturing into nature for a hike. Maybe it’s sitting in a dark theater, watching action scenes explode on the big screen. Maybe it’s experiencing the high-speed thrills of a NASCAR race. Whatever play means to you, Rancho Cucamonga offers the best ways to play – and the best places to stay – during your Southern California visit.
Take a stroll, sip an iced coffee, and shop up at storm at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. The open-air, mixed-use shopping center boasts 1.5 million square feet of retailers and restaurants. There’s something for everyone, with stores ranging from The Body Shop to Bass Pro Shops, and fare for every palate, with restaurants ranging from fine dining and filet mignons at Fleming’s Prime Steak House & Wine Bar to the Southern flair and shoestring fries at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.
Thrill seekers can fire away at the indoor shooting range at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, catch adrenaline-pumping NASCAR races at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, or enjoy high-flying Motocross races at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.
Die-hard sports fans can catch a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes baseball game at LoanMart Field or a Los Angeles Lakers or hockey game at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Or if you’re into movies, Rancho Cucamonga has plenty of them with more than 70 screens, as well as an IMAX Theater, located only minutes apart in the Greater Ontario region.
Rancho Cucamonga parks range from nature preserves to urban centers. Nature lovers can revel in the wild beauty and spectacular views as they hike miles of trails at North Etiwanda Preserve. Visitors can enjoy outdoor recreation with an urban flair at the 103-acre Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga, which features playgrounds, picnic shelters and a swimming complex with water slides, as well as a community center and senior center.
Play can also mean a round of golf at Empire Lakes Golf Course in Rancho Cucamonga or at Whispering Lakes Golf Course in Ontario. Or it can literally mean “a play” like the theater productions visitors can enjoy at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, Center Stage Theater in Fontana or Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont.
There’s no shortage of things to do in Rancho Cucamonga – all you have to do is show up and pick your favorite way to play.
Download your Greater Ontario, California, visitors guide and start planning your trip today!
Plan your Greater Ontario, California, destination getaway with our proposed itineraries