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Just east of Los Angeles and centrally located, Ontario, California is a great destination hiding in plain sight. Halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, the city is within short drives of the Disneyland Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, the Pacific Ocean and championship golf courses. Recreational opportunities abound in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains - skiing, hiking, snowboarding, boating, wakeboarding, fishing and camping. One of California's original wine regions (Cucamonga Valley), viticulture still plays a role in the region. Visitors can enjoy wine tasting at the San Antonio, Joseph Filippi and Galleano Wineries.
Is Ontario, California related to Ontario, Canada? Turns out that the city was founded by George and William Chaffey, emigrants from Canada, thus the name Ontario. Gentlemen farmers (citrus), engineers and entrepreneurs - the brothers adapted early civic electrification systems and built innovative irrigations systems for the area. Euclid Avenue the European-style parkway they designed is still a beautiful boulevard, divided by a lush, tree-lined block-wide park that is several miles long.
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is centerally located in Ontario, about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in Southern California. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. Ranked one of the best alternate airports in the United States by Forbes.com since 2003, LA/Ontario International Airport is a great choice when you want to avoid long security lines, expensive parking and LAX bound traffic.