Ontario, California

Ontario was named for the Canadian hometown of two 19th century engineers who first developed the area for urban living. This city known as the "gateway to southern California" rests 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Are you after the entertainments of Disneyland, or the mountain retreats of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear? This range of experiences is all within reach of Ontario.

Walk among tall palm trees and emerald lawns as you sample delicious olives at the Graber Olive House, founded in 1894 - olive trees were first planted in southern California by Spanish missionaries in 1769. Then, have fun at Scandia Amusement Park. Be sure to stop in at the local Museum of History and Art for regional discoveries - like the real story of road travels on legendary nearby Route 66.

Take the whole family to Vince's Spaghetti for excellent home style Italian dining. Enjoy the ambience, service, and honey walnut shrimp at Panda Inn Chinese Restaurant. Or, get a biscuits and chorizo breakfast any time of the day down at Zeke's Eatin' Place.