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Rancho Cucamonga

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Rancho Cucamonga

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Rancho Cucamonga [8] is a city in San Bernardino County in Southern California.


Rancho Cucamonga is made up of Cucamonga, Etiwanda, and Alta Loma. Sometimes these areas will be referred to as independent and sometimes the three areas will be lumped together under the umbrella of "Rancho Cucamonga." Locals may refer to the whole area as just "Cucamonga" or, more commonly, just "Rancho."

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

There are several ways to get in to Rancho Cucamonga. If you are driving, the east and west highways inclulde Route 66 (here named Foothill Blvd) and Baseline. Most of the main north and south bound streets run several cities south, on up to the base of the San Gabriel mountains. Interstate 15 runs north and south along the eastern border, I-10 runs east-west on the south side and the 210 freeway passes through northern Rancho Cucamonga, also known as Alta Loma.

By plane[edit]

There is Ontario Airport (ONT), which is located just south of Rancho Cucamonga along N Haven just south of I-10. Burbank Bob Hope Airportis located about 52 miles west.

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

The MetroLink San Bernardino Line passes through Rancho Cucamonga @ 11208 Azusa Ct. between San Bernardino & Los Angeles (Union Station).

By bus[edit]

The Omnibus system has regular hours and routes through most of the city.

By bicycle[edit]

There is a bike/pedestrian path that passes through much of the town. Much of the trail is paved and painted and fairly well maintained. If followed to its extremes, this path can take you from the western side to the eastern and back.

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Throughout the summer the city of Rancho Cucamonga offers free movies in public parks. The movies start around sundown and are sometimes preceded by a performance by a local band. The locations and times have been known to change. Check local websites for most current times and venues.
There are many parks scattered throughout the city. The parks usually contain the usual playground-type equipment. Some parks have larger sporting arenas. Redhill Park, at Carnelian and Baseline, has multiple sports fields, an ampitheater, and a man-made lake being the home to ducks and turtles.


Home of the Cucamonga Quakes.

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Victoria Gardens[edit]

The Victoria Gardens Mall is an outdoor mall offering the usual shopping opportunities (Forever 21, Macy's, Lids, etc.), an AMC movie theater, and a large Bass Pro Shop. Also included is the usual mall food court in addition to some sit-down dining locations (California Pizza Kitchen, Johnny Rockets, and The Cheesecake Factory, to name a few).

Retail Stores[edit]

The stretch of Foothill Blvd. through Rancho Cucamonga has most of the big retail stores you would want. From Best Buy to Target to The Men's Warehouse, they're all here.

Local Shops[edit]

Many "mom and pop" stores can be found through Rancho Cucamonga. Dr. Strange Records, for example, can be found here with a large selection of punk music that might be hard to find offline.

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  • Best Western Heritage Inn, 8179 Spruce Avenue, +1 909 466-1111 (toll free: +1 800 682-7829, fax: +1 909 466-3876), [1].  edit
  • Courtyard Ontario Rancho Cucamonga, 11525 Mission Vista Dr., +1 909 481-6476 (fax: +1 909 481-0260), [2].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 9589 Milliken Avenue, +1 909 581-3846, [3].  edit
  • TownePlace Suites Ontario Airport, 9625 Milliken Ave, +1 909 466-1100 (fax: +1 909 466-1101), [4].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express Rancho Cucamonga, 9589 Milliken Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 1-909-581-3846, [5]. Join us at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Rancho Cucamonga, California near Ontario Airport and enjoy spacious accommodations, meeting rooms and value vacation packages.  edit
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, 11433 Mission Vista Drive, [6]. checkin: 4:00 PM; checkout: 11:00 AM. An all suite hotel equipped with full kitchens and free high-speed Internet. Complimentary amenities include a hot breakfast and a light dinner with beverages (Monday-Thursday).  edit
  • New Kansan, 9300 Foothill Blvd, (909) 944-0221, [7]. One of the old motels along Route 66. Palm trees along its west side have blown in the wind for decades. With rumors of famous visitors of yester-years, the New Kansan is a fun little piece of unseen history.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Rancho Cucamonga
Los AngelesOntario  W noframe E  FontanaSan Bernardino
BarstowHesperia  N noframe S  OntarioSan Diego
Santa MonicaUpland  W noframe E  FontanaBarstow

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