Top 10 Things to do in Rancho Cucamonga, United States

October 28, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban city situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California. It is located 37 miles (60 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles. The city had a population of 165,269 in 2010 and an estimated population of 174,305 in 2014. The city experiences an average of 287 sunny days per year, compared to a national average of 205 days. Its climate is classified as warm Mediterranean, or Csa, under the Köppen climate classification system. The city's seal, which centers on a cluster of grapes, alludes to the city's agricultural history and intimate connections to wine-making.
Restaurants in Rancho Cucamonga

1. Victoria Gardens

12505 N Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739-8103 +1 909-803-1280
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 321 reviews

Victoria Gardens

Reviewed By kelliducloux1 - Perris, California

I love Victoria Gardens. It is the best outside mall and it has everything you need: eateries, movies, shopping, and even ride-along trains for the kids. I love coming here; it’s always a treat. I’ve visited on a sunny day and enjoyed walking around and getting ice cream. And I’ve also come at night to enjoy dinner and evening shopping. It is definitely a thing to do in the area.

2. Graber Olive House

315 E 4th St, Ontario, CA 91764-2709 +1 800-996-5483
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Graber Olive House

The central manufacturing plant of famous Graber olives.

Reviewed By SharonOregon - Oregon

We loved this gift shop!!! Beautiful displays!!! The olives we sampled were excellent and had the perfect amount of saltiness!!!

3. Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

9300 Cherry Ave, Loudan, Fontana, CA 92335-2562 +1 855-227-8789
Excellent
67%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 334 reviews

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Reviewed By GothamGrady - Sierra Vista, Arizona

My wife bought for me the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience last Christmas. I️ scheduled my drive for Veterans Day weekend 2017. It was great. When you arrive, the atmosphere is very relaxed. A 30-45 minute class about safety, track rules, and car & track dynamics starts the event. It goes by quickly so ask questions. You will be offered to “ride along” with a professional driver before you drive. They do not pressure or over sell this add on, but TAKE it! You will be faster and more comfortable in the car. You will also be paired to a car set to your height and size, so don’t get crazy if you Don’t get Dale JR’s car. Once at the car, you are treated like an adult. The team puts you in the car and sets up your communications before turning you over to your spotter. After that, it’s race time. On the track, it’s all you and the car. Your spotter keeps you safe by calling for passes and warning you of the pro drivers as they approach on the outside. If you paid for the ride along, you will hit the rev limiter on the car by the fourth lap... at least in my case. You will likely hit it every lap after. I️ have ridden dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, and driven over 130 mph on the autobahn. But this is by far the best speed experience I️ have had yet!

4. Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts

5131 Carnelian St, Alta Loma, CA 91701-1421 +1 909-980-0412
Excellent
91%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 30 reviews

Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts

Visit the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation on their 5 1/2 acre site set in the foothills of the San Gabrial Mountains, less than 2 miles from the 210 freeway. Public hours: Thurs and Sat, 12-4pm Sam Maloof was one of the most respected furniture makers of the 20th century. His rocking chairs were highly esteemed by both Presidents Reagan and Carter. His home was hand built by Sam and his assistants over a period of 40 years and reflects Sam's love of finely crafted wood, right down to unique hand-crafted wooden latches and hinges on the doors. When threatened by the 210 Freeway, several of his patrons banded together to assure the home received the recognition it deserved on the National Register of Historic Places where it is cited as a work of art in its own right. The home and associated shops where Sam continued to build furniture until his death at 93 in 2009 were moved to the current site in Alta Loma. This site now includes the historic home, which is open for docent led tours at a small fee, the Jacobs Education Center which presents changing exhibits and the lovely Gardens which encompass five different landscapes of California native plants and Mediterranean plants which demonstrate water wise gardening for Southern California home owners. The Gardens are open at no charge, as is the Jacobs Education center when there is a show in the center. Reservations for the Historic Home tours are strongly suggested.

Reviewed By Hokie67 - Chestertown, Maryland

We went here on a tour through the Palm Springs Modernism Festival on a cool rainy week day. It was a step back in time. So much so that you actually felt that Sam was watching and listening as we went through the rooks and gardens.

It's an engineering fete of epic proportions as the complex itself was moved from its original location to make way for an LA Freeway extension. And the woman in charge of that move was actually there on hand to tell that story.

It doesn't take but a peek to see how Sam was a master craftsman and planner. His furniture fit his home design perfectly. While both ooze mid-century modern... the style is timeless.

There are docents everywhere who have personal anecdotes about Sam, his wife and his work. Some places like this are a one and done and you tuck that bit of history into your experiences. But... this is a place that I'd plan to go back to if we were anywhere in the area. It's that all encompassing.

5. Madonna of the Trail

N Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA 91786
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Madonna of the Trail

Reviewed By Ronald C - Upland, California

A lot of history Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, The trail starts in Pennsylvanian and ends in Upland. This one was deciated in 1929

6. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-3157 +1 909-625-8767
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Reviewed By zippytongflockings - Claremont California

I want to say that first of all I have been a supporting member of the garden since 2009. I walk the property at least 2 to 3 times a week. I love the garden. That being said, RSABG could use much work! Especially the back half of the property. The more visited front of the property receives most of attention and is pleasant to meander through. Often there fun interactive displays and coupled with the beautiful surroundings, invites one to linger. There are ample benches to be found - I have my favorites. Sometimes I bring a book and stay for a couple hours. The garden is most crowded on weekends so I try and come during the week. While the garden does have a cohesive layout, the stressed California Plant Communities area, along its crumbling asphalt access roads and spray painted signage make if feel more ad-hock than deliberate. It is this area needs the most work. In the meantime, I will continue to support the garden and hope that someday this property's full potential can be realized.

7. Pacific Electric Trail

8500 Foothill Blvd., Route 66 Trailhead, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Pacific Electric Trail

Reviewed By CAEJ7 - Los Angeles, California

Great trail, fun, usually safe, and easy to use. The one improvement that could be made would to have more public accessible bathrooms along the trail. Guys use the bushes, girls are out of luck. A few parks exist along the trail with easily accessible bathroom facilities, but, not many. There are also few stores or places that might have a bathroom. Central 'Park" in Rancho Cucamonga only has a bathroom inside the main community center - so - if you are walking your dog you are out of luck to use that bathroom. There is also little shade available on much of the trail so best to use in the early morning or late evening in the summer heat.

8. Citizens Business Bank Arena

4000 E Ontario Center Pkwy, Ontario, CA 91764-7966 +1 909-244-5500
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Reviewed By kanbaatar - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

A best-of-friends and I, along with my wife, attended three Ontario Reign Ice Hockey Games here at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, in Ontario, California. The Ontario Reign are a professional ice hockey team and a member of the Amerian Hockey League. The Reign play their home games here at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.

The Citizens Business Bank Arena is an outstanding venue. It is very clean and security personnel assure that any non-acceptable behavior is stopped before things get out-of-hand as can happen at sporting events. The public rest rooms are clean and there are many food choices available to fans attending the Reign games.

My friend has season tickets and attends all of the Reign home games when possible. He is a member of the very nice San Manuel Club where members can eat a buffet meal before games and also spent time in the club between the 1st and 2nd periods of game. The buffet meals are phenomenal. Immaculate and uncrowded restroom facilities are available to club members.

In studying other Trip Advisor Posts, I see that the Citizens Business Bank Arena, hosts many other events over a wide range of activities.

9. Auto Club Speedway

9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA 92335-2562 +1 800-944-7223
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Auto Club Speedway

Reviewed By SnapDragonfly - Campo, CA

Why we won’t be returning to Autoclub Speedway ever again.

Gillian, past president of the Speedway, listened to the concerns of the fans and responded immediately to any constructive criticism or complaints. Dave, the new president for the last 3 years, does not.

Every year that he has been president there has been been a noticeable decline in how the track is managed. Less venders, awful entertainment, poor customer service, staff that have obviously not been trained in the basics. Ask anyone a question and the answer will ALWAYS be “Ummmm, I not sure.” Without fail.

I’m pretty sure they didn’t sell out this year as they have in the past.

The fan zone entertainment has helped to overcome the boring races but this year there really wasn’t anything to do. The races were boring, the fan zone was boring. There were only a few driver’s merchandise trailers. So much less to do and so much less to look at:-(

The Monster Energy race began with 3 paratroopers (?) parachuting in with the flag but the announcers totally missed the event while they played taped interviews:-(

One of the vendors was giving away cigars but no one was policing the people smoking them deep in crowds of children.

The food was selection was dismal.

The band, Paradise City, really should have auditioned for the venue as they were awful.

The Dockdogs would have been entertaining had there been more dogs.

We didn’t even know the motocross was going on.

The garage tour was beyond a waste of time. Couldn’t hear anything that was said and they no longer allow you to try to get autographs for even wave to drivers.

It was just a sad and disappointing 3 days.

I think we’re going to make Phoenix our home track from now on. It’s only a few more miles and they seem to care a lot more about their fans experiences.

10. Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter

8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-3904 +1 909-477-2760
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter

Reviewed By clogtchr - Rancho Cucamonga, California

A great place for baseball fans. Our family has been several times and have always enjoyed it. I like the minor league team better than the major league teams. For some reason it is more fun.

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