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Ontario, CA, USA

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Ontario is the gateway to the Inland Empire

Ontario is the home of the Ontario International Airport, which serves the whole cluster of cities and towns between downtown LA and the San Bernardino Mountains. But the urban conglomeration here isn't just a transport hub. Travelers come to enjoy some of the best shopping in the county, to taste the famous local olives, to attend huge business and hobby conferences, or simply to base themselves in a quieter corner of the big city. Ontario vacation rentals are charming and comfy to boot, ranging from mountain-view villas with real-stone pools to large family digs with enough bedrooms for all the kids.

It’s all about location in Ontario

Ontario's location in the very middle of the so-called Inland Empire makes it arguably the perfect spot to base a trip to south California. You can head out to the east, where the rugged peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains come with chaparral valleys and gorges. You can head south, to see the rolling orange groves of Santa Ana. You could go north, to taste wine in Rancho Cucamonga and zipline through the forests of Mount Baldy. And, of course, there's always the beaches of Santa Monica and Manhattan – just an hour from any Ontario vacation rentals.

Olives and shopping in Ontario

No visit to Ontario could possibly be complete without a stop off at the local Graber Olive House. This famous packing, pressing, and curing site has been in operation since 1894, churning out California's own version of that favorite Mediterranean fruit. Once you're finished spitting out the pips there, you could hit the sprawling Ontario Mills Mall. One of the largest shopping centers in the whole of San Bernardino County, it's laden with fashion stores, chocolatiers, pizza parlors, and electronics emporiums.

Wait for the warmer months in Ontario

Ontario, like LA, is great in the summertime. Visitors flock to its shopping centers and quirky olive farms, while hikers, bikers, and beach lovers search for Ontario vacation rentals between June and August to be close to the trails of the rising San Bernardino Mountain, or the sandy stretches of California's shoreline. That said, opting to vacation in September or October is also sure to mean long, hot days – perfect for chilling by the pool in your private villa, don't you think?

Nestled between the Pacific and the sierras

Ontario sits hugged by the satellite towns around Los Angeles, where the urban tendrils of the city slowly begin to give way to the soaring ridges and sierras that enfold it. It's really not far from here to make your way northwards to the pine-covered hills of Mount Baldy and Mount San Antonio, where trekking and zipline adventures await. Nor is it hard to go east to the San Bernardino, where the national forest hides chipmunks and grey foxes between its secluded mountain lakes.