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Fly into Ontario International Airport (ONT), which is located just 15 minutes from downtown. Once on the ground, you have your pick of public transportation options, including rideshares, taxis, and rental cars. OmniTrans buses connect the city to communities throughout San Bernardino County, and Metrolink Rail will get you to Los Angeles, Anaheim, and other nearby cities. Rideshares and taxis are also easy to find. Get a rental car if you want to explore the San Gabriel Mountains or nearby Palm Springs and Joshua Tree.
Thanks to its inland geography, Ontario enjoys plenty of warm, sunny days. Summers can get quite hot, and people flock toward the city’s air-conditioned environs. Fall and winter are typically warm, although you will experience sweater-weather days, too. These months can also usher in the Santa Anas, strong winds that gust through Southern California. Crowds love to stroll Euclid Avenue in the winter, when it is strung with festive lights.
Established in 1894, this is Ontario’s oldest operating business, and its grounds — which include the founder’s house, original barns, and a 100-year-old oak tree — have been declared a historic district. While the olives are now grown in the San Joaquin Valley, they are still brought in for processing, and visitors can tour the two-acre facility and get a firsthand look at how crops are graded, cured, and canned.
Explore the early years of aviation at this museum showcasing nearly 160 vintage aircraft inside seven hangars. Included in the collection are candy-colored biplanes, rare warcraft, and a circa-1953 replica of the 1903 Kitty Hawk Flyer that the Wright brothers piloted over Ohio. Many of these planes still fly — check the website before you go for scheduled demonstration flights.
This home was designed by a self-taught woodworker who is widely recognized as a preeminent craftsman of the 20th century; his sculptural, solid hardwood furniture resides in major museums such as the Smithsonian. This home, located in a lemon grove near the San Gabriel Mountains, is his masterpiece. Built by the artist and a team of assistants over 40 years, the artist’s hand is visible in every detail, such as carved door latches and hinges. The house can only be viewed by joining a docent tour, and it is recommended you reserve these in advance.