Ontario (ONT) Car Rentals - California
CAR RENTAL ONTARIO AIRPORT
Ontario Airport is only a short flight away from the Los Angeles International Airport, so many commuters choose Ontario Airport to shorten their drive to the Inland Empire area business meetings. It is also somewhat more affordable for airline tickets, and is a smaller, less congested airport. Ontario Airport car rental is located off-airport, via a short shuttle ride away, and when you pick up your car, you’ll be located right by the entrance to the 10 freeway, a major thoroughfare through Southern California, making a rental from Fox Ontario very convenient on your business trip or vacation. If you're traveling into Ontario or surrounding areas, you will need a rental car as public transportation is available but there can be gaps in where they meet.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA
Ontario, California, sits near the base of the foothills, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles. Ontario is a transportation hub for Southern California, where many of the major freeways intersect, allowing for easy movement of goods and vehicles. This means that many industries have their distribution centers and corporate offices here, so many business trips and conventions are held in the area. It’s also not a long drive to the desert, to the beach, to the mountains or to downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas, making it a good base of operations for all things business and personal.
Ontario offers snowcapped mountain views during much of the winter, and palm trees swaying in the breeze the rest of the year, with temperatures from a chilly 50 to 100+ degrees, meaning you will want to review the weather ahead of time so you can pack accordingly. Of course, if you forget something, Ontario is the home to many stores and shopping malls so you’ll never be without anything you need for long. What else is there to do in Ontario though? Here are some ideas!
- Auto Club Speedway — located easily off the 15, 10, 210 and 60 freeways, the Auto Club Speedway is home to at least one major NASCAR race per year, as well as Formula 1 racing, Arcamax and other car-related events. It can get very busy during race weekends, so book your hotel rooms near the speedway ahead of time.
- Ontario Mills — it is the largest indoor shopping mall in California, home to many major stores as well as individual and unique boutiques. Restaurants, hotels, cafes, movie theaters and even a large craft store surround Ontario Mills, which is right off both the 15 and 10 freeways, making it easy to stay in one of the hotels, park your rental car for a couple of days and walk to many businesses.
- Gaming and Mini-Golf — Scandia is in eastern Ontario, directly off of and visible from the 15 freeway and makes a great family fun evening with mini-golf, go-carts, batting cages, rollercoasters and other amusement park rides. Depending on the time of year, they also host seasonal events. Their Halloween Haunt Fest is one of the biggest in the area, full of scary monsters walking through the amusement park section and offering haunted mazes, including one that is pitch black, the first of its kind.
- Nightlife — Ontario has many restaurants and foodie places to visit, including San Antonio Winery and Galleano Winery. There are parks that host evening events and places to dance the night away.
Ontario isn’t as populated nor as well-known as Los Angeles, but it’s suburban-feel is appealing to many families who make the commute into the Orange County or LA areas daily in order to live in a more sprawling area without as much traffic. It’s an affordable place to live and offers much more than meets the eye.