suburban city in San Bernardino County, California, United States

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



Rancho Cucamonga is a city founded in 1977. It is made up of 3 districts called Cucamonga, in the south, Etiwanda, in the north east, and Alta Loma, in the north west. 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

Map of Rancho Cucamonga

By car


There are several ways to get in to Rancho Cucamonga. If you are driving, the east and west highways include 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 train


MetroLink runs hourly trains through Rancho Cucamonga on its San Bernardino Line between Union Station in central Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

By plane


There is Ontario Airport (ONT IATA), which is located just south of Rancho Cucamonga. Burbank Airport, known as Bob Hope Airport (BUR IATA), is located about 52 miles west.

Get around


By bus


The local OmniTrans bus system has regular hours and routes through most of the city, but bear in mind that services are aimed at commuters. Departures during evenings and weekends are greatly reduced.

By bicycle


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.

Victoria Gardens, a planned mall, is regarded as a downtown district and features a cinema, a food court, restaurants, and activities.

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 amphitheater, and a man-made lake being the home to ducks and turtles.

  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Minor league baseball team that is a Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers that plays at LoanMart Field.
  • 1 North Etiwanda Preserve. Nature preserve north of Rancho Cucamonga. Features over 3 miles of trails, including waterfalls and streams.

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. Also, 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.

  • Victoria Gardens. 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, The Yard House, and The Cheesecake Factory, to name a few).





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Routes through Rancho Cucamonga
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