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Fun Things to Do Near Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Known for being a city on the historic Route 66, there are plenty of fun things to do in Rancho Cucamonga. Located within driving distance from Los Angeles and popular attractions like Disneyland and Universal Studios, this SoCal city is loved by residents and tourists.

Rancho Cucamonga is also home to Universal Technical Institute. Students who attend UTI Rancho Cucamonga have the opportunity to train in automotive, diesel or welding, and they can also complete specialized training programs created in conjunction with Ford and Peterbilt. The demand for skilled technicians is high in southern California, and many UTI students pursue exciting opportunities within the city after graduating.

At UTI, we encourage students to have a balance between work and play. After all, your student experience should be enjoyable! Whether you’re a current California resident or will be traveling from another state to attend UTI, this guide is for you. Read along as we share some fun things to do in Rancho Cucamonga CA when you need a study break.

Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter

Located just outside of LA, the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter is a 52-acre sports complex with a scenic mountain backdrop, making it an ideal venue for a variety of events. Concerts, sporting events, filming, classic car shows, auto and RV sales shows and festivals are just some of the many activities that take place here. To stay in-the-know about upcoming events, check out the calendar on the epicenter’s website.

Cucamonga Service Station

Originally built in 1915, the Cucamonga Service Station is a restored service station that now houses a Route 66 museum. This service station is the last station reminiscent of the roadside architecture of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The station was designated a historical site in 2009, and has since been restored to look the way it did in 1915. Visitors can stop by to take a walk through history and experience what a real service station was like back then.

Red Hill Park

If you’re looking for a place to go outside and get some fresh air, look no further than Red Hill Community Park. With a mile long exercise trail, half acre lake, shuffle board courts, horseshoe pits and baseball, softball and soccer fields, there’s something for everyone.

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail runs through western San Bernadino valley, with stunning views and connections to community centers and parks. The part of the trail that runs through Rancho Cucamonga includes a 10-foot wide, concrete trail for bikes and another granite path that is perfect for running, walking and horseback riding. The path connects to Claremont, a village with shopping and plenty of things to do.

Etiwanda Falls

Etiwanda Falls is a 3.4 mile trail located near Rancho Cucamonga. The path is lined with beautiful scenery and leads to a waterfall, meaning it has plenty of photo opportunities. If you’re wanting to go for a light hike and take in the beautiful California weather, this is the perfect spot.

Disneyland

Rancho Cucamonga isn’t far from the happiest place on earth—Disneyland! In just about an hour and a half, you can arrive at Disneyland Park. From It’s A Small World to Cars Land, there’s an endless amount of things to do and see at Disneyland and California Adventure. Tickets can be pricey, but you can still experience the magic of Disney by visiting the Downtown Disney District located just outside the park!

Universal Studios Hollywood

Located just about an hour from Rancho Cucamonga, Universal Studios Hollywood offers famous rides and attractions including Jurassic World, Fast & Furious, Harry Potter World and much more. Similar to Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District, CityWalk is a portion of the park that is free to enter. Whether you decide to enter the park or take a stroll down CityWalk, there’s something for everyone here.

Huntington & Newport Beach

If you love the beach, you’re in luck. Both Huntington and Newport Beach are located within a 2 hour drive from Rancho Cucamonga! Whether you decide to spend a weekend or take a day trip, both of these locations offer beautiful shores and piers lined with shops and restaurants.

Griffith Observatory

Located in Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory sits on the slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. Here, visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows and enjoy stunning views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. Admission to the building, grounds and telescopes is always free, and a public bus service regularly runs from the base to the top of the mountain. Parking typically costs anywhere from $6-10 during hours the observatory is open. This spot is a must-see in L.A.!

Auto Club Dragway

Auto Club Dragway offers some of the best racing in SoCal. From street legal drags to open test and tunes, there’s never a dull moment at this track. Auto Club Dragway puts on a variety of events throughout the year, meaning there’s always something new to see. Check out their regularly updated events schedule to learn all about what’s coming up!

Adams Motorsports Park

Adams Motorsports Park is a vintage outdoor track for karting, mini bikes and motorcycle racing that has been around since 1959. The track is busy seven days a week with exciting racing action on a challenging road course. They even offer a Racing Academy, which is for racers of all ages and experience levels. Whether you want to sit back and watch or get behind the wheel yourself, Adams Motorsports Park has it all.

Orange Show Speedway

Located in San Bernardino, Orange Show Speedway is a quarter mile asphalt track opened in 1947. It’s been said to be the longest continuously running racetrack on the west coast! Tickets to attend typically cost around $10, and their schedule is updated regularly to showcase upcoming events.

That completes our round-up of paid and fun free things to do in Rancho Cucamonga CA for students! Enjoy exploring all the city has to offer.

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