2015 Connect Sports Facilities Guide: Ontario, California

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Southern California’s Inland Empire offers unparalleled beauty and recreation, history and culture, arts and entertainment, shopping, and of course extreme Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 9.09.57 AMsports and adventures. Made up of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, with more than 27,000 square miles and the apex of three major freeways, the access to other popular Southern California attractions are easy to reach. Under an hour from Ontario Airport are Big Bear mountain resorts, fresh-water fishing lakes, Pacific beaches, world-class golfing, Disneyland and Hollywood. Centrally located it is easy to visit Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Joshua Tree National Park. Home to several sports teams including hockey, baseball, soccer, and basketball, the 2.4 million people living in this community have plenty of reasons to cheer. The venues are excellent and the weather permits outdoor activities year round. Only in the Inland Empire can you ski a 7,000-ft. mountain overlooking a crystal blue lake, go wine tasting at local vineyards, try your luck at casino gaming, cruise historic Route 66, and surf the Pacific Ocean all in one day. The Mediterranean climate of more than 330 sunny days a year means one can see and enjoy rolling hills, forested mountains, broad deserts, open valleys and cosmopolitan cities. Rights Holder Testimonial: "Thank you for a great meeting! There is a new spirit in the Ontario Convention Center, and it starts at the top. Congratulations on making a difference.”                                            —Darryl, HOFDC