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A busy, vibrant city east of Los Angeles, Fontana enjoys a reputation as a centre for the arts, culture and sport. From theatre to parks, from golf courses to a fantastic range of car and motor-racing experiences, Fontana is the perfect destination for a fulfilling city break, with something to please everyone.
With a hire car you’ll be able to make the most of your break by venturing beyond the city limits to other Californian destinations including Los Angeles itself, handily located right on Fontana’s doorstep. Whether you’re looking to swim or surf on the city’s excellent beaches, to shop, eat, enjoy the nightlife, music or art, LA has it all. It’s cool to take a trip into movie history on a Hollywood studio tour or on a tour of the stars’ houses.
Fly into Ontario International Airport in Los Angeles, and from there it’s a 15-minute drive east via Interstate 10 into the centre of Fontana.
With a hire car at your disposal, you can explore other cities across the state such as Riverside (only 25 minutes south), where you can take in a performance at the lovingly restored Fox Performing Arts Center or visit the California Citrus State Historic Park, where your appreciation of oranges, lemons and grapefruit will jump to a whole new level.
Choose from a wide selection of hire car providers in Fontana to suit every budget and requirement, from Alamo and Avis to Enterprise and National.
One of the artistic and architectural highlights of Fontana is the magnificent Art Deco Center Stage Theater, which dates back to 1937. At the city’s Auto Club Speedway racetrack car enthusiasts will enjoy taking in a NASCAR or Xfinity Series event – and it’s even possible to arrange a racing experience for yourself, out on the track.
Beyond Fontana, your hire car can take you to other exciting destinations such as Torrance, just over an hour’s drive though LA – which is one of the best ways to explore the city. Torrance is handy for Redondo Beach, boasts the impressive Del Amo Fashion Center mall and is home to the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.
Meanwhile, San Diego (an hour and 45 minutes via Interstate 215) is home to a world-class zoo as well as Sea World, making it a must for the kids. A hugely enjoyable insight into naval history can be gleaned at the USS Midway Museum. But when in San Diego, one of the main pleasures is simply exploring the spectacular cliff-strewn coastline by rental car.
Driving in Fontana, like much of the US, is largely straightforward, with wide lanes and simple road layouts. Cars are left-hand drive, so you’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road. Unlike in the UK, you can overtake on both sides, which can be a little unnerving at first. Most American cars are automatic, so remember to request a stick shift if you would prefer one.
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