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6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting in Greater Ontario, California

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Welcome to Greater Ontario, California (GOCAL), your gateway to the vibrant wonders of Southern California. From scenic mountain views to unmatched venue options, GOCAL is the perfect meeting hub to host your next gathering, big or small. Here are six compelling reasons to consider this beautiful region for your next event. 

1. Convenient Accessibility

One of the most significant advantages of choosing GOCAL for your meeting is its exceptional accessibility. The region is home to the Ontario International Airport, which serves as a major hub for both domestic and international flights. This makes it easy for attendees from various locations to travel to and from the area without the hassle of long commutes or extensive layovers.  

Ontario International Airport sign

2. State-of-the-Art Meeting Facilities

Just two miles away from the airport lies the magnificent Ontario Convention Center. Its ultra-contemporary design was thoughtfully planned to provide a welcoming setting with a fresh, open and progressive vibe. The open, multi-level space offers a refreshing layout encompassing over 225,000 square feet of space and a 70,000-square-foot column-free exhibition hall, accented throughout by floor-to-ceiling windows to draw in the gorgeous surrounding mountain vistas.  

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3. Elevated Culinary Experiences

At the Ontario Convention Center, the food is as celebrated as the convention space. The award-winning culinary team creates delectable options according to specific requests and needs for groups of all sizes. Ontario Convention Center provides signature and custom-made menus featuring an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare, all prepared with the freshest ingredients, premium meats and seafood, and produce from local farms and growers.  

Chef preparing food at Ontario Convention Center

4. Nearby Attractions

But that's just the beginning of what Greater Ontario has to offer! Gather at the Toyota Arena to watch electrifying AHL hockey, basketball games and headlining concerts. The arena, accommodating 11,000 guests and boasting 36 luxury guest suites, is perfect for private events ranging from corporate luncheons to full-arena gatherings. Don't forget the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, a cultural haven with the enchanting Lewis Family Playhouse, the Celebration Hall's 4,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and a spacious outdoor courtyard to inspire creativity. 

Toyota Arena exterior

5. Unparalleled Weather & Stunning Mountain Views

Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking backdrop of the rugged San Gabriel Mountains and indulge in 300 days of glorious sunshine every year. The region's natural beauty adds another layer of attraction to Greater Ontario. Attendees can take advantage of their free time by exploring nearby outdoor attractions. Hikers will find trails with stunning vistas and waterfalls while cycling enthusiasts can pedal along the scenic routes, like the Pacific Electric Trail, which winds through picturesque landscapes. Golfers can perfect their swing at courses like Whispering Lakes or head to TopGolf and test their swing with interactive games and Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park presents opportunities for fishing, kayaking, paddle boating and leisurely lakeside picnics.

Hiker along a scenic route in Ontario, California

6. Proximity to Other Southern California Destinations

Conveniently situated at the heart of Southern California, Greater Ontario puts you within an hour's drive of all the famed hot spots such as stunning beaches, the allure of Palm Springs, the buzz of downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, and the enchantment of Disneyland. This proximity adds an extra layer of appeal to your meeting, offering participants the chance to combine business with leisure. 

With its convenient accessibility, state-of-the-art facilities, elevated culinary experiences, entertainment options and natural beauty, this region provides everything you need to ensure a successful and memorable event. Whether you're planning a small gathering or a large-scale conference, Greater Ontario will meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.  

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