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Things To Do With Kids in Rancho Cucamonga

A few miles east of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, indulge in a little slice of paradise in Rancho Cucamonga. Savor the beautiful weather in California’s wine country as your family explores the wide variety of fun things to do in one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. Learn about some of the best attractions and things to do with kids in the “Gateway to Southern California Adventure.”

Start your journey through scenic Rancho Cucamonga with some of the top rated destinations and attractions. From famous sights like Route 66 and California vineyards to theme parks and historic areas, learn more about the most popular things to do:

  • Drive along historic Route 66 and visit the famous Cucamonga Service Station
  • Experience local arts and culture in the Victoria Gardens Regional Town Center
  • Tour the oldest winery in California, the Thomas Winery
  • Turn back time and explore an 1860s ranch, the Rains House
  • Enjoy rides, mini golf and a water park to explore at Castle Park

The list of family-friendly things to do in Rancho Cucamonga never ends. From theatrical performances and baseball games to art galleries and great food, be a part of the excitement in Rancho Cucamonga:

  • Catch a performance at the Lewis Family Playhouse
  • Relish the signature prime rib at The Sycamore Inn Prime Steakhouse
  • Watch a great new film at the AMC Victoria Gardens 12
  • Grab hot dog and hit the top minor league baseball stadium, The Epicenter
  • Peruse local and regional art at MOA Fine Art

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Oh the places you’ll go! Whether you want to venture out on the open seas or take a tour of military history, you will find something for the whole family to love in Rancho Cucamonga:

  • Explore the city on a self-guided digital scavenger hunt
  • Go whale watching or take a dolphin cruise from Davey’s Locker
  • Meet reptiles, birds and tigers at Forever Wild Exotic Animals
  • See restored military aircraft aboard the USS Midway Museum
  • Be a part of living history at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Get ready for high-octane family fun in Rancho Cucamonga. Travel through time to medieval jousts, dive in to the pools and save room for dessert at attractions including:

  • Watch a NASCAR race or other event at Auto Club Speedway
  • Strap on your armor and defend the realm during a visit to Medieval Times
  • Splash in the sun at Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs
  • Pack a picnic and visit the duck pond at Red Hill Park
  • Create your perfect sweet treat at Creamistry

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No matter how many friends you bring along you will always find somewhere to explore in Rancho Cucamonga. With water parks, go karts, mini golf and much more, bring the whole family and leave your worries at home:

  • Meet penguins, lions and pandas at the San Diego Zoo
  • Sightsee magnificent celebrity mansions with Hollywoodland Tours
  • Race for the checkered flag at CalSpeed Karting Center
  • Play a round of mini golf at Boomers!
  • Solve the puzzles in record time at Exodus Escape Room

Immerse yourself in the unique crossroads of Native American, Mexican and American history across Rancho Cucamonga. With a bevy of interactive exhibits and things to do, your kids will have a ball during their educational adventure:

  • Tour the Sam Maloof Residence, Workshop and Garden
  • Learn about alternative energy at the Frontier Project
  • Grab discounted tickets for the San Bernardino County Museum
  • Learn about aviation history at the March Field Air Museum
  • Tour Hopi-inspired homes at the Pueblo Museum

After you have some fun in the sun, take a few hours off and do something creative at one of the many art classes around town. Whether you want to improve your painting and drawing skills, learn a new instrument or dance and sing the day away, you’re bound to find something inspiring in Rancho Cucamonga:

  • Take a painting or drawing class at KidsArt
  • Hone your skills behind the lens with a photography class at Photoshoot Factory
  • Turn up the volume during a music lesson at Hi-Line Music
  • Learn some new moves during a dance class at Dance Terrific
  • Be a part of the drama during a theater class at the Theater Arts Academy

Rancho Cucamonga averages over 280 days of warm, sunny weather a year, but there are a variety of indoor activities on the off chance that you need something to do on a rainy day. Check out some of our favorites like:

  • Enjoy all-day open play admission at HOP Indoor Playground
  • Jump around on the inflatables at Pump It Up
  • Get the ball rolling during a day of bowling fun at Brunswick Lanes
  • Survive the apocalyptic VR experience at Zombie Challenge
  • Play a game of trampoline basketball at Sky High Sports