Introduction to Fontana, California
Incorporated in 1952, Fontana, California is a city of over 150,000 people located in San Bernardino County. It is located in a region east of Los Angeles that is known as the "Inland Empire". Fontana is approximately fifty minutes east of Los Angeles. Fontana is centrally located near mountains, beaches, several lakes, and several desert areas.
Fontana is near the city of Los Angeles, which Cranium, Inc. ranked among the thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted in 2004.
Fontana has a semi-arid climate. Summers are hot and winters are pleasant. Average daily temperatures in the summer are in the low nineties (degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures in the winter months average in the mid-sixties (degrees Fahrenheit).
Fontana Arts and Entertainment
Fontana, California provides easy access to all of the arts, and entertainment offerings of Los Angeles. In addition, some of Fontana's more notable attractions include:
- The California Speedway, a racetrack that hosts two NASCAR Nextel Cup events a year and various smaller races
- The Fontana Days Festival
- The Fontana Days Half Marathon
- The Summer Concert Series
The Inland Empire is also near to three major mountain resorts: Mountain High, Big Bear, and Lake Arrowhead.
For the sports enthusiast, nearby Los Angeles is home to the following professional sports franchises: the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL), Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, two Major League Soccer (MLS) teams - Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and LA Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.