Chino Hills, CA
Thirty-three miles east of Los Angeles, in sunny southern California, lies the city of Chino Hills. Bordering Los Angeles County to the northwest and Orange County to the south, Chino Hills is known as a rural escape from bustling city life. Tourists visiting Chino Hills are greeted by stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains and rolling, emerald hills.
Outdoor activities in Chino Hills are diverse with over 3,000 acres of open space to explore. Thirty-nine miles of multi-use trails snake throughout the city and are available for hikers and equestrians. Cyclists coast around the city as well, with access to the city trails as well as class II and class III bike lanes on city streets.
To the south of the city, more activities await in Chino Hills State Park. In the 14,000 acre park, mountain bikers zip along over 90 miles of terrain trails while hikers and horseback riders meander along trails framed by large sycamores and towering oaks. Nature enthusiasts see rare Tecate cypress trees, walnut woodlands and purple sage at the park while red-tailed hawks fly overhead.
Also in southern Chino Hills, Los Serranos Country Club is a historical landmark and top attraction in the city. Opened in 1925, the club often acts as a qualifying location for the PGA Tour’s Los Angeles Open. The club consists of two 18-hole courses: the beginner-friendly North Course and the more challenging South Course with six par-5 holes and a total par of 74. The South Course is the longest course in California and home to the famous Jack’s Black Tees.
Equestrians visiting Chino Hills delight at the All Breeds Horse Shows hosted at the McCoy Equestrian Center five times per year. The shows feature performances in English, Western and Country pleasure and equitation as well as obedience class, horsemanship and reining classes.
For lunch in Chino Hills, tourists dine at Las Cascadas where the menu is populated by authentic Mexican fare like sopes, fish tacos and fresh guacamole. Travelers lounging after lunch sip on giant margaritas in Las Cascadas’ cantina with rocking happy hour deals that get the evening off to a great start.
Or, for vegetarians visiting Chino Hills, the Yard House Bar and Grill hosts an entirely veggie-dedicated menu using Gardein (a meat substitute) in yummy creations like their orange peel chicken. The Yard House also boasts a gluten-sensitive menu including ginger crusted Norwegian salmon served with wasabi mashed potatoes.
Shoppers pick up the latest fashions at the Shoppes at Chino Hills. The complex features name brands like H&M, Banana Republic and the Buckle, and is sure to deliver the ultimate ensemble for dinner at the nearby Wood Ranch. The restaurant is well-known for outstanding barbecue, especially when it comes to the Texas-style brisket or baby back ribs. But the Wood Ranch also offers great steaks and burgers. For dessert, vacationers opt for their sweets served chilled in a glass with the flavorful, featured strawberry basil martini.