Hotels in Upland

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What you should know about Upland

Upland, California is a city in the metropolitan area known as the Inland Empire, due east of the sprawling expanse of Los Angeles. Upland developed along the famous Route 66 that ran from Chicago all the way to Southern California and the town was an important waypoint on the journey taken by migrants seeking a better life on the West Coast. Its location, adjacent to both the San Gabriel Mountains and the many delights of LA, make it a great destination for your stay in the Sunshine State.

Hotels in Upland

The hotel landscape in Upland is characterized by a number of great-value accommodation options, perfect for savvy travelers who’d rather save their cash for shopping or sightseeing. Hotels in Upland are on the economy end of the scale and provide comfortable, no-frills lodgings. The GuestHouse Hotel & Suites Upland near the central Upland Memorial Park is a good base for your stay in the city, and also offers an on-site fitness center. The Super 8 Motel is another decent budget hotel in Upland and features an outdoor pool to make the most of the pleasant California sunshine.

Things to see in Upland

Shopping in Upland is concentrated in large shopping malls, where locals flock to shop, eat, and spend their downtime. The Colonies Crossroads shopping mall is among the largest and most popular in the city, with over 1 million square feet of retail space. You’ll find everything from fashion stores to family restaurants. Home to one of the country’s first dedicated skate parks, Upland was at the heart of the skateboarding craze that hit the US in the late 1970s. Upland’s current skate park was designed on the basis of the famous original and is still a mecca for fans of the sport the world over. Another local landmark is the Madonna of the Trail statue at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. This 18-foot monument honors female pioneers and is one of 12 such statues lining the National Old Trails Road, the historic highway that traverses the country coast to coast.

Good for shoppers

A trip to the mall is a favorite American pastime, and a stay in Upland provides the perfect opportunity for fans of retail therapy to indulge their passion. Dozens of the country’s most popular brands have outlets at the huge Colonies Crossroads mall, which is where many of Upland’s local residents come to shop. There are also over 25 restaurants to choose from, encompassing everything from fast food to fine dining. Just a short drive from your Upland hotel is Ontario Mills shopping outlet mall with over 200 stores boasting some of the biggest names in fashion, jewelry, and sporting apparel.

How to get to Upland

The nearest airport to Upland is LA/Ontario International Airport, perfect for avoiding the crowds of LAX by allowing you fly right into the heart of the Inland Empire. There is no direct public transportation from the airport but as it’s just a 15-minute drive, taxi is the most convenient way to get to your Upland hotel. Car is by far the most popular mode of transport in Upland but the Metrolink provides an excellent train service to Downtown LA to the west, and San Bernardino city to the east. There is also a local bus service as well as a Greyhound station, with onward connections to dozens of other US states.