Welcome to Chino
Where everything grows
Best known for farms and agricultural supplies, Chino offers residents a peaceful country setting and beautiful mountain views. While the lure of the rural atmosphere has enticed thousands of residents to move to the area, Chino has more to offer than scenic views and a quiet lifestyle. The city is located within an hour of the beach, desert, and mountains.
Regularly recommended as one of the best communities for young people, Chino is home to over 232 acres of dedicated park space, providing residents with ample room for recreational activities. More like a suburb than a city, the tight-knit community hosts various local events and annual festivals. Museums, art centers, and fine dining round out the city, where anyone can find something fun to do.
What to Love
- A wealth of history in Chino’s museums
- An up-and-coming arts and culture scene
- Excellent restaurants
- Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and more at local parks and trails
- 34 bowling lanes, pool tables, shuffleboard, dartboards, and an arcade at Chaparral 300 Bowling Center
Agriculture and farming is an important part of the environment in Chino. A center of agriculture and dairy farming, Chino is the primary source of milk for most of the southwestern US. Though it’s most well-known for its historical museums and outdoor spaces, Chino is also home to performing arts centers, local festivals, and popular dining spots.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
As a center of agriculture, there’s no shortage of fresh food in Chino. Perhaps that’s why the city is also home to many highly-rated restaurants. With an array of homestyle southern and American fare along with baked goodies, Flo’s Airport Cafe is one of the most popular local restaurants for good reason. For savory Italian dishes, residents can’t resist Cannataro’s romantic atmosphere and delectable food. Joey’s BBQ can’t be beaten for the best ribs in town.
Though it’s within easy reach of many large cities, there’s no reason to leave Chino for shopping. Chino Spectrum Towne Center provides residents with 64 stores and eateries to find everything from food to clothing, gifts, and more.
Things to Do
From local parks to festivals, museums, and more, there’s no shortage of things to do in Chino. The Planes of Fame Air Museum displays more than 150 aircraft for history buffs and curious visitors to enjoy. For fun outdoors, Ruben S. Ayala Park offers 140 acres of fun, including sports fields, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, a skate park, and more. Prado Regional Park spans over 2,000 acres and is a popular spot for camping, archery, fishing, and shooting. The park also has a large golf course and water park. For a different type of trail exploration, Prado Equestrian Center provides hourly horse rentals and trail rides.
Organized community activities offer fun for everyone. Movies in the Park entertain residents each week from June to August. Summer Concerts on the Lawn are another popular event among residents.
Public schools in Chino are a part of the Chino Valley Unified School District in San Bernardino County. There are 33 public schools and 11 private schools in Chino. Students may attend:
- Edwin Rhodes Elementary School, grades K to 6 (ranked third among Chino Valley Unified School District elementary schools)
- Cal Aero Preserve Academy, grades K to 8 (ranked third among Chino Valley Unified School District middle schools and 14th among Chino Valley Unified School District elementary schools)
- Chino High School, grades 9 to 12 (ranked third among Chino Valley Unified School District high schools)