Located just north of Los Angeles, there are lots of fun and interesting things to do in Lancaster, California, within the larger Antelope Valley area. Located in the High Desert, Lancaster has beautiful places to explore and see for nature lovers and photographers. Our hotel is named after one of the most famous, and unique, spots in our area, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Just 14 miles away, the poppy reserve has beautiful rolling fields of the state flower.
Recently revitalized, the award-winning downtown of Lancaster CA has a new streetscape design, where you can get out of your car to shop, dine, and see the central hub of our city. There’s always something going on: farmers markets, car races and shows, live music, and other things to see on an evening stroll through the BLVD.
For a unique Lancaster CA attraction, make sure to drive down the Civic Musical Road on Avenue G. When you drive over the carefully placed grooves in the road, your car and the road play Rossini’s William Tell Overture.
Check out some of the best ways to explore and experience the things to do in Lancaster CA, all just a short drive from our hotel.
There are lots of ways to get out into nature, for adventure-seekers or just a beautiful stroll. Our hotel in Lancaster is the perfect hub for exploring the lush Poppy Reserve, or heading out to explore the natural beauty in the western Mojave Desert. Saddleback Butte State Park has desolate, beautiful landscapes and a soaring hike with a great view.
If you’re at a loss for what to do in Lancaster, CA, just head to the BLVD. Some of the businesses and restaurants in the area include:
The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is a cultural landmark, showing modern American and Californian art. The museum frequently hosts artist talks, tours, and contemporary installations. You can also visit one of the oldest-surviving buildings in the city: The Western Hotel Museum, whose permanent collection tells Lancaster’s local and regional history.
Photo courtesy of The BLVD Lancaster.