I’ve noticed that travelers gravitate towards the National Parks and other well-known areas of the country. However, after traveling a not so normal route as an RVer, I figured out there are so many other awesome places to see! While the national parks and other popular areas can be over crowded, many of the off the beaten path places aren’t nearly as busy. So here’s what I recommend if you’re in the Antelope Valley California.
13 Fun Things to do in Antelope Valley California
- Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve – a neat state park for seeing the California state flower, the poppy. Places to walk that are pretty easy. Don’t forget to explore the nearby city of Lancaster. Antelope Valley California is home to amazing poppies during the spring bloom! Don’t miss nature’s show, but keep in mind it depends on moisture.
- Red Rock Canyon State Park/Dove Springs BLM – an awesome place to camp, explore, off-road, hike, picnic and more. These 2 parks abut each other and make for a fun day or even a weekend. Get our your off-road vehicle or your hiking shoes and explore.
- Ripley Desert Woodlands State Park – trees, hiking trails. What more needs to be said?
- Lancaster, CA (Kinetic Brewing Co., performing arts center, Museum of Art and History, bakery) – explore this neat city which offers quite a bit of stuff to do.
- The Cat House, a sanctuary for 0ver 70 wild cats
- Windswept Ranch, an exotic animal ranch – only open Saturdays from what I could figure out.
- Indian Museum State Historic Park – only open by tour to preserve the amazing heritage here
- Saddleback Butte State Park
- Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
- Desert Tortoise Natural Area – a chance to see these neat animals. Not easy to spot, but early mornings or later in the day is best for viewing.
- Bird watching at Silver Saddle Ranch & Club – this is a migration haven in both spring and fall.
- Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area
Jawbone Canyon/Dove Springs BLM – lots of space for off-roading with your ATV, dirt bike or Jeep! Explore to your heart’s delight.