A Weekend Getaway to Lancaster? Yes!

Weekend Getaway to Lancaster in The Antelope Valley

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Are you familiar with Lancaster? The high dessert community is in Los Angeles County and just about an hour drive from downtown. It has it’s own unique look and feel that is different than other stereotypical LA cities.

I’ve driven through the Antelope Valley many times over the years and have stopped in for gas or a quick bite to eat. This was my first time to stay in Lancaster and I had a great time. I saw beautiful scenery, ate good food, got exercise outside, enjoyed the art scene and saw a play.

A Weekend Getaway to Lancaster? Yes! Lancaster is in the Antelope Valley NE of Los Angeles

I spent most of my time in the revitalized downtown area known as The BLVD. This is the place where the local community and visitors come out to play. Parking is free and the atmosphere is fun and welcoming.

The arts are a big part of Lancaster culture and this is very evident here. I went to an opening at the Museum of Art & History (MOAH), a photography exhibit at Cedar Center for The Arts and did a walking tour of outdoor Pow!Wow! murals. I saw a play at Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and stopped in at smaller art galleries and shops. This area often has free outdoor entertainment and other special events.

Food and drinks are plentiful along THE BLVD. Kinetic Brewing Company is a highlight with their local craft brews and gastropub menu. Lemon Leaf Cafe is next to MOAH and is known for their pastries. Pour d’Vino is a wine bar and restaurant with live entertainment and an extensive wine selection. Zelda’s 750 West is at LPAC. They mix up specialty cocktails in a┬ávintage art deco setting.

I stayed at the nearby TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The location was convenient and service there was superb. Before heading back home, I took a lovely walk at the Prime Desert Preserve where I soaked up nature’s beauty.

This was a great weekend. Lancaster isn’t too far from home for me, so it’s a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of a vacation without the time or expense of a bigger trip. I’ll be back!

A Weekend Getaway to Lancaster? Yes! Lancaster is in the Antelope Valley NE of Los Angeles

A Weekend Getaway to Lancaster? Yes! Lancaster is in the Antelope Valley NE of Los Angeles

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45 comments for “A Weekend Getaway to Lancaster? Yes!

  1. donna porter
    March 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    This place looks like a great place for some fun!

  2. christina moore
    March 24, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Looks like a great place to visit

  3. christina moore
    March 24, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Looks like a great place to visit,very pretty

  4. Debra Schrock
    March 24, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Would love to go….Nice

  5. Marti Tabora
    March 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Such great pictures, I would love to visit.

  6. Donna B
    March 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    What a great trip, would love to visit someday.

  7. Maryann D.
    March 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I am not familiar with Lancaster but I certainly would like to visit.

  8. Nancy
    March 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    This looks like an interesting place to visit.

  9. March 29, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I am not familiar with Lancaster or L.A. period. We could use a getaway and Lancaster seems to have it all. Love to visit the museums and stay at,a,relaxing hotel.

  10. Mia
    March 29, 2017 at 11:55 am

    It certainly looks like there is plenty to do for a weekend getaway.

  11. darla
    March 30, 2017 at 12:14 am

    sounds so fun. your pics are lovely, especially the landscape ones

  12. March 30, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Oh my! The pretzel :)

  13. polly
    March 31, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Looks like a fun town to visit with so much to see!

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  15. Angela Morton DeAscentis
    April 2, 2017 at 10:51 am

    My husband and I hope to go to Lancaster soon! He grew up there.

  16. belinda bell
    April 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This looks great. I need a getaway

  17. Laurie King
    April 3, 2017 at 8:19 am


  18. April 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Would love to go!

  19. tracee
    April 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    What a fun place to spend the day

  20. Jeffrey
    April 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Lancaster looks like a place to relax in.

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