Lancaster is a city in the Antelope Valley of Mojave Desert in Southern California. It has a population of over 165,000 and is a land of immigrants and more than 75% farmland. Over the centuries, people arrived in this region and made it their home. Today there is so much to see and do in Lancaster for all ages and interests. You can choose from many attractions and forms of entertainment. And for those who want to escape the rush of urban life, relaxing places where you can recharge your batteries await. The city offers parklands, playgrounds, picnic areas and sports facilities. Their historic district features an array of boutiques, dining opportunities and entertainment. The modern part of the city offers The BLVD, a one-mile renovated section of Lancaster Boulevard.
1. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Get away from the city and see panoramic views of Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve full of brilliant wildflowers. The Antelope Valley is a state-protected reserve of California located in the western Mojave Desert at an elevation ranging from 2600-3000 feet. Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with a variety of wildflowers blooming around the park. The intense blooming season usually occurs from March through May. To keep the fields in a natural state, California State Parks does not water or stimulate growth of flowers. Lancaster also has the Poppy Festival scheduled in April. You can join in for two days of music, art, food and fun. You can enjoy lunch at shaded picnic tables with a view over the valley to the San Gabriel Mountains. The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily year-round.