We agree that 24 hour in Lancaster is definitely not sufficient time to explore the city, but zeal and passion is what needed to make the holiday an experience to cherish forever. With that being said, we’ve curated a 24-hour itinerary guide for you which includes some of the best sights the city has to offer. Take in the modern art scene, soak in the past, please your taste buds with tantalizing fare, stroll through the miles of nature and lose yourself in the fun and excitement of the Lancaster nightlife. You can explore the Lancaster’s splendors with this itinerary-
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9:00am- Scrumptious breakfast at Crazy Otto's Diner!
Treat your taste buds and fuel your body well for the day ahead with a scrumptious breakfast at the Crazy Otto’s Diner, a mainstay of Lancaster from past 15 years. This diner is a longtime favorite breakfast spot for the residents and visitors alike. It dishes out delicious and fresh fare full of flavors, friendly service and inviting vibe. The food menu is wide, including Crazy Otto’s Burgermeat omelette, prime rib, jumbo omelette and French toast, just to name a few. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a hearty breakfast. All in all, this is the breakfast joint that gratifies every diner with the right value for money.
Address: 43528 20th Street W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-948-6502
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 5:00am-2:00pm
10:00am- A walk in the American Heroes Park!
Head to the American Heroes Park, 12.5 acre recreational park with memorials in honor of the local heroes and plenty of options for fun and enjoyment. The park was named in honor of those brave women and men who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s freedom. The park also features two gazebos, soccer and baseball fields, playground, handball and basketball court, an adobe structure, trellis structures and ample parking space. It is a gathering place for both the residents and visitors. Take a tranquil walk amidst the nature, indulge in outdoor activities and also take in some history of the nation.
Address: 642 W Jackman Street, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Distance and Time from Crazy Otto’s Diner: 3.3miles or 9minutes drive
11:00am- Soak yourself in local art and history at Lancaster Museum of Art and History!
Next, treat yourself to a history and art tour at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. The museum features a wonderful collections and art exhibitions that focus on post-war California art, Native American artifacts and contemporary art. The Antelope Valley history is depicted through a wide collection of art, including sculpture, film, drawings, prints and photography. Peruse the works by the local artists, as well as rotating exhibits by renowned national and international artists.
Address: 665 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-723-6250
Opening hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Thursday: 11:00am-8:00pm; Friday to Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Distance and Time from American Heroes Park: 0.3miles or 2minutes drive
12:00pm- Delve into Lancaster’s past at Western Hotel Museum!
Next, head to the Western Hotel Museum to trace the beginnings of the city. It is one of the oldest standing structures in Lancaster. It served as a vital role in the local culture and history of the area. The museum features artifacts and photos detailing the story of the people who constructed, lived and worked here. Walk through the wide hallways and experience the past. As you tour the museum, you feel the vibe of the 1890s. Historical artifacts include old mining equipments, Native American stone tools and other objects.
Address: 557 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-723-6250
Opening hours: Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Distance and Time from Lancaster Museum of Art and History: 0.5miles or 4minutes drive
1:00pm- Out to Lunch- Treat your belly and boost your energy!
You’ll be hungry by now, no doubt! Enjoy generous portions of Mediterranean food at Olive's Mediterranean Cafe (518 W Lancaster Blvd). Give your taste buds a delicious and pleasant treat at The Lemon Leaf Cafe (653 W Lancaster Blvd). Taste the Mexican and Salvadorian food at Pueblo Viejo Restaurant (739 W Lancaster Blvd). Relish Thai and Asian cuisine at Thai Restaurant (44759 Sierra Hwy). For casual American fare, step into BeX (706 W Lancaster Blvd).
2:00pm- Learn about local flora, fauna and nature at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve!
Enjoy nature and explore desert fauna and flora at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve. It is a 160-acre natural area with desert vegetation, including California Junipers and Joshua Trees. Enjoy the summer breeze, take a serene walk amidst the evergreen trees, see the varied species of birds, and spot jackrabbits and other wildlife. It has hiking trails, scenic landscape and plenty of flora and fauna. Do carry your camera and capture some scenic views of the spot. Young and young-at-heart folks, both will enjoy this place.
Address: 43201 35th Street W, Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Phone: 1 661-723-6230
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-10:00pm
3:00pm- Civic Musical Road- An Experience like no other!
Experience the fun side of driving at the Civic Musical Road. Drive down the musical road at the speed of 55-60mph and you’ll hear the notes of Rossini's "William Tell Overture". There are grooves cut into the pavement that releases a musical tone when driven over. A unique experience awaits you at the Musical Road!
Address: 3315 W Avenue G, Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Distance and Time from Prime Desert Woodland Preserve: 6.9miles or 13minutes drive
4:00pm- Catch a baseball game at The Hangar!
Visit the The Hanger, a stadium that is home to a minor league baseball team- The Lancaster JetHawks. It can accommodate more than 7,000 baseball fans. The draw is the skyboxes, a video message board and a manual scoreboard. It’s an impressive stadium with comfortable seating and concession stands strewn all over the spot. Sip on a beer and munch on the tasty food, while watching the game.
Address: 45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Phone: 1 661-726-5400
Distance and Time from Civic Musical Road: 4.0miles or 7minutes drive
5:00pm- Go Shopping!
Swing by the Lancaster Marketplace, an open-air shopping and entertainment center with a myriad of retail stores and restaurants. You’ll find everything here from apparels to accessories, shoes, jewelry, items for home, and much more. Browse the collections of the well-known brands at this spot.
Address: 44950 Valley Central Way, Lancaster, CA 93536, United States
Phone: 1 661-942-7897
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Distance and Time from The Hangar: 1.0mile or 3minutes drive via 27th Street West
Spend an hour perusing the specialty boutiques at the Sol Plaza Boutique Mall. The mall features more than 40 specialty boutiques with merchandise, ranging from apparels to accessories and jewelry to beauty to housewares and electronics. Give your wardrobe and home a reboot!
Address: 1140 Commerce Center Dr, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-729-4900
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Distance and Time from Lancaster Mall: 3.5miles or 7minutes drive
7:00pm- Pre-dinner drinks at Pour d’Vino!
After all that exploring and wandering, it’s time for some liquid refreshment. For tasty and unique drinks, head to Pour d’Vino, a vibrant Italian restaurant that boasts over 100 wines and beers, along with delicious Italian fare and live music. It has a broad selection of imported and domestic wines. For a romantic evening, social gathering or a special night, look no further than this elegant tavern. Sit under the stars on the fireside balcony, dine the traditional way, enjoy the gourmet fare, relax and kick back with a glass of wine and soothing music.
Address: 741 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-723-8466
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am; Sunday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Distance and Time from Sol Plaza Boutique Plaza: 2.4miles or 11 minutes drive via 10th Street West
Linger over a delectable American food at the Bex (706 W Lancaster Blvd) or Giannini Bistro & Grill (858 W Lancaster Blvd). Enjoy the South American fare at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse (628 W Lancaster Blvd). For Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, swing by Olives Mediterranean Cafe (518 W Lancaster Blvd). Relish Thai and Asian cuisine at Thai Restaurant (44759 Sierra Hwy).
10:00pm- Sheer fun and pleasure!
Wind down at The Britisher Cocktails. Live music, bar food and a variety of drinks abounds. You can belt out your favorite tunes at the Karaoke and set the spot ablaze with claps and cheers. After-hour noshersm cocktail lovers and music fans hit this spot. Quench your drink craving at this vibrant spot. A great night is guaranteed!
Address: 849 W Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-948-5506
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-2:00am
Head to My Lounge, a buzzing nightspot with live music and an extensive selection of spirits and cocktails. It’s unique and energetic vibe stands out. Come for tasty cocktails. Come for live music and top beats. Come for people-watching. Come for a good night. An incredible time awaits you at My Lounge!
Address: 42035 10th Street W, Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Phone: 1 661-723-5000
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am-4:00am
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