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Great Ways to Spend a Day in Palmdale, California

By Edited Sep 15, 2015 0 0

Palmdale California is one of the fastest growing cities in the entire country. It has been on the top 25 list for the past 25 years, and hasn't shown signs of slowing down. With a community dedicated to family, it still has the vibe and charm of a small town. There are quite a few attractions within the city limits, as well as in the general vicinity. If you are visiting Palmdale any time soon, you are sure to find something exciting to do with your time.


California is known for its vivid wildlife and beautiful landscapes, and Palmdale is no exception. The Devil's Punchbowl is a sandstone formation at 4,570 ft elevation with nature centers, hiking trails, and tons of things to do, night and day. Meteor showers are seen in amazing clarity here away from the light pollution of the city. Most of the animals are nocturnal, and not seen during daylight, but there are plenty of educational opportunities and activities during the daytime and nighttime.


No vacation is complete without seeing some sort of show in a new city, right? Well, in Palmdale you're in luck. The Palmdale Playhouse is host to a variety of shows throughout the year. The Christmas Story normally plays in December, while orchestras, symphonies, ballets, and many other plays abound throughout the rest of the year.


The Antelope Valley Mall spans 1 million square feet in the heart of Palmdale. At only half the size of the Mall of America, it is quite a way to spend an afternoon. If you ever find yourself in need of anything while in Palmdale, this mall is sure to have it, but it is not too large that it is unreasonable or intimidating.


"Two Gun Bill" was the cowboy star of many silent movies quite a few decades ago. The man, William S. Hart was a rancher. His 260-acre ranch was donated to the public a few years back, and is now open to everyone. Now named Hart Park, this state park area is great for horseback riding, hiking, or just spending the day acting like a rancher. You should find Palmdale, CA hotels today and get ready for your great vacation!



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