Autumn is an irresistibly charming season, ushering in crisp breezes and dramatic sights, along with an abundance of things to do and places to visit. It’s also the season for pumpkin spice treats, cozy sweater weather, and fantastic Halloween costumes. So if you’re planning a visit to Southern California this season, solve the issue of where to stay in Victorville by booking a room at Holiday Inn Victorville, then venture out to witness California in all its splendorous autumnal beauty.
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
After the autumnal equinox on September 22 of each year, we experience shorter days and longer nights, inhibiting chlorophyll from absorbing sunlight. That allows other compounds to shine through, captivating our attention as the leaves fade from rich green to the golden hues reminiscent of fall. Of course, this process depends on the deciduous tree species, as only a few provide the most stunning foliage, which is why many people must drive into mountainous regions like Big Bear Lake to witness the vast expanse of spectacular autumn colors (Lohmiller, 2021).
Spot Fall Colors in Southern California
Big Bear Lake
Just a short drive from Victorville, Big Bear Lake offers sightseers several options for taking in the area’s fall foliage, including guided horseback and Segway tours. You can also choose to hike among dogwoods, oaks, and pines when you embark on one of Big Bear Lake’s trails. There are trails for beginners and more advanced hikers and mountain bikers. Big Bear Lake is also hosting Oktoberfest each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October and each Saturday and Sunday through November 7.
Mojave Narrows Regional Park
Animals, plants, and waterways have found their home at Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville. The Park, which is located alongside an old riverbed, features impressive stands of cottonwood and willows that contrast beautifully with the area’s broad meadows for dramatic views any time of the year, including during the fall. The cottonwoods turn a vibrant yellow shade, and with over 15,000 watchable wildlife, Mojave Narrows Regional Park is an excellent place for a day’s visit.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area is an excellent place to experience fall colors. According to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, this recreational area features a lovely autumn vista of black oaks nestled in pines, all of which are reflected on the lake. “The lake was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam, which holds back the waters of the west fork of the Mojave River as it passes through the San Bernardino Mountains” (Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Brochure).
Where to Stay in Victorville This Season
Embrace the beauty of the season by booking a room at Holiday Inn Victorville, a family-friendly hotel conveniently located off Interstate 15 in the vibrant community of Victorville, which is only a short distance from many popular California attractions. You can check room rates online or by calling the reservations desk at (760) 245-6565.
All guest rooms and suites feature thoughtful amenities such as mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Your solution to where to stay in Victorville, Holiday Inn Victorville also offers excellent service and amenities, including a full-service restaurant.
The Community Restaurant & Bar serves traditional American cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere to satisfy guests’ appetites morning, noon, or night. It is open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm. Adding to the family-friendly hotel environment, kids aged 11 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée, anytime.
In addition, guests can kickstart their mornings by completing their daily exercises in the hotel’s onsite fitness center, featuring an excellent selection of cardio equipment and free weights. Plus, unwind after a long day of sightseeing in the facility’s heated outdoor pool; the use of both is included with your stay. Book your stay today!
“Fall Colors.” Big Bear Lake, August 19, 2020.
“Fall Colors: The Colors of Fall in California State Parks (Southern California).” California Department of Parks and Recreation.
“Fall Into Big Bear Lake.” Big Bear Lake.
Lohmiller, Becky & George. “Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?” The Old Farmer’s Almanac, September 27, 2021.
“Mojave Narrows Regional Park.” San Bernardino County Regional Parks.
“Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Brochure.” California State Parks.