Located in the Southern part of the state, Victorville, CA offers panoramic mountain vistas and lots of family-friendly activities such as The Bottle Tree Ranch, California Route 66 Museum, and Mojave Narrows Regional Park. The city is also strategically positioned to be a short distance away from other popular California attractions such as Big Bear Ski Resort, Disneyland, and Universal Studios.
Things to Do
The Bottle Tree Ranch
Oro Grande, CA
A short drive down U.S. Route 66 takes you to a forest of repurposed bottles in a world of colors, shapes, and sizes. The Bottle Tree Ranch boasts more than 200 bottle trees that were constructed from metal with discarded glass bottles on every welded branch. The ranch, which offers free admission (donations are accepted), features other odds and ends such as old camping lanterns and windmill parts as well.
Ranch Hours: Open sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
California Route 66 Museum
Step back in time by visiting the California Route 66 Museum. The Museum showcases a magnificent collection of memorabilia dedicated to the legacy of U.S. Route 66 and Victor Valley. There are plenty of immersive settings in which you can take or have your pictures taken, as well, including a VW Love Bus complete with hippy wigs and sunglasses. There is also a 1917 Model T Ford and a 1950s diner.
Museum Hours: Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sundays. Admission is free (donations are welcome).
Mojave Narrows Regional Park
Mojave Narrows Regional Park is located alongside an old riverbed in the high desert. Visitors to the park can enjoy year-round fishing for bass, catfish, and trout, as well as opportunities to view the area’s abundant wildlife. Mojave Narrows also features a disc golf course, equestrian trails, a playground, climbing rocks, a zero-depth water play park, hiking trails, and both RV and tent campsites.
Park Hours: The park is open five days a week – closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. For complete park information, including entrance fees, please visit the park’s website at cms.sbcounty.gov.
Places to Stay
Holiday Inn Victorville
Conveniently located right off Interstate 15, Holiday Inn Victorville offers comfortable, spacious accommodations. Guests will find plenty of their favorite amenities at Holiday Inn Victorville such as a fitness center, outdoor pool (open April 1st through November 15th) and spa, along with complimentary WIFI and morning newspapers. If you’re traveling for business, the hotel also features a 24-hour business center, with over 13,000 square feet of meeting and catering space. Make sure to start your morning off to a great start with a hot breakfast in The Community Table Restaurant. Book your stay today at (760) 245-6565.
15494 Palmdale Rd.
Victorville, CA 92392