Lancaster is a city in northern Los Angeles County in the Anetelope Valley
on the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. The city is about 61
miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Lancaster is separated from the Los
Angeles Basin by the San Gabriel Mountains to the south. The city also has
Tahachapi Mountains to the north. Lancaster is home to several unique
attractions such as Lancaster Music Road, Aerospace Walk of Honor,
Blackbird Airpark, and more.
Things to do in Lancaster, California
Lancaster Musical Road
Lancaster is home to the Musical Road. It is one of the very few musical
roads in the world and special grooves etched into the pavement allow every
vehicle to hum along to the tune.
Aerospace Walk of Honor
Aerospace Walk of Honor was established in recognition to EdwardsAir Force
Base test pilots. These monuments are located along Lancaster's Blvd.
Visitors can walk along the boulevard and spot one or more of these
tributes. The site distinguishes 100 brave test pilots.
Blackbird Airpark is an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at
Edwards Air Force Base. The museum boasts the display of world's only
Lockheed SR-71A along with its predecessor A-12. Blackbird Airpark is also
home to the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 "D"
model in the world.
Best Time to Visit Lancaster, California
Weather-wise, the best time to take flights to Lancaster for warm-weather
activities is from late May to late September. These months experience warm
weather and are excellent to enjoy sightseeing.
Airports in Lancaster
Lancaster flights are operated to General William J. Fox Airfield. It is a
county-owned public airport. The airport is located around five miles
northwest of Lancaster.