Whether you prefer a placid escape or an animated adventure, you'll find the perfect get-away right on the edge of Los Angeles County and in the heart of the Antelope Valley. Close in and comfortable, Lancaster is a place where people come together to experience the exhilarating diversity of open spaces and the invigorating energy of urban places! This inviting, friendly high desert locale blends the best of both worlds to offer you a nearly endless choice of activities ranging from the exhilarating to the sublime. Find new joy in unexpected ways. Plan your stay today. Whether you're into high-speed racing, high-flying aviation or high-impact athletics, Lancaster offers the perfect base for all sorts of adrenaline pumping excitement.

Lancaster, the hub of the beautiful California high desert and gateway to world renowned Death Valley, offers the charm of four seasons flavored with three hundred and sixty plus days of clear blue skies. You will be treated to magical skylines, mountainous vistas, snowcapped in the winter, brilliant sunrises, soft colorful sunsets and deep blue skies which make it positively clear that Lancaster is the perfect home away from home in the magnificent California High Desert.

Just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, located in Antelope "Aerospace" Valley, Lancaster is home to a long rich history of aviation and technology innovation, flight research and world class aerospace accomplishments. Lancaster is proud of its local heroes such as Chuck Yeager, Pete Knight, Burt and Dick Rutan and neighboring research and testing facilities such as Edwards Air force Base, China Lake Naval Training Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Nasa, Lockheed Skunkworks along with new projects such as the F-35 Strikeforce Fighter and the development of unmanned flight technology.

It's not unusual for Lancaster residents and visitors to be treated to once in a lifetime opportunities to view the best of the past, present and future of aviation technology in the Valley's bright blue sky!

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