15 Things To Do In Victorville, CA: High Desert Family Adventures - Updated 2021

things to do in victorville california

Located 2,875 feet (876.3 m) above sea level, Victorville has a high desert climate. Visitors will have a taste of all seasons, from winter snow to spring blossoms and summer sunshine. Victorville was incorporated on September 21,1962. It has a history of railroad and agricultural development. Visiting museums is the best way to get to know the city, and Victorville’s museums are all about railroads, natural history of high desert ecosystems, and agriculture. You may also bring home the produce from its great farmers’ market. Additionally, Victorville is a good place for families to experience the desert. The time spent in nature can generate a different experience. If you can, plan your visit to coincide with its annual event: the San Bernardino County Fair. The fair will enrich your visit with the right mix of activities and fun the Victorville way. Pop by the nearby Wrightwood to see the snow covered mountains and take some winter sports lessons to finish out your visit. Check out our list of the things to do in Victorville, Canada.

1. High Desert Center for the Arts

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Posted by High Desert Center For The Arts on Friday, March 13, 2020

High Desert Center for the Arts is a performing arts theatre in the city. If you’re interested in watching some really great plays and musicals, High Desert Center for the Arts is the place to go. To know about the upcoming plays and events, visit the website. High Desert Center for the Arts offers visitors a few acting workshops and drama classes in case you want to hone your acting skills. If you don’t feel like watching a musical, there is also an art gallery in this theatre which is worth a visit.

High Desert Center for the Arts

Address: 15615 Eighth St, Victorville, CA 92395, United States

2. The Mall of Victor Valley

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The Mall of Victor Valley is a bustling shopping mall in the city that is a favourite among the locals. From big retailer stores such as Macy’s, Sears, JC Penny, and Barnes & Noble to smaller exclusive boutique stores, the Mall of Victor Valley has it all! There are also quite a few restaurants that are great to head to after a long and tiring shopping spree. Plus, there is a cinema in case you’re in the mood to watch a movie with your family or friends.

The Mall of Victor Valley

Address: 14400 Bear Valley Rd Ste 735, Victorville, CA 92392, United States

Website: The Mall of Victor Valley

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 6pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm

3. D'Vine Wine Bar

Posted by D'vine Wine Bar on Saturday, July 18, 2020

D'Vine Wine Bar is a casual wine bar with a nice ambience and great vibe. With an extensive list of wines, from local favourites to international bestsellers, you will definitely find a wine you love at D'Vine Wine Bar! Offering great wine, lively music and delicious antipasti, what more can you ask for? The paninis at D'Vine Wine Bar are absolutely divine, so be sure to order some that pair well with your favourite wine.

D'Vine Wine Bar

Address: 14845 Monarch Blvd, Victorville, CA 92395, United States

Website: D'Vine Wine Bar

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

4. Victor Bowl

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Posted by Victor Bowl on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Victor Bowl is one of the best bowling alleys in the city. If you and your friends are in the mood to go bowling or if your kids are looking for something fun to do while they’re in Victorville, then why not take them to Victor Bowl? With multiple bowling lanes, including an option of neon bowling and some delicious snacks on the menu, this bowling alley is just great. Victor Bowl also features a room with a few pool tables if you’re interested in playing pool instead.

Victor Bowl

Address: 12277 Mariposa Rd, Victorville, CA 92395, United States

Website: Victor Bowl

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

5. Monarch Fun Zone

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Monarch Fun Zone is a fun zone for all ages! Monarch Fun Zone has a nine-hole miniature golf course, lazer tag as well as a video arcade area. So for all video game lovers and laser tag fans who are looking for like-minded people to play with, Monarch Fun Zone should be included in your places to visit here. Also, if you’re in the mood for some family-friendly fun, head to the miniature golf course at Monarch Fun Zone.

Monarch Fun Zone

Address: 14845 Monarch Blvd #N, Victorville, CA 92395, United States

Website: Monarch Fun Zone

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 9pm

6. Apollo Restaurant

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If you’re in the mood for delicious, juicy, and mouth-watering hamburgers, Apollo Restaurant is the place for you. Apollo Restaurant literally serves the best hamburgers in the city—you can even ask any local! This old-school-style restaurant serves Belgian-style fries, zucchini and onion rings, and burgers using fresh-ground beef. When you visit Apollo Restaurant, you must try their bestsellers such as the classic burger, Mexican burger, Floozy Lucy, and Roy Boy.

Apollo Restaurant

Address: 14950 Seventh St, Victorville, CA 92395, United States

Website: Apollo Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 8:30pm; Mon - Wed: 10:30am - 8pm; Thu - Sat: 10:30am - 9pm

7. Victorville Mojave Riverwalk

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Victorville Mojave Riverwalk is a popular hiking area to go for a walk or a jog. In fact, this hiking trail also has a bike path ideal for avid riders. If you’re visiting this city with your furry friend, then you can even take your dog for a run on the Victorville Mojave Riverwalk trail. With its gorgeous trail surrounded by beautiful scenery, this site gives tourists a break from the usual attractions in the city.

Victorville Mojave Riverwalk

Address: 18564 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, CA 92395, United States

8. California Route 66 Museum

California Route 66 Museum in Victorville, California
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The California Route 66 Museum is an interactive museum. Visitors can take photos with a VW Love Bus, 917 Model T Ford, and the “Outhouse” for memories’ sake. Do drop by the popular Santa Monica “End of the Trails” booth, while learning the history of California’s Route 66 — the main road that leads you into Victorville.

California Route 66 Museum

Address: 16825 South D Street Victorville CA, 92395

Website: California Route 66 Museum

9. Victor Valley Museum & Art Gallery

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Interested in the natural history and culture of the high desert ecosystem? The Victor Valley Museum includes geological and paleontological specimens, Native American artifacts, and historical objects that tell the story of the development of society and industry of Victorville.

Victor Valley Museum & Art Gallery

Address: 11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308

Website: Victor Valley Museum & Art Gallery

10. The San Bernardino County Fair at the High Desert Event Center

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An annual event for 70 years that happens each May, the San Bernardino County Fair is a must-visit attraction in this region for family fun. Concerts, carnival rides, food, games, animals, exhibits, and more can be seen at the fair. The fair provides diverse entertainment offerings for everyone at an affordable price.

One of the highlights of the fair is the competitive exhibits, which showcases the winning exhibits of creative work, livestock, floriculture, and more. This is free to enter with general fair admission.

Do drop by the Jr. Livestock Auction to see how the young aspiring ranchers and farmers select, purchase, feed, and groom livestock to be judged, graded, and sold at the fair. Their projects include steers, lambs, hogs, rabbits, and poultry. Keep in mind that only the best animals are sold at the Junior Livestock Auction.

The San Bernardino County Fair

Address: 14800 Seventh Street Victorville,CA 92395

Website: The San Bernardino County Fair

11. High Desert Farmers' Market

Dessert Farmer's Market
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The High Desert Farmers’ Market aims to educate the local community on the importance of eating fresh, locally grown food. You will find educational information teaching you how to shop for, store, and cook fresh food and meanwhile do your shopping there. Have a talk with the farmers; you may find an opportunity to visit their farms!

High Desert Farmers' Market

Address: 13454 Seminole Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92308

Website: High Desert Farmers’ Market

12. Mojave Narrows Regional Park Camping

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Mojave Narrows Regional Park is built alongside an old riverbed in the high desert. With acres of waterways, see if you can spot the over 1,500 species of wildlife that run freely in the broad meadows that are dotted with stands of cottonwood and willows. If you’d like, spend some time fishing at the Horseshoe Lake Campground. You may be able to catch some trout, catfish, or bass. Alternatively, you could rent a horse to go along the equestrian trails to watch the wildlife in style. If not, you might simply discover wildlife while you hike. There are also many playgrounds for children at the campground.

Mojave Narrows Regional Park

Address: 18000 Yates Road Victorville CA 92392 (Opens Thurs to Sun 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Website: Mojave Narrows Regional Park

13. Scandia Family Center

Scandia Ontario
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Scandia Family Center is for pure family fun. It features two award-winning miniature golf courses, 200 games in an arcade, bumper boats, a clubhouse for kids, and much more.

Scandia Family Center

Address: 4300 Central Place, Fairfield, CA 94534 (Sun to Thurs: 10 am – 9 pm, Fri – Sat: 10 am – 11 pm)

Website: Scandia Family Center

14. Pumpkin Patch

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The Pumpkin Patch is designed to be a fun family experience. It has a bungee jump, mechanical rides, games, a petting zoo, a giant inflatable slide, and other inflatables. You may purchase the freshest and the largest pumpkins, which have been hand selected from the farm while having fun!

Pumpkin Patch

Address: Pumpkin Patch, Victorville

Website: Pumpkin Patch

15. Snow Adventure at Wrightwood

Mountain High East, Wrightwood California, December 2010 - panoramio
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If you visit Victorville, make a trip up to the mountain and pay a visit to Wrightwood. This mountain is said to be the best kept secret of Southern California and is only about 40-minute drive from Victorville. This town offers some breathtaking views and there is always something unique to offer year-round. Your visit to this lovely little town will surely end your visit to Victorville on a sweet note.


Website: Wrightwood

Join the families in Victorville for fun and recreation

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There is no doubt about Victorville being the ideal place for family fun. With its high desert climate, the average temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25.5 degrees C) and sunshine 290 days a year allows for family fun all year long. Your family can participate in their annual shows and events. Make sure to bring home the local produce and big pumpkins if your transportation allows.

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