fun things to do in palmdale

Fun Things to Do in Palmdale

There are so many fun things to do in Palmdale that you may need to plan a trip just to incorporate a few. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, a day of shopping, or something unique to do with the family, the Antelope Valley has plenty to choose from.

Our team at Oak Valley Appliance wants you to make the most of your visit to Palmdale, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorites to help you along. Enjoy your stay and happy sight-seeing!

Top 5 Things to Do in Palmdale

Blackbird Airpark

Our top favorite of things to do in Palmdale begins with Blackbird Airpark. This remarkable museum was established to preserve the Blackbird family of aircraft.

The restoration, preservation, and education display the proud heritage of these unique aircraft. The Blackbird Heritage Courtyard Brick exhibit commemorates significant people involved in the development and mission execution during the Cold War years. Visitors can even purchase a personalized brick to honor someone they want to remember.

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Image: Blackbird Airpark

Transplants Brewing Company

For some adult fun, don’t miss a trip to this local brewery. Surrounded by eccentric indoor murals and eye-catching art is only second to some fantastic seasonal brews and extensive tap collection.

TBC focuses on hoppy west coast ales along with their creative specialties. Leave the kids at home for this one- some things to do in Palmdale are best for grownups!

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Photo Credit: Transplants Brewing Company- Berry Triflin’

DryTown Water Park

Want to get out of the heat? Go make a splash in DryTown Water Park! There is fun for the whole family in this wet adventure. With multiple ticket options, good food, and fun attractions you’re sure to be the hero of the family.

This is indeed one of the best things to do in Palmdale with the family. Kids will sleep like a dream after a busy day playing in the water, but there is enough fun for all ages of the family!

  • Ticket prices begin at $17
  • 3850 E Avenue S, Palmdale 93550
  • Open May 25th – September 8th
  • Link to site
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Image: DryTown Water Park

Barrell Springs Trail

If you’re a nature lover, then get your walking shoes on because this trail is worth the treck. Adults, children, and 4-legged pets alike will enjoy the beauty and opportunity to spot wildlife along this rolling hills trail. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring water! You can enjoy the hike for as long or short as your heart desires.

  • FREE
  • 25th St. E and Barrell Springs Rd., Palmdale CA
  • open year round
  • Trail info here
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Image: Trip Advisor

Antelope Valley Mall

Shopaholics look out! Head into downtown Palmdale because this mall has dining, movies, Kids Club events, and plenty of opportunities to shop ’til you drop! You can roam this expansive mall spending the entire day doing whatever you fancy in style. There’s something for everyone here, so bring the kids, the grandparents, and your sweetheart and shop away!

  • FREE
  • 1233 W. Ranco Vista Blvd, Palmdale 93551
  • Open daily
  • Mall directory
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David lange

David Lange

In 1982 David went to work for his mom as a service technician and has been servicing appliances ever since. He is the owner of Oak Valley Appliance, an appliance repair company in Tehachapi, CA, with local techs also serving Lancaster, Ridgecrest, and surrounding areas.