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Palmdale lies sixty miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the southern region of the Antelope Valley near Edwards Air Force Base. It's known for its' family-oriented community and high quality of life. It is sometimes called the "aerospace capital of the world," and is home to the Blackbird Airpark Museum, as well as 37 parks, playgrounds and natural areas for outdoor recreational fun. The city holds an annual Fall Festival the second weekend in October and annual Shakespeare Festival with eleven days of merriment, plays and recreation at the Shakespeare Globe Theater. The city also hosts the Starlight Concert Series during three weekends each summer. Palmdale has shopping galore at area malls, antique shops, unique boutiques, flea markets and roadside stands. Restaurants offer cuisine from around the world in a variety of settings. In addition to all of this, Palmdale is within easy access to all of the Los Angeles area's most popular attractions and cultural events, making it a safe, friendly and convenient base for your southern California vacation.

Surrounding areas: Llano, California (18.2 mi), Santa Clarita, California (28.3 mi), Glendale, California (29.6 mi), Burbank, California (29.8 mi), Pasadena, California (30.0 mi), Valencia, California (30.4 mi), Wrightwood, California (30.9 mi)

Palmdale Vacation Rentals

Palmdale Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western John Jay Inn & Suites600 W Plamdale BlvdPalmdale, CA (661) 575-9322
Courtyard By Marriott Palmdale530 West Ave PPalmdale, CA (800) 321-2211
Days Inn130 E Palmdale BlvdPalmdale, CA (661) 273-1400
E Z 8 Motels Inc430 W Palmdale BlvdPalmdale, CA (805) 273-6400
Hampton Inn & Suites Palmdale39428 Trade Center DrPalmdale, CA (661) 265-7400
Holiday Inn Palmdale/lancaster38630 5TH St WPalmdale, CA (661) 947-8055
Motel 6 #292407 W Palmdale BlvdPalmdale, CA (805) 272-0660
Ramada Inn300 W Palmdale BlvdPalmdale, CA (805) 273-1200
Residence Inn514 West Ave PPalmdale, CA (661) 947-4204
E Z 8 Motels Inc43530 N 17TH St WLancaster, CA7.2 mi.(661) 945-9477
Motel 643540 17TH St WestLancaster, CA7.2 mi.(661) 948-0435
Best Western Antelope Valley Inn44055 N Sierra HwyLancaster, CA7.3 mi.(661) 948-4651
Inn Of Lancaster44131 Sierra HwyLancaster, CA7.4 mi.(661) 945-8771
Townhouse Motel44125 N Sierra HwyLancaster, CA7.4 mi.(661) 942-1195
Desert Inn Motor Hotel44219 N Sierra HwyLancaster, CA7.5 mi.(661) 942-8401
Comfort Inn & Suites1825 West Ave J12Lancaster, CA8.3 mi.(661) 723-2001
Holiday Inn Express43719 17St WLancaster, CA8.3 mi.(661) 951-8848
Oxford Inns & Suites1651 West Ave KLancaster, CA8.3 mi.(661) 949-3423
Essex House Hotel & Convention Center44916 N 10TH St WLancaster, CA8.6 mi.(661) 948-0961
Devonshire Inn2076 Rosamond BlvdRosamond, CA19.9 mi.(661) 256-3454
The Rock Inn17539 Elizabeth LK RdLake Hughes, CA20.6 mi.(661) 724-1855
Travelodge Santa Clarita17843 Sierra HwyCanyon Country, CA22.4 mi.(661) 252-1716
Econo Lodge12783 San Fernando RdSylmar, CA28.3 mi.(818) 367-1223
Good Nite Inn Sylmar12835 Encinitas AveSylmar, CA28.8 mi.(818) 362-8899
Motel 612775 Encinitas AveSylmar, CA28.8 mi.(818) 362-9491
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites27513 Wayne Mills PlValencia, CA29.4 mi.(661) 284-2101
The Ranch House Inn27413 N Tourney RdValencia, CA29.4 mi.(805) 255-0555
Ramada Inn Burbank Airport2900 N San Fernando BlvdBurbank, CA29.6 mi.(818) 843-5955
Quality Inn2255 N Buena Vista StBurbank, CA29.8 mi.(818) 848-1680
The Westin191 N Los RoblesPasadena, CA29.9 mi.(626) 792-2727
Hilton Garden Inn Valencia27710 The Old RdValencia, CA29.9 mi.(661) 254-8800
Courtyard By Marriott Old Pasadena180 N Fair Oaks AvePasadena, CA30.0 mi.(800) 321-2211
Hampton Inn-santa Clarita25259 The Old RdSanta Clarita, CA30.0 mi.(661) 253-2400
Santa Clarita25201 The Old RdStevenson Ranch, CA30.0 mi.(661) 286-1111

Palmdale Weather & Climate

Southern California ,east of Los Angeles is a unique area for weather. It ranges from the High Desert Region of the Antelope Valley to the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. The Greater Antelope Valley is described as having a semi-arid, four-season climate with low humidity. The region ranges in elevation from 2,500 to 3,975 feet above sea level, and it is relatively dry in all seasons. Light winter snow can occur anywhere in the Antelope Valley, although it is not common. The higher mountain regions have more variable weather, depending on elevation. Generally, it is dry and sunny in the summertime and wildfire is always a threat. The rainy season begins in October, with January through March being the wettest months. Weather can change rapidly in the mountains, so visitors are advised to come prepared for a variety of conditions.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 34°F 1.56 in. 58°F
February 63°F 37°F 1.69 in. 58°F
March 67°F 40°F 1.39 in. 60°F
April 74°F 45°F 0.33 in. 60°F
May 82°F 52°F 0.16 in. 60°F
June 91°F 59°F 0.06 in. 62°F
July 97°F 65°F 0.06 in. 64°F
August 97°F 65°F 0.13 in. 68°F
September 91°F 59°F 0.22 in. 69°F
October 80°F 49°F 0.24 in. 68°F
November 67°F 39°F 0.43 in. 64°F
December 58°F 33°F 1.09 in. 60°F

Palmdale Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mojave airport (MHV) located about 33 miles north of Palmdale in Mojave, California, the Southern California Logistics airport (VCV) located approximately 40 miles east of Palmdale in Victorville, California, the Ontario International airport (ONT) located roughly 46 miles southeast of Palmdale in Ontario, California, and finally the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) located around 47 miles southwest of Palmdale in Los Angeles, California.

Palmdale Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA30.4 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA33.8 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA42.2 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA44.1 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA44.7 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA49.7 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA52.6 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA52.6 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA52.6 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA59.2 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA63.8 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA28.3 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA30.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA36.8 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA49.7 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA63.8 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA77.1 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA103.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Desert Aire Golf CoursePalmdaleCA 
Rancho Vista Golf CoursePalmdaleCA 
Lancaster Golf CenterLancasterCA7.7 mi.
Meadowlark Golf CourseHuntington BeachCA10.2 mi.
Meadowlark Golf CourseLancasterCA10.2 mi.
Rancho Sierra Golf ClubLancasterCA12.0 mi.
El Cariso Golf CourseSylmarCA25.7 mi.
Verdugo Hills Golf CourseTujungaCA25.9 mi.
Cascades Golf ClubSylmarCA27.4 mi.
Altadena Golf CourseAltadenaCA27.6 mi.
Hansen Dam Golf CoursePacoimaCA27.7 mi.
De Bell Municipal Golf CourseBurbankCA28.4 mi.
Vista Valencia Golf CourseValenciaCA29.5 mi.
Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis ClubGlendaleCA29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA30.7 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA62.2 mi.
State Parks
Saddleback Butte State ParkCA18.2 mi. 
Placerita Canyon State ParkCA24.2 mi. 
Antelope Valley Indian MuseumLancasterCA8.3 mi.(History)
Norton SimonPasadenaCA30.0 mi.(Art)
American military museumEl MonteCA35.7 mi.(Technology)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Modern Fresco GalleryLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Web ArtLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Autry Museum of Western HeritageLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California African-American MuseumLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
J. Paul Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
L. RON HUBBARD LIFE EXHIBITION MUSEUMLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Reale-Rydell Computer MuseumLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Technology)
Getty MuseumLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Art)
Korean American Museum of Art and Cultural CenterLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Art)
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Art)
Museum of FredLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Art)
Western Museum of ScoutingLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.(Children's)
West Valley MuseumWoodland HillsCA40.5 mi.(History)
Cooper Regional History MuseumUplandCA42.2 mi.(History)
Angels AtticSanta MonicaCA44.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA37.4 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA51.6 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA59.3 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA91.6 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA115.2 mi.

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