A Mojave Desert city, Barstow is known for its dry weather, sweltering summers, and unique barren but beautiful landscape. Barstow is only 60 miles from San Bernardino and houses critical United States Army centers, bases, and training facilities, giving it plenty of purpose and making it a highly appealing destination for veterans, their families, and the general public.
When the summer heat proves to be too much, visitors to Barstow often find themselves browsing Treasure House Mall, which offers antique, collectible, and thrift shops. Or, if visitors feel up to the challenge, they can spend the day at Pitcher Park playing soccer, desert off roading at Shoot Spot, or hiking the Rainbow Basin Natural Area, which connects via running trails to the Owl Canyon Campground where visitors can park an RV or pitch a tent, or simply spend the day relaxing. Another great entertainment option in Barstow is museum hopping -- that is, checking out the city’s various museums which include the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, the Western America Railroad Museum, and the Mojave River Valley Museum. Those with a creative flair can take an art class with Painter’s Palette Artist’s Workshop, and guests who are one with water can enjoy a day spent at the Henderson Pool.
Visitors planning to stay in Barstow have a variety of accommodation options to choose from. They can book a room at the Barstow Hotel or at an inn or motel, or rent a full-sized, fully equipped home on the outskirts of the city. The vacation rentals, regardless of location, are comfortable and designed to be both welcoming and functional, with high speed internet access and clean restrooms.
The best time to visit Barstow is May through the month of October for the best weather.
Barstow doesn’t lack when it comes to coordinating exciting yearly events. In fact, Barstow hosts a whole array of fun events which include the Miss Barstow Pageant, the Fourth of July Celebration, the Mardis Gras Parade, Calico Days, and the Calico Ghost Town Heritage Fest.
There’s nothing more exciting than a good old game of family bowling- in Barstow, families who agree with this statement can spend an afternoon at Leatherneck Lanes Bowling where they can have fun on the facility’s dedicated family bowling day, try some tasty snacks, and make good use of the free wifi. Families looking for something unique to do can take a short drive to Yermo, where they can take a guided “ghost tour” of the Calico Ghost Town. Guests can choose from a general town tour, the exclusive Maggie Mine Tour, or the School House Tour.
At AllTheRooms.com we have vacation rentals from all of the best providers - Priceline, Airbnb, Agoda and others. AllTheRooms has 315 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Barstow, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Barstow is available at $22 per night. An average vacation rental in Barstow costs on average $72 per night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in Barstow, then you can choose from over 26 places to stay that have WiFi internet. We have 14 accommodations that include a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 9 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Barstow by car, be sure to choose from 29 accommodations that provide parking. We have 17 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
AllTheRooms has 19 pet-friendly places to stay in Barstow, so if you're traveling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.
In Barstow AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 17 places to stay from Priceline, 9 accommodations from Airbnb and 9 places to stay from Agoda.
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