Things to Do in Barstow
Conveniently situated directly between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, our handcrafted Barstow hotel is ideally located for your business or leisure travels or as a quick stopover on the way to the bright lights of the casinos. Enjoy easy access to nearby Outlets at Barstow, museums, beautiful parks, and a plethora of restaurants or our close proximity to Marine Corps Logistics Base and National Training Center and Fort Irwin. Take in the Old West and pan for gold at Calico Ghost Town or learn about the wonders of the western railroad system at the Western America Railroad Museum — we've got it all! Ayres Hotel Barstow is located off the 1-15 at Lenwood Road and is ready to welcome you with comfort and personalized service.
Inland Empire Highlights
The Inland Empire covers some incredibly diverse landscapes, providing a refreshing change from California’s desert and coastal climates. Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead are two of the biggest draws, dotted with picturesque mountain towns and offering outdoor activities in both summer and winter.
The region offers some unique attractions to explore during your stay. Start at Auto Club Speedway — the largest sports venue in Southern California — which hosts NASCAR and drag races, plus other fun events. If history is more your thing, try the Route 66 Museum, honoring the iconic highway that passes through the Inland Empire.
California’s fertile climate means that this region is excellent for wine-making. Temecula Valley is a good place to start (it’s sometimes called Southern California’s answer to Napa Valley), with more than 40 wineries to visit. To really appreciate it, we recommend booking a hot air balloon ride. There’s also Rancho Cucamonga, home to some of the country’s oldest wineries.