Barstow Events include: Route 66 Car Show, Mojave Trail Days, Bluegrass Hootenanny, Mardi Gras Parade on Main, Cinco de Mayo
Barstow is situated in the high desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It offers a California Welcome Center where tourists can get maps, visitor guides and lots of great information for their road trips. Set inside an outlet mall, spend time to shop at this discount outlet center, and a nearby mall across the street.
Part of the historic and famous Route 66, Barstow has a museum honoring that US highway. You'll find lots of great souvenir gifts at the museum, and you'll enjoy cruising around town looking at the shops, dining and roads that all capture another era when highways such as Route 66 were king, and cities like Barstow were recipients of the traffic passing through.
Barstow's attractions include one unique themed ghost town, Calico Ghost Town in Yermo. The town was built to honor California's past, and many of its buildings are authentic, dating back to the 19th century.
There's nearly always something going on out at the Calico Ghost Town, including concerts with known acts.
Barstow is an easy drive from Los Angeles and you can go for the outlet
shopping, then return back to the beaches of L.A.