Barstow  is a city in the southern desert of the state of California. The city's location at the junction of Interstate 15 and Interstate 40, as well as its position on the old Route 66, make it a frequent pit stop for travelers passing through on their way to more exotic destinations.
- Mojave River Valley Museum, 270 E Virginia Way, ☎ +1 760-256-5452 ([email protected]), . Daily 11AM-4PM. Free.
- Route 66 Museum, 681 N. First Ave., ☎ +1 760-255-1890 ([email protected], fax: ''+1'' 760-255-6776), . F-Su 11AM-4PM. Route 66 museum and gift shop. Free.
- Calico Ghost Town - A family destnation with mines, gunfights, and more. A short train ride gives a brief history of the town and the surrounding desert.
- Skyline Drive-In - As one of the last drive-ins in San Bernardino County, it frequently has packed nights on new movie openings.
- Lenwood Mall One of the largest merchant outlet malls in the country is just South of Barstow along Interstate 15. Dozens and dozens of places to shop for virtually every name brand merchandise one can think of. There are plenty of places to eat for the weary traveler too.
- A Tanger Outlet Mall is right across the street.
- Gallardo's Mexican Cuisine, 1231 E. Main St., Ph: (760) 255-1500, Fax: (760) 256-8020. A family run Mexican restaurant located less than a mile from I-15. Good food, and reasonable prices with dinner entrees starting around $6.
- McDonald's Barstow Station, If not the largest McDonald's in the world, it is certainly the most unique. Barstow Station is a McDonald's with an ice cream shop, candy store, gas station and the home of several radio stations that broadcast to travelers crossing the Mojave Desert. The most unique aspect of Barstow Station is the eating area. You can dine in old train cars and enjoy the view of travelers passing through this town. There is also a stand inside that sells homemade fudge.
- Haciena Colima, One of the finer restaurants in the area. It has a very nice interior.
- Del Taco, 2871 Lenwood Rd. Opened in 1964, this is one of the first Del Taco (the chain started in Barstow) and has an extensive menu, serving otherwise long discontinued offerings.
- Idle Spurs, 690 Hwy 58. Owned by the same people that own the local meat packing outfit, this homey steakhouse has big food, good prices, full bar. [www.idlespurssteakhouse.com/ ]
- Best Western Desert Villa Inn, 1984 E Main Street, ☎ +1 760-256-1781 (fax: +1 760-256-9265), . $65-130 (Doubles).
- Holiday Inn Express, 1861 West Main Street, ☎ +1 760-256-1300, . $100-110 (Doubles).
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2700 Lenwood Road, ☎ +1 760-253-9200, . $100-220 (Doubles).
- Motel 6, 150 Yucca Avenue, ☎ +1 760-256-1752 (fax: +1 760-256-9110), . $45-55 (Doubles).
- Rodeway Inn, 1261 East Main Street, ☎ +1 760-256-7581. $40-60 (Doubles).
- Stardust Inn, 901 E Main St, ☎ +1 760-256-7116. $35-60 (Doubles).