Restaurants & Nightlife

Dining options in the Northern Desert run the gamut ­­– from coffee shops, casual burger joints, home-style diners, and pizza places to steakhouses, supper clubs and classic French bistros.

If you’re on your way to Death Valley, stop for breakfast or lunch in the Voyager restaurant at the Mojave Air & Space Port, home of the Voyager aircraft and SpaceShipOne. The restaurant is a favorite with visitors and locals alike for its outstanding food, service, and scenic flight line views. With tower radios on each table, diners can listen in on communications between air traffic control and aircraft. While you’re there, check out the cool memorabilia in the visitor center and take the self-guided driving tour of this state-of-the-art aeronautical complex.

What to Do After Dark:

  • Saddle up for a sunset or moonlight horseback ride with Furnace Creek Stables in Death Valley National Park.
  • Gaze at the stars and photograph the night skies over Death Valley from Ubehebe Crater or Harmony Borax Works
  • Go retro and view a movie on the big screen at Skyline Drive-In Theater in Barstow.
  • Explore paranormal activity with a nighttime ghost tour at Calico Ghost Town.