Hesperia is a city located 35 miles (56 km) north of downtown San Bernardino in Victor Valley and surrounded by the Mojave Desert. Because of its relatively high elevation and the unique and moderate weather patterns of the region, Hesperia is part of what is locally called the High Desert. Due to this, the City features a cooler desert climate and the unique landscape of the Mojave Desert. The name “Hesperia” means “western land”. According to the 2019 U.S. Census, the city has a population of 95,750.
Visitors to Hesperia enjoy a beautiful landscape consisting of barren desert areas where people can participate in many activities, including horseback riding, hiking, and backcountry camping. These barren areas are also known for having some of the best sunsets around, and the lack of light pollution makes them the perfect places to watch the night sky. Several festivals occur throughout the year, including the Hesperia Days Festival, which takes place in the fall and features a parade down Main Street, a rodeo, and fabulous fireworks. A human made lake is situated in Hesperia Lake Park; this is where many of the town’s festivals and events occur. In addition, the City is widely known for its legendary golf course and outdoor recreation.
Hesperia is also home to a professional baseball team, The High Desert Mavericks, so people who are fans of sports will have the opportunity to catch a game while visiting the city.