Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Most people, myself included, when they think of Joshua Tree, they think there’s nothing there. There is! It’s also not too far from Palm Springs and L.A.! Here’s a few of my favorite things from our little trip in case you ever make the trip out there.
What To Do
There are so many hikes and attractions to see in the park itself, and $30 gets you in for 7 days! Hidden Valley Nature Trail is a must see, my jaw was on the floor the entire time! My favorite part of the park was Skull Rock, the pictures say it all. There‘s also a lot of hiking surrounding the park, we hiked up to 49 Palms Oasis Trail and it was unbelievable! Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.
Town of Joshua Tree
Between Joshua Tree and Pioneertown, you would think you landed in an old western film! There are so many old buildings with shops, saloons and yoga studios. The photo ops are endless!
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Museum
Where chaos meets art, this outdoor museum is certainly something to see and it’s free! It’s ten acres of large scale sculptures made entirely of junked materials. You could almost feel what Noah felt in every sculpture, very erie. Also, a great spot for pics!
Where To Eat
Pappy & Harriet's
Pioneertown is known for being the set of many old western films. On set there was a cantina for everyone to unwind after a long day, Pappy & Harriet’s! There’s always live music, the drinks are cold, and it still feels like you’re on the set of a movie.
Joshua Tree Saloon
A local watering hole for over 30 years, this family owned salon is a must! After a long day of hiking, this place has the coldest, most refreshing drinks! The grill is known for their burgers but they have everything from an ahi tuna salad to baby back ribs.
Where To Stay
The town has a very small inn that is right on the main street in town. Each room is very unique and each has their own patio. They have a breakfast room and a pool for when in season!
We stayed in a cute little house in town, lots of open space with a great view of the desert! There are a few Air BnBs in town, but make sure you book early because they are reserved quickly.
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