Joshua Tree – what a desert dream! Despite that we’ve been in LA for 3 years now, this was our first full trip there. Joshua Tree is a little farther out from Los Angeles then Palm Springs. The town has a very chill vibe as many famed musicians and creative people have places there. It’s tiny but you can still find an eclectic variety of people.
There are a few restaurants and bars (my favorite being Natural Sisters – killer smoothies!) but the main attraction is the National Park and the all the nature around it. It’s simply stunning! I can’t remember the last time I saw so many stars in the sky or slept so well as there was no noise whatsoever at night; it was intensely peaceful. We stayed at a friends’ casita that was available via Airbnb and spent most of our day hiking and exploring the park and relaxing at night. We also saw some of the Desert X installations in nearby Palm Springs – mainly the Mirage house. I am already plotting my next trip out there and have a visit to Pappy and Harriet’s noted as a must. What else should I do next time? Please share any tips in the comments below the post!