Joshua Tree makes for a wonderful location for anyone looking to escape some of the intense winter cold and see the great outdoors for the holidays. Visiting a spot like this also helps make for a more private, relaxing Christmas, since you’ll be able to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the city in favor of a more laid-back environment. With Joshua Tree National Park right on your doorstep, you’ll be able to get your fill of gorgeous views from your rental, and if you’re feeling up to it, you can also head out into the park itself to get your fill of hiking.

The town also loves getting into the holiday spirit. With Christmas in Joshua Tree dinners, photo opportunities with Santa, brunch events, and plenty more, you’ll be able to fill up your days with holiday cheer. When you’ve had your fill, your new home away from home will always be there waiting for you to unwind.

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Outdoor Activities

No matter what time of year you’re in town, Joshua Tree National Park offers the ideal outdoor environment for people who enjoy getting that lovely fresh air. While you’re visiting the area, you can’t miss out on these wonderful environments that are right at your fingertips.

Hiking trails are, of course, one of the main activities you can take part in while you’re here, and you’ll find that there are trails for adventurers of all skill levels. You’re free to go out on a casual nature walk on one of the easy, relaxing trails, or challenge yourself to a more vertical experience with some of the more intense loops. After all, with all of the holiday parties going on, staying active is the best way to keep yourself in shape.

Horseback riding tours are also great fun and can make for a good family activity if the kids are old enough to handle maneuvering their own horse. This is a great way to treat yourself to all of the scenic views without having to put in the legwork of a hike, and guided tours will take you to some of the best viewing locations around.

Stargazing is also a very popular activity in the area, and you’ll be able to partake in it on any of your nightly outings. When you’re in the park area, the clear views of the open sky are common, and you can also just take a scenic drive to one of the many different viewing areas. If you enjoy the sights, you can easily spend a whole night having a relaxing drive and stopping wherever calls out to you to get a glimpse of the stars.

Visit a Local Farmers Market

Shop around for some high-quality ingredients for your upcoming Christmas dinner at the weekly Joshua Tree farmers’ market. While you’re scoping out the local offerings for something to make your holiday dinner truly unique, you’ll also enjoy the onsite entertainment and precooked foods. Though you may have gotten your fill of holiday shopping before making it out here, you might find that perfect last-minute gift for someone. Whatever the case, the market happens every Saturday, though holiday hours might change that the closer you get to Christmas, so be sure to check online for their schedule.

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Christmas Dinner at Your Vacation Home

Christmas dinner is one of the most important mainstays of the holiday. It’s a great time to get the whole family together to sit around the table and enjoy the company. All of our vacation rentals come equipped with fully furnished kitchens that will allow you to put together the Christmas dinner of your dreams while you’re on vacation. Our state-of-the-art appliances will ensure that all of your different dishes come out perfect, and with an abundance of provided cutlery and storage, you won’t have to worry about running out of space if you’re putting together a truly massive feast.

You can also find some wonderful local ingredients while you’re in town. Between the stores and farmers markets, the people of Joshua Tree source some great ingredients that can make for a truly unique Christmas meal. If you haven’t brought along your own ingredients, consider putting together a truly local meal with the love and care the locals have put into their own goods.

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Your Joshua Tree Christmas Awaits

Whether you’re planning on going out and hitting all of the trails, or you’d rather stay in and relax during your precious vacation time, you’ll be doing it in style when you stay at one of our vacation rentals. Hi-Desert Dwellings has put together a comprehensive list of properties that can accommodate groups of all sizes, so you’ll be able to enjoy your private getaway or family vacation in Joshua Tree no problem. Our team of agents has firsthand knowledge of our properties, and they can definitely match you up with the perfect home for your trip.

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