As the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer, Memorial Day is always a popular time to go on vacation—and Joshua Tree, CA, is one of the best Memorial Day vacation destinations! It’s your last chance to explore Joshua Tree National Park before the scorching temperatures of summer fully set in, and you’ll get your summer dose of sunshine that you’ve been waiting all winter for. And beyond the good weather and stunning surroundings, you’ll have options for entertainment and relaxation right at your fingertips.
It’s the type of place where rustic meets elegance, where wild adventure is just outside your door and where the day can take you to the most delightfully unexpected places. From local music festivals to optimal stargazing, Memorial Day spent in Joshua Tree is one of those unforgettable vacations that you’ll look back and smile on every year. Get away to the beauty of the desert, and spend this Memorial Day in Joshua Tree, CA!
Spend This Memorial Day in Joshua Tree
We’re proud to say that Joshua Tree is home to one of the top Memorial Day music festivals, appropriately titled the Joshua Tree Music Festival. This year the 2023 Joshua Tree Music Festival is its 20th anniversary, so it’s guaranteed to be an epic time. In addition to the diverse music lineup, there’s festival experiences such as the Om Zone where you can do yoga, and even a Kidsville with activities tailored to the little ones. You can get a four-day festival pass, or purchase individual day tickets, making it a great option if you still want to do some sightseeing in Joshua Tree and have limited time. A full lineup and more info can be found on the music festivals website!
Joshua Tree National Park Memorial Day Activities
Even though the weather is warming up, the park remains a popular thing to do for Memorial Day vacationers. Explore hiking trails in a range of difficulties—as there’s something for every skill level, you’ll find anyone can experience the magical beauty of the park. Travel past the iconic Joshua Trees, dusty red rocks, and otherworldly desert plant life. Some well-traveled trails include Barker Dam and Hidden Valley. With such unique natural sights, it’s truly unlike anywhere else in the world. What better way to spend a long weekend?
A local tip is to visit earlier in the morning for cooler temperatures and closer to sundown for more moderate temperatures. As always, don’t forget to bring water and sunscreen!
Relax at Joshua Tree Bars and Restaurants
If you’re looking to unwind over the long weekend after exciting days exploring the park, you can go out to one of our local bars or restaurants for a celebratory drink or meal. Stop by a casual bar in town to enjoy a cocktail with live music or dine out at a cozy restaurant with a menu of mouthwatering, authentic Mexican cuisine. Once you’re downtown, you can easily walk from venue to venue if you feel like exploring more than one spot. You can even get a vacation rental close to downtown if you want to be within walking distance, or you can take a short rideshare from many of our charming vacation rentals near town. Celebration will never be far on Memorial Day weekend in Joshua Tree!
Memorial Day Stargazing in Joshua Tree
This activity always tops lists of things to do in Joshua Tree, and Memorial Day weekend is no exception. With open horizons and extraordinary visibility, the desert is the ideal place to study the heavens above, and especially in Joshua Tree due to our designation as a Dark Sky Community and areas of the park designated as well. Easily spot planets, constellations, and more. You may even catch a unique glimpse of a satellite train or the International Space Station. The park occasionally hosts stargazing events, or you can hire a local guide for an informative experience and peek through a professional telescope. Truly the memory of a lifetime!
Spend Memorial Day Weekend in a Joshua Tree Vacation Rental
From rustic desert homes with private hot tubs to charming cabins with modern style, we have tons of homes perfect for a Memorial Day getaway to Joshua Tree. Whether you want to be near the park or close to the action of town, we’re proud to offer a variety of locations, as well as sizes. We even have quaint getaways for just two!
Our friendly local team is ready to answer any questions you might have as you browse our properties. Reach out and give us a call to book your Joshua Tree Memorial Day vacation rental today!
Spring break is nearly synonymous with epic vacations, and there’s no better place to take off for than Joshua Tree, California! Let the magic of the desert envelope you for a once-in-a-lifetime experience—traversing trails of blooming cacti in Joshua Tree National Park, stargazing at a canopy of desert stars, and discovering the southwestern charm of our town. Everyone can find something to love about Joshua Tree, whether it’s adventuring the most beautiful trails in the park or brunching and shopping locally. It’s even better to visit during the spring, because the weather is perfect and sunny during the day, without the scorching heat of summer. So whether you’re on a legendary odyssey across the country or coming from a neighboring state, you should Consider A Spring Break Getaway Trip To Joshua Tree!
Spring Break Getaway Trip To Joshua Tree
One of the best things about spring in Joshua Tree National Park is that you’re treated to a blossoming desert coming back to life after the chilly winter season. This is truly the desert at peak beauty, with breezy weather and a variety of sights only seen in the spring. Take for example the Hidden Valley Trail—always popular because of its easy terrain that consists of a simple one-mile loop, this classic hike is a must-see in the spring, as clusters of wildflowers have sprouted up all alongside the trail to provide you with stunning views.
Venture along the Barker Dam Trail to be treated to gorgeous views of the historic Barker Dam, along with other native Joshua Tree vegetation and massive rocks and boulders. This trail also offers a simple 1.1-mile loop, making it accessible for hikers of most skill levels. In the spring you can view Barker Dam at its most optimal time, as it’s the fullest after a rainy season. When the dam is lush with spring plant life, you’re also more likely to spot wildlife in this area during that time, as they come to the dam for a drink or a bite to eat! And speaking of, spring is an excellent time to have a picnic lunch at the dam day-use area, which offers picnic tables and firepits with grills.
When you visit Joshua Tree National Park in the springtime, you also have the chance to see one of the most popular trails in the park come alive with vibrant pops of color. The Cholla Cactus Garden trail has long been an iconic part of the park, full of stretching fields of uniquely shaped cacti that are native to the southwest and parts of Mexico, with prickly, stick-like limbs. When the cholla cactus blooms in the spring, they offer up stunning flowers in shades of bright purple. This trail is one of the top things to do in Joshua Tree during the springtime!
Visit the Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market in the Spring
Because we enjoy a temperate climate even in the winter, you’ll find the Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market is conveniently open every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab some citrus fruit to throw in a spring sangria or margarita back at your vacation rental, or fresh berries to snack on as you explore the national park. The Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market offers even more beyond produce, as local vendors from all around the area come to sell their wares. Buy a leather coin pouch with a southwestern flair, or some natural handmade soap—the farmer’s market has a wide selection of products to browse, and you might even find your next favorite purchase there. You can find the farmer’s market in Downtown Joshua Tree at Turtle Island.
Explore the Spring Culinary Scene of Joshua Tree
Roadside cafes, quaint brunch spots, and country diners all await you on your visit to the southwest—especially in Joshua Tree! Swing by The Dez and order a quick sandwich or other food for a picnic in the park. Set in a building with a diner sort of vibe, Crossroads Café offers an assortment of fare, from traditional breakfast to lunch and dinner options—there are even some vegan items on the menu. If you’re a pizza lover, stop by Sky High Pie, where you’ll find a menu of gourmet pizzas, along with build-your-own options, salads, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. This is just a sampling of all our amazing restaurants in town—and don’t forget spring is perfect for patio seating!
It’s Time to Book Your Joshua Spring Break Trip!
We offer a collection of beautiful rentals in and around Joshua Tree, with all-star amenities, stunning décor, and gorgeous outdoor spaces. Take a look at our lovely Joshua Tree vacation rentals, and give our local team a call and we’ll help you book your dream Joshua Tree spring break rental today!
When you think of a typical and standard Halloween, images might come to mind of fall foliage, spooky forests, and a constant chill in the air—but there’s an entirely different way to experience Halloween at Joshua Tree! Trade the dreary daytime temperatures of fall for a breezy 80-degree average, literally the perfect temperature to enjoy the warmth of the desert without the scorching heat, giving you an ideal environment for exploring some of the most iconic sights of Joshua Tree National Park. Even better, you don’t have to sacrifice the chilly crisp of fall, as the temperature lowers in the evenings to the low 50s–dare we say, ideal stargazing from the hot tub weather?
No matter your Halloween style, you’ll find lots to do when you visit Joshua Tree for Halloween! Attend a local Halloween event, shop for handmade fall décor, and stop by the town farmers market to whip up your own fall treats—the Halloween fun is endless in Joshua Tree, making it a uniquely delightful destination for a Halloween vacation!
Halloween at Joshua Tree National Park
Of course, the major attraction on your vacation is likely to be our famed Joshua Tree National Park, home to stunning sights such as the otherworldly Joshua Tree, the Cholla Cactus Garden, Skull Rock, and so much more! In fact, Halloween is an ideal time to visit the park and explore it in all its glory, with comfortable weather and great stargazing opportunities. Spy Bighorn sheep at Barker Dam, traverse the hidden Valley and visit the Hall of Horrors—aptly named for a Halloween excursion to the park, the Hall of Horrors is not all that spooky but includes narrow rock passages on the 30-minute trail. Whatever you put on your Joshua Tree Halloween itinerary, you’re sure to see plenty of natural wonders on the way!
Visit a Local Farmers Market in Joshua Tree
To get into the fall spirit with seasonal treats, or pick up a pumpkin to carve, stop by the Joshua Tree Farmers Market. In addition to local fruits and vegetables, you’ll find lots of vendors selling handmade goods, from jewelry to candles to organic lotions. It’s a place that brings all the best of farm-to-table, and it’s never a bad idea to pick up a few fresh ingredients for a home-cooked meal either! You can find the Joshua Tree Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Downtown Joshua Tree at Turtle Island.
Shop for Spooky Desert Antiques
In Joshua Tree, we’re somewhat well-known for our rustic southwestern antique shops, where you can find everything from new front yard décor to vintage glassware and desert-themed artwork. Ideal for finding something original to remember your trip by, the antique shops are worth stopping by in search of a Halloween souvenir—you might even find the perfect piece or accessory to complete your costume! Our antique shops are spread over the town and in our neighbor, Yucca Valley, only a short drive away. Popular stores include Pioneer Crossing Antiques, Route 62 Arts and Antiques, and Desert Curios.
Check Out a Joshua Tree Halloween Event
When visiting on Halloween or near Halloween, you might want to stop by a local fall event! Typically, the second weekend in October brings the Joshua Tree Music Festival, a family-friendly event to put you in the seasonal mood. At our local community center, there’s a Halloween Haunt event, offering spooky décor and treats for the kids. On Halloween is also a great time to visit Skull Rock in the park, perhaps for some evening stargazing!
Enjoy a Festive Halloween Night Out in Joshua Tree
Of course, sometimes on Halloween, you’ll want to get dressed in your best costume and go out to explore the town. Joshua Tree definitely offers more of a small-town vibe, but you’ll still be able to find a few places where you can celebrate Halloween in style, with a cocktail of your choosing! Local watering holes with live music on Halloween weekend include AWE Bar, Joshua Tree Saloon, and The Red Dog Saloon. Don’t forget to bring your costume for a festive night of Halloween thrills!
Book Your Joshua Tree Halloween Vacation Rental Today!
When you’re vacationing in Joshua Tree, forget about booking a standard hotel room—it’s no way to experience one of the most beautiful places on earth, and definitely not on Halloween! We offer a wide array of boutique vacation rentals, with well-thought-out designs that make each home an entirely unique experience. With amenities like hot tubs, dipping pools, mountain views, outdoor firepits, and so much more, we have homes that are perfect for a Halloween escape to Joshua Tree. Give our friendly local team a call today, and we’ll help you pick your Halloween Joshua Tree rental!
Joshua Tree National Park draws visitors from all over the world, campers, hikers, and regular travelers, each searching for their own unique experience in the otherworldly beauty of the desert. Exploring rugged dirt trails for secret gardens of blooming cholla cacti, discovering old ruins from the wild west days, wandering through sprawling forests of Joshua Trees—it’s all in a typical day for a Joshua Tree vacation, and visitors from all walks of life can find excitement in the geological wonder of the desert. That makes it the perfect destination for a family vacation, and it’s a popular national park for families on vacation!
Besides the obvious sites, you’ll want to explore, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do with the family while you’re visiting Joshua Tree, and what events are family-friendly enough to attend with the children. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of family friendly activities in Joshua Tree, so you can have an unforgettable family getaway to the majestic landscape of the southwest!
Family Friendly Activities in Joshua Tree
This is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes-style peek at what goes on at the park. Enjoy a selection of several programs designed to educate visitors about the wildlife and vegetation throughout the park, as well as the human history of the area and how the desert landscape was formed throughout the millions of years of our planet’s history! There are programs for both the day and night, so be sure to dress appropriately and bring sunscreen during the day. You can find a list of ranger-led programs on the National Park Service’s website!
Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market
This is a terrific event to attend with the family, and it occurs on Saturday mornings throughout the year off Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. Our local farmer’s market is certified, meaning that it had to meet strict rules in order to receive such a certification—so expect only locally grown and handmade items here! You can find all manner of fresh produce, as well as goods like pickled garlic and peppers, homemade spices and seasonings, fresh-cut flowers, handpicked fruit, handcrafted jewelry, bags, coffee, and more. Pick up a piece of blown glass to display in your living room back home or buy some prints from local artists to frame on your wall. The kids will love the wide array of colorful things to look at, and you can grab lunch while you walk around.
Joshua Tree Music Festival
In October, you’ll find our local music festival taking place annually—and it’s been rated as one of the top family friendly festivals in the country! The festival prides itself on being friendly to parents with toddlers and younger children as well and offers a special “Kidsville” area for the kids to enjoy activities and rock out to the live music. You’ll find arts and crafts booths, yoga, puppet, and magic shows, as well as free face painting that’s sure to delight the kids. Tickets for kids are discounted, there’s plenty of shade at the festival, and well water offers festival goers free water refills. If you’re visiting in October, this family-friendly festival is a must!
Embark on a Tour of Keys Ranch
Located within the Joshua Tree National Park, Keys Ranch is a historic site that you can only access by a ranger-led walking tour. The Keys family were some of the original homesteaders in the desert, and the tour includes educational information about life and what it was like to survive in the desert back in those days. The walking tour will take you to the ranch house, as well as other sites on the property like the schoolhouse and workshop. The tour runs from October-May, making it ideal for families visiting the park during the fall, winter, and spring breaks from school.
Night Sky Festival
One of the huge attractions in Joshua Tree is the night sky itself, as mostly clear desert skies and a lack of trees blocking the horizon makes for unbeatable star gazing. Every September the Night Sky Festival is held, and the ticket event is held at the Limit Nature Center and Observatory by the park’s north entrance. Educational for the kids and fascinating for all ages, this is a magical night of stargazing that they’ll remember forever!
Reserve Your Family-Friendly Vacation Home in Joshua Tree Today
Our friendly team can help you plan your family-friendly Joshua Tree vacation and book your ideal rental for an unforgettable getaway. We offer a wide selection of properties ranging in all sizes, with perks like hot tubs, flat-screen TVs, outdoor firepits, and gorgeous desert views. Give us a call to learn more about our vacation rentals and start planning your Joshua Tree vacation today!
Otherworldly rocky vistas, incredible plant life, spectacular sunsets—there’s nothing quite like the desert, and the best of it all comes together in Joshua Tree, California. Besides being home to one of the most well-known and famous national parks, our quirky desert town welcomes all visitors with art galleries, cafes, and shops with a southwestern flare. The desert offers a special kind of magic year-round, but there are ideal times to visit, as the sunshine and heat can be a bit oppressive in the summertime, and even winter in the desert can get quite chilly! If you’re searching for the perfect time to plan your Fall trip to Joshua Tree, the fall season is one of the best times to visit Joshua Tree and the national park!
Explore the Joshua Tree National Park in Ideal Weather
With temperatures cooling down from the intensity of the summer, you can find lots to get up to when adventuring through the national park. Visit Skull Rock, a unique rock formation that resembles a skull—you can even stargaze there in the evening! Fall is a great time to spot some bighorn sheep on the Barker Dam Nature Trail, or you can take a scenic drive along Geology Tour Road. The Wall Street Mining Trail offers visitors a glimpse into the old west, with ruins of Wonderland Ranch visible from the trail. Keys Ranch is a historic ranch in the park, and they start up guided ranger tours again in fall 2022, after their summer break. It’s an unforgettable seasonal activity that will allow you to immerse yourself in western history!
Eat at the Best Restaurants in Joshua Tree
Whether it’s to celebrate after completing a long hike in the park or just a leisurely Sunday brunch, you’ll find that there are plenty of delicious restaurants in town. At the Crossroads Café, you’ll find expertly prepared café fare like sandwiches and salads—perfect for lunch before doing some antique shopping, or breakfast before adventuring out to see the Cholla Cactus Garden in the Joshua Tree National Park. To grab a slice of delicious pumpkin pie, stop by The Natural Sisters Café, where you can dine in for a meal and take extra pie to-go, for enjoying at your vacation home later. They also have other fall favorites available!
Nearby in Yucca Valley, you’ll discover an even wider selection of eateries, such as La Copine, a trendy restaurant with an indoor-outdoor setting serving American fusion fare. For those who can’t go without their fall-themed coffee, there are chains such as the tried-and-true Starbucks, as well as local options like the C and S Coffee Shop and the Joshua Tree Coffee Company.
Enjoy Crisp Nights with Clear Stargazing On Your Fall Trip to Joshua Tree
It’s an unfortunate reality that many big cities in the US are not well equipped for stargazing. Whether it’s a light pollution issue or constant cloud coverage, not everyone can look up at the night sky and see what’s there very clearly. When you come to visit Joshua Tree, that’s unlikely to be the case. Light pollution poses no issues here (with the exception of a full moon, of course!), and most nights are clear of clouds, weather permitting. Depending on planetary positions, you might even be able to catch Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn—just as bright specks of light of course, but impressive, nonetheless. The real joy is being able to see more stars than you might have ever thought possible, so grab a glass of wine and sit outside to admire the cosmic show—you’re likely to even catch a shooting star or two!
Shop at Local Antique Shops in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley
Our area is home to several unique stores and antique shops and is a great fall activity for a day when the weather isn’t optimal for the park. It’s a great fall pastime, as you might even be able to find something that can be used as seasonal fall décor back home! In Joshua Tree, you’ll find The Station, where you can pick up locally made gifts, and Ricochet Vintage Wears if you’re a fan of groovy recycled clothing. Yucca Valley is where you’ll find the most antique shops and can be a convenient stop if you’d like to visit several at once, as there are quite a few just off the local 62 highway. Route 62 Arts and Antiques is a well-known spot and sits near other shops such as Pioneer Crossing Antiques, Pope’s Antiques, Nitty Gritty, Desert Curios, and This N’ That Treasures.
Reserve Your Joshua Tree Fall Vacation Rental Today!
If you’d like to make the most of your fall trip to Joshua Tree, it all starts with the perfect vacation rental—and we’re proud to offer a selection of trendy and unique properties that have been professionally curated for a flawless Joshua Tree vacation. Give our local team a call to learn more today!
You must have seen pictures of unique trees at Joshua Tree in California. Now take a picture with the tree when you plan your next trip to this popular destination. Situated in a desert, the Joshua Tree National Park attracts people from far and wide. Besides exploring the picturesque landscape, you can participate in a lot of fun activities. It is an excellent vacation option if you would like to spend Labor Day in Joshua Tree. You can expect ambient weather so you can spend your time outdoors. Joshua Tree is known for activities like hiking, biking, photography, shopping, and much more. You can easily spend a fun-filled vacation with your family as this spot has activities appropriate for all age groups.
Spend Labor Day in Joshua Tree in Style
While planning your trip to Joshua Tree, you can select a Joshua Tree vacation rental that’s close to the park. There are several accommodation choices ranging from hotels to vacation rentals. While spending time with your family members and friends, you can select a spacious vacation home for your stay. At Hi-Desert Dwellings, we are eager to tell you about our vacation rentals. We can offer a long list of rental options ranging from a one-bedroom condo to a four-bedroom house for a large group. Find a wide range of convenient amenities that can make you feel at home. You can simply pack your bag with basic necessities and leave the rest to us. Our fully furnished rental options have both indoor and outdoor amenities. If you are visiting with a group, you can pick a vacation home with a private swimming pool, hot tub, and BBQ. There is scope for fun outdoor parties when you select a spacious house with outdoor facilities. Inside the house, you can find amenities like internet access to upload fun photos on social media and central air-conditioning to stay cool in the desert. If you would like to bring your furry friend on the trip, you can check many pet-friendly options too. By opting for a vacation house over a traditional hotel, you can take advantage of an open-floor concept. Enjoy the natural and seamless flow between the different areas and rooms to enjoy a memorable vacation.
No matter which option you pick, you can look forward to a fun trip with your group. You can either pick a Joshua Tree vacation rental house close to the park to save your time or choose a secluded house away from everything for a unique experience. There is scope for socializing in the common living area. It can turn into a perfect spot for fun movie nights or game nights. Expect conveniences like flat-screen television, iron and ironing board, and other electronic appliances so you do not miss the convenience like back home. A vacation with family and friends is the perfect time to enjoy gourmet food and drinks. This is possible at any of the incredible restaurants in the area. Find everything from local flavors to global cuisines at the several food options in and around Joshua tree. But if you would like to make your own food, you can head to a fully functional kitchen in the vacation home that has everything from cabinets, countertops, appliances, and cookware.
Activities for a Memorable Labor Day Weekend
When you visit the Joshua Tree National Park, you get an opportunity to explore unique trees situated within a picturesque landscape. It is known for its scenic beauty and wonderful viewpoints. One of the best ways to explore the park is through hiking. You can find more than 60 different hiking options in the park. From stroller-friendly trails for hiking with kids to long trails with challenging terrain, you can check out all the options beforehand before starting the adventure. If you prefer a guided hiking tour with an expert who can show you the different trails and popular spots within the park, you can easily opt for one. Some of the popular hiking spots include Ryan Mountain, Barker Dam, Split rock, and Skull rock. Explore the local flora and fauna while navigating a huge national park within a giant desert. You can capture photographs of a stunning sunset against the picturesque backdrop of the desert. For an easily accessible area in the park, you can visit the Hidden Valley Nature Trail. It is good for a short hike along a one-mile loop trail where you can see trees and rock formations. At the end of the hiking, you can settle down for a fun picnic in the Hidden Valley picnic area. Next, you can visit the famous Cholla Cactus garden where you can see many cholla cactus plants stretching over a large area. It is a perfect spot for photography where you can capture the unique cactus trees against the backdrop of mighty mountains. Visit the popular oasis called Cottonwood Spring where you can find many types of plants and trees. The spot has a lot of water that attracts animals and birds.
There are many spots worth exploring in the unique Joshua tree National Park. You can easily find trails and areas within the park that match the interest levels of your group. Besides hiking, you can enjoy bird watching, stargazing, and horseback riding.
Check out the Joshua Tree National Park for your next Labor weekend holiday. You can contact us at Hi-Desert Dwellings to find a perfect vacation rental for your stay.
When you visit the desert, you may expect an endless array of sunny days, a landscape dotted with cactus, and temperatures that are more than a little higher than those you are used to in your hometown, and generally, when you visit Joshua Tree, that is what you get. What you might not expect, however, is that one rare day when the skies open up and the rain falls to the ground in a seemingly endless display of showers. If this happens to you while you are exploring the wonders of Joshua Tree and staying in one of our Hi-Desert Dwellings escapes, you should count yourself as one of the lucky ones as you slow down your pace, take a whiff of the rain-soaked desert, and enjoy any or all of these rainy day activities in Joshua Tree!
Even on vacation we have a tendency to rush here and there, determined to see all and do all the area has to offer in the woefully limited amount of time we have, but when the rain falls, it is almost as if it is nature’s way of telling us to slow down and enjoy the journey! Our desert escapes are designed to embrace your new pace, and if you find yourself sleeping late, staying in your pajamas even later, and dawdling over a fresh pot of brewed coffee on a dark and rainy day, we are happy we could contribute to your time of idleness! Days like these are meant for curling up in an oversized chair with a good book, taking long naps on super soft sofas, and for being present in the moment. There are no meetings that need to be attended, no chores to be done, and if you are hungry, we are proud of our fully equipped kitchens, but if you choose to enjoy a breakfast cooked and served by someone else, well, our next paragraph will lead you in the right direction!
At the Crossroads
No, we aren’t discussing the direction your life is leading you, but WE are leading you to the wonderful comfort foods found at the Crossroad Café, located at 61715 Twentynine Palms Highway. Breakfast is served all day at this rustic-looking spot in the middle of the desert, and the friendly staff at Crossroad Café serves the dishes we have loved since childhood, including biscuits and gravy, spicy Southwestern style omelets, and sweet pancakes that are light and fluffy. Sitting at one of their tables with a full plate in front of you, your family surrounding you, and the skies visibly weeping outside is a scene you are not likely to forget any time soon!
Roadside Attractions for the Win
What do the world’s largest otter, the world’s largest thermometer, and the World Famous Crochet Museum have in common with each other? They are all roadside attractions that offer a fun break in your traveling time! The World Famous Crochet Museum, located at 61855 CA-62 in Joshua Tree, is inside a converted photo hut and offers a small collection of unusual crocheted items, including a crocheted wine bottle cover, pillows, and even a crocheted Oreo cookie! Take a few minutes out of your rainy day to explore the kitschy wonders found inside and be sure to take a picture while you are there. The museum’s biggest claim to fame is having the honor of its photos being discovered all over the world; there is even a photo of the converted photo shop on the walls of the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris!
Treat Yourself Better
As we rush about in real life, taking our kids to the doctor, fixing dinner for the family, or typing up a report for our boss, there is one thing for which we never seem to take the time, and that is ourselves! When was the last time you had a massage, a facial, or took the time to explore alternative health treatments such as Reiki or guided meditation? The slow pace of a rainy day in the desert almost demands that you take some time for yourself with a visit to the Naturalives Day Spa at 6448 Hallee Road #8 to explore all of the above and so much more! Breathe deep and live naturally as the talented staff make your relaxation dreams come true and when it is time to leave the spa and return to your vacation home away from home, a little rain won’t even seem to matter!
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However you spend your daylight hours in Joshua Tree, spending your nights with us will be the highlight of your California adventures! Reserve your stay with us today!
Those looking to reconnect with nature, no matter the time of year, should consider a vacation in Joshua Tree. Best known for the stunning National Park by the same name, the surrounding town also offers fun entertainment, dining, and arts that are sure to delight any visitor. For your upcoming 4th of July getaway, consider a non-traditional vacation destination and spend the weekend in the breathtaking Joshua Tree area. Whether you are looking to camp out in nature or spend time in the town living like a local, there is plenty to do in Joshua Tree that is sure to keep you busy. Keep reading to find out about our favorite events and activities to enjoy during the Joshua Tree 4th of July celebration!
Stay Safe for the 4th in Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is one of our nation’s most beautiful natural locations, and millions of visitors flock here to spend the day in the park or even camp overnight. If you are considering a trip into the National Park for the 4th of July weekend, you want to be sure you are prepared for a safe and fun trip! A campfire is a classic park of any camping trip but be sure to check for any fire restrictions before your trip and follow all designated guidelines. If you are able to have a fire, be sure to use the fire rings provided and never leave the fire unattended. Also be sure to completely put out the fire before you leave the campsite. Also, although it may be tempting to celebrate the holiday with fireworks, these are prohibited in the National Park due to the fire risk. You can still enjoy the beauty of nature during your 4th of July camping trip but be sure to do so safely!
If you aren’t planning to camp overnight, but are considering a day trip or hike, make sure you do so safely as well. Cell phone coverage is not available throughout most of the National Park, which is great for reconnecting with nature. However, be sure to tell someone where you are planning to hike and when you plan to return as a safety precaution. You’ll also want to bring a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water, ample food, and be sure to wear loose, light colored clothing and proper shoes. All of this will help you stay safe and ensure that you have fun!
Joshua Tree Farmers’ Market
One of the most popular activities in Joshua Tree for 4th of July weekend is the Joshua Tree Farmers Market! Held every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, this certified farmers’ market ensures that everything sold here is locally grown or made. Shop fresh produce, flowers, and locally made crafts! Located off of Highway 62, East of Park Blvd, it is easy to find no matter where you are staying in Joshua Tree. It’s the perfect chance to live like a local during your 4th of July weekend!
Milky Way Photography Workshop
The National Park offer stunning scenic views during the day, but it is also a fantastic destination for stargazing and night time photography. During your 4th of July getaway, consider booking a photography workshop that teaches you all the tips and tricks of night time photography to take your photos to the next level. Learn how to photograph the night sky like a professional, including how to edit your photos to make the most of them. Spend the night in the National Park, beginning about three or four hours before sunset and take photographs until midnight under the guidance of a professional. Then, you’ll spend the next morning reviewing and processing your photos. All skills levels are welcome, whether you are a novice or an avid photographer looking to improve your skills.
Joshua Tree Art Walk
In addition to great natural views, Joshua Tree is also known for its many art galleries, featuring local art inspired by the beauty of the National Park. Although individual tours of the galleries are currently unavailable due to local gathering restrictions, you can make your own tour by heading to the many galleries located in downtown Joshua Tree. Support local art during your holiday weekend!
Live Music at the Joshua Tree Saloon
Although spending a quiet evening in the National Park or an afternoon at the farmers’ market or art gallery, you may want to get a little rowdy for 4th of July! If so, then enjoy an evening of live music and great food at the Joshua Tree Saloon. The evening of July 4th, enjoy live music from local legends Arroyo Rogers. Enjoy one of the 14 cold beers they have on tap while doing the two-steps to your favorite country classics and even hear some original songs. It’s a fun way to celebrate the holiday weekend in Joshua Tree!
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