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There’s nothing like a springtime trip to the desert—moderate temperatures, blooming cacti, and clear nighttime skies for stargazing are all hallmarks of this magical season, and it’s the perfect time to visit. Getting away for a springtime trip is always a relief. Besides having miles of national park to explore, you’ll find vibrant local dining, eclectic antique shops, and lots of relaxation, whether it’s kicking back in the hot tub at your vacation rental or dining out at brunch. With great weather and plenty of spring in Joshua Tree activities, it’s an ideal time to pay a visit to Joshua Tree and discover the magic that awaits. If you’ve been thinking about taking a spring vacation to Joshua Tree, California, then we’ve compiled some useful information for your trip!

Eat at a Spring Brunch Spot

Luckily our town of Joshua Tree is home to several brunch spots that you can reserve for a bit of daytime springtime festivities. The Crossroads Café is a popular spot in town for breakfast and brunch, in a welcoming, no-frills setting with a bit of rustic desert charm. Sit back with mimosas and eggs benedict for their weekend brunch special or try some south of the border flavors like Huevos Rancheros. Another popular option is The Natural Sisters Café, which serves up a variety of lunch and brunch dishes, in addition to homemade pie. Offering outdoor seating that’s perfect for springtime, this casual yet delicious spot serves up fresh pressed juices and smoothies as well! Other options include Country Kitchen, with a homecooked menu that even features vegan options, and Larry’s and Milt’s Western Café, serving up a variety of breakfast and lunch items in a casual setting.

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Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Of course, when you’re vacationing somewhere as gorgeous as Joshua Tree, the untouched beauty of that national park is right at your fingertips. Enjoy a spring sunrise traversing desert trails, and the morning taking in the sights with unbeatable views of the stunning desert landscape. The Discovery Trail offers an easy hike for kids and beginners, while the popular Panorama Loop offers lots of classic desert beauty. History buffs will love the Wall Street Mine Trail, where you can discover ruins from the gold-mining days and pass by the weathered remains of Wonderland Ranch. Be sure to keep an eye out for spring wildflowers and blooming cacti, such as cholla and beavertail cactus!

Half-Day Jeep Tour

For those who want to explore the more hidden areas of the park, consider the half-day Jeep tour of Joshua Tree National Park by Big Wheel Tours during your spring in Joshua Tree vacation. This tour takes you on a rugged, Jeep only trail that allows you to explore the plants and rock formations in this unique desert environment. It isn’t recommended for anyone with neck or back injuries or gets carsick easily as it will be a bumpy ride! Your tour includes the entry fees to the National Park, your transportation and guide, as well as snacks and bottled water. This tour lasts about 4 hours and is great for families visiting with children ages 6 and older. Don’t miss out on this jeep tour during your spring trip to Joshua Tree.

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Go Antiquing at Local Stores

The wild west is nothing without a few charming antique shops, and visitors to Joshua Tree will find quite a few that they can visit during a spring weekend. Whether it’s for a souvenir for someone back home, a holiday present, or a treat yourself outing, guests to the area will find antique shops offering everything from handmade furniture to vintage clothing spots. Try The Hoof and Horn and Funky and Darn Near New for clothing, and Pioneer Crossing Antiques for your typical antiquities. Route 62 Arts and Antiques in Yucca Valley is another honorable mention that you are sure to enjoy a stop at as well!

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At Hi-Desert Dwellings, we’re true locals who aim to be a part of our Joshua Tree community, from hiring local to sourcing as many of our business needs as possible from local companies. We love our town and aim to share that love with you through our high-quality vacation rentals! When you reserve a vacation rental with us, we go above and beyond to ensure you have an unforgettable experience, from our personalized customer service to our local expertise. From offering helpful local suggestions and tips, to being available for any questions you may have, we offer a personal touch to your rental experience that we hope will make all the difference for your Joshua Tree vacation! If you’d like to learn more about our spring in Joshua Tree vacation rentals, feel free to give our friendly local team a call today!