Things to do and see in Joshua Tree #FVontheRoad
One of the reasons I love Joshua Tree so much is that it never disappoints. I’ve gone over and over again and still discover new places to see. We love to hike and go on trails! Going on the trails is the best way to really experience it all. These places all look different with every season and time of day. If you are a photography junkie like me, this is a fun place to go out and photograph. Pretty much the land where hippies, weirdos, hipsters, nature lovers, tourists and artist all come together. Basically, It’s really magical.
Here are some things to do and see in Joshua Tree
Integraton Sound Baths : The sound baths are a great unique thing to experience while out in the desert. It’s an amazing dome like building built for deep relaxation where the sound vibrations help chill/zone you out. It’s a pretty cool spot if you are into quirky backstories and weird buildings. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time to experience the baths.
Cholla garden: There are many sights to see in the park, but of all the sights this one is my favorite. Go right before sunset and watch the sun set behind the mountains and the chollas will all get a beautiful golden glow. Also, be super careful because those chollas are dangerous and easily get caught on your clothing! They literally jump up at you and stick to your shoes/pants.
Pappy and Harriets: This cute saloon-like restaurant is always a stop for us. They have great blue grass live music and big famous bands often stop here for a show. The food is amazing (try the bbq ribs and the marshmallow dessert. Sooooo damn delish!). My fave time to go is in the spring so you can sit in their outdoor patio and get a cold drink.
Pioneertown: Basically like walking straight into the Wild West. It’s right next to “Pappys” (as I like to call it) so I would suggest doing both in one afternoon. Check out the town , walk around and pretend like you are back in the olden days, then end it with a drink and dinner at Pappy and Harriets.
Geology Road: I love taking this off road drive into the valley. It’s a great place to see the geology that makes Joshua Tree so amazing. You definitely need a 4 wheel drive car ! Would not recommend going if you don’t have one. Jumping out and climbing the giant boulders is also fun.
Hoof & the Horn: My favorite clothing boutique in Joshua Tree. They have all the good stuff. Oversized hats by Brixton, scented candles, hipster sunglasses and vintage boots. If you are going there check out the cute coffee shop next to it for a good Chai latte and possibly some live music.