A short day trip to Joshua Tree turned into one of our favorite vacations! My husband and I were looking for a short trip spot this past month and decided to check out Joshua Tree, CA. David had alerted me to an Anthony Bourdain episode where he visited Joshua Tree which was our initial inspiration for the trip as well as a few activities while we were there.
A short list of things we did and recommend:
Our Airbnb - Cute, clean, outdoor shower!
Pappy + Harriet's - We just went for dinner, even if you don't have reservations, go early and you should get in if you don't mind a wait.
Crossroads Cafe - Again, a wait for Saturday brunch but we moved to a table quickly.
bkb ceramics - A wonderfully curated shop with ceramics and other goodies downtown!
The Integratron - A soundbath experience with singing bowls, though the history of this place fascinated us just as much! Spots sell out so we had to get reservations a few weeks in advance.
Noah Purifoy - Outdoor assemblage art park
The drive in and out was really enjoyable as well - coming from Phoenix it was about 3 hours on the highway and then a wonderful 1 hour or so on roads in the middle of the desert. Going home was amazing since we saw a full rainbow!
If you have any questions please let me know and we're hoping to go out again soon to add to our experience there!