November 12, 2020Guide for a Quick Vacation: Visiting Joshua Tree
At times when we want to escape if even for just for one day. Waiting for that once-a-year quick vacation is not ideal. Yet, there are many places within a relatively small distance from Los Angeles. Joshua Tree is one of those destinations worth checking out for a quick vacation.
Joshua Tree National Park
When there make sure not to miss a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. The park is currently open to visitors, but make sure to check out their website before visiting because of changes due to weather and COVID-19 restrictions.
Purchase a 7-day vehicle pass so you can come and go as you please. After entering the park, the famous Joshua trees will fill the panorama along with scenery that matches a postcard.
If you have a couple of nights to spare, check out one of the campgrounds at the park if they are open, for some time in nature and a stunning view of the stars.
Make sure to bundle up if you are going for a quick vacation this time of year, and double-check temperatures in summer because they can be extremely high.
If there’s only time in the schedule for a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park, there is still plenty to do in one day. Some hikes worth checking out are the Barker Dam loop and the Hidden Valley hike.
Walking through the hidden valley, you’re surrounded by rocks that look like they are from another world; a scene straight out of The Flinstones movie.
If you want a shorter hike, check out the Cholla Cactus Garden, just do not touch the cacti.
If there’s time for only one thing at National Park it should be reserved for the Keys View. At an elevation of 5185 ft. the views are breathtaking.
The best time to head up to Keys View is during sunset, but crowds tend to gather so be cautious.
Air BnB in Joshua Tree
Make sure to wake up early enough to catch the sunrise because it is unbeatable. If you’re lucky and quiet enough, you can see rabbits, quail, and even the occasional coyote walking by to say hello.
At night, sit out, barbeque, or just turn off all the lights and enjoy the stars with some hot cocoa.
Food for a Quick Vacation
If you’re spending the day exploring the national park or if you just need a place to grab some dinner Joshua Tree has plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Check out this list of the 8 best places to eat from The Infatuation for some of the best places to fuel up on some food. For something different but no less delicious, check out Sams Indian Food and Pizza for some amazing Indian food and mouth-watering pizza.
You can’t go wrong when visiting Joshua Tree whether it is just for the day or whether you have the time to spend a couple of nights, the beauty and peacefulness will go home with you in your memories.