Fun Things To Do
The Integratron - (Landers) Go for an amazing sound bath and check out this great place. Visit their website to view their schedule. 760-364-3126
Morongo Canyon Nature Preserve - Guided Birding on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the morning.
Joshua Tree National Park - Hike ,climb, boulder, its the best.
Highway 62 Art Tours - Covers all of Joshua Tree National Park Art Communities. Open Studio Art Tours every October for two weekends.
The Best of Art, Music and Performance in the Morongo Basin.
Star Gazing with the Andromeda Society - Go to a star party in the Park. Check here for days and times
Perseid Meteor Shower Event- Mojave Desert Land Trust sponsors this event as a fundraiser at the Integratron in August. The Andromeda Society comes out and projects deep space images onto the "dome". Definitely not to be missed.
Bhakti Fest- in September, 4 days of Kirtan-Yoga-Meditation-Lectures-Seminars-Celebrations & Fire Ceremonies at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Pioneertown - Cool western town. Have lunch at Pappy and Harriets.
Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Campout at Pappy's - this annual musical camp-out is loads of fun.
Gubler Orchids - (Landers) Visit their hothouse. Buy an orchid.
Instant Karma Yoga - (Joshua Tree) If you like your yoga in a peaceful setting this is the place for you. Beautiful studio with experienced instructors. Call for Schedule. 61638 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree Farmers Market - (Downtown Joshua Tree) Saturdays 8am to 1pm.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
World's Largest Rotating Tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. 1Tramway Road, Palm Springs - (760) 325-1391
Indian Canyons - Hiking Trails
38500 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs (760) 778-6262
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 North Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659 (760) 322-4800
Road Trip - Stop #1 - Salton Sea
The Salton Sea is a saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault predominantly in California's Imperial Valley. The lake occupies the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Imperial and Riverside Counties in Southern California. Like Death Valley, it is below sea level; currently, its surface is 226 ft (69 m) below sea level. The deepest area of the sea is 5 ft (1.5 m) higher than the lowest point of Death Valley. The sea is fed by the New, Whitewater, and Alamo rivers, as well as agricultural runoff drainage systems and creeks.
Road Trip - Stop #2 after Salton Sea - Salvation Mountain
From Joshua Tree, Ca. Head West on Highway 62 to Highway 10E. From there take Interstate 10E to the 86S (just east of Indio.) Travel south (11 miles) to 66th Avenue (Hwy 195.) There is a big gas station and truck stop on the left. If you miss this turn, you'll end up on the wrong side of the Salton Sea. Turn left (east) and go about a ½ mile to Highway 111. Turn right (south) and go about 42 miles to Niland, California. Turn left (east) on Main Street (which eventually turns into Beal Road) and travel for a little over 3 miles. Look to the East. You absolutely cannot miss it.
Hiking, Climbing, Riding
Uprising Outdoor Adventures - take a climbing class with an expert.
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School - Climbing is fun.
Eat and Drink
The Crossroads Cafe - (Joshua Tree) Always great. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Delicious food and good for ya. 61707 29 Palms Hwy. 760-366-5414
The Country Kitchen - (Joshua Tree) Hearty breakfasts.
Sam's Pizza and Indian Food - (Joshua Tree) Good Pizza and wonderful Indian take out. We are confused too.
Pie for the People - Next to Instant Karma Yoga. 61740B 29 Palms Hwy. 760-974-6209
Pappy and Harriets - (Pioneertown) Barbecue at its finest. 53688 Pioneertown Road. 760-365-5956
Royal Siam Restaurant - (Joshua Tree) good thai food in the desert.
Park Rock Cafe - (Joshua Tree) Good Sandwiches and deserts. Pick up something before heading into the park. Next door to the Visitor Center.
Natural Sisters Cafe - (Joshua Tree) 61695B 20 Palms Hwy. A temple to healthy eating. 760-366-3600.
Joshua Tree Health Food Store - (Joshua Tree) Organic produce, freshly baked muffins and more.
Kimi Grill - (Yucca Valley) Delicious and creative japanese food. 760-369-1122
Fuji Restaurant - (29 Palms) Japanese teriyaki, sushi and tempura. 760-367-1718
Bistro 29 - (29 Palms) Yes, a bistro in 29 Palms and aren't we happy. Make a reservation. 760-361-2229
Ricochet Gourmet - (Joshua Tree) Espresso, beer, wine and fine foods. (760-235-4012)
Palm Kabob House - (29 Palms) Mediterranean cuisine. 6341 Adobe Rd. 29 Palms, CA 92277. We like this place, nothing fancy, great for takeout and open 7 days a week 10am - 10pm. (760-362-8583)
Roadhouse Cafe - (Yucca Valley) 57173 Sunnyslope Drive, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. (760-365-5581)
Joshua Tree Farmers Market - (Joshua Tree) Every Saturday morning in downtown Joshua Tree. 8am - 1pm.
Kasa Market, 56089 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley - 760-369-0701
Really authentic and delicious Mexican Taqueria. Park in the back to enter the restaurant directly.
More of a take-out or simple eat-in than a full fledged restaurant. Food is great!
Windwalkers Gift Shop - (Joshua Tree) Located next to Crossroads in downtown JT. Fantastic jewelry from local artists, blankets, weavings, gifts, and miles and miles of beautiful outdoor pots and fountains.
Joshua Tree Outfitters - (Joshua Tree) camping and hiking gear.
The Coyote Corner - (Joshua Tree) Fun, Fun, Fun.
Pioneer Crossing Antiques - (Yucca Valley) a wonderful antique store. You won’t be disappointed.
Ricochet - (Joshua Tree) Western Clothing and an eclectic assortment of beers and wines. (760-366-1898)
Rte. 62 Antiques - (Yucca Valley) packed full of treasures. (760-365-4330)
Mt. Fuji General Store - (Joshua Tree)
61740C 29 Palms Hwy. Great art, books and beautiful japanese bowls. (Behind Teacakes Bakery in the Starlite Building).
Grateful Desert Herb Shoppe- Located between the Joshua Tree Health Food Store and Natural Sisters Cafe a one stop shop for all of your herbal/apothecary needs. Good selection of clothing too.
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Spin and Margie's Desert Hide-a-Way
P.O. Box 1092, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Tel: 760.366.9124 or e-mail us!