Located just a short distance from Los Angeles — and an even shorter distance from Palm Springs — this pocket of the Mojave Desert is close enough for a quick, last-minute getaway and yet far enough to make you feel as if you've escaped the city hustle. Talk about a win-win!
So whether you're seeking some rest and relaxation or looking for a couple days filled with outdoor excitement, Joshua Tree has you covered. And don't worry, you won't find any congested highways, bustling sidewalks, or overcrowded buses here. Instead, you'll be welcomed with expansive skies, fresh air, and a national park waiting to create your next adventure. Here are seven reasons you should add Joshua Tree to your bucket list.