15 Must-Do Activities Near Joshua Tree

The Integratron Sound Bath

If you’re looking for the best activities near Joshua Tree, we’ve got you covered, from the well-known to the local secrets.

1. World Famous Crochet Museum: Step into this neon-green photo booth filled with adorable crochet creations, including superheroes and teapots.

2. Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum: Explore open-air art installations crafted from recycled items by Noah S Purifoy.

3. Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum: Enjoy a salon surrounded by vintage beauty tools and colorful wigs, creating a retro atmosphere. You can even get your hair done here!

4. Pioneertown: Stroll down this Wild West-style main street, once a Hollywood film set, and visit the iconic Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. The Red Dog Saloon has great tacos and live music too, just down the street. Don’t miss the wonderful apothecary-style skin products at Xeba Botanica.

5. Joshua Tree Saloon: Relax at this old western watering hole with rustic charm and excellent food.

6. Smith’s Ranch Drive-In: Fulfill your dream of a drive-in movie under the stars for just $5 per person.

7. Explore Joshua Tree National Park: Immerse yourself in unique rock formations, Joshua Trees, and captivating vistas.

8. Desert Christ Park: Witness 40 stone sculptures depicting the life of Christ in a tranquil hillside setting in Yucca Valley.

9. Antique and Vintage Shopping: Discover unique finds at Pioneer Crossing Antiques, The End, and Black Luck Vintage.

10. The Station: A quirky Joshua Tree souvenir store with custom souvenirs, cacti, and great coffee.

11. Route 66: Fulfill your dream of driving on the iconic Route 66 in nearby Amboy.

12. Crossroads Cafe: Visit this Joshua Tree institution for a delightful breakfast or lunch.

13. The Integratron: Book ahead here to experience a unique quartz Sound Bath in a white dome structure 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park.

14. Palm Springs: Explore Palm Springs with highlights like the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Art Museum, or take a tour of the midcentury modern architectural delights in the colorful Indian Canyons Neighborhood.

15. Desert X (February to April): Discover thought-provoking art installations across the Coachella Valley during this free public art festival.

As you embark on these adventures, remember that Motojave offers a comfortable retreat to unwind and recharge. Explore our recommendations for an unforgettable Joshua Tree experience.

 

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