National Parks in California: The Ultimate Guide to Nine National Parks

National Parks in California

A complete guide to the nine national parks in California, including the must-sees, must-dos, and where to stay to help you make the most of your time.

Palm Springs to Joshua Tree: How to Make the Most Out of Your Trip

Palm Springs to Joshua Tree national park

How to travel from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park and all the cool places to see along the way and in the park for a day. Joshua Tree National Park is where two surreal desert ecosystems come together, the Mojave and the Colorado. It’s an easy hour drive from Palm Springs, California, and … Read more

Pinnacles National Park Guide (What to Know Before You Go)

Pinnacles National Park guide

Your guide to Pinnacles National Park, including what to see, which trails to hike, and what to know before you go. When I first planned a visit to Pinnacles National Park, I’m not sure what I was expecting. Mostly, I thought it would be a dry, almost desert-like landscape with spiraling red-tan pinnacles. Maybe it … Read more

12 Best Joshua Tree Hotels & Campsites for Every Budget

Best Joshua Tree Hotels - where to stay in Joshua Tree

A look at the best Joshua Tree hotels for any budget. These are the best hotels and campsites available in and around the Joshua Tree region for any price point.

Joshua Tree is one of Southern California’s famous national parks. Joshua Tree is the type of place you go to get away from the fast paced city life to unwind and explore the desert environment.

Although there aren’t accommodations directly inside Joshua Tree National Park, there are many Joshua Tree hotels to choose from within close proximity.

Joshua Tree is located just a few hours away from major cities. A drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree is a little less than three hours and a drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree takes about the same amount of time.

There are a few areas to choose from when deciding where to stay in Joshua Tree. Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Palm Springs are good jumping off points when visiting Joshua Tree National Park if you don’t want to camp.

Choosing a hotel all depends on your budget and the type of experience you are looking for. Let’s dive into the best options!

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Postcard from Point Reyes

Point Reyes Lighthouse - California

I looked at our map which probably hadn’t been used since 1980. I traced my finger up the California coast through all the spots I knew so well and stopped just north of San Francisco. Point Reyes. It sounded familiar, a place that my friends from the Bay had mentioned countless times before, I’m sure, but one I had never ventured to myself.

After putting it into Google, I was sold. Point Reyes National Seashore looked like the California coast I love and a potential new spot close to home to add to my favorites.

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