Skip to content

Arbol de Joshua Guidebook

Lisa And Jim
Lisa And Jim
Joined in 2016
Lisa And Jim

Arbol de Joshua Guidebook

Sightseeing
What an awe inspiring National Park. Be sure to grab a map at the visitor center, bring plenty of water and go for a memorable hike or even rock climbing.
386
locals recommend
Joshua Tree National Park
386
locals recommend
What an awe inspiring National Park. Be sure to grab a map at the visitor center, bring plenty of water and go for a memorable hike or even rock climbing.
Make reservation at least 4-8 weeks in advance for an unforgettable sound bath experience!
220
locals recommend
Integratron
2477 Belfield Boulevard
220
locals recommend
Make reservation at least 4-8 weeks in advance for an unforgettable sound bath experience!
Saturday fresh fruit and veggies plus other crafts and local food items. Free fun!
102
locals recommend
Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market
61705 Twentynine Palms Highway
102
locals recommend
Saturday fresh fruit and veggies plus other crafts and local food items. Free fun!
Guaranteed, you've never seen anything like this!!!
40
locals recommend
World Famous Crochet Museum
61855 California 62
40
locals recommend
Guaranteed, you've never seen anything like this!!!
Get your culture on with some wonderful performances right down the road
61231 CA-62
61231 California 62
Get your culture on with some wonderful performances right down the road
Why not? Have you ever been axe-throwing? A new and different experience, for sure!!
The Boardroom - Axe Throwing
5823 Adobe Rd
Why not? Have you ever been axe-throwing? A new and different experience, for sure!!
Great spot for a short museum trip, especially to get out of the heat! Inexpensive entry price suggestion
21
locals recommend
Hi-Desert Nature Museum
57090 Twentynine Palms Highway
21
locals recommend
Great spot for a short museum trip, especially to get out of the heat! Inexpensive entry price suggestion
Fascinating history and interesting exhibition. Kids will love it too! It is an outdoor museum, not a stuffy art space
151
locals recommend
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
62975 Blair Lane
151
locals recommend
Fascinating history and interesting exhibition. Kids will love it too! It is an outdoor museum, not a stuffy art space
16
locals recommend
Giant Rock
16
locals recommend
10
locals recommend
Cholla Cactus Garden
10
locals recommend
14
locals recommend
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
14
locals recommend
Free Public Stargazing parties held on Saturday nights (please see their website for complete updates/info) and self guided tours available https://www.skysthelimit29.org/
18
locals recommend
Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center
9697 Utah Trail
18
locals recommend
Free Public Stargazing parties held on Saturday nights (please see their website for complete updates/info) and self guided tours available https://www.skysthelimit29.org/
Food scene
220
locals recommend
Crossroads Cafe
61715 Twentynine Palms Highway
220
locals recommend
Get there early to see the unique location and then stay (with a reservation made a few weeks in advance) for lunch or dinner to enjoy the deliciously smoky BBQ!
455
locals recommend
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
455
locals recommend
Get there early to see the unique location and then stay (with a reservation made a few weeks in advance) for lunch or dinner to enjoy the deliciously smoky BBQ!
Get there early to avoid the wait, don't forget patio option and try the delish Cinnamon roll French toast
80
locals recommend
Country Kitchen
61768 Twentynine Palms Highway
80
locals recommend
Get there early to avoid the wait, don't forget patio option and try the delish Cinnamon roll French toast
Quintessential luncheonette- Simple food, fast service, big portions, easy parking and reasonable prices!
10
locals recommend
Larry's & Milt Western Cafe
58890 Twentynine Palms Highway
10
locals recommend
Quintessential luncheonette- Simple food, fast service, big portions, easy parking and reasonable prices!
Patio that allows dogs. You may think you’re going the wrong way- the building is a little odd on the outside but the food is homemade and ample and the service is good- plus...full bar !
12
locals recommend
La Palapa Mexican Restaraunt
57173 Sunnyslope Dr
12
locals recommend
Patio that allows dogs. You may think you’re going the wrong way- the building is a little odd on the outside but the food is homemade and ample and the service is good- plus...full bar !
Great bakery! Get there early for best selections. Amazing vegan options!
17
locals recommend
Boo's Organic Oven
61675 Twentynine Palms Highway
17
locals recommend
Great bakery! Get there early for best selections. Amazing vegan options!
You’ll be surprised- yes, Indian food in the desert Lots of vegetarian options too!
112
locals recommend
Sam's Indian Food & Pizza
61380 Twentynine Palms Highway
112
locals recommend
You’ll be surprised- yes, Indian food in the desert Lots of vegetarian options too!
Best pizza in the area....and don’t get me started on the Stromboli’s-WOW! Order as early as possible on the weekend or be prepared to wait.
16
locals recommend
2 Guys Pies Brick Oven Pizzeria
56969 Yucca Trail
16
locals recommend
Best pizza in the area....and don’t get me started on the Stromboli’s-WOW! Order as early as possible on the weekend or be prepared to wait.
Great local breads for their sandwiches to take on your JT picnic plus you can get a great breakfast there as well. Lots of easy parking. Call ahead for take-out.
30
locals recommend
Cali Greens Cafe
57754 Twentynine Palms Highway
30
locals recommend
Great local breads for their sandwiches to take on your JT picnic plus you can get a great breakfast there as well. Lots of easy parking. Call ahead for take-out.
For something in the “desert fancy “ category (it’s inside the hotel)- check them out! They’re big on steaks but do also have veggie options. They even have their own, on-site garden !
110
locals recommend
29 Palms Inn
73950 Inn Avenue
110
locals recommend
For something in the “desert fancy “ category (it’s inside the hotel)- check them out! They’re big on steaks but do also have veggie options. They even have their own, on-site garden !
Shopping
Best place to start for a JT thrifting excursion. Great buys- they even have sales! Plus so convenient if you’re going to Saturday morning JT Farmers Market!
Unity Home Thrift Store
61605 Twentynine Palms Highway
Best place to start for a JT thrifting excursion. Great buys- they even have sales! Plus so convenient if you’re going to Saturday morning JT Farmers Market!
Right next door to the JT NP visitor’s center. If they’re open, please go in and support them as they support our local hospital programs. Shopping +goodwill =a great day!
Hi-Desert Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Shop
6534 Park Boulevard
Right next door to the JT NP visitor’s center. If they’re open, please go in and support them as they support our local hospital programs. Shopping +goodwill =a great day!
Science Fiction focused bookstore tucked away in the most interesting and local shopping corner- could only be in JT!
Space Cowboy Books
61871 Twentynine Palms Highway
Science Fiction focused bookstore tucked away in the most interesting and local shopping corner- could only be in JT!
Health Spa
Many types of massage, alternative & complimentary heath treatments.
If you book in advance, they can even come to the house. Presently there is a discount on Yelp!
6
locals recommend
Naturalives Day Spa
6448 Hallee Rd
6
locals recommend
If you book in advance, they can even come to the house. Presently there is a discount on Yelp!
Essentials
Convenient with great bargains- what more could you ask?
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market
57200 Twentynine Palms Highway
Convenient with great bargains- what more could you ask?
Great, general supermarket. All the items you might expect!
70
locals recommend
Vons
57590 Twentynine Palms Highway
70
locals recommend
Great, general supermarket. All the items you might expect!

City advice

What to pack
Weather can change quickly
Weather can change quickly and dramatically- you may be surprised by the desert! Bring clothes for warm and cold!!