Joshua Tree, California is known for Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree National Park is certainly a vacation for lovers of the outdoors, since it is a great place to go hiking, rock climbing, stargazing, and more. If you want to explore other popular parts of California while renting in Joshua Tree, that is certainly an option. Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach are all under three hours away from Joshua Tree.
Go for a short, leisurely walk down a nature trail or test your stamina on a challenging hike. For a more challenging hike, try going on the Mastodon Peak trail, which is three miles long and has views of the Eagle Mountains. If you don’t want to walk, consider taking a Geology Motor Tour through the park instead. The motor tour is 18 miles and about two hours. Joshua Tree is also known for its’ great rock climbing opportunities. The park has about 8,000 different routes to climb that range in difficulty. Bird watching is another popular activity in the park. Many birds are near the fan palms and cottonwood trees.
Los Angeles is about two hours away from Joshua Tree by driving. Walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame or go shopping on Hollywood Boulevard and at Third Street Promenade. Visit Griffith Observatory for gorgeous views of Los Angeles. You can also go hiking or biking through Griffith Park. Another day trip that is about two hours away is Long Beach, California. Walk through the East Village Arts District and visit the Museum of Latin America Art and/or the Long Beach Museum of Art. While you’re in Long Beach, check out the Aquarium of the Pacific, which has over 11,000 animals. If you don’t have time to walk through all of Long Beach, consider taking a helicopter tour instead with Anthelion Helicopters. Another day trip from Joshua Tree is San Diego, which is a two and a half hour drive from Joshua Tree. San Diego is filled with a variety of attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World San Diego, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego. While in San Diego, you can also spend some time relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches, such as Coronado Beach.
Joshua Tree has large villas and homes with hot tubs and pools. You can also rent a more rustic home in the hills that has panoramic views of the park. You can even rent a home on a 100 acre lot for the ultimate escape and retreat from daily life. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Joshua Tree vacation rental today!
Note that there is no public transportation that can take you directly to Joshua Tree Park. It therefore may be best to rent a car. It is suggested that you drive down either California Highway 62 or Interstate 10 to get to the park. Typing in the address to your GPS does not always work, and you may end up going down some difficult back roads that could easily be avoided. It is also useful to have a car if you are planning on taking day trips to other parts of California, such as San Diego or Long Beach. To travel in and around the town of Joshua Tree, you can take the MBTA, or the Morongo Basin Transit Authority. The MBTA bus goes through Joshua Tree and nine surrounding towns, including Yucca Valley and Landers.
Looking for a vacation rental in Joshua Tree? Tripping.com has 236 vacation rental homes available in Joshua Tree. You'll find 5 studios, 73 1-bedroom, 88 2-bedroom and 70 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $51 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Joshua Tree is $179 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Joshua Tree home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 93 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Joshua Tree. In addition to accommodating pets, Joshua Tree rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 199 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 175 have TV and/or cable and 23 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Joshua Tree where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 160 HomeAway rentals, 42 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 17 Expedia vacation rentals.