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29 Palms Inn

Historic bungalows and cabins (many with private fireplaces, NBD), an onsit...

Historic bungalows and cabins (many with private fireplaces, NBD), an onsite organic garden, complimentary yoga classes, and a surprisingly impressive dining room (serving up veg-friendly dishes like Carrot Osso Bucco) are enticing enough. But it’s the location—in the midst of a legit desert oasis—that’s most unique about this nearly 100-year-old institution.

73950 Inn Ave.
29 Palms, CA 92277

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Cactus Mart

Beyond picking up a San Pedro “PC” cactus clipping to pot at home (or a...

Beyond picking up a San Pedro “PC” cactus clipping to pot at home (or any one of their many insane-looking succulents), this roadside garden emporium also has an impressive schedule of events and workshops that alone are worthy of a road trip.

49889 29 Palms Hwy.
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

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Cali Greens Cafe

If you’re a big breakfast kind of person, make a pit stop at this strip m...

If you’re a big breakfast kind of person, make a pit stop at this strip mall spot (welcome to Yucca Valley). The Pearl Omelette and Whole Grain & Flax Seed Pancakes are both beyond hearty—without sending you into nap zone. Lots of veg options too on the lunch menu, if you’re not an early riser.

57754 29 Palms Hway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Cedar and Sage

A high-vibe studio in the high desert—offering everything from barre and ...

A high-vibe studio in the high desert—offering everything from barre and yoga classes to breathwork and sound bath sessions. You’ll want to call to get that week’s schedule, as they don’t currently have a proper website.

55823 29 Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Frontier Cafe

This unofficial community center for locals is also where you can get your ...

This unofficial community center for locals is also where you can get your matcha fix (or free wifi). If you’re in a dinner pinch, they’re open later than most (and you can order your Avocado Tartine or Kale Chopped Salad to go).

55844 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Grateful Desert

Locals come to Grateful Desert's in-house herbalist Jenny Q when they’re ...

Locals come to Grateful Desert's in-house herbalist Jenny Q when they’re in need of healing—whether it’s a cold-busting tincture or a formula to help you sleep deep. Grab one of her pre-made tinctures, or schedule a consult for a custom blend.

61695 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Instant Karma Yoga

This central Joshua Tree yoga studio offers up everything from Hatha and Yi...

This central Joshua Tree yoga studio offers up everything from Hatha and Yin to Kundalini yoga (not to mention weekly sound baths)—and doesn’t accept reservations, so you can drop in without stressing about getting a mat spot.

61738 29 Palms Hway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Integratron

Whether you’re into UFOs or just a really rejuvenating sound bath, the In...

Whether you’re into UFOs or just a really rejuvenating sound bath, the Integratron—a 38-foot-tall bright white cupola structure in the middle of the desert—is not to be missed. Warning: The schedule fills up far in advance, so book your blanket before you drive over.

2477 Belfield Blvd.
Landers, CA 92285

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Joshua Tree Coffee Company

Organic coffee roasted in small batches just minutes from the main park ent...

Organic coffee roasted in small batches just minutes from the main park entrance? It’s enough to instantly perk you up. The pink-labeled bags of beans make perfect souvenirs, too.

61738 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Joshua Tree Farmers’ Market

Load up on Airbnb provisions and hiking snacks (the dates are ridiculously ...

Load up on Airbnb provisions and hiking snacks (the dates are ridiculously delicious—especially if you go beyond the typical medjool)—or just opt for the prototypical Joshua Tree people-watching at this weekly Saturday market in front of Joshua Tree Health Foods.

61705 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Joshua Tree Health Foods

Whether you’re just grabbing a bottle of kombucha (go for their homemade ...

Whether you’re just grabbing a bottle of kombucha (go for their homemade Elderberry Ginger option) or need to stock up your Airbnb with blood oranges and organic quinoa, this pint-size market is packed with healthy, holistic, and occasionally woo-woo options.

61693 29 Palms Hway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Joshua Tree National Park

Hiking, climbing, camping—this jaw-dropping national park offers it all. ...

Hiking, climbing, camping—this jaw-dropping national park offers it all. If you’re strapped for cash (or are only looking to do a quick hike), opt for Rattlesnake Canyon via the Indian Cove entrance, which has free day use if you’re down to scramble a bit.

74485 National Park Dr.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Joshua Tree Retreat Center

If one of their retreats doesn't work with your schedule, try to join one o...

If one of their retreats doesn't work with your schedule, try to join one of the open-to-the-public breathwork and meditation classes they regularly offer.

59700 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Kitchen in the Desert

Everything from gluten-free and veg-friendly Trinidadian doubles to massive...

Everything from gluten-free and veg-friendly Trinidadian doubles to massive kale salads—served up in a ridiculously cheery, sculpture-surrounded spot in Twentynine Palms.

6427 Mesquite Ave, 29 Palms, CA 92277

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La Copine

About as close to fine dining as you get in the hi-dez—that is, if you ca...

About as close to fine dining as you get in the hi-dez—that is, if you can figure out how to schedule your day around the Flamingo Heights resto’s brunch-only hours (Wednesday to Sunday, 2-7 p.m., FYI).

848 Old Woman Springs Rd.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Mojave Sands

In-room record players and a communal outdoor BBQ are among the perks at th...

In-room record players and a communal outdoor BBQ are among the perks at this renovated ‘50s motel. There are only five rooms, but if you can nab one of the suites you’ll get a full kitchen too.

62121 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Moon Wind Trading Co.

Natural ingredients and repurposed materials make up the bulk of what this ...

Natural ingredients and repurposed materials make up the bulk of what this Flamingo Heights spot offers up—from desert-appropriate vintage ensembles to locally made clay mugs from Dust Ceramics and crystal-infused tinctures from Snakeroot Apothecary.

1141B Old Woman Springs Rd.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Noah Purifoy Foundation Outdoor Museum

Meditate on the large metal structures that dot this middle-of-nowhere outd...

Meditate on the large metal structures that dot this middle-of-nowhere outdoor museum, via the social justice-minded Joshua Tree resident Noah Purifoy.

63030 Blair Ln.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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Pappy & Harriet’s

This Pioneertown bar-venue is a high-desert institution—but it’s not al...

This Pioneertown bar-venue is a high-desert institution—but it’s not all BBQ ribs and burgers. The kale salad is massive (along with the other four options on the menu), or go with the vegetarian chili (hold the cheese, if you’re a vegan).

53688 Pioneertown Rd.
Pioneertown, CA 92268

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Pioneertown Motel

Roy Rogers established this spot back in 1946, but a recent reno has it loo...

Roy Rogers established this spot back in 1946, but a recent reno has it looking like it’s straight out of your Instagram feed. The rustic rooms feature cowhide rugs and Navajo-print pillows (although you may need to ask them to turn up the water temperature before taking a shower).

5240 Curtis Rd.
Pioneertown, CA 92268

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Shop on the Mesa

You’ll wish your home looked a bit like this dreamy Yucca Valley furnitur...

You’ll wish your home looked a bit like this dreamy Yucca Valley furniture showroom-slash-boutique—luckily everything from the elegantly simple side tables to the bundles of sage are available for purchase. Bonus: You can find bottles of local fave June Botanicals in the stellar apothecary section.

56636 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Stone Adventures

The ultimate workout in Joshua Tree? Rock climbing—and no one knows the i...

The ultimate workout in Joshua Tree? Rock climbing—and no one knows the ins and outs of the park quite like the pros at Stone Adventures. Don't worry if it's your first time getting harnessed in; their guides (we heart Annie and Alex) are ridiculously good at assuaging any fears.

61597 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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The Bloomin Gypsy Homegrown

From dreamy desert bouquets to stick-and-poke tattoos, good luck leaving th...

From dreamy desert bouquets to stick-and-poke tattoos, good luck leaving this recently opened Yucca Valley storefront empty-handed. If you're more of the doing type, the space also hosts workshops (astrology readings, sound baths, and beyond).

55827 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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The End

Practically a Joshua Tree institution, this vintage shop also stocks souven...

Practically a Joshua Tree institution, this vintage shop also stocks souvenir-worthy tees (think a ringer emblazoned with “High Desert Shit”) and tarot and oracle decks from Spirit Speak in case you don’t need another pair of vintage Levi’s.

55872 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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The Natural Sisters Cafe

With a menu full of vegetarian sandwiches—not to mention juices, smoothie...

With a menu full of vegetarian sandwiches—not to mention juices, smoothies, and a smattering of gluten-free and vegan-friendly breakfast options (from granola and muffins to cookies)—this is the no-brainer stop to pick up lunch for your park hike.

61695 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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