Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekend getaway: Dream vacation house in Joshua Tree

After two full months of hiatus from going anywhere exciting, I finally got to check off one of my bucket list by renting out this insanely beautiful house in Joshua Tree..


Most of the Airbnbs in Joshua Tree are located within miles from the main entrance to the National Park. The one that we stayed is situated among iconic granite boulders on five untouched acres, right on the border of the Park.




My favorite thing to do during the trip was to wake up during sunrise and enjoy the unobstructed view of Joshua Tree park basking in the reflected sun. Everything looked so magical and it lasted for quite a while. 







In the afternoon we would wander into the park and enjoyed short hikes in some of its most popular spots but the highlight was still coming home to this rental. 






Can't wait to go back to Joshua Tree again! But before we flew back to San Francisco, we also wanted to check out Palm Springs so we went to a couple of spots and my favorite is definitely the Moorten Botanical Garden.



We also had brunch at Norma's at Parker Hotel and I'm pretty sure half of the people who ate there were celebrities or at least they looked like it.



I don't think we got the full Palm Springs experience through our half-day trip so I'm going to make mental note to come back again soon.

Here's a 3-days itinerary for a weekend getaway in Joshua Tree

Friday
• Fly from SFO to Palm Springs after work
• Stay at Airbnb rental

Saturday 
• Brunch at Norma’s at Parker (Palm Springs)
Moorten Botanical Garden (Palm Springs)
• Joshua Tree spots:
    1. World Famous Crochet Museum
    2. HDTS: Behind the bail bonds (Neptune Ave)
    3. Hidden Valley Trail
    4. Barker Dam
    5. Skull Rock Nature Trail
    6. Cholla Cactus Garden
• Stay at Airbnb rental

Sunday 
• Brunch at Crossroads Cafe
• House tours:
    1. Tramway Gas Station, Albert Frey
    2. The Weller Steel House
    3. Racquet Club Road Alexanders
    4. Kauffman House
    5. Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
    6. That Pink Door
• Fly from Palm Springs to San Francisco later in the day

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Weekend getaway to Joshua Tree

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