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Joshua-Tree is a small community that serves Joshua Tree National Park. Located in San Bernardino County in the southeastern part of the state, Joshua Tree is near the cities of Palm Spring and Desert Hot Springs. This is where the Sonoran and the Mojave Deserts meet. Joshua Tree National Park contains many interesting rock formations and a forest of unusual looking trees. The park is open every day year round, and here you will find camping and hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking. Park rangers conduct a variety of hikes, backcountry tours, birding and wildlife viewing and campfires on a regular basis. There are desert caves and caverns to explore, rock hounding and photography opportunities. Some of the most colorful and spectacular sunsets can be seen in Joshua Tree Park and desert, so don't forget your camera! The town of Joshua Tree has a small village atmosphere and provides excellent shopping, restaurants, lodging and other services to visitors. Accommodations and dining are comfortable and affordable, making Joshua Tree a good place for a family vacation. The desert of the American southwest, including Joshua Tree National Park, is a unique environment, making it an educational and exciting vacation destination for the whole family to enjoy!

Surrounding areas: Desert Hot Springs, California (15.8 mi), Cathedral City, California (23.6 mi), Palm Springs, California (24.2 mi), Rancho Mirage, California (25.4 mi), Bermuda Dunes, California (26.6 mi), Palm Desert, California (27.9 mi), Indian Wells, California (28.4 mi)

Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals

Joshua Tree Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Yucca Valley Super 8 Motel57096 Twentynine Palms HwyYucca Valley, CA6.5 mi.(760) 228-1773
Best Western Gardens Inn & Suites71487 29 Palms HwyTwenty Nine Palms, CA12.4 mi.(760) 367-9141
Circle C6340 El Rey AveTwenty Nine Palms, CA13.6 mi.(760) 367-7615
Country Inn Twentynine Palms71829 Twentynine Palms HwyTwentynine Palms, CA15.2 mi.(760) 367-0070
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites71809 Twentynine Palms HwyTwentynine Palms, CA15.2 mi.(760) 361-4009
29 Palms Inn73950 Inn AveTwenty Nine Palms, CA15.4 mi.(760) 367-3505
Sunnyvale Garden Suites73843 Sunnyvale DrTwentynine Palms, CA15.4 mi.(760) 361-3939
Mission Lakes Inn8484 Clubhouse BlvdDesert Hot SPGS, CA15.8 mi.(760) 329-6481
Motel 6 #1262N Palm Springs, CA20.1 mi.(619) 251-1425
Doral Desert Princess Resort Palm Springs67967 Vista ChinoCathedral City, CA21.5 mi.(760) 322-7000
Red Roof Inn Thousand Palms72215 Varner RdThousand Palms, CA22.0 mi.(760) 343-1381
Racquet Club Resort Hotel2743 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA22.9 mi.(760) 325-1281
Casablanca Hotel2095 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA23.2 mi.(760) 320-4333
Ramada Palm Springs2000 N Palm Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA23.3 mi.(760) 320-0555
Casa De Camero1480 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA23.5 mi.(760) 320-1678
Palm Springs Riviera Resort1600 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA23.5 mi.(760) 327-8311
Carlton Hotel1333 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA23.6 mi.(760) 325-5416
Abbey West Hotel772 N Prescott DrPalm Springs, CA24.2 mi.(760) 416-2654
Atrium Plaza Hotel Inc Dev901 E Tahquitz Cyn WayPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 320-3340
Bahama Hotel & Apartments2323 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 325-8190
Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs1300 Tahquitz Cyn WayPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 322-6100
Desert Lodge1177 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 325-1356
Extended Stay America1400 E Tahquitz Canyon WayPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 416-0084
Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs285 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 322-9000
Motel 6 #009595 E Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 325-6129
Motel 6 #689660 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 327-4200
Palm Springs Shilo Inn1875 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(503) 641-6565
Quality Inn Palm Springs1269 E Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 323-2775
Royal Sun Hotel1700 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 327-1564
Super 8 Lodge1900 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 322-3757
Travelodge333 E Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 327-1211
Vagabond Inn1699 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 325-7211
Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel888 E Tahquitz Cyn WayPalm Springs, CA24.3 mi.(760) 322-6000
Best Western Inn At Palm Springs1633 S Palm CynPalm Springs, CA24.4 mi.(760) 325-9177
Comfort Inn390 S Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA24.4 mi.(760) 322-8789
Motel 678100 Varner RdPalm Desert, CA24.5 mi.(760) 345-0550
Palm Desert Courtyard74895 Frank Sinatra DrPalm Desert, CA24.6 mi.(760) 776-4150
Residence Inn By Marriott38-305 Cook StPalm Desert, CA24.6 mi.(760) 776-0050
Holiday Inn Express & Suites36101 Date Palm DrCathedral City, CA24.7 mi.(800) 465-4329
Spa Resort Casino Hotel100 N Indian Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA24.7 mi.(800) 854-1279
Bed & Breakfast
Casa Cody Bed & Breakfast Inn175 S Cahuilla RdPalm Springs, CA24.9 mi.(760) 325-5454

Joshua Tree Weather & Climate

The vast desert region of southern California east of Los Angeles has a typical desert climate. This area, which includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage receives only 15-20 days of rainfall per year for a total of 4.77 inches. The days are mostly sunny and warm and nights are cool from fall through late spring. Summers turn hot to very hot, with occasional high clouds, and warm, balmy evenings May through October. The humidity levels are very low, so even when the mercury climbs to 100 degrees, it feels comfortable in the shade. Keep in mind that temperatures are 30-40 degrees lower at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and in the Alpine community of Idyllwild.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 36°F 0.56 in. -
February 68°F 39°F 0.52 in. -
March 74°F 43°F 0.49 in. -
April 82°F 49°F 0.14 in. -
May 91°F 57°F 0.12 in. -
June 101°F 65°F 0.01 in. -
July 105°F 71°F 0.64 in. -
August 103°F 70°F 0.76 in. -
September 97°F 63°F 0.55 in. -
October 85°F 52°F 0.17 in. -
November 71°F 40°F 0.21 in. -
December 63°F 35°F 0.40 in. -

Joshua Tree Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palm Springs International airport (PSP) located about 23 miles southwest of Joshua Tree in Palm Springs, California, the Jacqueline Cochran Regional airport (TRM) located approximately 35 miles south of Joshua Tree in Palm Springs, California, the San Bernardino International airport (SBD) located roughly 52 miles west of Joshua Tree in San Bernardino, California, the Barstow Daggett airport (DAG) located around 56 miles northwest of Joshua Tree in Daggett, California, and finally the Apple Valley airport (APV) located about 58 miles northwest of Joshua Tree in Apple Valley, California.

Joshua Tree Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA49.6 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA62.8 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA76.1 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA76.3 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA89.5 mi.
Water Parks
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA24.3 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA49.6 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA65.9 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA85.1 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA97.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Blue Skies Country ClubYucca ValleyCA8.0 mi.
Mission Lakes Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA15.7 mi.
Desert Crest Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA15.8 mi.
Sands RV ResortDesert Hot SpringsCA15.8 mi.
Desert Dunes Golf CourseDesert Hot SpringsCA18.1 mi.
Ivey Ranch Country ClubThousand PalmsCA22.9 mi.
Cimarron Golf ClubCathedral CityCA23.6 mi.
Date Palm Springs Country ClubCathedral CityCA23.6 mi.
Canyon South Golf CoursePalm SpringsCA24.2 mi.
Palm Springs Country ClubPalm SpringsCA24.2 mi.
Tommy Jacobs Bel Air GreensPalm SpringsCA24.2 mi.
Desert Falls Country ClubPalm DesertCA25.1 mi.
Rancho Mirage Country ClubRancho MirageCA25.2 mi.
Suncrest Country ClubPalm DesertCA25.6 mi.
Oasis Country ClubPalm DesertCA26.8 mi.
Palm Desert Country ClubPalm DesertCA27.0 mi.
Palm Royale Country ClubLa QuintaCA27.6 mi.
Desert Willow Golf ResortPalm DesertCA27.9 mi.
Golf Center at Palm DesertPalm DesertCA27.9 mi.
Palm Desert Resort Country ClubPalm DesertCA27.9 mi.
Sun City Palm Desert Golf CoursePalm DesertCA27.9 mi.
Heritage Palms Golf ClubIndioCA28.6 mi.
Indio Golf ClubIndioCA28.6 mi.
Landmark Golf ClubIndioCA28.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA45.5 mi.
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA76.8 mi.
State Parks
Heart Bar State ParkCA25.3 mi. 
Mount San Jacinto State ParkCA29.8 mi. 
Agua Caliente Cultural MuseumPalm SpringsCA24.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm SpringsCA24.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA49.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA28.1 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA91.1 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA92.6 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA108.9 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA108.9 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA108.9 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA110.2 mi.

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