Braden and I escaped the hustle of San Diego City for a weekend away in Joshua Tree National Park to celebrate our 1-year wedding anniversary. We rented a beautiful mid-century inspired home through Airbnb (the particular place we stayed at raised their price quite a bit since we visited, but Airbnb will still have a variety of affordable places to stay in Joshua Tree).
Leaving early Friday, we started the 2.5 hour trip to Joshua Tree. On our way we stopped in Palm Springs to spend the afternoon exploring the city. We rode the aerial tram up to Mount San Jacinto State Park, and grabbed a bite to eat at King’s Highway, a tasty diner attached to the beautiful Ace Hotel.
Joshua Tree was just the place we needed to be. It’s humble, beautiful, unique, and has one great pizza place – which was all we needed for a weekend. The park is easy to explore (by car and foot) and every turn of the road brings you to a new scene. We climbed on boulders, tried to avoid getting pricked by cactus, and took in the stunning views.
Images taken on both my digital and film cameras.