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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Tourist Information Center
“Joshua Tree National Park is a spectacular place for site seeing, hiking, scrambling on rocks, and enjoying unique desert beauty. ”
  • 377 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
BBQ Restaurant
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“Located in a legendary old ghost town...or more accurately a "wild west" movie set, this pub is off the charts cool and has some epic live music and top name entertainers on the schedule. This place goes off 7 days a week so reservations are a MUST! ”
  • 442 locals recommend
Bar
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“10 min drive from house- This is a great place to grab a beer, some fries and play pool. Perfect stop when shopping in downtown Joshua Tree with friends.”
  • 252 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Outlet Mall
“Located 40 minutes away; Conveniently located between Palm Springs and Los Angeles, Cabazon Outlets offers a unique desert landscape shopping experience nestled between the Santa Rosa and San Gorgonio Mountain Range. This quaint 65,000 square foot retail shopping center features 18 specialty retailers in a relaxed open-air environment. Cabazon is a name that has become synonymous with quality outlet shopping and is a destination for over 15 million shoppers every year. The architectural focal point of the center is a copper-clad Florentine dome. The dome is crowned by a lantern and spire, which stands over an elaborate stone compass inlay, identifying local landmarks and orienting customers to other destinations.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Spiritual Center
“Google this place...its a truly "one of a kind" experience! Some may say "life changing"!”
  • 212 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Our favorite little gem of an eatery smack dab in the middle of downtown JT! Killer menu and fun staff. This is our personal favorite for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Be sure to stop by the visitor center, especially if it’s your first visit to the National Park.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Lodging
“We are less then a mile aware from Bear Mountain. This is a great resort to ski or snowboard for all ages. [0.9 miles from the cabin]”
  • 131 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Super funky and totally bazaar! If you have a little time to kill this place will make a good story I can promise you that! And its right around the corner!”
  • 138 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Outlet stores and surrounded by other stores like Bed Bath and Beyond. Also surrounded by restaurants like Olive Garden and BJ's”
  • 39 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Great Healthy eatery for breakfast and lunch! Smoothies, salads & your best shot at a healthy meal out here! Gets busy! ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Yes, the pizza is good, but not worth waiting in the insanely long lines during the tourist season. If there's no line, go for it. They have a nice back patio were you can enjoy your slice when the weather is nice. If you want a pizza and you want it reasonable quick, go to Sam's Indian and Pizza.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Zoo
“Good news friends, the zoo is just down the street! This zoo offers injured animals a safe haven to recuperate. The new zoo is under construction but should be up and running soon. For now, you can head to the old zoo and check out the local wildlife. [1.1 miles from the cabin]”
  • 118 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The most delicious food in the high desert. A small local favorite that requires booking in advance (Resy) or accepting long wait times. Check hours to make sure its open! ”
  • 206 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Place is very popular and for good reason. Plenty of menu options.plenty of parking in the village. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Mountain
“Great for families with kids! Zip line, rock climbing, roller blading or ice skating in winter, biking, hiking, shopping and dining! ”
  • 71 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“Located in a legendary old ghost town...or more accurately a "wild west" movie set, this pub is off the charts cool and has some epic live music and top name entertainers on the schedule. This place goes off 7 days a week so reservations are a MUST! ”
  • 442 locals recommend
Bar
“10 min drive from house- This is a great place to grab a beer, some fries and play pool. Perfect stop when shopping in downtown Joshua Tree with friends.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Our favorite little gem of an eatery smack dab in the middle of downtown JT! Killer menu and fun staff. This is our personal favorite for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Great Healthy eatery for breakfast and lunch! Smoothies, salads & your best shot at a healthy meal out here! Gets busy! ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Yes, the pizza is good, but not worth waiting in the insanely long lines during the tourist season. If there's no line, go for it. They have a nice back patio were you can enjoy your slice when the weather is nice. If you want a pizza and you want it reasonable quick, go to Sam's Indian and Pizza.”
  • 171 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The most delicious food in the high desert. A small local favorite that requires booking in advance (Resy) or accepting long wait times. Check hours to make sure its open! ”
  • 206 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Place is very popular and for good reason. Plenty of menu options.plenty of parking in the village. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Diner
“Pancakes!! A great place for breakfast. It's tiny and fills up fast so go early. Best for small groups.”
  • 103 locals recommend

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