Pinnacles National Park in California

Pinnacles National Park: The Ultimate Guide

The smallest national park in California at 26,606 acres, Pinnacles National Park is worth visiting for its unique geological features, its excellent network of hiking trails, and the opportunities to see birds and wildlife, as well as wildflowers in season. Located in Central California, just around 120 miles south of San Francisco, Pinnacles National Park is one of the easiest … Read More

Cholla Cactus Garden Joshua Tree NP

9 Awesome Joshua Tree Hikes (+ Tips!)

Looking for the best Joshua Tree hikes? Hiking is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Joshua Tree National Park. The Southern California desert park is home to a wide variety of hiking trails, and hiking is a great way to explore its unique landscape. Whether you are looking for a short and scenic family-friendly Joshua Tree … Read More

Mesquite Sand Dunes Death Valley

Death Valley National Park: Where to Stay

Considering a visit to Death Valley National Park and wondering where to stay in Death Valley? If you plan to spend two or more days exploring the park, you have many options for where to stay. Death Valley National Park is a spectacular desert national park in Southern California. It is the largest national park in the contiguous United States, … Read More

Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley NP California

Hike Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley National Park!

Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley is a gorgeous hike offering up-close looks at the beautiful marble walls of Mosaic Canyon and the mosaics from which it gets its name. Hiking Mosaic Canyon Trail is one of the more popular things to do in Death Valley National Park, and if you hike it during the day in season, you’ll likely run … Read More

Things to Do in Death Valley

21 Best Things to Do in Death Valley National Park (+ Map)!

Planning a visit to Death Valley National Park? Discover the best things to do in Death Valley, from must-visit scenic overlooks to sensational hikes and drives through the magical landscapes of the park. The dramatic desert vistas in Death Valley National Park will leave you speechless with their scale and stark beauty. One of California’s two stunning desert national parks, … Read More

Artist's Palette on Artist's Drive in Death Valley

Artist’s Palette and Artist’s Drive in Death Valley National Park: Why You Must Go!

Artist’s Palette is one of the most photographed spots in Death Valley National Park. The viewpoint is the major attraction on Artist’s Drive, arguably the most scenic drive in all of Death Valley. Featuring beautiful desert landscapes along a winding road, Artist Drive is definitely deserving of a top spot on your Death Valley National Park itinerary, especially if you … Read More

Where to Stay in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park: Where to Stay

Considering a visit to Joshua Tree National Park? If you plan to spend a few days exploring the park, you have many options for where to stay near Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree National Park is a gorgeous desert national park in Southern California, famous for its massive boulder formations and the unique namesake Joshua trees. There are many fun things … Read More

Hiking the Barker Dam Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

If you are looking for a fun short hike to do when you visit Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, consider the Barker Dam Nature Trail! Featuring the enormous boulders for which the park is known, plus the historic dam and a little cave with petroglyphs, the Barker Dam Trail definitely deserves a top spot on your list of … Read More

Rock formations Hidden Valley Joshua Tree NP California

Hike the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park!

The Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is a spectacular and easy nature trail, perfect for anyone that wishes to experience Joshua Tree’s signature rocks and trees in a not-too-long walk. Hiking the Hidden Valley Trail is one of my favorite things to do in Joshua Tree National Park, and so far, we’ve done this hike on each … Read More

Things to Do Joshua Tree National Park

20 Best Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park (+ Tips for Visiting)

Joshua Tree National Park is one of California’s two spectacular desert national parks, and a fabulous place to visit if you enjoy the outdoors. Its unique landscapes will wow you with their stark beauty. Located in Southern California, under an hour from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park is most famous for its massive monzogranite boulder formations and straight-out-of-Seuss Joshua … Read More