Things To Do

It’s easy to see why the California Deserts have long attracted travelers from across the globe. There is so much to see and experience in Joshua Tree National ParkDeath Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and many more attractions of the California Deserts. Within these breathtaking landscapes, visitors will discover plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, birding, photography, camping, and stargazing into the clearest night skies. Even beginners can learn to climb and rappel the massive rock faces at Joshua Tree National Park, a world-famous destination for rock climbers, boulders, and highliners. Travelers can also explore the geologic wonders of Amboy Crater, Mitchell Caverns and Petroglyph Park, have a mystical sound bath immersion in the acoustically perfect chamber of the Integratron, and sample a taste of the Wild West in Pioneertown, once a motion picture set for Western films and television shows.

Today, artists, musicians and creatives are drawn to the otherworldly beauty of the region have transformed many areas of the desert into a hotbed of arts and culture, filled with galleries, artist studios, museums, live theater and annual special events, such as Highway 62 Art Tours and Joshua Tree Music Festivals. Greater Palm Springs is a cultural oasis boasting world-class museums, an acclaimed collection of midcentury modern architecture, and flourishing contemporary art and culinary scene.