A few of my friends have asked me what I take when we do a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park. For the most part this stuff is no brainers but I’ve put it together so you can just open it up and refer to it. These are the basics! Feel free to add anything on top of this, just know it might not be used.
I hope you are reading this because you have decided you want to visit Joshua Tree National Park. This is the first in a series covering everything you need to know about visiting Joshua Tree with your family and I’m hoping that it helps ease the stress of planning. So, these are some of the first questions I had when we first thought about visiting. I’m just going to cover the basic details in this post of how do you get there? What are the fees? What are the hours? And where is the Visitor Center?
Alright, so you aren’t sure if you want to commit to the America the Beautiful annual pass. That’s okay, there are some great free entrance days in the National Parks coming up this next week!
Saturday April 15th- April 23rd is National Parks Week. They offer fee free days on the weekends of this week. So April 15-16 and April 22-23 you can go for free! They have all sorts of extra fun activities going on in the parks this week. Pick the park of your dreams, look at their activities calendar and commit to experiencing the fun adventures that you just have to show up for. Stop by the Visitor Center grab a map and chat with the Ranger about what they recommend for your family and if there is anything they recommend for you specific age group.
Every family, seriously, needs an America the Beautiful Pass! Have you ever had an annual pass to any amusement park big or small? Have you ever heard yourself say “What should we do tomorrow? Well, we have passes to _______ we should go use them” or “Oh no! Our passes are expiring soon! We better go use ‘em!” Yep! I’ve totally been there done that!