What to do? | The Climbing Life Guides

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In the small town of Joshua Tree and its environs, you’ll find rich artistic, musical, and spiritual scenes. Here are a few spots--some well-known, some literally off the map--where you can feed your belly, heart, and soul.

Eats | Arts & Music | Feeding Your Spirit


The Joshua Tree Saloon’s quality American fare, Royal Siam’s authentic Thai cuisine, and Sam’s hearty Indian food are all located in downtown Joshua Tree. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, check out these hidden gems:

La Copine

Upscale American fare in an unusual rural setting. A locals’ favorite!

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Kitchen In The Desert

Fresh Caribbean with a twist. Delicious!!

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The Restaurant at the 29 Palms Inn

Cool seafood-inspired American fare in a nice setting. Great for brunch!

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Art & Music

Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown and the Joshua Tree Saloon offer good music on an almost nightly basis. For some truly funky, special artsy events and sites, check out these unusual places:

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery

Art inside, art outside, a tiny chapel, a wine bottle maze… and yes, a glass outhouse! Awesome spot.

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The Noah Purifoy Museum

Truly a must-see outdoor site for conceptual artists and anyone who appreciates conceptual and found works. Free, unattended, mind-boggling.

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The Beatnik Lounge (formerly Love Lounge, Radio Free Joshua Tree, etc.)

There is ALWAYS something crazy and real going down at the Beatnik. Check their Facebook page for events. Local-heavy, but visitor-friendly. Located next to the Thai place in downtown Joshua Tree--look for the big red arrow!

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Feeding Your Spirit

The desert has long been associated with spiritual journeys, and we can tell there is no shortage of ways to get centered and recharged during your stay with us . Luxuriate in a crystal bowl sound bath at the Integratron (reservations required); get a facial or energy healing treatment at Naturalives Day Spa; or schedule a private hiking guide adventure trip with Joshua Tree Excursions. You might also enjoy:

Untamed Yoga and Cedar & Sage Wellness Studio

Two hot spots for yoga in the high desert, offering many different classes throughout the week.

Untamed Yoga Saga Wellness Studio

Fun Glamping in the Desert!

The Joshua Tree Auto-camp, A wonderful way to experience camping from the comfort of an Airstream

Joshua Tree AutoCamp info


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