It's Official: The Best Things to Do in Joshua Tree Are Completely Free

With Joshua Tree's social media–ready backdrop, it's no surprise that the city's become an increasingly popular getaway. Characterized by its washed-out color palette, bare roads, and open sky (stars included!), it's a welcome respite for any city dweller. Joshua Tree gives the feeling that, in its infinite space, a number of hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered. Whether you're an L.A. local looking for a weekend trip or an East Coaster in search of a desert getaway, read on for 13 of the best things to do in Joshua Tree.