Joshua Tree National Park is a large expanse of protected area in Southern California. Its stark desert landscape, rugged and spindly namesake Joshua Trees and unique rock formations, draw visitors year after year, not just for Coachella, but to explore these otherworldly surroundings. Escape to one of these unique getaways near Joshua Tree National Park and admire the natural beauty of that surrounds you. Hit the dusty trails that weave through the park and the boulders of Hidden Valley, check out the stunning Keys View lookout, and follow the nature trail that leads to Barker Dam. Just do not try to climb the Joshua Trees—even if you think it might make a great Instagram photo—their bristles are as sharp as they look and might end up hurting you.