5 Reasons to Head to The High-Desert This Fall
While we’re always down for a road trip to the desert, there really is no better time for a visit than the fall. The days are still warm without hitting triple digits, the nights are jacket-weather cool, and the colors of the sunsets are other-worldly. If those reasons weren’t enough to get you out there, here are five more. From weekend music fests to stargazing and more, here are five reasons to head east this autumn.
Country singer Orville Peck will be hosting a weekend-long festival full of music, comedy, and drag under the desert sky at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Noah Cyrus, Margo Price, Trixie Mattel, and more will be performing from 11/10-12. It’ll be like no rodeo you’ve ever been to!
Solar Eclipse Viewing
The Night Sky Festival celebrates Joshua Tree National Park’s star-filled sky with a 2-day event from 10/13-14. While there will be many fun star-themed activities for people of all ages to participate in, the highlight of the weekend will be on Saturday. Head to Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms for a rare solar eclipse viewing from 8:30 - 10am.
Vintage and Vino at Más o Menos
Every Saturday from 3 - 9pm, our favorite bar and cafe will be hosting Desert Marketplace for a weekly Vintage & Vino pop-up that’ll include collectors and winemakers from California. They’ll have wine specials, tastings, and flights along with some local vintage vendors.
Soak in The Hot Springs
Fall is the perfect time to book a relaxing soak at Wonder Valley Hot Springs. Whether you choose a sunrise or stargazing soak in one of their private granite tubs, you’ll be offered endless, unforgettable views and some time to unwind in nature.
Bathe in Sound
Soaking not your thing? How about a sound bath at the Integratron? Reopening on 9/13 after being closed for the summer, you can book a deeply rejuvenating sonic-healing session Thursdays - Sundays. A calming, out-of-body experience like none other, a sound bath at the Integratron is a must when you’re in the desert.
Convinced it’s time for a desert reset? Let’s help you start planning your trip.
Where to stay: Terracasa
Where to eat: Breakfast at Frontier Cafe, lunch at La Copine, and take-out dinner at Giant Rock Meeting Room
Where to drink: Red Dog Saloon, The Copper Room, Joshua Tree Saloon
Where to shop: Prism Boutique at Mojave Flea, The Station, ACME 5