If you’re looking for some desert seclusion with a mix of accessible amenities, make the 130 mile journey east to Joshua Tree National Park. The majority of services for those visiting the park are found in the nearby communities of Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, or Twentynine Palms.
When we think of alpine luxury, Lake Arrowhead immediately comes to mind. Drive a couple hours east of Los Angeles and find yourself up in the San Bernardino Mountains, where trails and forest surround the picturesque lake complete with a charming village town.
Kern River House's four Kernville cabins are exactly the type of rental we love: where guests can check-in and “check out,” never having to leave. Part of our Escape LA Guide to Kernville.
Whether you prefer a tent or an RV, camping in Death Valley National Park is perhaps the best, most immersive way in which to experience the stunning surrounds of the desert landscape.
This freshly opened boutique hotel in New Cuyama offers a heated pool, hot tub and sauna — plus an incredible on-site restaurant & bar. Part of our forthcoming guide to the New Cuyama valley.