If you're gearing up for the half marathon around the mesmerizing Joshua Tree National Park, you're in for a treat. Not just for the race, but for the entire experience that Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree have to offer. And who better to guide you through this desert oasis than the local experts at Visit 29 Palms?
Where to Stay
Whether you're looking for a cozy bed and breakfast, a luxurious hotel, or a rustic desert campsite, Visit 29 Palms has got you covered. Their comprehensive list of accommodations ensures that you find the perfect place to rest those tired legs after a long run. Check out their website at www.visit29palms.org for a detailed guide on where to stay.
Things to Do
While the half marathon may be the reason you're traveling to Joshua Tree, there's plenty to explore while in southern California. And while we hope the half marathon is the highlight of your trip, we also want you to get out and explore the area around Twentynine Palms!
- Joshua Tree National Park: What, did you think we wouldn't mention this one? Beyond the marathon route, take a day to explore the park's unique rock formations, starlit night skies, and of course, the iconic Joshua Trees.
- Oasis of Murals: Discover the rich history and culture of Twentynine Palms through its beautiful murals scattered throughout the city.
- Sky's The Limit Observatory: After a day of running, relax under the stars at this observatory, offering breathtaking views of the Milky Way.
Where to Eat
From hearty breakfasts to carb-loading dinners, Twentynine Palms boasts a range of eateries to satisfy your runner's appetite. Visit 29 Palms provides recommendations for the best local cafes, diners, and restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for a juicy burger, a fresh salad, or a smoothie, they've got suggestions for every palate.
Twentynine Palms is not just a marathon destination; it's an experience waiting to be discovered. With the guidance of Visit 29 Palms, you're sure to make the most of your trip. So lace up those running shoes, explore the desert wonders, and let Visit 29 Palms be your guide to this Southern Californian gem.