Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley is one of Joshua Tree National Park’s most popular hikes. The one-mile loop trail takes you through a valley that is primarily enclosed from the outside world with towering walls of rocks. It was also a popular spot for rustlers to hide their cattle since it is a mainly confined valley. The trail […]

Arch Rock Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

One of my favorite places in all of Joshua Tree National Park is the White Tank Campground. This collection of 11 campsites are private and awesome, plus they lead to a wonderland of rocks which includes the popular arch rock. This short trail will take you the arch and if you have time you can […]

Key’s Desert Queen Ranch Tour in Joshua Tree National Park

Located in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, Key’s Ranch (AKA Desert Queen Ranch) is an incredibly well-maintained homestead only accessible via a 90 minute guided tour. It’s one of those spots that I didn’t even know existed in the park and something that I highly recommend you visit if you get the chance. […]

Cholla Cactus Gardens in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees are of course the main draw for Joshua Tree National Park, but one of the most impressive areas, botany-wise, is the Cholla Cactus Garden. The few acres of land here have grown countless Cholla cactus and they dot the landscape as you look out towards the hills. It’s a great short hike in […]

Mastodon Peak in Joshua Tree National Park

Mastodon Peak is a great hike if you are coming from the south entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. This is the most likely entrance you would use if you are staying in the Coachella Valley and want to visit the park. The hike is 3 miles round trip, and it takes you to the […]

Geology Tour Road: Joshua Tree’s Easiest 4×4 Road

Geology Tour Road is an 18-mile drive in Joshua Tree National Park that has sections only accessible to 4×4 cars. It is a fun place to drive that shows you what the park would have looked like back in the day and while there isn’t a ton to see here, it is a good intro […]

Avila Adobe: Oldest House in Los Angeles

Right in the heart of Olvera St, sits the Avila Adobe, which holds the record for being the oldest house in Los Angeles. It was built in 1818 and is open to the public to visit for free each day. It doesn’t take more than 15-20 minutes to see, but it is worth the stop […]

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a historic church located in the heart of Downtown LA. It is close to many of the main attractions like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad, and it is a beautiful and free place to check out, here is all the information. Details Free […]

Olvera St : What to do in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

Olvera Street in Downtown LA is an awesome beacon of Mexican-American culture that is always lively and fun to explore. The entire area is called El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, and it takes up multiple city blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. Since it is right across the street from Union Station, it is a […]

Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles

The Chinese American Museum near Olvera St in Downtown LA is an interesting, free spot to explore when you are in the area. The three floors of exhibits only require about 30 minutes to see, and they are surprisingly well put together. Here is all the information so you can check it out yourself. Details […]