Girls Road Trip to Joshua Tree & Palm Springs


By Cat Perry

Sometimes you just need to get away! Palm Springs had never crossed my mind as the ideal getaway for a last-minute girls trip, but it turns out, the mix of chic relaxation at oodles of B&Bs and hotels like Hotel Zoso (which is now a Hard Rock Hotel), plus the nearby stunning  Joshua Tree National Park, make this desert destination a top choice for those who want it all. Adventure, pampering, fitness challenges, peace—oh and panoramic desert sunsets.

Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Me and the girls with morning coffee
Me and the girls with morning coffee
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

The sunsets are beautiful over the desert expanse. When the sun goes down, the temperature drops rapidly though, so dress warm.

Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Rock climbing and bouldering are top draws in J Tree, with its craggy rockfaces and perfect views across its 900,000 square miles. Best time to climb is October through April, with the majority of it being trad climbing.

Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Freezing and Fabulous Friends Forever!
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Freezing and Fabulous Friends Forever!
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Sun in your eyes

Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA

Relaxing at Hotel Zoso's pool and taking in the desert heat, wearing SPF 10,000 and a teeny bikini. :)

Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Photo By Cat Perry, Palm Springs, CA
Photo by Cat Perry, Waterfall on a hike in Palm Springs
Photo by Cat Perry, Waterfall on a hike in Palm Springs