all the rooms are different colors, we ended up in one of the yellow rooms!
TOP: Buddy Love
One of the most iconic houses in Palm Springs – it has its own Instagram account and hashtag!
Our view at breakfast
I loved trying local coffee places on our trip – this one was my absolute favorite!
Cacti were blooming out everywhere!!
Cholla Cactus Garden
On Thursday morning, we had an early start (as usual). We didn’t have a whole lot of time in Palm Springs, so we wanted to make sure that we utilized the time we did have. The first thing on the agenda was pictures. We stayed at The Saguaro, which is the coolest and most colorful hotel I’ve ever been to, so pictures were necessary haha. We shot a few around the hotel and pool before checking out.
Our next stop was the infamous house with the pink door. As I mentioned above, it’s one of the most well-known homes in Palm Springs. It’s become such a popular place for tourists to snap pics that the owners run an Instagram account for it. It might seem crazy, but the house really is beautiful. I really appreciate architecture and design, and the homes in Palm Springs are stunning! If you’re ever in the area, I definitely recommend checking it out!!
At this point, we were absolutely starving! We had heard that Cheeky’s was the place to go for breakfast, and that was obvious. The line was out the door, so we decided to ride around and see where we ended up. We came across this place called Mod Cafe. We loved this place. The food, the service, and the view were all amazing! Next door was a coffee shop called Koffi. I love trying local coffee places on trips, so I decided to check it out. Let me tell you, out of every coffee place we went to on our trip, this one was my fav! Try this place out if you get the chance!
Next on the agenda was Joshua Tree, so we picked up a few snacks and supplies before hitting the road. The drive was supposed to be about an hour, but due to an issue with our car navigation (that took us in the opposite direction!) – it ended up taking us two hours. It was worth the wait though! Joshua Tree is unlike any place I’ve ever been before. It was absolutely beautiful!
Most of the day was spent driving through the park and stopping off at different attractions. Since we were only here for a few hours, we had to be selective where we pulled off at. Some of the places we were able to see include Barker Dam (about a mile hike), Skull Rock, and the Cholla Cactus Garden. All of these were worth seeing, especially Barker Dam! Unfortunately, we missed Arch Rock, which is one of the most popular stops.
My mom heard that when you come to Joshua Tree, you have to stay until it gets dark because it is one of the best places for stargazing. You get such a clear view of the Milky Way and the stars look unreal. I wish I had pictures, but you have to have serious camera equipment to capture it. Google “Joshua Tree at night” to see what I mean. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed. After enjoying the view for a while, we made the journey back to West Hollywood, with a quick pitstop at In-N-Out of course!