Yucca Valley, California, United States

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Yucca Valley, California, United States

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Yucca Valley: A bountiful oasis in the California desert

If you’ve never been to the desert, you’re missing out on one of nature’s coolest playgrounds. Near the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca Valley sports hot days, cool nights and seemingly endless desert stargazing. And those funky, other-worldly Joshua Trees, of course. There’s adventure abound including first-rate rock climbing, off-roading and mountain biking, all where you can experience nature up-close-and-personal. Check out museums, play golf, or sit back and relax with a glass of that world-renowned California wine. It’s no wonder Yucca Valley vacation rentals are so popular. Plus maybe you'll even hear a tortoise.

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus

Start your day by checking out the antique shops and art galleries in Old Town, then head over to the weekend-only Sky Village Market Place for some bargains, and of course, to see the giant chicken statue. Who knew? For the more adventurous, there’s off-roading in Johnson Valley, mountain biking and challenging world-class rock climbing, along with horseback riding and hiking along seemingly endless desert trails. Yee-haw! Play a round of golf, join in on the annual Grubstakes Day fun, or attend the Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival. And desert stargazing. Don't forget the incredible stargazing.

Hot days & clear nights = endless vacation possibilities

To make the most of your stay, stop by the California Welcome Center where you’ll find not only maps, but also advice on what to see and do in world-famous Joshua Tree National Park and the nearby San Bernardino Mountains. Yucca Valley is home to a range of public art, as well as the unique statues found in Desert Christ Park. Discover the area’s history and rich cultural heritage at Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Check out the old west movie set in nearby Pioneertown, then wine down your day, oops, wind down your day with some delicious California wine tasting.

Yucca Valley forecast: Clear nights & sunny skies. Always.

Boasting a desert climate with over 320 days of sunshine annually, it's no wonder Yucca Valley vacation rentals are so popular. This diverse area reaches temperatures in the high 90s or low 100s during the dry summers, and then dips down to a frigid 34°F in the winter months with regular snowfall. So don't forget to bring your sunblock or your parka! Nights tend to be clear so you can enjoy gazing at those unimpeded desert skies year round. You'll typically find lower prices when booking Yucca Valley vacation rentals in the spring and fall, when temperatures are most pleasant.

Feel the earth shake, see Joshua trees. Hear turtles?

With a population of 22,000 residents, Yucca Valley is a desert town, and as you leave along the main road its spread-out center soon gives way to sandy emptiness. Nature lovers can enjoy wildlife, wild flowers, cacti and bird watching, plus the merging of 2 desert ecosystems at Joshua Tree National Park where you’ll see those iconic, quirky-looking Joshua trees. Or maybe you’ll hear a desert tortoise crunching its way underground, where they spend nearly 95% of their time.