With all the talk of half-day Fridays and rampant Jitney-related Facebook updates, you’d think those New Yorkers have the market cornered on rad summer getaways. But, us Angelenos know a thing or two about proximate mini-vacations, especially with our wealth of destinations (and sub climates!) to choose from.
Lately, we’re spending our weekdays pining for the moment when we can hit the gas and speed on out to the Hi-Desert. While June in the Mojave might seem a little...off-season, we actually think there's no time like the present to explore the fantastic array of shops, galleries and bars popping up in Joshua Tree and nearby Pioneertown and Yucca Valley. So, pack your bags! Whether your vibe is more boots 'n spurs or earth goddess, get ready for one smokin'-hot weekend.