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As an official gateway community to Mojave Trails National Monument, the City of Twentynine Palms is thrilled to share the news that the iconic Amboy Crater Trail has been added to the National Trails System!

On October 22, 2020 U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced 30 new national recreation trails in 25 states, adding more than 1,275 miles to the National Trails System. The National Trails Act helps promote and provide the preservation of public access, travel, and public enjoyment of our Nations Trails resources. The purpose of this Act is to provide the means for attaining these objectives and identifying and recognizing the valuable contributions form volunteers and through partnerships.

National Recreation Trails are existing land-based and water-based trails that provide close to home recreation opportunities on Federal, State and local lands. National Recreation Trail designation promotes some of our country’s highest-caliber trails with the intention of providing recreation access to rural and urban communities, economic development through tourism, and healthy recreation opportunities.

Recognized for its visual and geological significance, Amboy Crater was established as a National Natural Landmark in 1973 and is now part of Mojave Trails National Monument which was designated in 2016.

Considered one of Mojave Trails National Monument’s most famous geological wonders, Amboy Crater has long been an iconic tourist destination in California’s Mojave Desert region, offering visitors an incredible opportunity to see and explore one of the youngest volcanic fields in the U.S. Formed of ash and cinder, Amboy Crater sits at 984-feet tall, and 1,500-feet in diameter, and sits in stunning contrast to the vast desert wilderness it’s surrounded by. Visitors who hike the 1.5-mile trail up and into this stunningly symmetrical volcanic cinder cone are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Mojave Desert. More recently, Amboy Crater has become a hotspot for astronomy enthusiasts and astrophotographers who consider it one of the best and darkest places in southern California to observe the night sky!

Read the full press release from the Department of the Interior:  https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/trump-administration-adds-1275-miles-national-trail-system

Learn more about visiting Amboy Crater: www.blm.gov/visit/amboy-crater

Book your accommodations in 29 Palms: www.visit29.org/lodging/

 

Action Council for 29 Palms (Action 29 Palms) and its committee for the restoration and repainting of Mural #5, Desert Storm Homecoming & Victory Parade, announce the repaint will begin on October 12 with master artist Chuck Caplinger, artist Holgie Caplinger, and artist David Greene.  The mural is located on the south wall of the Desert Cycle Works building, 6177 Adobe Road, in 29 Palms.

The mural was originally painted in 1995 by Chuck Caplinger and the repaint is expected to take approximately six weeks.  Wayne Winiecki of Mural Medic has prepped the wall and will coat it upon completion.

Action 29 Palms Chair, LeeAnn Clarke, stated, “We are excited to have been able to reschedule the repaint to begin this month and invite everyone to take time to drive by and see the transformation of this magnificent historical painting.” In addition, she said, “The mural dedication will be scheduled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are currently under.  We will keep the public informed on the unveiling once a date has been established.”

As of September, fundraising efforts have raised $20,863 towards the $45,000 goal for the community project to restore the historic mural, which honors the Operation Desert Storm homecoming and 1991 Victory Parade that celebrated the return of troops to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms. Donations to cover all the costs associated with restoring the mural are still being gratefully accepted online at the organization’s website, www.action29palmsmurals.com.

About Mural #5: Desert Storm Homecoming & Victory Parade

The Marines first came to Twentynine Palms in 1952. Since then, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center has trained thousands of proud Marines, many of whom were deployed during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. When the troops came home from the Persian Gulf in 1991, more than 40,000 people crowded into the city for the “Mother of all Parades.” This 18×101-foot mural was painted by Twentynine Palms artist Chuck Caplinger and was dedicated on October 15, 1995.

We all need something to look forward to again. And nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway as the journey begins the moment you decide to go. So when you’re ready, say yes to the road less traveled and start planning your desert getaway to 29 Palms.

Take the road less traveled 

Just a stone’s throw away from Los Angeles and San Diego, a wilder side of California awaits. Home to the main entrance of the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms offers unparalleled access to the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Mojave Desert. It’s a place for solitude seekers and stargazers, trailblazers and explorers. A place where the fiery sunsets give way to a night sky so dark and so clear that you can map out the magnificent Milky Way.

Book your visit to 29 Palms today and discover the natural wonders and otherworldly landscapes of the California desert, including Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Trails National Monument, and the Mojave National Preserve, where you can hike to new heights on shifting sand dunes, boulders, and rugged mountain ranges.

 

Get inspired to get outdoors 

At nearly 800,000-acres, Joshua Tree National Park is home to some of the most fascinating geology found in the California deserts; rugged mountains of twisted rock and exposed granite monoliths testify to the tremendous earth forces that shaped and formed this land. Much of the park exists within an overlap of the Mojave and Colorado deserts, creating a unique transition zone where you’ll find rich biodiversity, and a diverse range of plants and animals from each desert ecosystem.

Enjoy world-class hiking trails and rock climbing routes, and one of the most breathtaking starry night skies in southern California. And if you’re looking for an evening of solitude under the stars, Joshua Tree National Park is your park. Designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association in 2017, Joshua Tree National Park is home to some seriously dark skies, and is known as one of the best places in southern California to see the Milky Way. Learn more about stargazing in Joshua Tree National Park, and plan your next stargazing adventure!

Spanning an incredible 1.6-million acres, Mojave Trails National Monument borders Joshua Tree National Park to the south, and Mojave National Preserve to the north, and is home to beautifully rugged mountain ranges, pristine sand dunes, ancient lava flows, historic Native American trading routes and incredible WWII history, plus the longest undeveloped stretches of the iconic Route 66.

Plan a visit this fall and start your Mojave Trails adventure with a scenic drive up to Amboy Crater, one of the monuments most well-know geological wonders. Situated in one of the youngest volcanic fields in the U.S., Amboy Crater was formed of ash and cinders, and is 250-feet high and 1,500-feet in diameter, sitting in stunning contrast to the vast desert wilderness its surrounded by. In the cooler fall and winter seasons, plan to give yourself a couple of hours to explore, and plan time to hike the trail up and into this stunningly symmetrical volcanic cinder cone, and be prepared to take in some seriously otherworldly views!

From downtown 29 Palms, head north on Adobe Road and turn right on to Amboy Road, where you’ll follow the road northeast and enjoy 60 scenic miles of open road and open sky all the way to the Amboy Crater National Landmark, just one of many natural wonders waiting to be discovered in Mojave Trails National Monument.

 

Plan your trip

Our hospitality businesses look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful rural desert community, and have implemented a wide variety of new safety measures and protocols in accordance with State and County guidelines, ensuring that your health and safety remains the top priority. You’ll see COVID-Compliant Business Partner certificates in the store front windows of many of businesses, and to learn more about what safety measures are in place, give our business owners a call directly – they’d love to hear from and share all the details of what’s new and what to expect at their business.

Book your accommodations in 29 Palms and choose from the areas most diverse collection of lodging, including national brand hotels, historic inns and motels, an RV Resort, and vacation rentals, all just minutes from the north entrance of Joshua Tree National Park!

Fuel up for your adventure with takeout or delivery from one of our local restaurants, and discover an exciting culinary adventure for all tastes and ages in 29 Palms. Check out our list of open restaurants, and find details on who’s offering outdoor dining.

We kindly remind you that that face masks/coverings are required statewide, and encourage you to practice healthy handwashing, maintain a safe social distance from people outside of your household, and postpone travel if you are sick. For more information and resources for planning a safe and responsible visit to 29 Palms, please visit our COVID-19 page.

 

 

 

As the record-breaking wildfire season in California continues, and with the safety of our residents and visitors our top priority, Visit 29 Palms has put together a list of local, county, and state resources to help effectively monitor ongoing wildfire activity, and track air quality impacts.

While there are currently no wildfires in or within close range of the City of Twentynine Palms, we want to help make sure you have access to the right resources and agencies in order to be prepared, and to ensure you can get critical updates in the case of a wildfire emergency.

Please be advised that air quality in Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National is currently being impacted by the El Dorado Fire, which started in Yucaipa on September 5. During this time we ask you to please avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion, keep your windows and doors closed, avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan, and if you have one, run your AC. When air quality is compromised, people with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors.

Monitoring Air Quality

AirNow Fire and Smoke Map: Real-time updates on air quality
The interactive AirNow Fire and Smoke Map provides real-time updates on both wildfire activity and air quality impacts across the United States, and includes real-time information on air quality in the City of Twentynine Palms. If and when air quality in Twentynine Palms becomes impacted by wildfire activity, please avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion, keep your windows and doors closed, avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan, and if you have one, run your AC. When air quality is compromised, people with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors.

Wildfire Information & Updates

San Bernardino County Fire
This is the official website for San Bernardino County’s Fire Protection District, which manages the City of Twentynine Palms and our neighboring communities. In the case of a fire incident in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County Fire will be your source for the latest updates and information, both on their website and social media channels.

Follow SBC Fire on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanBernardinoCountyFire
Follow SBC Fire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBCOUNTYFIRE

San Bernardino County Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS)
In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff and Fire Departments send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). The County uses a database of landline telephone numbers, which is updated every six months, to send emergency messages to landline phones only. By signing up below, residents can also receive emergency text messages on their cell phones, add voice over internet phone numbers (V.O.I.P.), and manage their own account using a valid email address. Those without internet connections can sign up by calling 211 or (909) 980-2857 for assistance in registering.

CAL FIRE Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
CAL Fire’s website allows you to search for CAL Fire wildfire incidents by City name or Zip Code, and will provide accurate and timely updates about active wildfires near you and will link you to the incidents full details which include updates on containment, road closures, evacuation orders and warnings, and public information hotlines. You can also sign up for text message alerts by entering your cell phone number and Zip Code which will help you get immediate alerts for wildfire activity near you.

Follow CAL FIRE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRE
Follow CAL FIRE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE

Wildfire Preparedness and Safety Information
Find a wide variety of helpful resources on CAL Fire’s ReadyForWidlfire.org website, including a link to download an app to help create your custom wildfire preparedness action plan, checklists for what you should have in your emergency supply kit, what you should do around the house to be ready in the case of a wildfire, and most importantly, an evacuation plan checklist.

 

National Park Service Safety Alerts

Joshua Tree National Park Alerts
NEW – Campfire Restrictions in Joshua Tree National Park 
Effective beginning Sunday, September 6th, a temporary fire restriction is in effect. All fires, including at campsites and picnic areas, are prohibited due to extreme weather conditions. Camp stoves and devices with shutoff switches may still be used. Before you visit Joshua Tree National Park, always check for the latest safety alerts and updates on current conditions on the parks website. With limited cell phone and GPS reception available in the park, be sure to download, save, and print a copy of the parks map ahead of time.

Mojave National Preserve AlertsBefore you visit Mojave National Preserve, always check for the latest safety alerts and updates on current conditions on the Preserve’s website. With limited cell phone and GPS reception available, be sure to download, save, and print a copy of the Mojave National Preserve map ahead of time.

Bureau of Land Management Safety Alerts

Mojave Trails National Monument 
The Bureau of Land Management is increasing fire restrictions and prohibiting all uses of open flame including campfires, barbecues and stoves, on BLM-managed public lands in the state of California effective Sept. 8, due to high fire danger. This includes popular areas in the Mojave Trails National Monument such as Amboy Crater, Bonanza Spring, Afton Canyon, and Sheephole Mountain.

 

 

Updated twice weekly

Traveling to the City of 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park will look a little different this summer, and will require taking more time to plan. While our hospitality businesses are eager to welcome you back, we kindly ask that you be conscientious of your impact on our small desert community when visiting.

To help you do so, Visit 29 Palms has put together the following to help you plan in advance:

COVID-19 Tourism Information for Twentynine Palms
What’s Open, What’s Closed in 29 Palms
10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly
COVID-19 Business Resources

Together with the City of Twentynine Palms, Visit 29 Palms continues to closely monitor the latest developments and guidance provided by health official regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Twentynine Palms is following the guidance of the San Bernardino County Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As the City of Twentynine Palms reopens and we look forward to welcoming travelers back to our desert community, we urge everyone to follow best practices and remain diligent in doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please be advised that as of June 18, 2020, public health officials now require Californians to wear cloth face coverings or masks in all common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. Face coverings and masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus, especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing.

COVID-19 Resources
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to refer to the following resources for the latest updates:
City of Twentynine Palms
San Bernardino County Health Department
California Department of Public Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

29 Palms Oasis of Murals

Tour the city’s Oasis of Murals

As we all look for safe outdoor activities and experiences that allow us to maintain safe physical distancing, now is a great time to plan a self-guided tour of the city’s Oasis of Murals! Spend your 4th of July weekend exploring our collection of 20+ historic murals which tell rich history and culture of our desert community, and celebrate the beauty of the surrounding Mojave Desert.

Download our mural map and plan a fun drive around our downtown area to discover the collection! In addition to the beautiful outdoor murals you will also see a variety of outdoor sculptures and art installations, so be sure to also download our public arts map to learn more!

 

Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Experience one of southern California’s most spectacular landscapes where the Mojave and Colorado deserts meet! All park entrances and visitor centers are open, and it will be a very busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park. Expect all campgrounds to be full, and parking lots at the popular trails to fill up quickly. We strongly encourage you to plan your visit very early in the morning, or in the late afternoon, and to use the north park entrance in 29 Palms to avoid the long lines and congestion that builds at the west entrance in the town of Joshua Tree.

With temperatures for the weekend expected to be above 100 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend, please avoid strenuous hiking during the middle of the day and choose places within the park at higher elevations to explore. Carry a minimum of one gallon of water per person, per day, and drink often to avoid dehydration. Bring salty snacks to help your body replace electrolytes lost when sweating, and wear loose-fitting, light colored clothing. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also a must! Be sure to check the parks website for alerts before you go and recreate responsibly by following Leave No Trace principles!

 

Rib Co 29 Palms California

Enjoy a great meal from one of our many great restaurants!

Stop by Cactus Trails Café or Denny’s for all your breakfast needs, and then grab a specialty sandwich for lunch from Campbell Hill Bakery. Pick up a mid-day smoothie from Surf City Squeeze, and then head over to Rib Co. for dinner. And don’t forget to treat yourself to something sweet at Foster’s Freeze or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!

Many of our restaurants are offering local delivery through DoorDash or Postmates, making online ordering easy and efficient. Download the apps ahead of time and within a few minutes you’ll be able to have food and drinks from one of our many local eateries delivered right to your hotel or vacation rental!

Under the current state guidelines, you will find the bars in 29 Palms closed, and indoor dining at our restaurants restricted. Whether you’re looking to pick up a to-go order, or have food delivered, it’s always a good idea to call ahead as our restaurants are continuously implementing new safety measures and may make changes to their hours of operations. If you are going to pickup your order, please do remember your face mask/covering! See our full list of restaurants offering take-out and delivery.

 

29 Palms Farmers Market

Shop the 29 Palms farmers market! 

The 29 Palms weekly farmers market has now moved to the evenings and takes place from 5 – 9 PM every Saturday at Bucklin Park, at the corner of Hwy 62 and Desert Queen Ave in downtown 29 Palms.  Stop by the market this holiday weekend and stock up on fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, an assortment of baked goods, and fresh salsas, spreads, honey, nuts, and more!

You’ll also discover a wide variety of vendors selling locally crafted goods, and as a special treat for the 4th of July holiday, enjoy live music by Travis Knight! We urge everyone attending the market to do your best at maintaining safe physical distancing while shopping, and remind you that masks/face coverings are required.

 

4th of July Fireworks 29 Palms California

Enjoy fireworks from the comfort and safety of your accommodations!

Thanks to MCCS 29 Palms, a special high-altitude fireworks show will be launching from the edge of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center starting at 9 PM. This 4th of July fireworks show will be visible throughout our desert community, and is meant to be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home, or from the hotel or vacation rental you are staying at. Please note, base access will not be granted to unauthorized patrons.

 

*Traveling to the City of 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park will look a little different this summer, and will require taking more time to plan. While our hospitality businesses are eager to welcome you back, we kindly ask that you be conscientious of your impact on our small desert community when visiting. To help you do so, Visit 29 Palms has put together a list of 10 tips to travel safely and responsibly this summer. Our staff are here to help answer questions or concerns and to help with trip planning, so give us a call at (760)358-6324 or contact us through our website.

From classic American, to Thai, Caribbean, and Mexican, Twentynine Palms offers an exciting culinary adventure for all tastes and ages. Listed below is a complete list of restaurants in our city that are open for outdoor dining, take-out and delivery. We encourage you to call ahead to speak directly with the restaurant staff to learn more about what types of safety measures and protocols have been put into place. And please remember your face covering/mask!

Restaurants offering outdoor dining

Andreas Charbroiled Burgers
Open for takeout orders and outdoor dining
73780 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-2008

Denny’s Restaurant
Open for takeout and outdoor dining, plus delivery services available through DoorDash and Postmates
73669 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-3550

Edchada’s Fine Mexican Food & Cocktails
Open for takeout and outdoor dining
73502 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-2131  

FANS Sports Bar and Grill
Open for takeout and outdoor patio dining
4966 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-0663

Fosters Freeze
Open for takeout and outdoor dining
73629 Two Mile Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-9303

Jelly Donut and Pho
Open for takeout and outdoor dining
73570 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-4202

John’s Place
Open for takeout and outdoor dining, plus drive-thru
72132 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-9779

Kitchen of the Desert
Open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining
6427 Mesquite Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)865-0245

Mexican Street Tacos
Open for takeout and outdoor dining
73768 Gorgonio Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)865-0808

Rib Co.
Open for takeout and outdoor dining
72183 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-1663

Restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery

Andreas Charbroiled Burgers
Open for takeout orders, limited outdoor seating
73780 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-2008

Arteaga’s Mexican Restaurant
Open for takeout
6244 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)910-9169

Bamboo Garden
Open for takeout and delivery
73633 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-0568

Burger King
Open for delivery and drive-thru
71707 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-2111

Castañeda’s Mexican Food
Drive-thru is open, delivery available with Postmates
73680 Sun Valley Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-0202 

Campbell Hill Bakery
Open for takeout
73491 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)401-8284

Cold Stone Creamery
Open for takeout, delivery available through DoorDash
6485 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-7777

Del Taco
Drive-thru open, delivery available through Postmates and DoorDash
72636 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-9366

Denny’s Restaurant

Open for takeout and limited outdoor seating, plus delivery through DoorDash and Postmates
73669 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-3550

Domino’s Pizza
Open for takeout and delivery
3668 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-2273

Edchada’s Fine Mexican Food & Cocktails
Open for takeout and outdoor dining
73502 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-2131  

FANS Sports Bar and Grill
Open for takeout and outdoor patio dining
4966 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-0663

Fosters Freeze
Open for takeout and limited outdoor seating
73629 Two Mile Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-9303

Fuji Restaurant
Open for takeout
73603 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-1718

Jack in the Box
Drive-thru open, delivery available through Postmates and DoorDash
73762 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 361-5117 

King Kitchen
Open for takeout
73845 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-9393

Jelly Donut and Pho
Open for takeout and outdoor seating
73570 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-4202

John’s Place
Open for takeout and drive-thru
72132 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-9779

Kitchen of the Desert
Open for takeout and delivery, plus limited outdoor seating
6427 Mesquite Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)865-0245

Mexican Street Tacos
Open for takeout and limited outdoor seating
73768 Gorgonio Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)865-0808

McDonald’s
Drive-thru open, delivery available through DoorDash
6455 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277  
(760) 367-1247

Papa John’s Pizza
Open for delivery
73549 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 361-5555

Pizza Hut
Open for delivery
72526 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-2806

Rib Co.
Open for takeout and limited outdoor seating
72183 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-1663

Rocky’s New York Style Pizzeria
Open for takeout, with delivery available through DoorDash and Postmates
73737 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-9525

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Open for takeout, delivery available through DoorDash
6485 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-7777

Starbucks
Drive-thru open
73690 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)369-9920

Subway
Delivery available through DoorDash
6470 Desert Queen Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 361-6732

Surf City Squeeze
Open for takeout, delivery available through DoorDash
6485 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms., CA 92277
(760)361-7777

Thai Cafe
Open for takeout
73501 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)865-0737

TK Express Chinese Kitchen
Open for takeout
71757 Twentynine Palms Hwy, B-1, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-9000

Top 100 Chinese Restaurant
Open for takeout
71757 Twentynine Palms Hwy, B-1, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)361-9000

Yamahana Sushi
Open for takeout, delivery available through DoorDash
71757 Twentynine Palms Hwy, 1-A, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 232-3030


Groceries:
Stater Bros. Market
Open daily from 6:00am – 11:00pm, with a dedicated hour for seniors shopping from 6:00am – 7:00am on Tuesdays and Fridays.
71727 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-6535


Please note, hours and operations are subject to change.

To submit a restaurant or make changes, please contact us by email at visit29palms@gmail.com

Together with the City of Twentynine Palms, Visit 29 Palms continues to closely monitor the latest developments and guidance provided by health official regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Twenytnine Palms is following the guidance of the San Bernardino County Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please see below for updates on operations at our surrounding national parks and preserves, details on what types of essential businesses are open, and for the full list of restaurants who are currently open for curb side pickup, take-out, and home delivery.

National Parks and Preserves

Joshua Tree National Park Modified Operations
Joshua Tree National Park is modifying operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and is working to increase access in a phased approach. As of May 18, 2020, park entrances, roads, parking lots, trails, and family campsites are open. Visitor Centers and group campsites remain closed. For more information please visit: www.nps.gov/jotr

Mojave National PreserveModified Operations
Due to the shelter in place order, all visitor centers, campgrounds, restrooms, the Lava Tube and the Zzyzx area are currently closed. Please travel only when necessary. Emergency response times may be much longer than usual. For more information please visit: www.nps.gov/moja/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve Open
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve is open to the public, however Chaparrosa Peak Trail is closed, as are public restrooms. For more information please visit: www.wildlandsconservancy.org/preserve_pioneertown.html

Big Morongo Canyon PreserveOpen
As of June 25, 2020 the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve has reopened, and is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Please maintain physical distancing, and expect some of the trails to be one-way only at this time. For more information please visit: www.bigmorongo.org/

29 Palms Restaurants offering pick-up and/or delivery

There is a wide variety of restaurants in our city that are open for take-out and delivery and we’d love you to help us support them if you can! Whether you’re craving some classic comfort food, are hungry for tacos, burgers, or ribs, Pho, sushi, or Chinese, or are in need of something sweet from our new bakery or a healthy smoothie, you’ll find it in 29 Palms! For our complete list of restaurants, please visit our blog.

Local Businesses & Attractions

Many businesses and services in 29 Palms have made changes to their schedules and adopted new protocols to ensure your safety, and we recommend calling ahead to know what to expect.

What’s Open:
Banks, Gas stations, Pharmacies
Grocery stores, Farmer’s Markets, Food Banks
Restaurants (including curbside pickup/take-out/delivery options)
Short-Term Vacation Rentals (occupancy limited to guests from one immediate household)
Hotels, Motels, Inns
Camping and RV Resort
Joshua Tree National Park (phased reopening)
Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center (limited basis)

What’s Closed:
Entertainment venues
Public pool and playground equipment at city parks
Public events and gatherings

While the 29 Palms Visitor Center is temporarily closed, our staff are still available to assist you with trip planning and travel resources. Submit your inquiries and questions through our contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible: www.visit29.org/contact-us/


Calling all starry-eyed lovers! If you’re looking for fun date night ideas this Valentine’s Day, 29 Palms offers some unique experiences and attractions that will be sure to impress your honey, and make for an unforgettable getaway!

Dinner and a show
Plan a romantic dinner at one of our fine restaurants and we’ll show you why dinner dates with your sweetheart will never get old. Our city boasts some impressive eateries, many with charming backgrounds and intimate atmospheres that will set the mood and help fan those flames of desire!

After dinner head on over to Theater 29 for a riveting performance of “Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy” which will be a sweet treat for anyone who appreciates live theater. You can also hop in your car and get cozy at Smith’s Ranch Drive-In Theater and enjoy a double feature of at one of California’s last remaining drive-in theaters.

Get physical
If you’re looking for a more interactive date night experience, spend your evening moving around – it’s a great excuse to show off your moves! Treat your sweetheart to a fun night of axe throwing where a little friendly competition will add some spice to your date night. Make a reservation at The Boardroom this February 14 or 15 and your sweetheart throws for free!

Another fun way to stay on the move this Valentine’s Day is to go bowling at the Bowladium! Enjoy a drink at the local favorite the Back Alley Cocktail Lounge, conveniently located inside the Bowladium, where a fully stocked bar of beer and spirits, pool tables and a live DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights is the perfect venue to let your hair down, let loose, and work up a sweat on the dance floor! And speaking of live music and dancing, there will be lots of that happening at Fine Line Cocktails this Valentine’s Day, plus drink specials and a complimentary dessert bar!

Stargazing with your sweetheart
As the sun slowly melts away over the edge of horizon, our clear, dark skies come bursting to life in 29 Palms. If there’s a special someone in your life who you’re looking to impress, you can’t do better than planning a romantic evening of stargazing and taking in some of the universe’s most beautiful and luminous creations.

Head on over to Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center on Saturday, February 15 for a free, public star party where you’ll marvel at the magnificence of the winter Milky Way! If you’re looking for a more intimate stargazing experience, call the 29 Palms Astronomy Club who will bring the star party to you!

Romance and relaxation
Why not surprise your sweetheart with a romantic weekend getaway? Book a weekend getaway in 29 Palms and choose from one of our many national brand hotels, historic inns and motels, or vibrant vacation rentals. While it’s always fun to leave your room to explore our local culture which is chock full of music and art, exceptional food and adventure, why not stay in all weekend and have some quiet one on one time? A relaxing retreat will give you the little slice of heaven you crave in a picturesque desert environment. Plan your Valentine’s Day weekend getaway in 29 Palms today!

Day One: Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy blue skies, dark nights, and an otherworldly landscape in Joshua Tree National Park

Start your Joshua Tree National Park adventure at the park’s Oasis Visitor Center in 29 Palms and explore one of the many fascinating aspects of this otherworldly national park with a free, half-hour Ranger Talk, held every morning at 10:00 AM. Following the Ranger Talk head out for an easy stroll along the Oasis of Mara Nature Trail where you will discover how this natural desert oasis is the cornerstone of the Joshua Tree National Park story, and how in the presence of water, life has thrived in and around the oasis for more than 9,000-years.

If popular trails like Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, or Ryan Mountain are on your to-do list, we recommend planning your visit on a weekday, between Monday and Thursday, when you’ll find more space to yourself on the trails. We also recommend getting an early start to your day and entering through the north park entrance in 29 Palms where you can avoid the congestion and potentially long wait times at the west entrance in the town of Joshua Tree.

After an adventurous day outdoors, you’ll surely have worked up a big appetite! Check out 29 Palms diverse collection of restaurants – and enjoy a great meal after a great day outdoors. Once you’ve relaxed and refueled, we invite you to sit back and watch our dark night sky come to life!

The California desert is known for it’s stunningly dark night skies, and our community was thrilled to see Joshua Tree National Park receive International Dark Sky Park designation by the International Dark Sky Association in 2017. Be sure to spend at least one late night marveling at the stars and Milky Way while you’re visiting 29 Palms, whether it’s in the National Park, at a free, public star party at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, or with a private stargazing experience with the 29 Palms Astronomy Club who will bring the star party to you!

Day Two: Arts & Culture

Discover an Oasis of Murals, a thriving arts community, and a small city with a rich history!

Discover the rich history of our vibrant desert community by exploring our Oasis of Murals. The series of outdoor murals are located throughout the downtown area and illustrate the colorful history of 29 Palms, from the history of the Serrano and Chemehuevi Native America tribes, to the founding pioneers and homesteaders, to the establishment of the 29 Palms Marine Base, to a celebration of the unique flora and fauna of the beautiful Mojave Desert. Download our Oasis of Murals brochure and plan a self-guided tour!

The Mojave Desert has long since been a place of inspiration for artists and musicians, so whether you’re feeling inspired to drop in to the 29 Palms Creative Center and Gallery to paint or learn the pottery wheel, or view the latest exhibit at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, you will be impressed by the rich arts and culture of our desert community.

Continue your exploration of our city’s rich history and culture with a docent led tour of the Old Schoolhouse Museum, owned and operated by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Every city has its own story and history just waiting to be discovered, and there’s no better place to immerse yourself in 29 Palms history than at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

Day Three: Road trip through the Mojave

Explore the unimaginable diversity of Mojave Trails National Monument and take a cruise along the iconic Route 66!

Spanning 1.6 million acres, the newly designed Mojave Trails National Monument is an incredible part of the California desert, and is home to beautifully rugged mountain ranges, pristine sand dunes, ancient lava flows, historic Native American trading routes and incredible WWII history, plus the longest undeveloped stretches of the iconic Route 66. Exploring Mojave Trails National Monument will require more research and planning than its neighboring Joshua Tree National Park or Mojave National Preserve so be sure to stop by the 29 Palms Visitor Center to pick up maps and travel information to help plan your day trip.

Grab lunch to-go from one of our restaurants and then head northeast on Amboy Road and make the nearby Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark your first stop in Mojave Trails.

Day Four: Discover our local hidden gems

Shop, dine, and play in downtown 29 Palms

A great way to spend the morning is to get out and explore some of the unique shops in downtown 29 Palms. You’ll discover a beautiful collection of home décor and furnishings at Habitat, a colorful collection of locally made art, gifts, and crystals at Mojave Sol, and eclectic collectibles and antiques at the Carousel of Treasures.

After a fun morning spent exploring the shops in 29 Palms, enjoy a leisurely lunch while you contemplate the many interesting ways to spend your afternoon. 29 Palms is home to some unique attractions including the high desert’s only axe throwing venue. Spend an hour or two at The Boardroom and let your competitive side shine while playing one of the many fun axe throwing games.

If quirky road side attractions peak your interest, take a short drive east on Highway 62 and visit Glass Outhouse Art Gallery. You’ll not only discover a great indoor gallery space with contemporary art exhibits, but also a fun collection of playful outdoor art displays, including one of our favorites, “Schwinn Ranch.”

Dinner and a show is great way to spend your evening in 29 Palms, and we offer some a unique take on this popular date night theme. Remember drive-in movie theaters? We’ve still got one! Smith’s Ranch Drive-In Movie Theater is one of only 18 remaining drive-in movie theaters in California, and offers double features on the big screen Thursday through Sunday, with new films every week. Another great option for the “show” part of your evening is to see a play or musical at Theatre 29, a non-profit community theatre that has been entertaining the Morongo Basin and Coachella Valley area since it opened in 1999!

And lastly, if you’re in town on Saturday, be sure to stop by the 29 Palms Farmer’s Market where you can shop fresh, locally grown produce and a wide variety of artisan goods!

Places to Stay in 29 Palms:

29 Palms Inn
29 Palms RV Resort
9 Palms Inn
America’s Best Value
Campbell House
El Rancho Dolores
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Harmony Motel
Holiday Inn Express
Motel 6
Oasis Inn & Suites
Sunnyvale Garden Suites
SureStay Plus by Best Western

+ Choose from a wide variety of short-term vacation rentals!

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