Plan Your Trip to Twentynine Palms, CA

29 Palms, California

Whether you want to relax in a desert oasis or adventure in stunning national parks, the City of Twentynine Palms, CA, has something for everyone. Located in the southern Mojave Desert, Twentynine Palms lies in a scenic arid valley, bordered on the south by the nearly 800,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park and on the north by the 935-square-mile Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, the world’s largest Marine Corps training base. Once home to Native Americans, cattlemen, gold miners, then WWI veterans who built a desert homesteading community in the 1920s, Twentynine Palms was incorporated as a city on November 23, 1987.

The City of Twentynine Palms

Today, Twentynine Palms provides the region’s largest variety of lodging options, dining, and desert hospitality for some of the 3 million national park visitors, in addition to visitors to the Marine Base and other desert destinations. Known for its brilliant star-filled nights, desert and mountain vistas, wide open spaces, art and murals, the city offers a haven for artists and nature lovers, and a restful getaway for visitors, a scenic location for photography and filming, and a friendly community for families, singles, retirees, and snowbirds.

Breathe. Relax. Explore. Start planning your trip to our amazing city today.

Traveling to Twentynine Palms

Getting here is easy! Twentynine Palms is located in close proximity to major cities, and is a short trip away by car or plane.

If you’re flying, our accessible airports include:

Twentynine Palms Airport: This airport serves light aircraft and gliders and is owned by the County of San Bernardino, CA. Located about six miles east of downtown, the airport has two runways for small planes. Runway 8/26 is a paved runway extending 5,531 feet. Runway 17/35 is paved and 3,797 feet. The facility is at an elevation of 1,888 feet. Tie ups are available.

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): This international airport is 50 miles southwest of Twentynine Palms. Served by 10 major air carriers, it has nonstop flights to numerous airports in the U.S. and Canada and acts as a major hub for connections to cities worldwide.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): As the primary international airport serving Los Angeles, this airport offers nonstop flights to destinations around the world. Roughly 157 miles east of Twentynine Palms, you can catch a flight to the Palm Springs Airport from LAX or embark on a road trip get to your destination.

Whether you’re driving or flying, we’re close to the following major cities:

Los Angeles: Approximately a 2.5 to 3-hour drive

San Diego: Approximately a 3.5 to 4.5-hour drive

San Francisco: Approximately a 9-hour drive (1.5-hour flight to Palm Springs)

Las Vegas: Approximately 3 to 3.5-hour drive

Phoenix: Approximately 4 to 4.5-hour drive (1-hour, 10-minute flight to Palm Springs)

If you’re flying in to the Palm Springs Airport first, Twentynine Palms is only a 45-minute to 1-hour drive to the northeast.

Places to stay in Twentynine Palms

Relax and recharge in a way that suits your adventure in Twentynine Palms. We can accommodate everyone, whether you’re driving in your RV, planning to pitch a tent, or wanting to read by a pristine pool. You can even bring your furry friends with you! We have plenty of pet-friendly rooming options.

Our lodging options include: Modern hotels, Historic Inns and motels, Vacation home rentals, Desert motels, RV facilities, Camping sites, Historic homes and cottages.

From bringing your family on an RV road trip adventure to honeymooning in a historic desert inn, you’re sure to love your stay.

Things to do in Twentynine Palms

There’s so much to see and do in Twentynine Palms. Come explore the beautiful Mojave Desert, discover great restaurants and shops, art galleries and cultural venues, and endless activities. Just a few of our notable attractions include:

National parks: Check out monolithic rock formations, desert vistas, and quirky-shaped Joshua Trees at the Joshua Tree National Park, lose yourself in the mysterious and alluring Kelso Dunes in Mojave National Preserve, and ancient lava flows, rugged mountains, desert springs, and the iconic Route 66 in the Mojave Trails National Monument

Cultural arts: Discover the thriving arts community in 29 Palms and view fine art and photography in art galleries and museums, immerse yourself in historical lectures, attend workshops and retreats that stimulate your creativity, enjoy weekly star gazing parties, and annual music and art festivals.

Family-friendly fun: Keep the whole family engaged with art class and workshops, foster a love for nature with junior park ranger programs, stargazing, hiking or go golfing, bowling, or view a drive-in movie.

Fine dining: Get the freshest produce at a farmer’s market, have a romantic night at a restaurant or cocktail bar, or grab a quick meal before you hit the trails—whatever you’re craving, we’ve got food that will impress your senses and nourish your body.

Whether you want to go out and hear live music or spend all night gazing at the stars, you get the best of both the modern and natural world at Twentynine Palms.

Getting around the town

Twentynine Palms has plenty of ways to get from point A to point B. We have shuttles that enable you to enjoy national parks, plenty of local buses, and available rental cars for your convenience.

Our transportation options include:

RoadRunner Shuttle in Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms, CA

Joshua Tree National Park Road Runner Shuttle: Enter the national park for free this spring when you use the park shuttle! During the months of March and April 2019 Joshua Tree National Park offers a free shuttle service, with daily service starting at 8:00am. Save time, money, and avoid the hassle of trying to find parking by leaving your car outside of the park in 29 Palms. Shuttle riders not only enter the park for free, saving $30, but also get to learn about the park from bus ambassadors, and with numerous stops throughout the park you can still access all the popular trails, from Jumbo Rocks to Quail Springs, with lots of opportunities to hop off the bus to explore, hike, and take pictures.

Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA): Local and regional buses: Scheduled buses serve the City of Twentynine Palms, the Twentynine Palms Marine Base, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Landers, Morongo Valley, and Palm Springs/Palm Desert, including Palms Springs International Airport. Buses are equipped for the handicapped and for “Bike and Ride” patrons.

Rental cars: The nearest vehicle rental agency is Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Yucca Valley, approximately 23 miles west of Twentynine Palms. If you have access to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, they have an Enterprise office on base as well. Several major rental car agencies also are available at the Palm Springs International Airport.

With plenty of transportation available, it’s easy to go places in Twentynine Palms.

Book your trip today

Do you want to experience mind-blowing natural beauty and stunning vistas? Would you like to get away from the hectic pace of your everyday life and recharge in a desert oasis? Come to Twentynine Palms, CA. Contact us today for help planning your trip, and get ready to have an unforgettable experience.