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. Download our official Visit 29 Palms downtown map for complete listings of attractions, restaurants, shops, and hotels. 

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 city

Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA)
The MBTA provides public bus transportation throughout the Morongo Basin and down into the greater Palm Springs region, including the Palm Springs International Airport. Buses are ADA accessible, and offer a “Bike and Ride” option.

Nearby car rentals:

Hertz Car Rental
56132 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
55255 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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!