Joshua Tree National Park is a three hour drive outside of Las Vegas.
That park was a big draw to the area for me.
I thought the scenery looked so cool. I debated on where I should book my stay and decided that staying in Las Vegas would be best. I would only want a day in the park. One long drive that day wouldn’t be too bad. I felt the park was worth it. Then afterwards I would have everything I could want in the city. I am so thankful I booked a hotel in the city. Joshua Tree National Park wasn’t what I thought. It was just a tree in the severe heat. I was bored within a few moments. I still walked around, took pictures and did all the tourist stuff. It wasn’t the highlight of my trip. I didn’t brag about Joshua tree and tell everyone I know they had to see it. Instead what I brought back story wise was how neat Vegas was. I enjoyed eating some really great meals, shopping in high end stores and trying legal weed. I liked that recreational cannabis was allowed there. I was able to just walk into a dispensary and pick out what I wanted. I liked getting a little high, finding a good place to eat and watching the city start up for the evening. Las Vegas is really fun for a few days. I gambled a bit too because you have to be in that area. I wouldn’t have thought that gambling would be more fun than a national park, but it was.