Joshua Tree National Park is considered one of the places in California with the darkest skies. The very first time I went camping was at Joshua Tree and I was so amazed by how much stars I could see out there at night. It reminded me of one of the museums where you get to sit inside a huge dome with a star projector, only this time it was in real life and was definitely so much better! It was also the very first time I saw the Milky Way, one of my long time bucket list items, so I was very happy to tick that off the list.
Joshua Tree National Park is my go-to place for star gazing, especially if I am looking to shoot the Milky Way. So glad that it is only a couple of hours away from where I live in Los Angeles – perfect for a weekend trip.