Joshua Tree National Park is an absolute must for anyone in the Palm Springs area. It can be done quickly as a scenic drive, or leisurely with a number of options. You can drive the route, stop and do hikes along the way. Or you can take your gear and actually camp over night in a number of spots. We drove through and stopped at all the scenic points, getting out and casually walking around. The day we went we hadn’t actually planned on it, so if we had been slightly more prepared we would have done one of the many hikes.