Yesterday, three-day music fest Coachella officially revealed dates along with an unbelievable line-up of performers, so it’s probably best to start planning your trip now, and your full month of detox for after. As usual, it’s going to be a raging booze and drugfest under the hot desert sun. (Familiarize yourself with electrolytes.) But where you can’t really escape desert heat, you can escape millions of fucked-up people by turning into Joshua Tree National Park. In fact, it should be on your itinerary regardless of your pill stash. Timing couldn’t be better: Joshua Tree National Park is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year and they are offering free entrance on certain dates, two of which overlap with Coachella.
National Park Week (seriously, this exists?) happens to fall on April 16-24, so entrance will be free on the Saturday and Sunday of Coachella weekend (April 15-17). I imagine you don’t really care about National Park Week or the fifteen other days entrance fees are waived all across this great nation, so, yay Coachella!