Side Trips and Interesting Day Trips from the Palm Springs Area
Photo Tour of the Coachella Valley and Colorado Desert
This photo tour will give you an idea of - and a look at - some of the things you can see in a one-day drive.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
This park is well-known for its spring wildflowers. It's also the largest state park in California.
Glen Ivy Resort
Glen Ivy Resort in Corona is a short drive from Palm Springs and a good destination for a day's side trip. It's an 11-acre, deluxe day spa centered around natural mineral springs and red clay mineral baths that earned it the nickname "Club Mud."
Joshua Tree National Park
It's just a short drive out of Palm Springs and it has some really great scenery and interesting vegetation.
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
A scenic drive that takes you from the desert floor into the mountains and back again.
Many films were made here in the 1950s. Today you can watch gunfight re-enactments on weekends April through October.
It's one of the desert's weirdest features, an inland sea created during a flood. With no streams coming in and none going out, it's now saltier than the ocean, home to hardy creatures and one of the "fastest" lakes anywhere, making it great for boating.