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exploring California’s incredible desert city

What does it take to have a perfect Palm Springs weekend getaway? A couple of things: great lodge, fun and enjoyable plan, any person fantastic to escape with (even if it’s just yourself). We had all three of this stuff and loved a much wanted dads three day weekend away to Palm Springs.

We’ve got partnered with Greatest Western Lodges & Resorts to do all types of trips and exploring this yr, and Palm Springs was a type of trips. Our opinions, options and itinerary are our personal and we all know that each one together it really does make for the right Palm Springs weekend getaway.

A Palm Springs weekend getaway is full of fun, nature, vintage finds and sunshine. Guide to planning a Palm Springs trip with hiking ideas and more.

Palm Springs is considered one of our favourite SoCal day journey recommendations. You’ll be able to drive there from Los Angeles and the OC on a whim, or when you’re in Las Vegas or Phoenix, you’d need to plan your drive a bit more. Both means, desert driving is straightforward and delightful, so no worries.

Drive occasions to Palm Springs are as follows:

Los Angeles1:40By way of I-10
San Diego2:10By way of I-15 to I-10
Las Vegasfour:00By way of I-15
Phoenix4:00By way of I-10

You possibly can fly there from almost each west coast airport. It’s a breeze.  Flying into Palm Springs (PSP) isn’t low cost most of the time, however in the event you pay shut attention to promotional emails, notably from Alaska Airlines, yow will discover some good deals. West coast flights to PSP are pretty brief, which makes a Palm Springs weekend getaway completely doable with limited time.

Tip:  should you seek for flights into Ontario (ONT) you’ll find even higher deals than Palm Springs. Yes, it’s an hour’s drive from ONT into Palm Springs, however you can save $200-$300 per ticket by doing the drive. Also, rental automobiles are inexpensive out of ONT.