• Hektor

Twenty Four Hours in Palm Springs

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

One of my favorite things to do during the weekends is escape the LA noise. Thankfully, Los Angeles offers an endless amount of destinations that are perfect for a weekend getaway. One of the most popular choices is always Palm Springs and it’s with good reason! Wherever your interests may lay - Palm Springs has something for everyone.

Over the years, I’ve had friends ask me what they should do in Palm Springs, if they were to only spend 24 hours in town. Naturally, I’ve decided to put together a list with some of my favorite spots in Palm Springs and it’s surrounding area to help you plan your next visit.

Where to stay

While Palm Springs has a range of beautiful Airbnb houses at affordable prices available, I personally enjoy the comfort and experience of the resorts in the area. Palm Springs is a resort town after all.

My two top choices are the Ace Hotel and the Parker Palm Springs. At the Ace, you'll never be left without something to do. Wether it's chilling by the pool, yoga, or bingo - they have it! Make sure to check-out their website for their upcoming events as there is always something happening.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a great place to start your visit. It's the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world and offers one of a kind views. The journey takes approximately thirteen minutes but feels way shorter. Once you reached the top, you are able to explore the wilderness of the Mount San Jacinto Park or enjoy lunch at one of the two restaurants available. Keep in mind that temperatures at the top are much colder - so bring a jacket with you!

Salvation Mountain

You might recognize Salvation Mountain from the countless music videos and movies it’s recently been featured in. Any Kesha fans out there?

While it’s an approximate 90 minute drive from the center of Palm Springs, I find the experience is worth it. This piece of art is something everyone is able to enjoy whatever your religion background may be.

The Cabazon Dinosaurs

Are you a Pee-wee fan? Then you can't miss visiting the Cabazon Dinosaurs! The giant dinosaurs are conveniently located next to the 10, making it an easy stop on your trip. While you can witness the two giant dinosaurs without purchasing any tickets, you're able to go explore inside the dinosaurs for only $13. From my point of view, I would opt against the latter if you are limited on time.

Joshua Tree National Park

No trip to Palm Springs is completed without a visit to Joshua Tree. All I can say is it's on of my favorite places in California and I would encourage everyone to visit if given the opportunity. It's beauty is truly beyond words! Not to mention the sunsets are truly one of a kind..