Joshua Tree National Park, about 150 miles east of Los Angeles, is a fantastic place to hike, rock climb, picnic and camp. The 794,000 acre preserve is noted for its spectacular gardens of huge monzogranite boulders mingled with sparse forests of juniper trees, pinyon pines, cholla cactus, and the ungainly Joshua trees for which the park is named.
Are you ready for some fun in the desert sun? Then pack an overnight bag and head 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles to beautiful Palm Springs. Located in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is the perfect escape for a girlfriend getaway, romantic retreat or guys golf outing. The desert is sure to accommodate your every need.
I met her in New York. Sophisticated, had studied history in college, someone who talked about the polishing effects in the sculpture of Bernini. Beyond that we had a clear case of "high enthusiasm" for each other. So, I didn’t want to take her just anywhere. I understood that this would require staging.
Need to get away from everyday life and pamper yourself in the perfect surroundings? Whether you want to do everything or nothing at all, Palm Springs is the perfect luxury getaway.
If you are lucky enough to begin your day in Palm Springs, there is no better choice than the Spanish Colonial boutique hotel of the Pepper Tree Inn. This hidden gem offers romantic charm while remaining an intimate experience.
Even at night, wandering Palm Springs in summer is not for the faint of heart. The sun may be gone, but the heat lingers. For the intrepid traveler hoping to beat the crowds and enjoy the cosmopolitan flair of this desert oasis, a little "sweat equity" is worth the effort.