Day Trip In Greater Palm Springs 

Greater Palm Springs is home to a variety of things to do, from dining to nightlife, outdoor recreation, and everything in between. Those in search of extra adventure can also take advantage of the close proximity to some of California's most stunning locations such as Idyllwild, Anza-Borrego, and Joshua Tree National Park. 

If you're looking to go outdoors and see these beautiful nature spots, here's your guide to day trips near Greater Palm Springs.

Explore Idyllwild

A few miles from Mountain Center is the larger town of Idyllwild. This mile-high paradise sits just over an hour away from Greater Palm Springs in the San Jacinto Mountains. A cabin town where anyone can find delicious food, arts & culture, small local shops, or outdoor activities. 


Road Trip: Palms to Pines Scenic Byway

Greater Palm Springs is surrounded by gorgeous scenic views. Here's your guide to the ultimate road trip that offers a switch from palm trees to open mountain wilderness.

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 Explore Anza Borrego

Experience the largest state park in California and enjoy hiking trails galore, wilderness areas, perfect picnic locations, historical sites, campsites, Borrego Springs, and 12 wilderness areas to explore. See the wonders of the California Desert.

Amazing Finds in Borrego Springs

Explore the beauty of Borrego Springs and find unique desert gems with this guide.

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Things to Do in Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs has outdoor adventure among the cacti and palm oases, crystal clear air and a handful of quaint inns.

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Explore Joshua Tree National Park

With nearly 800,000 acres of sprawling desert as far as the eye can see, Joshua Tree National Park is larger than life. With its natural voluptuous rock and boulder formations and populated by granite monoliths, the park is one of the most searched-for national parks because of its incredibly rich desert landscape. Eco-travelers, outdoor adventurists, and naturalists will enjoy the two large ecosystems that come together to form this quiet land, conducive to meditation and roaming. Notably, the park’s namesake is named after the Joshua tree, thriving Yuccas standing tall across the iconic and majestic landscape. These giant Yuccas can be seen throughout the park are a plant out-off-this world. Discover the park and start planning a day trip from Greater Palm Springs. 

4:47 Joshua Tree ~ Wander List

Joshua Tree

Wander outside Greater Palm Springs to a high desert wonderland where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts collide. This is Joshua Tree National Park, an enigmatic landscape that never fails to stir creativity within those who visit. Locals and artists alike have long...

Day Trip Inspiration: Explore Joshua Tree and the High Desert

In the mood for an eccentric, artistic and funky getaway? Then Joshua Tree is the perfect place for a day trip from Greater Palm Springs.

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Where to Eat in Joshua Tree

From sustainably sourced saloons to picturesque cafés, here’s a highlight of some of the best places to eat in Joshua Tree.

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