Things to do in Palm Springs on a Vacation Road Trip from L.A.

This is Christina from We Like L.A. and I’m taking a road trip to Palm Springs with my girls Corey and Daniella. As much as I like L.A. sometimes you need a quick getaway and Palm Springs is the perfect destination for a little ladies’ road trip. On our way we stopped in Cabazon for a little photo fun with these giants. Next up we arrive at our accommodations. Wait a minute, is this the same JW Marriott Palm Desert Resort featured in a 1991 episode of Saved by the Bell? You bet it is!

Didn’t see Zack or Slater around, but the view from our room was pretty killer. After we get settled at our home away from home we decided our first key destination of the weekend: Desert X. The temporary art pop-up naturally brought out the Instagrammer in all of us. Made a quick change after Desert X, super hungry right now, so now we’re going to grab a bite at Reservoir. Danny went the healthy route with a salad and Corey and I went to town on several goodies like Captain Crunch French Toast, tacos, and a burger.

My favorite was the build your own Bloody Mary bar. After Reservoir I was on a personal mission to hunt for as many bargains as I could find at local vintage stores and antique malls. And there are A LOT of options for vintage and antique shopping in the greater Palm Springs area. Day 2 started with a little spa treatment. And don`t forget to check

Followed by pool time. Next up it was on to dinner and drinks at Truss & Twine. Danny was all about the spot prawn dog and I couldn’t get enough of the rabbit confit. My favorite was the Southside, a prohibition era cocktail. Day 3 we woke up and decided we were going to get in touch with nature.

Right now we’re at the Palm Springs Visitor’s Center and we’re about to head over to the Aerial Tramway which is going to take us 8500 feet up into the San Jacinto Mountains. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car providing a ten minute ride that takes you 8500 feet up to the visitor’s center at Mt. San Jacinto State Park. And trust me, the view is even better in person.

After three full days it was time to head back to L.A. exhausted, yet somehow invigorated by our desert adventures. As much as we did over the weekend we barely scratched the surface of all the things to do in the Coachella Valley. But don’t worry, we’ll be back.