24 Hours In Palm Springs with Uber
With the increasing need to escape the city, many of those residing in Los Angeles have been finding themselves trekking along Interstate 10 towards southern California's desert. But just before making it to places like Joshua Tree, make sure to not forget about Palm Springs. Palm Springs is a desert oasis unlike any other. Set in the valley at the foot of several mountain ranges, this modern and vibrant city is just a two-hour drive (or short flight) from Los Angeles. For decades, Palm Springs has been a playground for Hollywood celebrities. Known for its perfect year-round weather, luxurious resorts, eclectic food scene and endless outdoor activities.
In partnership with Uber, we've put together a 24 hour guide to some of our personal favorite things to do and see in this charming desert escape.
Palm Springs, California is centrally located in Inland Southern California, and is an easy two-hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego.
Named one of the "Top 10 Most Stress-Free Airports in America," Palm Springs International Airport provides nonstop service from 18 cities and connects to more than 500 destinations around the world.
Being that Palm Springs is a fairly small city — getting around is easy. If you're only in town for the day, forget about the stresses of renting a vehicle and let Uber handle your needs. It’s extremely practical and convenient.
You can also maximize your visit using Uber’s in-app feature “saved places.” It’s ideal for saving must-see places (like the ones listed in this guide) ahead of time.
GRAB A BITE
Thanks to new hotels like the Kimpton Rowan, delicious restaurants, and hip residents; Palm Springs has been luring many to the desert. However, its slowly growing food scene has now taken the helm and turned into an extensive roster of restaurants.
Palm Springs' newest restaurant and coffee bar serving Mediterranean inspired dishes. Here you'll have the option of either coffee and breakfast in the morning, or a Ricotta Cavatelli with an Aperol Spritz in the evening. Whatever it is that you're craving, we're sure that Chef Stephen Wambach’s all-day menu carry's it.
ENJOY THE SIGHTS
Palm Springs isn't a place where you should overload your itinerary. Instead, learn to embrace the stillness of the desert and enjoy Palm Springs' relaxed vibe.
MIDCENTURY MODERN HOMES
Boasting one of world's largest and best-preserved concentrations of modernist architecture, Palm Springs is a living museum. Spend some time cruising around some notable neighborhoods and you'll spot plenty or architectural gems along the way. Most notably the Del Marcos Hotel, Elvis’s Honeymoon Hideaway and the Edris House.
END PALM SPRINGS WITH A BANG
After a fun-filled day of eating, drinking and lounging in near perfect whether; it's time to head out. So what better than shocking the system with an adrenaline rush and getting some much-needed energy for the ride back home after a day of relaxing.
As your making your way out of Palm Springs on Highway 111, make sure to stop at Off Road Rentals. It's a premier ATV rental facility located just west of Palm Springs. They have been offering on site ATV rentals for over two decades and are open 365 days a year since. There's nothing like enjoying a picturesque desert sunset while riding at full speed.