We're planning a getaway weekend and we're trying decided between Palm Springs, Palm Desert or Joshua Tree. What do we do, where do we stay?
I know there are a couple
of previous questions
about this, but I'm hoping there's more recent advice. We want to get away for a few days in February/March without kids and we're trying to decide where to stay and what to do. I'd love recommendations for hotels, places to hike, see art, thrift stores, music, anything. We've stayed in Palm Desert before at Two Bunches of Palms and at the Desert Hot Springs Hotel, so we'd like to try something different. I don't know how much we want to spend at the moment, so let's pretend it's anything. I can imagine a couple of scenarios:
1) Palm Springs: I have only stayed there once and the hotel wasn't very memorable (in fact, I can't remember it!) and we ate at a deli. In other words, we didn't plan well. I've been checking Trip Advisor and there are 70 hotels to choose from. Where should we stay? What's is there to do in Palm Springs itself? (Besides the aerial tram)
2) Palm Desert: I know there's not much in the town of Palm Desert so I'm imagining we'd sit in mineral pools all day and eat and drink. Where should we stay? Anything else we should do?
3) Joshua Tree: I'd like to check out Pappy and Harriet's, the Integraton
and just look around. Any recommendations about places to stay, things to do, places to hike around? Never been there.