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Best of California Desert Guide

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California Desert
Comprising 25,000 square miles of spectacular scenery, California’s desert includes the scorching Death Valley and the ghost town and mine-strewn Mojave. Off-road exploring is an option for those with four-wheel drives. Visit Death Valley’s Badwater, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Mojave National Preserve’s red sand dunes, cinder cones, Joshua Tree forests and mountains are home to desert tortoises, Scott’s orioles, mule deer, pinon pine, juniper and startlingly beautiful spring wildflowers.

All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Indian Wells Tennis Garden(Indian Wells)
Attraction type: Concerts; Arenas & Stadiums
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San Jacinto Mountain
San Jacinto Mountain(Palm Springs)
Attraction type: Mountains
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Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park(Twentynine Palms)
Attraction type: National Parks; Parks
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California Overland Desert Excursions
California Overland Desert Excursions(Borrego Springs)
Owner description: Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert aboard authentic military vehicles and vintage Jeep CJ7. Also, Wine Tasting Tours featuring a gourmet... more Owner description: Exciting Day and Overnight Excursions in the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert aboard authentic military vehicles and vintage Jeep CJ7. Also, Wine Tasting Tours featuring a gourmet barbecue in the Julian Back Country. We are a contracted concessionaire of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and a state-licensed passenger carrier. less
Attraction type: Eco Tours; Deserts
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park(Borrego Springs)
The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.
Attraction type: Deserts; Scenic Drives; State Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Great Shakes
Great Shakes
Ranked #1 of 281 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Price:
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night
Tkb Bakery & Deli
Tkb Bakery & Deli
Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Indio
Le Vallauris
Le Vallauris
Ranked #2 of 281 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Price: $50 - $65
Cuisines: French, Californian, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Miro's Restaurant
Miro's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 281 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Price: $24 - $38
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Purple Room
Purple Room
Ranked #4 of 281 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Continental, Gastropub
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel California
Hotel California
$119 - $239
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
Living Waters Spa
Living Waters Spa
$99 - $199
Queen of Hearts Resort
Queen of Hearts Resort
$105 - $120
Ranked #7 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Desert Riviera Hotel
Desert Riviera Hotel
$139 - $159
Ranked #1 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
La Maison Hotel
La Maison Hotel
$165 - $199
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
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Palm Springs Rendezvous
3.5 of 5
Palm Springs Rendezvous
$177 - $283
Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Willows
4.0 of 5
The Willows
$370 - $595
Ranked #6 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
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Westin Desert Willow Villas
4.0 of 5
Westin Desert Willow Villas
$141 - $357
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
$144 - $533
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Indian Wells
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.