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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were aiming for Palms Springs, but when the 3-year-old who's been having trouble adjusting to the timezone falls asleep in the car, you keep driving so he gets the most out of his nap. We decided to push on toward the Salton Sea, which...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The biggest plus with Salton Sea is the nice views over this rather large lake. We visited the lake not too far away from Ski Inn, another nearby attraction. The main drawback with this sea would have to be the smell. It just smells of...More

Thank Rune H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not enjoyable in the least. Understanding what happened here is a lesson, but it’s a sad experience. If you have plans to visit this distressed area of California, bring water, snacks, a full tank of gas and an open mind.

Thank M-Echoreo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Printed Canyon, next to it, is Salton Sea. Walking into the beach, you can smell 'Sea'! It is amazing that it looks like real ocean! The beach is white color formed by small conch shell and dead coral. Sitting on the beach,...More

Thank 572jingl
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We drove out from Palm Springs to stretch the legs, the scenery is beautiful and all of the AG is a plus along the way. After getting there and enjoying the view we came back on all back roads. Lots of fun.

1  Thank Nate C
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Drove down the north/east shore of the Salton Sea recently, coming from Palm Springs. Stopped at a few of the beaches as I headed south towards Niland. Despite what I'd read about the smell, even though the day was warm, there was only a slightly...More

Thank DebE225
Reviewed April 9, 2018

After first learning about the Salton Sea on a documentary, I became super fascinated by California's largest lake, which was created by accident. Living in Colorado, I wasn't able to just visit it without having a reason to go to California. Well, my chance to...More

2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

On the way out of Joshua Tree trip, we’ve decided to visit Salton Sea. Not a lot to do but neat to see this failed experiment.

Thank EddieLA
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't travel from very far to see Salton sea, but I think every SoCal people should do the day trip once. It is definitely unique and reminds you that human shouldn't mess with nature. The dead fish, the smell, the abandoned buildings,... the whole...More

2  Thank Danny V
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We drove an hour to get to the Salton Sea thinking it was going to be great, but it wasn't. Maybe it would be better if it was warmer out, but I'm not sure about that. The sea itself is filthy dirty and there are...More

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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
As I am in San Diego, the best and quickest route would be for you to just use your phone and go on Google Maps and enter salt and sea and just so you know the best day to go to Slab City if you were going there as well, is... More