Palm Springs

Tournament time in Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open draws tennis stars to the SoCal desert March 5–16.

Each March I make my pilgrimage to the desert to pay homage to the world’s greatest tennis players. Framed by the snow-summitted Mt. San Jacinto, the BNP Paribas Open is hosted at the Indian Wells ...

Desert DINKs

David held a tight grip on his phone as he snapped photos out the window of our speeding Mini. “How can it be 95 degrees down here when there’s snow on top of that hill?” ...

Indian Gorge to Palm Bowl

Discover a little-known route to one of Anza-Borrego’s remote palm groves

Desert Daze

Coachella didn’t have what Desert Daze did.

Desert Hot Springs offered an unexpectedly cool alternative to Coachella’s music fest.

Indian Canyons, California

Just outside of Palm Springs (on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation), are several good hiking trails situated in what is collectively known as the Indian Canyons, part of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The prettiest ...

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway house, Palm Springs

Any Elvis fans out there? A trip to the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs should be on your to-do list. Although Elvis did not own this house, he and Priscilla lived at 1350 Ladera ...

From hippie hangout to Indian natural preserve, Tahquitz Canyon outside Palm Springs remains a popular place to visit.

The Disneyesque guided hiking tour of lower Tahquitz Canyon, right on the edge of Palm Springs, is a far cry from the scene here in the 1970s and '80s, when scores -- sometimes hundreds -- ...

Best Route To Palm Springs (Avoiding Holiday Traffic)

Route 79 through Temecula There is a better, faster, and prettier way to get to the desert, if you don't mind a few gut-wrenching turns, steep downgrades, and the occasional Sunday driver on a two-lane ...

Discover a cool, riparian oasis in the high desert at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve near Palm Springs.

The two major subdivisions of the California desert (the Mojave and Colorado Deserts), plus an outlying stretch of chaparral habitat, intersect in the 4500-acre Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, north of Palm Springs. Bighorn sheep, bobcats, ...

Climb San Jacinto Peak the easy way, with a generous headstart via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

San Jacinto Peak ranks a close second after San Gorgonio Mountain on the roster of Southern California high points, but its more sharply defined and imposing bulk makes it instantly identifiable from almost anywhere. Upon ...

Discover desert fan palms in their native, oasis-like habitats at Anza-Borrego's Mountain Palm Springs.

The area called Mountain Palm Springs in southern Anza-Borrego Desert State Park cannot lay claim to the largest palm oases in our local desert, but it does feature some of the most charming ones. The ...

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