California - Palm Springs & the Deserts (Chapter)
This is the Palm Springs & the Deserts chapter from Lonely Planet’s California guidebook.
Weathered volcanic peaks, singing sand dunes and palm oases have lured prospectors and miners, artists, visionaries and wanderers to the California desert for years. And through it all threads iconic Route 66, still lined with moodily rusting roadside relics.
- ascend through five zones in less than 15 minutes aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (p)
- 2stretch out next to a kidney-shaped pool in a mid-century modern hotel in Palm Springs
- walk in the footsteps of presidents and royalty at Sunnylands Estate (p).
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Palm Springs & the Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Around Anza-Borrego, Salton Sea, Julian, Route 66, Los Angeles to Barstow, Barstow to Needles, Mojave National Preserve & around, Nipton, Primm, Death Valley National Park & around, Beatty, Nevada, Shoshone, Tecopa, Upper Mojave Desert, Lancaster-Palmdale, Mojave, Boron, Ridgecrest, Trona Pinnacles, Randsburg, and Las Vegas.
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