Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California - Palm Springs & the Deserts (PDF Chapter)
This is the Palm Springs & the Deserts chapter from Lonely Planet’s Los Angles, San Diego & Southern California guidebook.
There’s something undeniably artistic in the way the landscape unfolds in the California de-sert. Through it all threads iconic Route 66, lined with moodily rusting roadside relics. No matter what your trail, the desert will creep into your consciousness and never fully leave.
- feel fabulous in the revitalized mid-Century Modern Rat Pack hangout of Palm Springs
- traverse ethereal landscapes to the lowest point in the western hemisphere, Death Valley National Park
- marvel at whimsically eroded rock formations on a hike through Wonderland of Rocks
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Palm Springs & The Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Around, Route 66, Mojave National Preserve & Around, Death Valley National Park & Around, Upper Mojave Desert, Las Vegas.
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