Things to do in the Desert

by:Rachael Ruddick 13 January 2015

The Mojave desert drive we embarked on over the holidays, opened up a world of life beyond the bar scenes of Vegas and charm of Palm Springs. We planned a 4 stop Cali tour starting in LA, followed by 2 days in La Jolla, 3 days in Vegas and 3 days in Palm Springs. Little did I know that the centre of our trip would evolve around the desert and the sheer enormity of its size and inspiring arid beauty. My tips :

See –


Death Valley

Hoover Dam

Grand Canyon

Joshua Tree

San Diego Zoo

Stay -

La Valencia, La Jolla

Parker or Viceroy, Palm Springs

Mandarin Oriental, Vegas for a non Casino experience

Do -

Buggy riding in the sand dunes

Grand Canyon walk

Spa in Palm Springs

Drive + drive.


Breakfast at the Parker Palm Springs

Lunch at Milos, Las Vegas

Dinner at Javier’s, Las Vegas

Sunset Cocktails, La Valencia, La Jolla

Betty Lou’s 50′s Diner , Mojave Desert


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