(Closed) Palm Springs Honeymoon

posted 9 years ago in Inland Empire, California
Post # 4
47289 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I presume you will have a car.

One time we took a drive to a little town up in the mountains, Idyllwild. It was basically a circle drive as we rejpoined the highway near the Cabazon outlets, which are NW of Palm Springs. There are cute little shops and cafes. We had lunch there.

Joshua Tree is a must. there is a tram in Palm Springs that takes you up for a view over the valley.

For restaurant recommendations, go to the California Chowhounds board,


and do a search for Palm Springs.

You can also get lots of good ideas on Trip Advisor:



Post # 5
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

What a great place to go, I actually grew up in the Palm Springs area. It will still be warm in September so make sure to bring your light clothing. Also, if you plan on taking the tram bring layers, it gets chilly up there.

If you like animals check out The Living Desert. http://www.livingdesert.org/

If you like hiking and the great outdoors there is a really simple hike that you can extend located in the Coachella Valley Preserve. The easy hike takes about 15-20 minutes to a Palm Tree oasis with additional trails throughout the preserve. There was a fire about a year ago but it is growing back. Definitely worth checking out if you like to hike.

I lived in Idyllwild for a bit and if you like mountain roads (that are extremely windy) and small artsy towns than visit Idyllwild located at the top of the San Jacinto mountain (past the tram). Again it is a longer drive from Palm Springs and not for those who get motion sickness but definitely worth it. If you do go try the restaurant called Gastrognome (delicious!) with a great wine list as well. For a lower key food try Idyllwild Pizza (sound basic right?) they have the best crust I have ever tasted brushed with sea salt. They have a Hawaiian pizza with fresh ginger that is to die for!

Best of luck and have fun!!

Post # 7
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@dddd89: I hope you have a car..I went this past July and I personally was bored out of my mind..though you could go to a casino, Big Bear, or the outlets..good luck!

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