If you are a hiker, staying in Palm Springs also means you are just a short drive away from one of California's esteemed national parks, Joshua Tree National Park.
The park boasts unique rock formations, unbelievable night skies with stars like you've never seen before, as well as an unusual array of wildlife and plants. The park is also home to the Joshua Tree, a funny-looking shrub that the park is famous for.
There are a series of amazing hikes within the park, and also lots of rich history; Joshua Tree has been home to many Native American tribes throughout the course of time.
Camping is also available to those who wish to do so, or you can go for the day and enjoy hiking in the park to experience all that it has to offer.
Joshua Tree National Park is about 40 miles from Palms at Park on local roads: