Los Angeles To Palm Springs: What To See & Experience On The Way


top best stops from la to palm springs
The seemingly endless desert commute to Palm Springs can easily become boring and miserable. But there are simpler, worry-free alternatives when traveling to Coachella Valley. At Los Angeles County Limousine we have offered such commutes for several years. Often popular when Coachella Festival takes place, limo rides to Palm Springs have become an all-year event. While many LA passengers prefer a simple SUV or black sedan vehicle, others upgrade to stylish stretch limousines. For music festivals and also golf tournaments, we have transported clientele in Limo buses.

But what is it to see on the way? Doing weekly trips between the two cities, we have learned a few of the most noteworthy stops along the route.

TOP STOPS FROM LA TO PALM SPRINGS

3. NATIVE CALIFORNIA

Let’s face it; what better best place is there to experience Native-American culture? Driving from LA to Palm Springs crisscrosses over regions occupied by numerous tribes. While LA County was inhabited by the Tongva- and Chumash peoples, while the deserts in-between were populated by the Serrano. Cahuilla is the name of Palm Springs’ indigenous inhabitants. The Cahuillas named the area Sekhi, meaning “Hot Water,” referring to the many springs in the area.

You can explore Native-American history and artifacts at Ya’i Heki’ Regional Indian Museum in Perris, CA, or at Malki Museum in Banning, California.

2. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: WINDMILL SCENES

Impossible to miss, the wind turbines by San Gorgonio Pass are located just few miles west of Palm Springs at the “gateway” to Coachella Valley. This wind farm is worth the visit of several reasons. Not only have the turbines been an iconic sight for visiting travelers for nearly 40 years, but they are also significant as they were parts of the first turbine park in America. The now almost 3,000 windmills provide electricity for over 300 thousand homes.

And not to forget, the windmills were also shown in a pretty epic helicopter scene in the film Mission Impossible III from 2006!

SEE ALSO: 7 Most Popular Limo Destinations In Coachella Valley!

1. CABAZON

An essential stop if you are traveling with kids, this tiny desert oasis is home to shopping outlets but is most famous for its two colossal dinosaur statues. Known as the world’s largest dinosaur figures, these monsters can’t be missed. With twelve million annual visitors, Cabazon has successfully created a beloved tourist attraction. There are two dinosaurs found here: a 3-story tall Tyrannosaurus Rex and a lengthy 150 ft. long Apatosaurus.

Also in Cabazon is where we find Morongo Casino, another ordinary pitstop for limos. The 150,000 square feet resort and casino is a frequent stop for limo passengers. The nearly 45-acre building has over 300 rooms and has been named one of the largest and highest casinos in the state.

Los Angeles County Limousine is a top rated provider of transportation services throughout Southern California. For local rides in Palm Springs, feel free to get in touch with our affiliates at Palm Springs Limousine Services. You may also give us a call at toll free 866.319.LIMO for any questions you may have.


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