Make Palm Desert your home base when visiting the Southern California area. No matter where you're going, you can get there from here.

In less than a two-hour drive, you can find yourself snow skiing at one of Southern California's resorts such as Big Bear and Mountain High. Or, like a true Southern California native, head to the beach - San Diego, Santa Monica, or Newport - it's all just a quick drive from Palm Desert.

If thrill rides and the glamour of Hollywood entice you, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and the famous Sunset Strip are also just a two-hour drive away.

Plan on visiting other area deserts? The lights of Las Vegas and the saguaros of Phoenix are a four-hour drive away, or a quick 45-minute flight from Palm Springs International Airport.

No matter where you plan on visiting in the Southern California area, Palm Desert is a great place to start.