An Easy Drive is All it Takes
Whether you’re coming from Los Angeles, San Diego or somewhere a bit further away, Palm Desert’s probably closer than you think. Located just off I-10 around 15 miles east of Palm Springs, you’ll enjoy an easy, quick drive into the scenic California desert.
If you prefer an off-the-beaten-path route, don't miss Highway 74--designated as a Scenic Byway by the state of California--for a dramatic drive over the mountains that drops straight into Palm Desert.
Here are just a few of the comfortable drives you could take to Palm Desert (view map):
- Riverside: 1 hour
- Downtown Los Angeles: 2 hours
- San Diego: 2 hours
- Santa Barbara: 3.5 hours
- Bakersfield: 3.5 hours
- Phoenix/Scottsdale: 4 hours
- Las Vegas: 4 hours
Whether you’re coming from Southern California or beyond, it’s easy to get to Palm Desert. You can also skip the drive and fly into one of our neighboring airports – where car rental and other ground transportation is a snap.
No matter how you get here, you’ll arrive in style – and just in time for fun, because there’s always something going on in the desert. Find out more about things to do!