Palm Springs is often sought as a get-away from the everyday stresses of life; a place to relax, sit by the pool, drink, do nothing.

You can predictably wake up to blue skies and sunshine 350 days of the year and know that it will either be warm OR hot. There are no cold days in the desert (at least by pretty much everyone else’s standards in the northern hemisphere).

But, what happens when you inadvertently go from urbanite to desert dweller? The small towns that make up the desert no longer become a series of sunny retreats, but instead distinct areas with their own hidden gems. Thus, I bring you Desert Wanderlust, an outsider’s perspective from the inside and comprehensive guide of things to do in Palm Springs and surrounding areas. Many free days have been spent exploring what this valley has to offer by ways of sightseeing, eating, drinking, and shopping!

So, while you’re in the desert – definitely spend some time catching up on a bit of R and R, read a book, get a tan …but if you feel the itch to explore, there’s no excuse of having nothing to do.

Thanks for visiting!

For more information or general inquiries feel free to email us at

desertwanderlust.psp (at) gmail.com

*please note, all reviews are solely of our own opinion and in no way have we been compensated unless otherwise stated*


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