From Malibu Creek State Park, head back to town for an early lunch at Broad Street Oyster Co before departing for Palm Springs. This incredible food destination is almost hidden behind a shopping center and serves fantastic oysters on ice and lobster rolls. Don’t miss the warm lobster roll paired with french fries.
After lunch, depart for the deserts and mountains of Palm Springs. Take an afternoon ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway when you arrive. It’s the world’s largest rotating tram car, and the 10-minute, 2.5-mile journey showcases Chino Canyon’s cliffs and Palm Springs before reaching the wilderness at Mt. San Jacinto State Park. At the top, you can hike, visit the observation deck, or grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the views.
Back in town, wander along the palm-lined streets, or take a self-guided tour of Palm Springs’s mid-century architecture. Don’t miss the giant Marilyn Monroe statue in town! If you’d rather get more active, head to Indian Canyons to hike a one-mile trail through Palm Canyon to see the world’s largest oasis of fan palms.
After you’ve strolled the city streets or canyons, grab dinner on the patio at Birba. This local favorite is popular with celebrities and bachelorette parties but is also a winning choice for a night on the town. The savory Eggplant Caponata is a must-order appetizer, and the housemade pizzas and plates of pasta are also delicious.
If you’re up late, pop over to Bouschet Wine Bar for a nightcap at an aviation-themed speakeasy, PS Air Bar. Inside, flight attendant servers greet you, pilots mix your drinks, and aviation-themed music videos play while you enjoy lounging in spacious first-class seats.
Campground: Just beyond town, park your camper for the night at Sam’s Family Spa & RV Resort. The property features hot spring hot tubs, a spa-like swimming pool, a sauna, and a mini zoo full of birds. The flat RV pads are perfect for parking a camper , and relaxing in the hot springs is a great way to end an evening.