Top of The Tram, Palm SpringsOne of the great things about living in our desert is the great proximity to a many popular destinations. You could literally be in the mountains in the morning and then enjoying southern California’s beaches that same evening. Below is a list of some popular destinations within a few hours drive.

Mileage is listed from La Quinta:

Airports
Palm Springs Airport (PSP): 21 miles
Ontario Airport (ONT): 91
Los Angeles Airport (LAX): 143

Attractions
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: 25
Joshua Tree National Park: 68
Anza-Borrego Desert Park: 69
Temecula (So-Cal wine country): 73
Lake Arrowhead: 94
Big Bear Lake (Skiing): 109
Disneyland / Angel Stadium: 112
Honda Center (Ducks, concerts, events): 112
San Pedro (Cruise ships to Hawaii & Mexico): 113
Dodger Stadium: 114
Hollywood: 133
Universal Studios: 138
Huntington Beach: 128
San Diego: 129
Staples Center, LA (Kings / Lakers): 131
Parker, AZ – Colorado River: 159
Lake Havasu: (water skiing / boating): 165
Laughlin, NV (Casino on the river): 196
Santa Barbara: 224
Phoenix: 252
Las Vegas: 279 to 317 (route dependent)
Death Valley National Park: 320
Grand Canyon National Park: 397