Itinerary picks for quick desert trips.

ANDREA AMENTDECEMBER 29, 2017ATTRACTIONS

Photo by Andrea Ament

Photo by Andrea Ament

When the winter months get a little cold and dreary in Los Angeles, I love that I can hop in the car for a short ride to sunshine, bright colors, delicious food, and high style. A Palm Springs Weekend is one of my favorite escapes from L.A. — just far enough to feel like a vacation, but close enough that I’m not driving for days.

— Andrea Ament

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

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Cabazon Dinosaurs
On your way into Palm Springs, visit Mr. Rex, one of the Cabazon Dinosaurs. A $12 ticket ($10 for kids) lets you climb all the way up to his teeth. While you’re there, try a date shake at Hadley Fruit Orchard and explore the outlet stores.

SATURDAY MORNING

The Saguaro Palm Springs
Pack your favorite floaty and spend Saturday morning lounging on a chaise in the sun. There’s no shortage of pools in Palm Springs, but this one is the most colorful.

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