Where to Go for the Best Views in Palm Springs

Where to Go for the Best Views in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is home to some of the most iconic views in all of California. Whether you are visiting from out of town or just looking for somewhere new to explore, these five spots will have you wanting to come back again and again.

Top Five Best Places to Take Pictures in Palm Springs

Palm Springs offers visitors a wide range of activities, from hiking in the desert to relaxing in world-class spas. When looking for great views, these photo-worthy spots stand out from the rest:

  1. San Gorgonio Mountain: San Gorgonio Mountain towers over 11,000 feet and remains a popular destination for Palm Springs sightseeing. With heavy snowpacks that sparkle in the sunlight, the peak has traces of snow and ice year-round. To get the best view of the peak, take Interstate 10 to the mountain's north side and park at one of several lookouts. 
  2. Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park: Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is a manmade lake in La Quinta and home to various birds, including herons and egrets. The park is also known for its beautiful sunsets, making it the perfect place for bird photography or just some peace.
  3. Coachella Valley Vista Point:  If you want a place to get away and enjoy some fresh air but that is still close to the city, Coachella Valley Vista Point is the perfect spot. Located in Palm Desert, California, this overlook provides stunning views of Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, glittering sands and majestic mountains.
  4. Bump and Grind Trail: Enjoy the best of Palm Springs without breaking the bank by taking the must-see Bump and Grind Trail. This 4-mile hike loop takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area, including wildflowers and wildlife. At the end of your journey, you will be rewarded with an unbeatable view of both Palm Desert and Palm Springs.
  5. Palm Canyon Trail: Palm Canyon Trail is a nature preserve and easy trek through the world's largest California fan palm oasis. Located in Indian Canyons, this relaxing hike is perfect for those who want to get out and about without straining to see the sights. The trail twirls through beautiful desert landscapes, allowing you to see the plants and animals that make their home in this unique area.

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