RVing to Palm Springs

Palm Springs is the perfect stop when traveling between Los Angeles and Phoenix. For us, it was ideal for re-grouping after spending three nights dry-camping in Joshua Tree National park. Here are some tips for the next time you find yourself RVing to Palm Springs!


Known as a desert refuge for LA, Palm Springs comes to life in the winter months by hosting millions of visitors for music festivals, weekend getaways, and straight up fun!

Palm Springs Vintage CarsPalm Springs has made its mark on many decades; the biggest being the mid century, which the city gives its design nod to, and the late 80’s early 90’s. Currently, you can feel the town’s resurgence with new development, a strong local community, and music festivals that are going gangbusters.

We used our time in the area to hit the reset button after visiting Joshua Tree National Park. Our home base for three nights was Happy Taveler RV Park.  From there we were only a short walk to the BUZZ which is a free trolley service running you up & down the main drag. Psst…have a couple of single dollar bills to leave in the tip jar on your way off the trolley.

There’s no doubt this town was made to bask in the sun by day and party with your friends by night. But if variety is your thing…or you’re like us, and visiting with your family…here are a few other ideas.

Some fun things to do:
Palm Springs Farmer MarketFarmer’s Market
Cactus to Clouds Hike or Tram
BMW driving performance school
Check out the star walk while you go for a window shopping stroll

The town is made for easy transportation

Tips for the town:
Bikes are a great option but the town is very walkable and LYFT friendly
Check out surrounding areas like: Palm Desert, Thermal, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, and Coachella valley for additional activities and festivals.
Use the app FourSquare to find great happy hour specials along with good eats (hint: most of them are off the main drag). We always stay above an 8 score on FourSquare and haven’t had a bad meal yet!

The boys favorite Skateboard

The last way to get around Palm Springs, if you’re a teenager… a skateboard. And the boys are loving their Enkeeo 22 Plastic Banana Board. It’s been rained on nearly every month and still rolls through the streets of Palm Springs with no problem.


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