There’s plenty to see and do in Palm Springs and the string of nearby cities in the Coachella Valley Desert. But for me, Palm Springs was just a stopping point. I was more interested in making my way into the Anza Borrego State Park, south of Palm Springs. So, the only picture I took was from the balcony of my room at the Holiday Inn:
On my way out of town, I decided to follow the main non-freeway road out of town, California Route 111 — a slow road with dozens of stop lights, lined with countless strip malls and trendy restaurants. This is LA’s desert resort town, so you’ll find exactly what you’d expect, all along 111.
I didn’t stop to take any pictures until I was clear of the congested string of cities that line up along 111: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and Indio. But, you can see the entire drive (with at least some of those red light delays edited out) in this Drivelapse video: