It's no secret that Palm Springs is a white-hot vacation destination. Its glamorous history, poolside party culture and outrageous mid century architecture make it a go-to spot for weekend getaways, especially for couples and groups of friends. But all that high life (not to mention those high balls) can come with a high price tag to match.
Looking for some similar desert magic at a more affordable price? We've got two words for you: Yucca Valley.
Nestled between Joshua Tree National Park and a winding highway just begging for road trips, Yucca Valley is a short 45-minute drive from the Palm Springs airport. What’s to gain by trading the glitter of Palm Springs for the gentle grit of Yucca Valley? For starters, it’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and whether you opt to visit or settle down and make a home here, your bank account will thank you.