The San Jacinto Mountains & Palm Springs Area
I really miss being around mountains. Unfortunately right now it’s a bit of a hike away to the White Mountains (in New Hampshire) or Adirondacks (in Upstate New York) for us. There’s just something special about the mountains out west though. There are so many amazing hikes to choose from, but in the coming months it will be a pretty awesome time to visit Southern California.
Palm Springs is a pretty cool area to just be in as well. You’re down the road from Joshua Tree National Park and surrounded by desert and different mountain ranges. There’s just something in the air out here that reminds you of that freeing sense when you imagine the old west. At night, be sure to find a dark place and just look up. Quite amazing, like nothing I’ve ever experienced. At times, it feels like you’re just floating through space.
Not a bad place for a vegan either with lots of fruit farms and produce places as well in the surrounding area, from farm stands and produce markets to larger chains like Sprouts. 6 vegan/vegetarian restaurants within a 15 mile radius on Happy Cow. San Diego and LA are fairly close as well, about a 2 hour drive to either place and probably two of the most vegan friendly areas in the world. At the moment, we have a few listings in the immediate Palm Springs area and several across San Diego, LA and Palm Springs.
Definitely let us know if you end up going, we’d love to write about your experience for everyone else. Either way, get out there and go for a long hike!