32 great spring trips

Where to walk through wildflowers, bike by the sea, take in waterfalls and gardens, and sample the flavors of the West

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Travel Palm desert
Photo by David Fenton

City: Spring in the capital of cool

Palm Desert's mood is mod, its art amazing, and it does the whole midcentury modern thing perfectly.

And of all California's desert resorts, it's also probably the most pedestrian- and bike-friendly. So ditch you car, hit the pool, stroll through galleries and gardens, and take your pick of excellent dining spots.

More:  48 hours in Palm Desert


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