We’re flying nonstop to Palm Springs from Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, and San Francisco, or connect from dozens of other cities in the Northwest.
Palm Springs was desert until the 1950s when Hollywood's celebrities turned it into a home-away-from-home. It remains a relaxed, sun-drenched escape for Angelinos of all stripes. However, its liberal spirit has made it a popular LGBT destination.
If you have the time, take a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park, and visit the aptly-named Skull Rock, accessible via the west entrance visitor center.