California’s deserts have always been hot, but nowadays, from Palm Springs to Death Valley, there’s also a coolness to them that hasn’t been felt since the Rat Pack era, as they’re transformed by a new crop of hipsters, artists and outdoor adventurers.
Laze by a pool amid timeless Mid-Century Modern architecture in retro-chic Palm Springs, or marvel at eternal wonders of otherworldly beauty in national parks from Joshua Tree to Death Valley. The deserts’ palm-pricked landscapes, world-class music and art festivals and some quirky enclaves welcome the next generation of party people. And the fun all starts barely two hours from Los Angeles.
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