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Arrive in LA and pick up your car. Journey into the mountains through Angels Crest Highway where you’ll see the beauty of the California Pines as wind your way up through mountain roads through Big Bear Lake and into the backside of Joshua Tree at the famous Pioneer Town hotel where you can soak up the beauty of the high desert. Explore old town and have dinner at the best spot in Joshua Tree, Pappy and Harriots, an old Honky Tonk restaurant/bar and music venue. Sit by the communal campfire and enjoy the nights sky.
Take you time waking up and embark south to Sedona. One of the most beautiful places in the southwest. It’s a 3 hour drive if you take your time. Maybe stop in Flagstaff for breakfast or lunch on your way. Upon arrival you’ll check into your hotel and get settled. Enjoy the pool or walk into town for some food and shopping. Relax for the rest of the day as there are lots of options for activities tomorrow.
If you’re an early riser and feeling adventurous maybe take a hot air ballon ride. There are tons of hikes and you definitely don’t want to miss Slide Rock for some swimming. If you want to head off the beaten path we have private guides who can take you to some of those hidden gems, but there are also lots of hikes to do on your own. One thing you won’t want to miss is riding dune buggies on the off-road trails. We highly recommend. Fairly certain you’ll be exhausted by the end of the day so relaxing at the hotel in the evening might be a good option.
Sleep in and have a nice breakfast at one of the many great restaurants(We have lots of recommendations). Hit the road towards Scottsdale and check into your hotel. We have a few amazing places to choose from depending on your budget. If you get there early enough you should see the Botanical Gardens.
Sleep in and enjoy Scottsdale and your hotel. No rush, but when you’re ready head towards Palm Springs. It’s a 3-4 hour drive and fairly boring to be honest but once you get there you’ll check into your hotel and relax for a bit and maybe lay by the pool. Head into town for dinner or eat at the hotel.
Today can be a relaxing day at the pool. Maybe get a spa treatment or head into town to do some shopping. If you’re feeling up to it, venture into the desert to rent ATV’s.
Wake up and have breakfast before heading into the mountains again towards Idyllwild. This drive is absolutely beautiful with lakes and wildlife. You’ll likely see mountain goats on the way as you end up to alpine country again. Check into the hotel and relax before heading into the quaint town center for shopping and exploring. Spend the afternoon enjoying some of the many hikes they have.
Wake up, have breakfast and get ready to head back to Los Angeles. We highly recommend stopping in Cabazon to visit their many outlet stores for some incredible shopping deals. Once you arrive back in LA, return the car and fly home.