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1. Posted by vince1818 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys, i need your help! Thank you for reading this.
I am organizing a summer outing for our group here in Southern California - Orange County. We are considering Palm Spring as our destination. Please help me get some ideas on what to do in the area and aslo a good and cheap but confortable to stay. We are planning our trip on JULY 11 and 12 and we are about 30-40 persons.
Please advise and also, if you have any other idea, suggestions where can do our summer outing, please let me know. Thank you very much and godbless!!!


2. Posted by Derestanne (Budding Member 36 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Well this is definitely not everyone's "cup of tea" but Palm Springs is not far from Joshua Tree National Monument. In the summer months, expect daytime temps well over 100 degrees although the nights can get quite cool. Like Death Valley, the humidity is generally quite low.

Years ago I had a camping experience there in February that I'll never forget. The landscape at Joshua Tree is intriguing and very surreal; like something that Salvador Dali might create!

Another experience you might find "different" is the town of Quartzsite, Arizona at the Calif. - Arizona Border. Quartzsite is a flea market / campsite sort of place where vendors travel in trucks and RV's from all over the US with all sorts of odd, exotic, handcrafted items. The only place that you might find a stranger presentation of goods would probably be on Ebay!

PS - I did a little research and found that the "swap meets" in Quartzsite generally take place in the winter months (January and February). So I would not expect as much going on there in the summer months.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jun-2009, at 17:08 by Derestanne ]

3. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 285 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Summer is considered off-season in Palm Springs because the weather is hot. Think Africa hot. July could bring 110+ degrees F. Nights "cool down" to about 85-90.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will take you up to 8500' elevation on Mt. San Jacinto. The 2-1/2 mile ride up the canyons is spectacular. On the top, the air is quite cooler with beautiful forest trees around the state park.