2013's Best Four-Day Vacations

Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, California (Greater Palm Springs CVB)
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Palm Springs, California
Ten miles outside of town, you can now visit Sunnylands, the classic midcentury-modern estate of the Annenbergs. Dubbed the Camp David of the West, the house is 25,000 square feet and once hosted Reagan, Nixon, Bush (who used to leave a fishing pole outside his bedroom window), Bob Hope, and Queen Elizabeth. Start by spending two days in Palm Springs, with its mix of old Hollywood and desert-mod design, and then drive 35 miles out to Joshua Tree National Park, known for its world-class rock climbing. Newbies, fear not—there are plenty of chances for beginners to try the sport outside for the first time.

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Best Hotels in Palm Springs

$279-$449
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#2
Colony Palms Hotel
$132
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#3
Mesquite Country Club
$225
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#4
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
$176
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#5
Villa Royale Inn & Europa Rest

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