The best time to take your dog on a warm desert retreat to Palm Springs is right about now.
An hour and a half flight from San Francisco and a two hour drive from LA, the stylish city within the Coachella Valley is beyond dog-friendly—Palm Springs is dog-enthusiastic. To avoid sizzling sidewalks, take your dog November through April, when daytime temps hover in the mid-70s. Mid-century design and casual allure abounds, and most dog-friendly hotels are lenient, letting dogs hang out with you at the pool and trusting to leave your dog in the room alone, if well behaved of course. Just imagine, a relaxing dip in a desert-heated saltwater pool while your furry muse basks in the good life too.