1) Palm Springs, California
This destination is a favorite among Californians. Palm Springs is 2 hours or less from major SoCal cities like Los Angeles and San Diego, making it easily accessible for a last-minute getaway. Palm Springs is a fun place to go as a couple or with a group of friends if the goal is to relax in a different setting. The desert location is known as a classy place that offers a variety of spa services, luxury hotels, golf courses, and a top-notch culinary scene. While all this sounds like a potential budget-breaker, it’s possible to find 3-star hotels between $60-$80 per night. Groupon also has some great deals on luxury massage packages starting around $100 for multiple services. There’s also plenty to explore in the surrounding area like Joshua Tree National Park, Tahquitz Canyon, and Indian Canyons – all of which have low cost entrance fees.
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