Stay, Eat, Do: Palm Springs Desert
If the thought of a month-long remote work "playcation" appeals to you, Airbnb can help you zero in on your dream home away from home.
You can search for listings that allow stays of 28+ nights (most offer a discount ranging from 5% to 45%) and filter for “entire homes,” “pets welcome,” and “go near.” To find a place with personal character and amenities like a fully stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, and washer and dryer, also filter for Airbnb Plus. Many featured properties, like the Vintage Alexander Mountain View Home below, have been personally inspected and verified for quality and design.
Stay > Vintage Alexander Mountain View Home with Pool
>> The classic Palm Springs, California, mid-century home pictured above is located in a historic neighborhood a short drive from downtown.
>> Touches of blue in the contemporary furniture and artwork, wood accents and an original stone fireplace balance the all-white interior.
>> The three bedrooms (one king, two queens) each have an en suite bathroom stocked with essentials.
>> Cooks will love the well-appointed kitchen with Viking and Bosch appliances, and everyone will love the 1 gig Wi-Fi.
Eat > Stock Your Pantry
>> On the Mark Fine Food & Provisions offers artisanal olive oils, sauces and jams, as well as prime meats, charcuterie, cheese, gourmet one-pot meals, deli sandwiches, and wine and spirits. Delivery and curbside pickup available.
>> Bristol Farms, a more traditional grocery store, has a high-quality selection of organic fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, freshly baked pastries and some of the best pizza in town.
Do > Relax, Hike, Explore
>> Relax by the pool, where you’ll find plenty of pool toys and a grill for stay-at-home fun. A gardener and pool person keeps everything tidy.
>> Take the kids to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, a non-traditional zoo that has extensive hiking trails and more than 50 botanical gardens. livingdesert.org
>> Explore Joshua Tree National Park, pictured above, where hiking and rock climbing are among the activities currently available.