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Palm Desert to Grover Beach drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Palm Desert to Grover Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Desert to Grover Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Grover Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Palm Desert
drive for about 1 hour

11:01 am  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:10 pm  Lake Arrowhead
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:18 pm  Mt Baldy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:18 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

5:14 pm  Los Angeles
eat at Gjelina
stay overnight at Shutters On the Beach
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Shutters On the Beach
drive for about 59 minutes

10:59 am  Malibu
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 47 minutes

12:45 pm  Ventura
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:51 pm  Solvang
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:51 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

4:47 pm  arrive in Grover Beach
stay at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Oak Glen  (6 answers)
    Riley's Farm  (2 mentions)

Lake Arrowhead  (3 answers)

Mt Baldy  (5 answers)
    Bridge to Nowhere  (2 mentions)
    questions about Mt Baldy:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mt Baldy?

Los Angeles  (612 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Gjelina
        Perch
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
        Bestia
    hotels around Los Angeles:
        Shutters On the Beach
        Hotel Erwin
        The Standard Downtown LA
        Ace Hotel Los Angeles
        The Huntley Hotel
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Area an hour away from LAX airport

Malibu  (66 answers)
    Malibu Beach  (44 mentions)
    Zuma Beach  (22 mentions)
    Point Dume State Beach  (14 mentions)
    Malibu Country Mart  (12 mentions)
    El Matador State Beach  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Malibu:
        Nobu Malibu
        Paradise Cove Cafe
        Malibu Seafood
        Geoffrey's Malibu
        Malibu Farm Cafe
    questions about Malibu:
        Places to eat in Malibu?
        Lunch recommendations near Getty Villa - Views? Kid Friendly?
        Wine tasting in Malibu?

Ventura  (16 answers)
    Downtown Ventura  (2 mentions)
    C Street  (2 mentions)
    questions about Ventura:
        What to see, do & eat in Ventura, CA
        Romantic weekend events/entertainment

Solvang  (46 answers)
    Firestone Vineyard  (3 mentions)
    Fess Parker Winery  (3 mentions)
    R Country Market  (2 mentions)
    Blackjack Ranch  (2 mentions)
    Saarloos And Sons Tasting Room  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Solvang:
        Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
        Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop
        Industrial Eats
        Panino
        Petros
    questions about Solvang:
        What to do in Solvang... good places to stay, eat, etc.


Where's the best place to stay in Grover Beach?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Grover Beach.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Seacrest Beach Resort  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Grover Beach? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Grover Beach?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Splash Cafe, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Avila Valley Barn  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Grover Beach? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Grover Beach?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Edna Valley  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Grover Beach to Palm Desert drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Palm Desert? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Palm Desert.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Palm Desert to Grover Beach. Or get a full Palm Desert to Grover Beach flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Palm Desert well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Palm Desert!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 300 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 55 minutes
9 Palm Desert travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
3 Lake Arrowhead travel answers
5 Mt Baldy travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers
66 Malibu travel answers
16 Ventura travel answers
46 Solvang travel answers
1 Grover Beach travel answer





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