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Palm Springs to Venice Beach drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Palm Springs to Venice Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs to Venice Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Venice 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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9:00 am  start in Palm Springs
drive for about 54 minutes

9:54 am  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:54 am
drive for about 40 minutes

11:34 am  Riverside (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:34 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

1:23 pm  Mt Baldy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

3:12 pm  Disneyland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:12 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

4:50 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:50 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

7:20 pm  arrive in Venice Beach
eat at Gjelina
stay at Shutters On the Beach

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

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

Riverside (California)  (5 answers)
    The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)

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

Disneyland  (46 mentions)

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:
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
    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

Where's the best place to stay in Venice 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 Venice Beach.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Shutters On the Beach, which was mentioned 36 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Erwin  (30 mentions)
Shade Hotel  (20 mentions)
The Huntley Hotel  (15 mentions)

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

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

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Gjelina, which was mentioned 44 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

MB Post  (39 mentions)
Simmzy's  (22 mentions)
Fishing with Dynamite  (16 mentions)
North End Caffe  (14 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Venice 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:

Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
LACMA  (50 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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Venice Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  JohnnyHillary from Lufkin, Texas asked:
Free things to do in Venice  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best restaurants in Venice Beach?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Venice Beach.

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 Venice Beach to Palm Springs drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Palm Springs? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Palm Springs.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Palm Springs to Venice Beach. Or get a full Palm Springs to Venice 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 Springs well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Palm Springs!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 121 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 8 minutes
55 Palm Springs travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
5 Riverside (California) travel answers
5 Mt Baldy travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers
128 Venice Beach travel answers


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