By Nicole Cormier
There are many routes around California that may never be driven by residents unless by suggestion or necessity. One said drive is from Temecula to Palm Desert. These two cities are parallel to each other on the map, and separated by the Santa Rosa Mountains, making the commute between the two a beautiful, scenic and overall worthwhile drive. From Temecula, which is southwest of Los Angeles, you can take 74—a straight shot for about 64 miles. On your drive you’ll change elevation dramatically as you hit switchbacks through the mountainous region. You’ll go up to almost 8,000 feet, affording amazing views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and below valleys and canyons. When you end in Palm Desert you’ll be down to 245 feet to give you an idea of the geology you’ll encounter. Along your way you’ll see many small cities, rural agricultural communities and a side of California that you may not be familiar with. The pleasant cruise will afford views, terrain changes and several pull offs to enjoy both.
When you embark on your journey you’ll want to drive a vehicle that is both elegant and worthy like a 2014 E400 Hybrid Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. This Sport Sedan can handle the mountainous curves with ease while also saving the Earth and your wallet by using less gas.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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