Alternative-fuel-powered public buses travel around the valley, albeit slowly. Bus 111 links Palm Springs with Palm Desert (one hour) and Indio (1½ hours) via Hwy 111. Buses have air-con, wheelchair lifts and a bicy…
From its base at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Scoot rents Buddy scooters made by the Genuine Scooter Company for tooling around the desert roads. Rentals include helmet, one tank of gas and unlimited mileage.
At the JW Marriot Desert Spring Hotel, the valley branch of this national chain has a big fleet of Harleys, BMW and Honda motorcycles as well as touring bikes such as the Indian Chief Vintage.
This regional airport is served year-round by 10 airlines, including United, American, Virgin, Delta and Alaska and has flights throughout North America.
Buses connect Big Bear with the Greyhound and Metrolink stations in San Bernardino ($10, 1¼ hours). All are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.
On weekends, a trolley links the Village with the Alpine Slide, Moonridge Zoo/Bear Mountain and various hotels and restaurants.