Palm Springs Vacation Packages
Palm Springs is a resort city set in Coachella Valley, just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles. Here you can spend the day on a golf course, go biking or horseback riding in the mountains or, in winter, hit the ski slopes near Big Bear Lake. In the afternoon, try bowling or browse the galleries and boutiques. When the sun sets, mingle with locals at Palm Canyon Drive’s cocktail bars, clubs and restaurants.
The Palm Springs story begins with the local Native American Indians, the Cahuilla people, who lived on the desert floor during the winter and retreated to the cooler mountain canyons each summer. Learn about the history and contemporary lives of the Cahuilla at the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.
Explore more of the city’s history at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs was first settled by Europeans in the mid-19th century. It developed into a fashionable health retreat, but it wasn’t until Sinatra, Liberace and Elvis built their palatial homes here that Palm Springs started to grow. Throughout the 1950s and ’60s the city became the epicenter of modernist style. Each year, design lovers from all over the world descend on Palm Springs for the architectural tours, films and symposiums at Modernism Week.
Palm Springs is also blessed with some of the USA’s most dramatic natural scenery. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to San Jacinto Peak and marvel at the vast areas of forestland and mountain ranges stretching north towards Las Vegas and south to the Salton Sea.
Follow the trails of Indian Canyon and look for rare birds, Peninsular bighorn sheep and black bear. If your time is limited, spend an hour in the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, which brings the desert flora to the city.
At the end of the day, relax at the bar of a retro hotel and toast Palm Springs’ perfect blend of nature and style.
Accommodation in Palm Springs
The Expedia hotels in Palm Springs page contains 168 upscale and low-budget accommodation options, so you should have no trouble finding somewhere comfortable in this highly popular destination.
Two examples of high-end lodgings in Palm Springs are the Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs, 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, and The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, 412 West Tahquitz Canyon Way. Alternatively, The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, at 74855 Country Club Dr, and the Colony Palms Hotel, at 572 North Indian Canyon, are two listings worth considering if you're after a bargain.