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Palm SpringsUnited States of America

Once a swinging spot for Hollywood’s celebrities, today this Southern California city welcomes vacationers from across the country to enjoy its warm weather.

Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra and others are perennially remembered in Palm Springs with streets bearing their names. Soon after World War II the city offered a luxurious getaway for an interesting mix of Hollywood celebrities and top politicians. Enjoy your own vacation getaway at today’s Palm Springs with golf and poolside relaxation at lavish resorts.

In one of the world’s most concentrated golf locations, select from more than 120 courses in and around Palm Springs. Get early morning tee times to beat the heat. Then gather floats or frosty drinks to cool off at the pool at your accommodations.

The area experiences very warm and dry conditions, making multiple daily trips to resort swimming pools common for visitors. For another cooling experience, ride on the rotating Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to enjoy views over the valley, noting green areas of civilization amid the brown rocky topography. At the 8,516-foot (2,596-meter) summit, have lunch or hike on the 50 miles (80 kilometers) of trails through Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Temperatures here are much cooler than in the valley.

Hike or climb winding roads into the San Jacinto Mountains to look down at the oases of the city and see snow-capped mountains in the distance. The Indian Canyons feature additional vegetation varieties and artifacts from early Cahuilla people.

Come to Palm Springs in April for food, art and a range of musical acts at the Coachella festival in nearby Indio. Drive into Joshua Tree National Park to see the unusual spiky trees and nearly 750 other plant varieties growing in the Mojave Desert and Colorado Desert.

Drive about 2 hours east from Los Angeles International Airport to reach Palm Springs or fly to the city’s small international airport. Stop at the Palm Springs Air Museum next to the airport to see numerous aircraft from World War II and beyond. Several miles west, the Palm Springs Art Museum features modern and contemporary artworks including Chihuly glass.

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Where to stay in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Art Museum which includes interior views and art

Downtown Palm Springs

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,565 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Downtown Palm Springs is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Palm Springs Art Museum and San Jacinto Mountains.

Downtown Palm Springs
While visiting at Christmas time I didn't expect to see snow so close to Palm Springs. However a winter storm brought rain to Palm Springs and snow to the mountains so palm trees and and snow were seen together.

Uptown Design District

4.5/5Wonderful!(421 area reviews)

Uptown Design District is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out San Jacinto Mountains, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

Uptown Design District
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La Quinta Cove

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

While visiting La Quinta Cove, you might make a stop by sights like San Jacinto Mountains and Old Town La Quinta.

La Quinta Cove
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Tahquitz River Estates

4/5Very Good!(183 area reviews)

Though Tahquitz River Estates might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Palm Springs Art Museum and Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium.

Tahquitz River Estates
Light and shadows on the east face of Mt San Jacinto. I love the mountain as the sun touches it differently throughout the day. Dancing in and out of the crevices and shadows. Never grows old. #culture. #weekend getaways

Warm Sands

4/5Very Good!(109 area reviews)

Warm Sands might not have many top sights, but Palm Springs Art Museum and Agua Caliente Cultural Museum are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Warm Sands
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Magnesia Falls Cove

4.5/5Wonderful!(82 area reviews)

While Magnesia Falls Cove might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Rancho Las Palmas Country Club and The River at Rancho Mirage.

Magnesia Falls Cove

Top Hotels in Palm Springs

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Indian Wells Resort Hotel
Indian Wells Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
76-661 Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA
The price is $55 per night

Situated in Indian Wells, this golf resort is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from San Jacinto Mountains and within 9 mi (15 km) of Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and Empire ...

3.7/5Good! (2,766 reviews)

"Love this place. Pool was closed because of Covid 19. They really should have opened it. Otherwise nice stay."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Indian Wells Resort Hotel
Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa
Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa
3 out of 5
14500 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA
The price is $69 per night

Situated in Desert Hot Springs, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Desert Hot Springs Town Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cabot's Pueblo Museum and Desert ...

4/5Very Good! (1,191 reviews)

"Very good and very easy to check in pools are awesome"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA
The price is $79 per night

Situated in Desert Hot Springs, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Sand to Snow National Monument and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cabot's Pueblo Museum and Desert ...

3.8/5Good! (2,384 reviews)

"it really sucks that the pools werent open but super happy with the staff. i always like the vibe i get here"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

4.5/5(1,006 reviews)

Glide over cliffs, wildlife and several vegetation zones as this glass-enclosed ride carries you up dramatic mountainsides.

Palm Springs Convention Center
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Palm Springs Convention Center

4/5(299 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Palm Springs Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Palm Springs. Discover the area's spas, or seek out its golf courses.

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

4.5/5(509 reviews)

Between meeting animals from across the world and exploring nature trails through the Sonoran Desert, expect an exotic experience in southern California. 

Indian Canyon
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Indian Canyon

4.5/5(441 reviews)

Hike in the footsteps of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians on ancient walking trails through cool, palm-dotted canyons and timeless rock formations. 

Palm Springs Art Museum
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Palm Springs Art Museum

4.5/5(356 reviews)

The story of the West and famous faces from the past all come alive at this Palm Springs institution.  

Palm Springs Air Museum
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Palm Springs Air Museum

4.5/5(410 reviews)

Imagine taking to the skies at one of the largest collections of World War II aircraft in the world. 

Top things to do in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

90% of travellers recommend
$26
Per adult
The Legends & Icons Tour
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The Legends & Icons Tour

88% of travellers recommend
$99
Per adult
Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
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Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$169
Per adult
Earthquake Canyon Bicycle Tour
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Earthquake Canyon Bicycle Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$115
Per adult
Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour

94% of travellers recommend
$169
Per adult
Palm Springs Indian Canyons Bike and Hike
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Palm Springs Indian Canyons Bike and Hike

100% of travellers recommend
$105
Per adult

Reviews of Palm Springs

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1741
5 - Excellent 58.30542531815137%
4 - Good
1019
4 - Good 34.125920964501006%
3 - Okay
184
3 - Okay 6.162089752176825%
2 - Disappointing
25
2 - Disappointing 0.8372404554588078%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.5693235097119893%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

Palm Springs has a fun vibe and there is lots of dining and shopping.

5/5 - Excellent

Rick

May 25, 2020

my favorite coty quiet and relaxing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 22, 2020

I have stayed in many places in Palm Springs over the years and it is a lovely place to live and visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 29, 2020

Liked it so much I bought a home in the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

Despite this trip was during the corona virus and everything was closing we managed to experience a nice stay by relaxing, driving around and looking at the mid-century architect, and visiting Joshua Tree National Park. We'll be back next year.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Because of the virus it was shut down during our visit so many places closed . I’ve been coming here each winter 37 years. It’s easy to get around , friendly small businesses.

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Check out our video travel guide and see why Palm Springs is a winning destination for the many Angelenos that flock here each year.
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