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Palm Springs

Known for Live Music, Dancing and Golf

Discover the relaxing area of Palm Springs—lively festivals, great live music, and top sights from Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

How do you get to Palm Springs?

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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Things to do in Palm Springs

Enjoy a trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, a well-known attraction in Palm Springs. Discover the desert landscapes in this relaxing area, or enjoy its golf courses.

Hit the slopes at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, a top ski area in Palm Springs. Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

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Find out what's happening at Palm Springs Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Palm Springs. Discover the area's acclaimed art scene and spas.

Why not visit the animals who live at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and see why this is a favorite sight in Palm Desert? Experience the acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Explore Indian Canyon, a favorite green space in Palm Springs, and also enjoy the area's hiking trails. Discover the desert landscapes and mountain views in this family-friendly area.

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

Learn how one family’s love of desert plants became a Palm Springs horticultural institution.

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

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As the day fades to night, off-road your way through the desert terrain beyond Palm Desert to reach a pristine nature reserve. Learn about the rugged landscape and the geological forces at work beneath the San Andreas Fault, and stick around after sunset to stargaze far away from the city lights.

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From soaring peaks to bustling shops, explore the best of Palm Springs and spend the afternoon browsing the incredible deals at Desert Hills Premium Outlets on this fun-filled excursion. Along the way, make a stop at an intriguing zoo and keep your eyes peeled for the homes of famous celebrities.

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Relax in one of our air-conditioned, luxury mini-coaches or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Take an exclusive step back in time and see over 50 movie star homes of the past and present.

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Ride up and over Mt. San Jacinto State Park in the world's largest rotating tramcars on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Take in spectacular 360-degree views of Chino Canyon as you glide along a 2.

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Climb aboard a spacious basket for a high-flying adventure with incredible looks at the sun setting over Palm Springs' golden-hued landscape. Along the way, listen to your pilot as they point out local landmarks and enjoy a refreshing glass of champagne to celebrate your tour when you land.

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Extraordinary scenery abounds as your bright red Jeep winds its way through the multi-colored labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault. Listen to your naturalist guide entertain you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert.

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