The divine desert landscape in Palm Springs is celebrated for its stunning flora and iconic hotspots, as well as its beautiful beaches, scenic trails, and breathtaking views. Explore and follow the palm tree-lined streets, while resting on the sand dunes, desert mountains, or the beach at one of the many resorts in town.
The sophisticated resort city of Palm Springs is located in the heart of the desert, also called the Colorado Desert's Coachella Valley. Protected by the towering San Jacinto Mountains, it is shielded from the sun and wind by a vast landscape of sand dunes and mountains. It is known for its beautiful beaches and picturesque views.
Palm Springs is known for its mid-century modern architecture and boasts a thriving arts and cultural scene that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Palm Springs and its surroundings are mostly flat and dry and can be used for cycling in the cooler months. Many Palm Springs vacation rentals have air conditioning to keep cool in the summer heat, as well as access to the hills that surround the Sonoran Desert. Palm Springs is an important recreation destination, but other nearby desert resort towns include Desert Hot Springs and Rancho Mirage, as well as La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Palm Beach. Highway 111 connects the city of Palm Springs with the area and runs east to west along the mountain slopes.
The experiences in Palm Springs are endless. Activities and attractions in Palm Springs, one of the most popular tourist destinations in California, include the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, the Joshua Tree National Park, and many others.
If you're in Palm Springs for a few days, you'll have to explore Joshua Tree National Park. Visit it at your own pace or pick up a guide from the Palm Springs Visitor Center. In the heart of the city, you can reach the top of the Palm Springs Tramway by renting a bike from Bike Palm Desert.
Although it can get hot in the middle of summer, hiking in Palm Springs is still popular, especially in the cooler months.
With almost 40 spectacular vacation rentals to choose from, you'll be sure to find the perfect place to call home during your Palm Springs vacation. Many resorts in the palm desert also allow pets. So if you want to bring your dog to the beautiful Palm Springs, you can do so.