Come to the land of sunshine and celebrity homes. Palm Springs, California is a vacationer’s dream. From just laying down in the sun to peeping into a movie star home to enjoying the many and varied eating establishments to just driving in the desert wilderness, there is nothing that says ‘holiday’ more than this resort city in the Coachella Valley, within the Colorado Desert.
Everywhere you turn you see a new attraction, chic boutiques, desert charm, Hollywood stardust without the madness, and golf, golf and more golf!
Take a walk on the streets lined with palm trees (although you can drive too), basking in the sun, as almost every day is a sunny day - Palm Springs enjoys more than 350 days of sunshine. That should be just right!
When you come to Palm Springs, rest assured you are coming to a vacationer’s paradise, with a hotel for every kind of guest. But who’s going to stay inside a hotel room? Not you, we hope. Not in Palm Springs.
Just choose among the activities you like to do and chances are you will be able to do it here. Museums, casinos, golf, horses, stables, national parks, spas, theme parks, eateries, heritage homes are just some of the many attractions
The first thing you must do irrespective of everything else is take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. You will love the beautiful bird’s eye view of Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area. Pack a picnic and take it with you.
Go on a trail hike in the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness or through the beautiful Long Valley.
Kids will love the Children's Discovery Museum while art loving visitors should definitely pay a visit to the Backstreet Art District and see artists at work.
Another exciting and interesting destination is the Palm Springs Air Museum. The air conditioned hangars of the museum are choc-a-bloc with one of America’s biggest collection of World War II aircraft. It also has a library and numerous audio-video attractions including simulators.
Reaching here shouldn’t be a problem as the Palm Springs International Airport handles flights from all over the United States and Canada and over 500 countries worldwide, receiving 1.5 million guests annually
Once you are here, there’s another thing you can do, the celebrity house tour. Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor to Elvis Presley had a house in Palm Springs
If you are getting too warm, head down to Knott's Soak City. Open only during summer, it is a big hit to beat the summer heat. With 16 acres of water slides and giant wave pools, both kids and adults alike will have gallons of fun here. For that matter, even most hotels have brilliant water features like splash fountains and water slides
Once refreshed, you can also go biking in the canyons. The four interesting canyons - Tahquitz and Indian (Palm, Murray and Andreas) Canyons get approximately 125,000 visitors annually. There are many packages available or you can also do it on your own.
So, this is your invitation to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in beautiful Palm Springs, California.