Palm Springs

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Palm Springs

Welcome to California’s oasis of style, with an arid mountain backdrop, rows of towering palms and sleek 1950s architecture.

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.

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
155 S Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA
The price is CA $153 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs Convention Center ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,602 reviews)
"ok for the money"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
4 out of 5
1600 N Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
The price is CA $209 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the heart of Palm Springs, this spa resort is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from San Jacinto Mountains and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Palm Springs Convention Center. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (391 reviews)
"Extremely friendly staff. Everyone going out of their way to make sure you had a good stay. The rooms were large and Cush. They had good products in the bathrooms and the pool area was fabulous. I could have stayed longer."

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
Hotel Zoso
Hotel Zoso
4 out of 5
150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
The price is CA $155 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this romantic hotel is steps from Heusso Gallery, Plaza Theatre, and Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Ruddy's General Store Museum ...
3.9/5 Good! (957 reviews)
"Enjoyed this property. Great location. Clean. Updated. Very helpful and friendly staff. Comfortable rooms and other accommodations/amenities. I will stay here if I visit again."

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

Hotel Zoso
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7 Springs Inn & Suites
7 Springs Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
950 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
The price is CA $117 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Uptown Design District, this condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Desert Regional Medical Center - ER Ambulance Bay, San Jacinto Mountains, ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,511 reviews)
"Fantastic wheelchair accessibility. One of the best washrooms ever for a hotel - huge roll in shower, pipes under the sink insulated, no carpet in the room. As someone who travels extensively and is in a wheelchair I was delighted with the accessibility!"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

7 Springs Inn & Suites
Marquis Villas Resort by Diamond Resorts
Marquis Villas Resort by Diamond Resorts
2 out of 5
140 S Calle Encilia, Palm Springs, CA
The price is CA $121 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Heusso Gallery, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, and Ruddy's General Store ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,318 reviews)
"Loved ideal location, free laundry (receptionist gave us detergent"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

Marquis Villas Resort by Diamond Resorts
Palm Canyon Resort by Diamond Resorts
Palm Canyon Resort by Diamond Resorts
2.5 out of 5
2800 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
The price is CA $121 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
This family-friendly Palm Springs aparthotel is located in Canyon Corridor, within 2 mi (3 km) of San Jacinto Mountains and Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium. ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,441 reviews)
"Huge pool and big rooms. Close to lots of activities. Scenic."

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2021

Palm Canyon Resort by Diamond Resorts
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