Palm Springs

Travel Guide
Palm Springs
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.

Where to stay in Palm Springs

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, 92264
The price is CA $91 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this golf hotel in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,006 reviews)
"Very nice place nice pool, will definitely come back to stay."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2022

Palm Canyon Resort by Diamond Resorts
Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
4 out of 5
1600 N Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
The price is CA $160 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (926 reviews)
"Nice property."

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2022

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
The Saguaro Palm Springs
The Saguaro Palm Springs
4 out of 5
1800 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92264
The price is CA $127 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,004 reviews)
"I really enjoyed my stay! The staff was amazing! So friendly & helpful. I didn’t have extremely high expectations for this particular hotel because you can obviously see that it’s dated but it honestly could have been a bit cleaner. Nothing major that I couldn’t look past but still. Overall, I had ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2022

The Saguaro Palm Springs
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Marquis Villas Resort by Diamond Resorts
Marquis Villas Resort by Diamond Resorts
2 out of 5
140 S Calle Encilia, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
The price is CA $68 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this business-friendly condo in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,581 reviews)
"Front seat which seemed to be the manager and the employee were extremely helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2022

Marquis Villas Resort by Diamond Resorts
7 Springs Inn & Suites
7 Springs Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
950 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
The price is CA $106 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this condo in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,782 reviews)
"Excellent hotel with excellent location located at the city center, extremely clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2022

7 Springs Inn & Suites
The Oasis Resort
The Oasis Resort
3 out of 5
4190 E Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA, 92264
The price is CA $152 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 3-star condo in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (748 reviews)
"I love our stay. We just keep coming back. I wish you guys would go back to the continental breakfast withe tickets or to purchase at a small price. Other then that you guys are amazing."

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2022

The Oasis Resort
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