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Famed for its golf courses, health spas, and year-round sunshine, a break at a Palm Springs resort can be as relaxing or as energetic as you make it. Summers in Palm Springs can be exceptionally hot, with August and July temperatures peaking at over 100ºF. Winters are dry and warm with temperatures not tending to fall much below 65ºF.

When to go to Palm Springs

With over 350 days of sunshine a year, it always feels like summer in Palm Springs, so no matter which season you choose to visit, you won’t be disappointed by the weather. Early Spring is a good time to avoid the crowds for a restful recuperation break at a luxury resort.

How to get to Palm Springs

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is only a mile from the city’s downtown district, making transfers to Palm Springs hotels easy to manage by taxi or by hotel shuttles. Another Palm Springs travel option is the city-wide SunLine Transit Agency bus service, while Greyhound buses and Amtrak train services also serve the city from further afield. Car rental is widely available from the airport, making Los Angeles and San Diego easily reachable day-trip destinations.

Why visit Palm Springs

The beautiful natural surroundings of the city are possibly the most memorable Palm Springs attractions. A trip on the city’s Aerial Tramway allows visitors to admire the stunning views of the mountainous desert scenery. Nearby Joshua Tree National Park is popular with hikers, climbers, and nature lovers. Health and fitness fans flock to the city’s luxury resorts, and a stay at a spa hotel in Palm Springs is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. The Palm Springs Air Museum houses a collection of historic aircraft and aviation memorabilia, and offers educational lectures on the US air force role in World War II.

Where to stay in Palm Springs

Hotels.com offers a wide range of hotels in Palm Springs to suit all budgets, including Palm Springs motels and 5 star hotels. Why not browse the Palm Springs reviews and check out the great value Palm Springs hotel deals on our website?

When are the best times to travel to Palm Springs?

Situated in the sun-scorched Coachella Valley, Palm Springs offers over 300 sunny days a year. The summer months are sizzling, while winter and spring temperatures are still hot but less intense. The peak vising months are January to April, so for cheaper hotels in Palm Springs book a break outside of this bustling period. Whenever you visit, however, there’s always something exciting going on, with events like the Greater Palm Springs Pride Celebration in November, and the glitzy Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.

What are the top must-see attractions in Palm Springs?

Dominating the Riverside County, the San Jacinto Mountain is a breathtaking display of geological grandeur. Situated in the Mount San Jacinto State Park, it boasts a dizzying elevation of 10,834 feet. The Indian Canyons are another natural spectacle. Occupying Agua Caliente tribal land, the natural parcel is a big hit with hikers and features hefty rock formations, trickling streams and California fan palms. First opened in 1938, the Moorten Botanical Garden is an idyllic 1-acre oasis. Alongside a trove of fascinating desert plants, it’s best known for its unique cactarium.

What are the best types of restaurants and food in Palm Springs?

The dining scene in Palm Springs is creative, stylish and when it comes to the finer things, typically Californian. There’s a dining spot to tickle everyone’s fancy here, from humble sandwich shops and Tuscan-style grills, to swanky restaurants where you can dine al fresco in fairy light lit gardens. The cuisines on offer really vary and include everything from Italian, French and Mexican, to Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese. Many of the plusher hotels in Palm Springs offer dine dining restaurants, so a good meal is always near.

What are the top things to do in Palm Springs?

Palm Springs’ desert backdrop provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoorsy types, whether they want to hike canyon trails, rock climb or explore ancient palm groves at a relaxed pace. The area is also home to numerous golf courses, too. For more low-key experiences you’ll find the Palm Springs Air Museum, which features a mesmerizing collection of World War II aircraft, and the Palm Springs Art Museum, home to everything from contemporary to Native American art. For arts and crafts, the city’s weekly Villagefest is a must.

What are some fun facts about Palm Springs?

If you’re a bit of an architecture buff, you’ll probably know that Palm Springs is home to the largest collection of mid-century modern buildings in the United States – though it may surprise you who once lived in them. Back in the day Palm Springs was jam-packed with wealthy Hollywood stars, with residents like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. If you’re a golfer, you’ll find no shortage of scenic courses to get your fix – the sprawling valley offers around 120 to choose from.

What kinds of public transport are there in Palm Springs?

If you’re staying in a hotel in Palm Springs’ downtown area, then you’ll pretty much be able to get around on foot. The tree-lined Palm Canyon Drive is where you’ll find much of the action, with its boutiques, galleries and restaurants. The public transport in Palm Springs is limited to SunLine bus services, which can get you around the city cheaply and effectively, should you need to go further afield. For exploring the natural attractions of the Coachella Valley, it’s recommended you hire a car.

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