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Well-known as a retreat to yesteryear's movie stars and today's in crowd, Palm Springs and the surrounding Sonoran Desert offer a unique mix of resort-style leisure, striking valley landscapes and a vintage Hollywood-era personality. Surrounded on the southwest by the Santa Rosa Mountains, this multi-faceted destination appeals to every explorer. With warm days year-round, it's always an ideal time for a round of golf at more than 115 courses spread across Palm Springs. From seasonal music and art festivals to hot springs and some of the country's best spas and services, this Californian oasis has your rest and relaxation covered.
With strikingly unique geologic formations and its otherworldly eponymous trees, Joshua Tree National Park is a heralded destination for rock climbers, hikers, bikers, photographers, stargazers and lovers of desert flora and fauna.
History and aviation buffs will enjoy the inspiring and expansive collection at the Palm Springs Air Museum, which features World War II aircraft, a 60-seat buddy Rogers Theater of the Air, a restoration center and memorabilia.
Book a Jeep tour with Desert Adventures, one of Palm Spring's premier ecotourism companies. With more than 20 years of introducing visitors to the area's natural attractions, their naturalist guides are subject matter experts.
There isn't a single word to describe The Living Desert. It's part zoo, endangered species conservation center, botanical gardens, natural history museum, wilderness park, nature preserve and education center. Don't miss this one!
Every Thursday night, make like a local and head downtown to VillageFest. This weekly street fair features artists, entertainment and fresh food. Get dinner at a restaurant along world-famous Palm Canyon Drive afterward.
Let some altitude change your attitude on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Chino Canyon from an elevation of 8,500 feet. This is the largest aerial rotating tramway in the world.
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On Palm Canyon Drive and Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs are a few dozen restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. Take advantage of a warm evening to park and explore this pedestrian-friendly area on foot.
While Spring is the most popular time to vacation in Palm Springs, the Fall season has comparably amazing temperatures, averaging in the high 70s, plus a decided advantage: smaller crowds and lower prices. It's an ideal time to visit.
Hiking is the activity of choice in Palm Springs. From nearby landscapes to a day trip in Joshua Tree National Park, these grounds were made for walking. If you want to find a fitness center, we recommend Gold's Gym, World Gym and Palm Springs Fitness Center.
Thanks to the warm weather, Palm Springs is one of the country's top festival destinations. You can find a fun one around the calendar, including multiple film fests, arts festivals, Coachella Music Festival and free Thursday nights at Palm Springs Art Museum.
Palm Springs really does have something for everyone, including the romantic at heart. Whether it's a sunset dinner after a spa treatment, a waterfall picnic or a horseback ride through the Indian Canyons, your moment for two is just a call to your Destination Concierge away.
Palm Springs boasts some exceptional spas including PSYC at the Parker Hotel, Estrella Spa at the Viceroy or Spa Terre at the Riviera Hotel. If you prefer to stay in, in-residence massage services can be scheduled with Studio M Salon and Spa.
Palm Springs is famous for its alluring, sun-drenched desert scenery, with craggy mountains looming on the horizon and skinny palm trees punctuating the landscape. This also means that the mercury regularly tops out at over 100 degrees, though the low humidity helps to temper the extreme heat. Things cool down during winter months, but average temperatures still hover in the 70s and low 80s. It's smart to always carry extra water with you to help stay cool.