Palm Springs/Coachella Valley, California

The artsy enclave of Palm Springs and the surrounding Sonoran Desert offer a unique mix of resort-style leisure, striking valley landscapes, and a vintage Hollywood-era personality. Located in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest, Desert Lily is a spacious private home designed around indoor-outdoor living. The property includes a large heated pool and spa, beautiful koi pond from the original landscaping, and separate master bedroom.

Carmelita is an ultra-modern home in the prestigious Mesa neighborhood with palm trees, a beautiful lawn surrounding a pool and spa, and mountain views. Situated in the Indian Canyons Golf Resort is Paloverde, a three-bedroom home with striking mountain views, saltwater pool, fire pit, outdoor shower, and more.

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Southern California's Desert Oasis

Well-known as a retreat for yesteryear's movie stars and today's in crowd, Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley offer a mix of leisurely resort activities, striking valley landscapes, and vintage charm. Golfers love Palm Springs for its always-sunny weather and more than 115 courses. Well-heeled jetsetters appreciate the art galleries, eclectic boutiques, and preserved midcentury modern architecture, which is on full display everywhere you look. Palm Springs’ hotels and resorts are often funky and trendy gathering spaces, with pools that are designed to see-and-be-seen, five-star restaurants, and lavish spas.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
  • Average temperatures
    108°F in summer; 71°F in winter
  • Peak season
    Spring and fall
  • Population
    50,000
  • Car recommended?
    Yes

Destination Highlights


  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

    Climb aboard the largest aerial rotating tramway in the world to enjoy spectacular views of Chino Canyon and the Coachella Valley from an elevation of 8,500 feet. In the winter months, the summit is often blanketed in snow.

  • Joshua Tree National Park

    With strikingly unique geologic formations and otherworldly eponymous trees, Joshua Tree National Park is a heralded destination for rock climbers, hikers, bikers, photographers, stargazers, and desert flora and fauna lovers.

  • The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

    This unique wildlife education center is a zoo, endangered species conservation center, botanical gardens, and natural history museum—all in one. Learn about the plants and animals that call the desert home.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Palm Springs Vacation

    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.

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