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Nestled in the dusty Californian desert lies the popular resort of Palm Springs, an oasis of serenity flanked by colorful, red-tinged mountains, and covered in healthy green vegetation. Glamorous mid-century architecture stands in stark contrast to the desert, recalling the golden age of Hollywood when the city was a retreat for the rich and famous. Nowadays, people are lured not only by the first-class resorts, but also the natural beauty of the area and the endless leisure pursuits this allows.

Things to see

If you want to try to take in all the beauty of the area at once, try the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, taking you to an elevation of over 8,500ft at its peak, with modern, rotating tram cars so you don’t miss a thing. Close to the downtown area are the Indian Canyons, with many undisturbed hiking trails to suit all abilities, and lush vegetation emerging in-between the desert rocks. This is particularly abundant in Palm Canyon where the streams lead to a desert oasis with waterfalls and spectacular mountain views. Later on, head to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, an impressive stadium where you can catch a tennis match, or even a rock concert, all while enjoying the balmy California evenings. The solid boulders outside the Palm Springs Convention Center may make it look like something from the Stone Age, but inside it’s a thoroughly modern center that hosts a varied line up of business and leisure events.

Hotels in Palm Springs

Many hotels and resorts in the area enjoy stunning mountain views, and the natural scenery can be enjoyed from the outdoor pools, the perfect place to appreciate the California sunshine. There are also plenty of spas and golf courses at the major resorts, and luxury hotels often feature room service, bathrobes, free WiFi, and in-room massages. If you’re looking for cheap Palm Spring hotels, then many of the major chains have set up shop here, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable bed, barbeque grills, and daily housekeeping while still staying in budget.

Where to stay

Just east of Palm Springs is Palm Desert, a city nestled in the mountains, with palm tree lined shopping streets, hiking, cycling, and other leisurely activities. This area is popular with older travelers who want a quiet vacation, although there are also plenty of family friendly places to stay. Downtown Palm Springs is a pedestrianized center of entertainment and culture, full of shoppers and café patrons during the day, by night it becomes a vibrant destination with people enjoying the evening air outside bars and restaurants. Golf lovers often flock to Rancho Mirage where there are several courses, and there’s the perfect climate for a long, relaxing game.

How to get to Palm Springs

Palm Springs International Airport is a relatively small, pleasant airport, yet attracts some of the major airlines from around the USA. Many tourists visiting California will pick up a rental car, and there are several companies at the airport, as well as shuttle services and a bus that takes you to the Amtrak station. Those arriving by private aircraft will usually pick Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD) as a landing or re-fuelling stop, and it’s popular with business people who want to impress clients with a luxurious golf trip. Luxury vehicles can be hired on-site, including SUVs and exotic cars.

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