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.

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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 AU$102 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
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 their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Very nice place nice pool, will definitely come back to stay."

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 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 AU$210 per night from 11 Aug. to 12 Aug.
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 their ...
4/5 Very Good! (919 reviews)
"We had a cabana, which was very nice. BUT the bar was out of many items so we had to pick our 3rd choice of beers, some people changed orders due to no mixers for their cocktails."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 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 AU$165 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (998 reviews)
"Super fun and bright and colorful place to stay. If you’re looking for a good deal and a fun time this is the place."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 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 AU$89 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this business-friendly condo in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,579 reviews)
"The pool was way too warm. The a/c in our room was too noisy."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 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 AU$152 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Stay at this condo in Palm Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,781 reviews)
"Excellent hotel with excellent location located at the city center, extremely clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 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 AU$195 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
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 their 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 4 Aug. 2022

The Oasis Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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