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PALM SPRINGS TRAVEL GUIDE

A Guide to California's Desert Oasis

Palm Springs, California


Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions and More

Few desert locations possess the glamour of Palm Springs. This stylish city, which as early as 1936 boasted polo, tennis, gaming, night clubs and more swimming pools than any other city in the U.S., was thought of as the Palm Beach of the West. Many Hollywood stars considered this exclusive desert enclave their own private hideaway — Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Kirk Douglas all built homes during the the early days of the city. U.S. Presidents including Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson have visited while in office — Palm Springs International Airport is large enough to handle Air Force One — while Gerald and Betty Ford moved here after their days in the White House. Today, this archetypal desert playground revolves around recreation and leisure. Bask in its hot, dry climate as you play golf on dozens of championship courses — or enjoy a reprieve from the little white ball with a soothing spa session or a day of superb shopping. Whatever your choices, this inimitable resort town invites you to revel in its discovery.


RESTAURANTS

Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs


HOTEL REVIEWS

From 29 Palms to Rancho Mirage, we offer professional hotel reviews and ratings, so you can enjoy the perfect stay:

Palm Springs Hotels

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Riviera Palm Springs in California


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HOTEL PROFILES

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
La Quinta Resort & Club
Miramonte Resort & Spa
Parker Palm Springs
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Riviera Palm Springs

Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in California

SPAS

Escape to a desert oasis at one of these luxurious Palm Springs spas

The Best Spas in Palm Springs
and Coachella Valley

We've tested the latest treatments, met with the practitioners and visited the newest retreats to find the best spas in Palm Springs and Coachella Valley.

Be sure to check out our spa feature for The Well at Miramonte Resort & Spa


YOGA

TOP YOGA RETREAT
Nurturing Nest
Located near Joshua Tree National Park, Nurturing Nest in the picturesque Palm Springs area is a tiny but lovingly tended hot springs retreat and spa. With just seven plain but pretty rooms, the nest offers weekend yoga classes and treatments.
Nurturing Nest in the picturesque Palm Springs area is one of our Top Yoga Retreats

TRAVEL

THE BEST OF THE DESERT
Top 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs
Discover the top attractions in the Coachella Valley with our list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs, from top-notch shopping to stunning natural wonders to opulent Mid-Century Modern mansions.

Palm Springs is filled with excellent examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture like the Frey House II


Palm Springs is a golf paradise

72-HOUR VACATION
Palm Springs
Many visitors are content to spend their Palm Springs trip relaxing by the pool, but there’s plenty to do otherwise. Hollywood history, golf, tennis, mid-century architecture, new-age spas, ancient deserts and mountain wilderness await vacationers in this sanctuary set below the San Jacinto mountain range.


WWII FIGHTER PLANES
Palm Springs Air Museum
A great way to avoid the heat is to visit the air-conditioned hangar housing the Palm Springs Air Museum. Located at the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), the museum features dozens of aircraft as well as an extensive aviation library.

The “Miss Josephine” Curtiss P40 Hawk at the Palm Springs Air Museum


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in California

UP, UP AND AWAY
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will whisk you away for a 2.5-mile gondola ride up Mt. San Jacinto to a lofty 8,500 feet above sea level. The gondola rotates ever so subtly en route, so if you don't have the view you want, all you have to do is wait.


HISTORIC RETREAT
Sunnylands
Home to the personal collection of Ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg, Sunnylands Center & Gardens features letters from past presidents and the British royal family, more than 3,400 books and one of the most important collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world.
Sunnylands features a 17,000-square-foot center with nine acres of art gardens

Visit the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism website at www.palm-springs.org or the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority at www.palmspringsusa.com

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