PALM SPRINGS TRAVEL GUIDE
A Guide to California's Desert Oasis
Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions and More
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.
Top 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs
Discover the top attractions in the Coachella Valley with GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs, from top-notch shopping to stunning natural wonders to exciting Jeep tours.
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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.
Enjoy the silence of the desert and heal
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 Modern architecture, new-age spas, ancient
deserts and mountain wilderness await vacationers in this sanctuary set below the San Jacinto mountain range.
Make your stay an unforgetable three days
|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.
You'll be blown away by these aviation wonders
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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.
Feel like you're floating on air and take in the scenery
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.
Plan your visit and get a further peak into Sunnylands history