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What airport serves Palm Springs?
Getting here is easier than ever, thanks to our newly renovated Palm Springs International Airport, located just minutes from downtown.
The airport is served by numerous carriers from major cities. After landing, getting around is easy too, with a choice of wheels — car rental companies, limousines, shuttles, private cars, taxis and buses are always revved up and ready to go. Prefer to drive here? That’s a treat, too: Our mountain vistas beckon from every path.
LA/Ontario International (ONT),
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX),
John Wayne Airport (JWA),
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority:
Weather: ------Fabulous Palm Springs weather provides a year-round respite to visitors from around the world. With its dry air and low humidity, you'll find fun in the sun by day and balmy desert evenings to enjoy the desert to its fullest. From fall through late spring, days are warm and nights are cool. Summer days are warmer, but clean, dry air makes the higher temperature feel comfortable.
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Things to do ------
Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs, enjoy a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget the sweets.
Visitors travel aboard the world's largest rotating tramcar enjoying spectacular views of the desert below. At the top take a hike among majestic trees and enjoy quiet serenity. Two restaurants, gift shop, view points, and much more. There is something for everyone at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Coachella Valley's scenic mountain backdrop covering 280,000 acres from sea level to 10,834 feet atop Mt. San Jacinto. Over 200 miles of hiking trails. High level of biodiversity. Interpretive walks.
The Living Desert is a unique zoo and botanical garden, featuring nature trails, animal shows, a state-of-the-art wildlife hospital, and much more. Our exhibits include over 1,600 species of plants and 140 species of animals from the deserts of North America and Africa. Additionally, the park boasts a list of over 150 species of free-flying birds and is the best place in the world to view roadrunners. The park has records of over 30 species of free crawling reptiles including chuckwallas, zebra-tailed lizards, and desert iguanas. The more than 20 species of free-roaming mammals are mostly out of sight during the day, but tracks of coyote, bobcat, gray fox, and black-tailed jackrabbit can be seen on some of the dusty trails. Our botanical gardens attract over 30 species of butterflies and our ponds attract over 20 species of dragonflies, including queen butterflies, large orange sulphurs, roseate skimmers, and Mexican amberwings. Get closer to nature at The Living Desert!
Known as the "Capital of Golf" in the western United States, Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities is home to 110 world-class golf courses. Few places can match the top-flight tennis facilities in the desert - home of the two-week BNP Paribas Open in March.
Exploring Tribal Treasures ------
Watching a shard of sunlight filtering through the swirling mist of a thundering waterfall makes it easy to fathom why, centuries ago, Native Americans built thriving communities in Palm Springs’ famed Indian Canyons. They knew prime real estate when they saw it. Shady palm oases and ice-cold streams to stay cool in summer. Bubbling hot springs nearby to relieve the chill of a winter’s night. Not to mention the abundant desert flora and fauna that the Indians transformed into food, clothing, medicine, utensils, as well as textiles, pottery and baskets displaying the highest caliber of craftsmanship. Today, the descendants of these industrious tribes meticulously and proudly preserve the traditions and ceremonies of their heritage.
Special Events - Modernism Week ------
A ten-day celebration of the famed Palm Springs mid-century architecture and 20th century design that includes a multitude of special events. A Modernism design show, architecture tours, home tours, lectures, films, a vintage fashion and car show, and fabulous parties make this a week not to be missed.
Palm Springs Travel Guides
Palm Springs Travel Guide
Palm Springs city is a beautiful and sought-after location by tourists. Located in the deserts of California, USA, Palm Springs is known to be a resort city visited especially by retirees who want to experience a relaxed and fun vacation or travel. It started to become a tourism hotspot when Hollywood stars flocked here in the 1950's and 60's to enjoy the sun and the world-class resorts found within the city. Since then, the tourism industry has been very strong. To this day, there are many entertainment and outdoor activities available for tourists. Although most of those who come here are retirees, there are plenty of fun activities for everyone of all ages. For the perfect accommodations, check these condo rentals, apartment rentals, vacation home rentals and villa rentals.
What makes Palm Springs a perfect travel destination is not only the stunning mid-century modern architecture, the world class resorts, pools and facilities but also the perfect sunny and dry weather that paves the way for a great variety of both indoor and outdoor activities. To suit your preference and needs, we recommend these golf vacation rentals and pet friendly rentals.
The arid climate in the city creates hot and dry weather during the summers with temperatures reaching up to a 100 Fahrenheit, which really is a perfect time for dipping in cold and clear pools.
With the Palm Springs International Airport found within the city that has daily flight connections to many cities in the US and Canada, travelling to Palm Springs is a hassle-free and fun experience. Additionally, the LA/Ontario International Airport is another airport nearby that offers even more flight connections. Other ways to travel to the city are by train through the popular Amtrak Station and then by car.
To get around within Palm Springs, you can rent a car or a limousine at the airport or use public transportation such as a bus. Biking is also an option if you want to have a better view of the area and enjoy the sceneries of streets where you can see palm trees lined up on them, especially in the Palm Canyon Drive and the Indian Canyon Drive.
One of the interesting things you can do is to hike through the two mile loop of Tahquitz Canyon Trail. This is a challenging hike but worth it especially since you can find the beautiful Tahquitz Falls at the very end of it. The trail is actually steep and rocky and there are many rock steps for you to climb, so you need to be prepared for this hike, making sure you wear appropriate gear. This trail has quite an interesting legend behind it; ask the locals.
If you are vacationing with your family, visit the Living Desert zoo and botanical garden which offers a rich experience of seeing more than 400 wild animals, watching the live animal shows, having your kids play in the kids play park, enjoying the tranquil gardens, hiking the trails and much more. This 1200 acres of zoo and gardens will take you to the deserts of North America and Africa without actually having to go there.
Found just a few minutes away from the downtown area of Palm Springs are the Indian Canyons, a must-see and highly accessible tourist spot in the area. Feast your eyes on the natural and awesome sight of these beautiful canyons found on the tribal land of Agua Caliente.
If visiting between the middle of March through Labor Day, go to the Knott’s Soak City Water Park as well. This is the coolest and the only water park in Palm Springs that offers 18 thrilling and intense water rides and adventure. Explore the water park and enjoy the water slides, the water pools and the Kahuna’s Beach House, which is an interactive water playhouse around 4 stories tall. There are many more high speed water rides and adventure that awaits in this very cool water park.
There is definitely a long list of places to visit, sites to see and things to do in this beautiful city of Palm Springs in the deserts of California.
You can also check these nearby vacation rental regions; Desert Hot Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage.