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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.
Palm Springs USA:
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.