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.