These beautiful cities in California, in the Sonoran desert, just about 100 miles from Los Angeles, Palm Springs are one of the most popular destinations in the US and are a true desert oasis. They are the kind of place that offers a fascinating mix of top-notch dining, outdoor activities, and urban sophistication. Whether you plan to kick back and relax or embark on a grand outdoor adventure, Palm Springs has it all. As the place exists to serve, there’s no shortage of high-quality accommodations, especially when you book with Owner Direct Vacation Rentals. Browse our diverse lodgings and explore the desert landscapes of Palm Springs.
Enjoy your vacation with all the comforts of home. Choose to stay in vacation home rentals or condo rentals located in country clubs, gated communities, and popular neighborhoods. All the accommodations here have fully equipped kitchens to prepare meals in, spacious bedrooms and living rooms, not to mention cable TV, WiFi, and some even offer landlines with free calls within the US and to Canada. Book a vacation rental with a private pool to beat the heat, and grill some steak or burgers while enjoying drinks on the shaded deck or patio. The vacation rentals don't just offer great amenities, but also great locations too. Get your car from your private parking space and drive to one of Palm Springs’ great selection of restaurants and attractions.
If you’re into hiking, there are dozens of scenic trails in San Jacinto or hike the Palm Canyon Trail. Then head back to your vacation rental with plenty of space to store your hiking gear, and other sports equipment. Aside from hiking, consider enjoying biking, horseback riding, golf, and tennis. Check out the Walk of Stars where you'll see the name of stars like Marilyn Monroe or see Palm Springs in a different perspective by riding the Aerial Tramway. Museum buffs can visit Palm Springs Air Museum or Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. If you still have time, visit nearby La Quinta and Cathedral City.
Get a true taste of Palm Springs by dining alfresco at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains under a star-studded desert night sky at one of the fine dining establishments like at Brickworks Bistro, Fusion Flair, Greek Islands Cafe, and Gypsy Rose. For drinks, if you like margaritas and tequilas, head to El Jefe. There’s also the Workshop Kitchen + Bar and Viceroy.
The easiest way to get here is by catching a flight to Palm Springs International Airport. If you want to bring your car, just take I-10 eastwards, then change onto Highway 111. I-10 also connects Palm Springs to cities in the east, like Phoenix and Las Vegas. Having your own car is easily the best way to get around Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Valley because public transportation isn’t that extensive here. There is a network of public buses from the city center to major accommodations consider options like booking a taxi or an Uber.
Palm Springs is a year-round resort. The weather is almost always sunny and warm, so there’s never a bad time to visit. Peak season is between January and May, when it has a perfect weather for golf, swimming, hiking, or sunbathing. Music fans can time their trip to coincide with the Coachella Festival in April.