Palm Springs offers a desert paradise on the United States West Coast, with hot springs, upscale resorts, golf courses, and fantastic mid-century architecture. Here, you can shoot 18 holes at Arnold Palmer championship golf courses at Palm Desert's Classic Club or get up close to dinosaurs at an outdoor public art display. You can go hiking or horseback riding at the Indian Canyons or see real WWII-era combat aircraft at the Palm Springs Air Museum. For indoor activities, try your hand at a local casino or visit an art gallery.

Kids love to check out the native animals at the Living Zoo and Gardens, and couples love the romance of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Everyone will enjoy taking a scenic aerial tram ride to get stunning canyon photos for your social media feed from high above. In contrast, you could simply take a day off from tourist activities and relax with a cocktail by the pool, enjoying the beautiful weather of Palm Springs.

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Where & what to eat in Palm Springs

  • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Palm Springs

    Palm Springs' best local restaurants have helped the Californian city garner a reputation among foodies as a major hot spot for quality dining. Blending classic American fare with Mexican influences, restaurants in Palm Springs are renowned for the flair of both their menus and their decor. Renowned the world over for its unique mid-century architecture and as a celebrity haven,...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Palm Springs

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Palm Springs

    Palm Springs is a Californian desert city with a vibrant shopping scene and a range of retail choices from bargain outlet malls to boho vintage boutiques to upscale designer stores. Cruise along downtown’s Palm Canyon Drive for unique, locally made clothing, souvenirs and home décor items, with plenty of places to stop for a meal or coffee along the way. Visit...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Palm Springs

  • 10 Things to Do After Dinner in Palm Springs

    Nightlife in Palm Springs features swanky bars with large terraces, glitzy casinos, and romantic stargazing spots. This well-known desert oasis is only a short trip from the busy streets of Los Angeles. From unique watering holes to mountaintop views, this lovely town is a destination to be visited in any season. The cool winter months are typically known as the high...

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  • Palm Springs Travel Essentials

    Our Palm Springs Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in California, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) to my hotel? What currency and...

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