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Highlights in Palm Springs
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- Outdoor activities
- Oasis of Palm Trees
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Palm Springs Vacation Rentals
Popular rental home locations in Palm Springs include the Desert Sun Resort, Miramonte Resort and numerous private villas. You can reserve a rental home on upmarket Palm Canyon Drive and Cabrillo Road and there are neat cottages and convenient lock-up-and-go apartments set in lush gardens near upscale shopping districts and golf clubs.Palm Springs Resort Villages and Spa Holidays
Resort villages like the Miramonte Resort and Spa, La Quinta Resort and Club and Rancho Las PalmasResort offer a vacation home to rent in the city, or you can opt for a vacation rental from a private owner. Most private villas have pools, garden areas, outdoor patios and balconies. You can opt for a vacation rentalin the heart of the city or downtown.
Vacationing in Palm Springs
Palm Springs is located in the sun-drenched Sonoran desert in California's Coachella Valley, well known for its popular hot springs, canyons and sandy beaches. It is 55 miles east of San Bernardino and 107 miles east of Los Angeles, north-east of San Diego, and to the west of Phoenix, Arizona. It covers 94 square miles making it the largest city in the county.Sandy Beaches
Newport Beach, Dana Point, Carlsbad and Oceanside are popular for their swathes of sandy beaches. Laguna Beach, Huntington, San Clemente, Del Mar, and La Jolla beach are all within driving distance. You can find condos near most of the beaches and most have panoramic views and beaches within walking distance.Getting Around Palm Springs
The CBD is very pedestrian friendly but to visit the rest of Coachella Valley opt for a private rental car, 4 x 4, or passenger van. If you want to enjoy the area at a slower pace, opt for a bicycle rental. The area has a good system and network of roads and highways and you can opt for the local bus service or taxis to see the sights.
Choosing to rent a vacation home in Palm Springs is ideal if you enjoy the outdoors, water sports, want a spa vacation or just laze on the beach. The area offers hiking, mountain climbing, surfing, windsurfing, swimming and cycling.A Fantastic Beach Holiday Destination
If your fantasy is a sandy beach holiday in a beautiful location, you will enjoy Palm Springs. While beaches are natural and beautiful they offer good infrastructure, restaurants and facilities, activities for children and wild areas.Gambling and Casinos
You don't need to drive all the way to Las Vegas to tempt lady luck. Palm Springs offers a wealth of casinos to while away the evening. You can find a table or slot machine at the Spa Resort Casino or AguaCaliente Resort and Casino in Coachella Valley and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Palm Springs.
Top 5 things to do in Palm Springs
The aerial tram offers beautiful views of the valley and is a great day trip for the whole family. Even those who don't enjoy heights are set at ease by the secure comfort of the tram and the gorgeous scenery. The tram rides up to the mountain from where you can walk the Desert View Trail or enjoy a meal at Peaks restaurant.2. Hike to San Jacinto Mountain
A visit to San Jacinto Mountain is definitely a must-do activity when in Palm Springs. This beautiful area is 8000 feet above sea level and you can hike from the mountain station to the peak or access it via the aerial tramway. In this case it is a 10 minute trip. The mountain habitat is home to gorgeous flowers, animals and views.3. Palm Springs Air Museum
The Palm Springs Air Museum is very popular with visitors. This historical tour offers a glimpse into planes from bygone eras. At the museum you can tour the inside of a B-17 bomber plane and learn about planes from WWII to present day.4. Villagefest
Villagefest takes place each Thursday when Palm Canyon Drive is dotted with food stalls, shops that open till late and live music displays. It is a great chance to sample food from different vendors and enjoy the local musicians. As an added bonus the Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission after 4 pm.5.Tour the Indian Canyons
Part of the history and geology of the area, the Indian Canyons are accessible by jeep and hiking tour and are very much a part of the region's heritage. See nature at its most striking and enjoy cacti and flowers in season.
Palm Springs has a hot, dry, desert climate. May is warm and sunny and is a great time to visit the to visit the area. The average high temperature in May is 95 degrees F. Palm Springs has more than 300 days of sunshine and only 4.83 inches of rain each year.Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
When visiting Palm Beach a visit to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a great way to keep the family entertained. The zoo is a botanical delight and houses giraffe, Mexican wolves and animals from Africa, North Asia and the Americas.