Palm Springs

Palm Springs Travel Guide

Located in the California desert, Palm Springs is an oasis of glitz and glamour. Travel to Palm Springs, a resort city with plenty to offer. In the early 20th century, health nuts made their way to the desert city located in the Coachella valley because of the city’s dry heat and luxurious resort hotels. Now, the tourists keep flocking to Palm Springs for the mid-century modern architecture, the relaxing vibe and some of the best people watching in the country.

Though many come to Palm Springs just to sit by the pool with a cocktail in hand, Palm Springs travel offers much more than just that. Consult this Palm Springs travel guide for all of your travel needs.

Things Not to Miss in Palm Springs

• The Indian Canyons were once home to the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Native American Indian tribe. Now, visitors to the canyons can explore its many trails. Be sure to bring your binoculars, the trails are a great place for bird watching.

 • The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has the world’s largest rotating gondolas. Though the two and a half mile trip is only 10 minutes long, the views it offers of the Chino Canyon are breathtaking.

 • The Palm Springs Historical Society is located in an adobe house built by John McCallum, the first permanent white settler of Palm Springs. The museum is full of antiques as well as Indian artifacts, tools and pictures.

When to Go to Palm Springs

The best time to visit Palm Springs is from January to May when the weather is warm but not too hot and sunny. During the summer months, the weather can be extremely hot, but many find that that time of year is perfect for those who like a morning hike or to explore interior attractions such as galleries, museums and shops.

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