Palm Springs, CA
Originally settled by the region’s Agua Caliente Cahuilla tribe, the area now known as Palm Springs has provided respite to inhabitants for nearly 500 years. Palm Springs’ natural hot mineral pools and lush trees distinguish the city from the austere desert surroundings, inviting guests from near and far to unwind and re-energize.
Palm Springs’ fashionable Uptown Design District and Downtown feature more than 200 restaurants and dozens of boutique shops, making it a shoppers’ paradise. Even if you don’t buy anything, the window shopping can be just as compelling. The city’s most popular shopping experience, however, is its weekly Thursday night “VillageFest” street fair, where dozens of vendors gather in downtown Palm Springs to offer local fare, goods, art and entertainment.
If you’re in search of a relaxing vacation, you can easily find it at one of the city’s luxury spas. Palm Springs sits atop a mineral-rich aquifer, making it a great destination for unique, restorative spa treatments like soothing honey massages, antioxidant salt scrubs, and blissful mineral pool soaks.
The city has plenty of natural wonders for the outdoorsmen in your family, too. A ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway can be a must-do – the spectacular views of the city and Chino Canyon at 8,500 feet in the air will not likely disappoint. When you reach the top, hike to the summit of San Jacinto Peak for even more breathtaking sights, or simply indulge in “A Culinary Experience Above the Clouds” at Peaks Restaurant.
Palm Springs is also a premier destination for golf vacations. A number of well-known golf courses are located minutes from the city, as well as noteworthy cultural and historical locales like the Architecture and Design Center, Palm Springs Air Museum, and Sunnylands estate, Palm Springs has it all. So go ahead - start packing.
- El Paseo Shopping District
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
- Palm Springs Air Museum
- Palm Springs Art Museum
- San Jacinto Peak