According to Biotionary, Palm Springs is a city located in the Sonoran Desert and part of Riverside County in Western America. A holiday in Palm Springs has a lot to offer, but can also be combined for a tour of California. The city is located about 150 km east of Los Angeles and is the ideal stop if you are on your way to the Grand Canyon. Palm Springs is nicknamed “Hollywood’s desert playground” because for years it was the domain of movie stars and golfing retirees. Nowadays it is a real trendy place discovered by snowbirds, hikers and hipsters. To make your holiday extra fun, you can combine the trip with a car tour. For example, you can choose our Western Experience car tour, Taste The West Deluxe car tour orWestern Impressions Self Drive Tour.
Palm Springs History
The original inhabitants of Palm Springs were the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. With the advent of the city, many have sought refuge elsewhere. Palm Springs is part of a conurbation of several cities, which also includes Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells. It is a rich area where the supply of a few cubic meters of water is not taken into account, so that the immediate vicinity has many green areas, with many palms and golf courses. The city is also rich in resorts, hotels and golf clubs that you can visit during your Palm Springs vacation.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Opened in September 1963 as a way to get from the floor of the Coachella Valley to the top of San Jacinto Peak, it was built in the rugged Chino Canyon.
Natural Parks Palm Springs
During your Palm Springs holiday you will come across beautiful nature reserves where you can take the most beautiful walks.
The Indian Canyons is a collective name for the Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon, which used to be sacred ground for Native Americans. Today it is a popular location for walking.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California, 145 miles east of Los Angeles and about 40 miles from Palm Springs. The irregularly shaped Joshua Tree is one of the most characteristic plants in the Mohave Desert. The largest specimens are about 12 meters high, and are estimated to be about 900 years old. Joshua Tree National Park is a must-see during your Palm Springs vacation. The Joshua Tree is a very important link in the ecosystem of the desert, the plant is home to numerous birds, mammals, insects and lizards.
Tahquitz Canyon is located in Southern California in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California. It has been inhabited by the Cahuilla tribe of Native Americans for at least 2,000 years. It is one of many canyons of cultural significance to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Moorten Botanical Garden
The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is a 3-acre family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and other desert plants. It is located in the Colorado Desert ecosystem.
Culture on Vacation Palm Springs
In addition to the beautiful nature that a vacation Palm Springs has to offer, you can also visit Palm Springs for some culture.
Palm Springs Air Museum
In this museum you can see a large collection of aircraft from the Second World War. Also on display are uniforms, utensils and original photographs. The Palm Springs Air Museum is a non-profit educational institution in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs Art Museum
In this museum, which was founded in 1938, you will find a special collection of Native American and Mesoamerican art. The museum also houses a collection of modern art.
PALM MOUNTAIN RESORT & SPA
Located in Palm Springs, this hotel is across from Mercado Plaza and a 10-minute walk from the spa and resort casino. It features a spa and offers free Wi-Fi. There are numerous dining and shopping options in the vicinity.
Rooms at the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa include a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. They also have cable TV and air conditioning.
The Palm Mountain Resort features a tree-lined swimming pool with deck and comfortable lounge chairs. You also have access to a fully equipped health and wellness center just 2 blocks away. The resort also offers views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
The Palm Springs Convention Center is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Palm Springs International Airport is 2.2 miles away.
HYATT REGENCY INDIAN WELLS RESORT
The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness center. All rooms have free WiFi. The hotel has several on-site restaurants.
All rooms overlook the mountains or the golf course. Rooms also feature a patio or balcony, a flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station.
The property also features a restaurant, tennis court and fitness centre. Other facilities include meeting facilities, luggage storage and a kids’ club.
Palm Springs Airport is 15 miles away. El Paseo Shopping Center is 5 km away. Shopping is available at the Cabazon Outlet Mall, 56 km away.
THE SAGUARO PALM SPRINGS
Located in Palm Springs, The Saguaro Palm Springs offers free transportation to downtown Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Airport. The property offers on-site dining, a swimming pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Each colorful room at The Saguaro features a 50-inch flat-screen cable TV. Each en suite room is equipped with toiletries and a hairdryer. A small refrigerator is provided.
Breakfast, brunch and dinner are served at El Jefe. Here you can order tequila and it offers Mexican dishes in a rustic, stylish cocktail bar. The on-site Rocco’s Electric also offers brunch every day.
The Saguaro Palm Springs offers lively pool parties with DJs on weekends. The pool bar serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, as well as fresh fruit punches and alcoholic ice drinks.
The property offers free transportation to destinations within a 5-mile radius, such as the Palm Springs Convention Center.