Palm Springs, CA, USA

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Palm Springs, CA, USA

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Rental Houses Are Great for Your Palm Springs Vacation

Palm Springs is a lovely place to visit for a vacation. Rental properties offer houses and condos to make your stay comfortable. They offer facilities such as hot tubs, pools, outdoor grills, internet access, and cable television to help make your stay the best possible time.

There Are Fun Museums to Visit

There are many fun and interesting museums to visit in Palm Springs. For example, the Palm Springs Air Museum has many different types of airplanes. The museum teaches visitors about our military forces and their history with planes and other vehicles. Conversely, the Palm Springs Art Museum has collections of art from many different artists. They have many permanent and some traveling exhibits so the museum is always changing. A unique museum is the Ruddy’s General Store Museum. From the moment you walk in the door, you are transported back in time to the 1930s. This replica general store looks are authentic including the showcases, fixtures, and signs.

Nature Abounds in Palm Springs

There are many beautiful nature trails in Palm Springs. One example is the Murray Canyon Trail, an easy to moderate trail just south of the Andreas Canyon. You may see wildlife along the trail that leads to a recreation area. Another nice trail is the South Lykken Trail. It is a moderately difficult trail with beautiful views of Palm Springs, Mt. San Jacinto, and the Coachella Valley. There are other wonderful trails in Palm Springs to explore as well.

Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a one of a kind ride. You will experience a breathtaking view as you travel up the sheer cliff of the Chino Canyon. It is a 10 minute ride from the bottom, Valley Station at elevation 2,643 feet, to the top, Mountain Station at elevation 8516 feet. At the top, you can dine at Peak’s Restaurant and enjoy the spectacular view. Hiking in the beautiful wilderness land and skiing are available seasonally as well.

Many Opportunities Abound Nearby

Palm Springs is located about midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Beyond the many exciting activities in Palm Springs, these two locations have even more fun to offer. From world famous zoos and Sea World in San Diego to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, there will always be something to do

It Can Be Very Hot in Palm Springs

The weather in Palm Springs can get very hot in the summers. The average temperatures for June through September are over 100F. The winter months, however, are really quite pleasant with averages in the 70s. Spring and fall see average temperatures in the 70s and 80s. It rarely rains in Palm Springs so the sun is shining most of the time. The best time to visit Palm Springs is in the winter months. The spring and fall months are also pleasant most of the time.

The Best Ways to Get to Palm Springs

Palm Springs is easily accessible by car. It is close to an interstate highway and other highways and local roads that you can use. Some people choose to rent a car for their vacation, so this is another option. Taking the Amtrak train to Palm Springs is another excellent choice. There are actually three Palm Springs stations for the Amtrak train so you can get to where you are going more easily. In addition, there is the Palm Springs International Airport. This is also conveniently located for ease of travel. No matter how you get to Palm Springs, you are sure to enjoy your trip.

Attractions In and Around Palm Springs

First time in Palm Springs and looking for things to do? Some of the area's family-friendly draws for travelers include Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Don’t miss cultural highlights like Palm Springs Air Museum, Plaza Theatre and Heusso Gallery. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Baristo Park and Desert Highland Park.

You can take a shopping trip to Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Rimrock Shopping Center and Canyon Plaza Shopping Center. Want to take in a game or event? Get tickets for Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Ruddy's General Store Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum.