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Palm-Springs is an oasis of blue and green in the Sonora Desert of southern California. Located 70 miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs sits at the foot of the 10,804-foot Mt. San Jacinto. When the East Coast of the U.S. is buried under snow and grey skies, it's warm and sunny in Palm Springs. Lush palm trees, 109 emerald green golf courses, 30,000 sparkling blue pools dot the landscape around this city that is known as "the playground of the stars." For things to do in Palm Springs, start with a glassed-in tramcar ride 8,000 feet up the mountain for a glorious view of the Coachella Valley. You can also drive up the mountain using the Palms to Pines Highway, stopping at the picturesque town of Idyllwild along the way. Once you arrive at the top, you can hike the trails on foot or mule back, or you can take a hot air balloon ride over the desert. Back in town, there are theaters and museums to enjoy, and fine dining at world class restaurants. Shop at upscale boutiques and art galleries, and take a bus tour to see the homes of the stars. Just outside of town, enjoy outdoor recreation at Joshua Tree National Park, or visit Indian Canyons and the Living Desert. For an unforgettable experience, hike or take a guided jeep tour of Palm Springs area - California's desert oasis.

Surrounding areas: Cathedral City, California (3.9 mi), Rancho Mirage, California (7.3 mi), Desert Hot Springs, California (9.6 mi), Palm Desert, California (11.5 mi), Idyllwild, California (12.2 mi), Indian Wells, California (13.2 mi), Bermuda Dunes, California (15.0 mi)

Palm Springs Vacation Rentals




Palm Springs Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
550 Warm Sands Hotel550 S Warm Sands DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 320-7144
Abbey West Hotel772 N Prescott DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 416-2654
Arenas Gardens West529 W Arenas RdPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-4150
Atrium Plaza Hotel Inc Dev901 E Tahquitz Cyn WayPalm Springs, CA (760) 320-3340
Bahama Hotel & Apartments2323 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-8190
Best Western Inn At Palm Springs1633 S Palm CynPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-9177
Best Western Las Brisas Hotel222 S Indian Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-4372
Carlton Hotel1333 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-5416
Casa De Camero1480 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 320-1678
Casablanca Hotel2095 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 320-4333
Comfort Inn390 S Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 322-8789
Corbell's Palm Springs Manor180 E Sonora RdPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-2459
Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs1300 Tahquitz Cyn WayPalm Springs, CA (760) 322-6100
Desert Lodge1177 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-1356
Extended Stay America1400 E Tahquitz Canyon WayPalm Springs, CA (760) 416-0084
Golden Palm Villa601 Grenfall RdPalm Springs, CA (760) 327-1408
Hilton Palm Springs400 E Tahquitz WayPalm Springs, CA (760) 320-6868
Holiday Inn - Palm Springs1800 E Palm Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 323-1711
Holiday Inn Palm Mountain Resort155 S BelardoPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-1301
Hotel Zoso150 S Indian Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-9676
Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs285 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 322-9000
Motel 6 #009595 E Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-6129
Motel 6 #689660 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 327-4200
Orchid Tree Inn261 S Belardo RdPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-2791
Palm Springs Riviera Resort1600 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 327-8311
Palm Springs Shilo Inn1875 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (503) 641-6565
Quality Inn Palm Springs1269 E Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 323-2775
Racquet Club Resort Hotel2743 N Indian Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-1281
Ramada Palm Springs2000 N Palm Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 320-0555
Royal Sun Hotel1700 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 327-1564
San Marino Resort Hotel225 W Baristo RdPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-6902
Spa Resort Casino Hotel100 N Indian Canyon DrPalm Springs, CA (800) 854-1279
Super 8 Lodge1900 N Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 322-3757
The Plaza Resort & Spa2601 Golf Club DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 324-1802
Travelodge333 E Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 327-1211
Vagabond Inn1699 S Palm Cyn DrPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-7211
Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel888 E Tahquitz Cyn WayPalm Springs, CA (760) 322-6000
Doral Desert Princess Resort Palm Springs67967 Vista ChinoCathedral City, CA3.4 mi.(760) 322-7000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites36101 Date Palm DrCathedral City, CA4.8 mi.(800) 465-4329
Comfort Suites69-151 E Palm Cyn DrCathedral City, CA4.9 mi.(619) 324-5939
 
Bed & Breakfast
Casa Cody Bed & Breakfast Inn175 S Cahuilla RdPalm Springs, CA (760) 325-5454

Palm Springs Weather & Climate

The vast desert region of southern California east of Los Angeles has a typical desert climate. This area, which includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage receives only 15-20 days of rainfall per year for a total of 4.77 inches. The days are mostly sunny and warm and nights are cool from fall through late spring. Summers turn hot to very hot, with occasional high clouds, and warm, balmy evenings May through October. The humidity levels are very low, so even when the mercury climbs to 100 degrees, it feels comfortable in the shade. Keep in mind that temperatures are 30-40 degrees lower at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and in the Alpine community of Idyllwild.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 70°F 44°F 1.27 in. -
February 74°F 47°F 1.15 in. -
March 79°F 50°F 0.63 in. -
April 87°F 56°F 0.08 in. -
May 94°F 62°F 0.06 in. -
June 104°F 69°F 0.05 in. -
July 108°F 76°F 0.19 in. -
August 106°F 76°F 0.40 in. -
September 101°F 70°F 0.39 in. -
October 90°F 61°F 0.11 in. -
November 78°F 49°F 0.29 in. -
December 70°F 43°F 0.61 in. -

Palm Springs Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palm Springs International airport (PSP) located about 1 mile east of Palm Springs, the Jacqueline Cochran Regional airport (TRM) located approximately 25 miles southeast of Palm Springs, the Big Bear City airport (L35) located roughly 35 miles northwest of Palm Springs in Big Bear, California, the Twentynine Palms airport (TNP) located around 39 miles northeast of Palm Springs in Twentynine Palms, California, and finally the San Bernardino International airport (SBD) located about 44 miles northwest of Palm Springs in San Bernardino, California.

Palm Springs Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA40.6 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA50.4 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA65.9 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA66.3 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA66.8 mi.
Frasier's FrontierEl CajonCA75.4 mi.
Adventure CityAnaheimCA79.4 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA79.4 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA79.4 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA84.2 mi.
Belmont ParkSan DiegoCA84.7 mi.
SeaWorld San DiegoSan DiegoCA84.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA 
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA40.6 mi.
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA47.0 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA75.7 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA84.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Canyon South Golf CoursePalm SpringsCA 
Palm Springs Country ClubPalm SpringsCA 
Tommy Jacobs Bel Air GreensPalm SpringsCA 
Cimarron Golf ClubCathedral CityCA3.9 mi.
Date Palm Springs Country ClubCathedral CityCA3.9 mi.
Desert Dunes Golf CourseDesert Hot SpringsCA6.3 mi.
Rancho Mirage Country ClubRancho MirageCA8.3 mi.
Suncrest Country ClubPalm DesertCA9.4 mi.
Desert Crest Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA9.6 mi.
Sands RV ResortDesert Hot SpringsCA9.6 mi.
Ivey Ranch Country ClubThousand PalmsCA10.4 mi.
Desert Falls Country ClubPalm DesertCA11.2 mi.
Mission Lakes Country ClubDesert Hot SpringsCA11.2 mi.
Desert Willow Golf ResortPalm DesertCA11.5 mi.
Golf Center at Palm DesertPalm DesertCA11.5 mi.
Palm Desert Resort Country ClubPalm DesertCA11.5 mi.
Sun City Palm Desert Golf CoursePalm DesertCA11.5 mi.
Oasis Country ClubPalm DesertCA13.2 mi.
Palm Desert Country ClubPalm DesertCA13.7 mi.
Palm Royale Country ClubLa QuintaCA14.9 mi.
Indian Springs Golf & Country ClubLa QuintaCA16.9 mi.
PGA WESTLa QuintaCA16.9 mi.
Trilogy Golf Club at La QuintaLa QuintaCA16.9 mi.
Heritage Palms Golf ClubIndioCA18.6 mi.
Indio Golf ClubIndioCA18.6 mi.
Landmark Golf ClubIndioCA18.6 mi.
Sun Lakes Country ClubBanningCA20.6 mi.
Sun Lakes Country Club Executive CourseBanningCA20.6 mi.
Blue Skies Country ClubYucca ValleyCA20.9 mi.
Soboba Springs Golf ClubSan JacintoCA24.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA42.4 mi.
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA73.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Mount San Jacinto State ParkCA8.1 mi. 
Heart Bar State ParkCA25.5 mi. 
 
Museums
Agua Caliente Cultural MuseumPalm SpringsCA(Miscellaneous)
Palm Springs Air MuseumPalm SpringsCA(Miscellaneous)
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA40.6 mi.(History)
Riverside Municipal MuseumRiversideCA50.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Antique Gas & Steam Engine MuseumVistaCA59.5 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA11.4 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA77.0 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA77.2 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA84.7 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA84.7 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA84.7 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA99.4 mi.


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