Located in the Coachella Valley, the northwestern extension of the Sonoran Desert, Palm Springs lies just northwest of Palm Desert, with vacation rentals scattered throughout the city.
Thanks to its climate and geography—Palm Springs is surrounded by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, and the San Jacinto Mountains to the West—the city is home base for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding excursions in the nearby desert and mountain areas. With more than 125 golf courses in the Coachella Valley, including two championship courses at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, Palm Springs is also a Mecca for golf enthusiasts.
Lined with palm trees, boutique shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants, downtown Palm Springs is a pedestrian-friendly zone that offers a wealth of cultural attractions and events throughout the year. As the epicenter for Desert Modernism, the city is notable for its mid-century modern architecture and design aesthetic. Palm Springs also hosts annual events, including the Palm Springs Restaurant Week and the Palm Springs International Film Festival, as well as the popular Villagefest, an outdoor festival held every Thursday night that features arts, crafts, farmers’ markets, and live entertainment.
Palm Springs offers an array of natural, outdoors, and cultural attractions, as well as a variety of facilities and rental accommodation options, and is just a two hours’ drive from Los Angeles and its International Airport.+ More