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Palm Springs enjoys 350 days of sunny and warm weather each year with an abundance of things to do and see for visitors. The sunshine and natural beauty make enjoying the good life a year-round attraction in Palm Springs Ca. Here you'll find a complete guide about fun things to see & do on your Palm Springs vacation - ideas for everyone!
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Palm Springs Vacations, 350 Days of Sunshine Each Year!
In Palm Springs, California, population 47,000, the sun shines 350 days a year. Palm Springs is known worldwide for its great golf courses, beauty and tranquility -- soaring palm trees, sensational mountain views, exceptional midcentury modern architecture, sunny warm weather, all set in an idyllic village nestled among awe-inspiring mountains and beautiful Palms.
Palm Springs is also popular for its world-famous Hollywood-influenced history where movie stars past and present have flocked year-after-year for relaxation and rejuvenation.
In addition, Palm Springs is well known for its abundance of midcentury modern design also referred to as Palm Springs Modernism. Palm Springs has hundreds of extraordinary midcentury modern homes, commercial buildings including banks, restaurants, apartment buildings, single family homes, gas stations -- even the post office and library. In fact, Palm Springs is home to the greatest collection of midcentury modern architecture in the world.
Palm Springs, California is located 100 miles east of Los Angeles and 110 miles east of San Diego in a desert valley setting known as a vacation paradise. The Palm Springs Desert Valley area includes 9 desert cities, the most widely known Palm Springs. With all 9 desert cities combined, Greater Palm Springs population is nearly 350,000 and growing. Yet it continues to be relaxing and tranquil with abundant natural beauty with awe-inspiring mountain vistas, blue skies and open spaces.
Vacation Palm Springs offers spacious privately owned vacation home and condo rentals in Palm Springs that are perfect places to stay for enjoying the many pleasures of indoor-outdoor living that makes Palm Springs a world class (and year-round) resort destination.
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(Palm Springs offers up to 350 days of sunshine each year.)
Palm Springs is easily accessible from more than three international airports for out-of-state and international visitors.
The Palm Springs International airport (PSP) is located within the city of Palm Springs, California at Tahquitz Canyon Way and El Cielo Drive, just 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. PSP is the airport code for Palm Springs International Airport and is the closest airport that directly serves the cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells and La Quinta.
The next closest airport to Palm Springs is the Ontario California International Airport known by the airport code ONT. Ontario, California airport is located on Interstate 10 (I-10) approximately 65 miles directly west of Palm Springs, about one and a half hour's drive away from Palm Springs, Ca. The third airport serving the Palm Springs area is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) located in Los Angeles, California, approximately 100 miles west of Palm Springs, about a two to three hour drive to Palm Springs depending on traffic conditions.
Palm Springs is within a few hours drive for over 20 million Southern California residents.
Palm Springs -- Explore the Desert, Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Convenient for out-of-state guests and international tourists, Palm Springs provides tremendous access to freeways and interstate highways for exploring Southern California, the California Coastline as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.
Palm Springs is within a 2 hour drive of Los Angeles, San Diego, and a 3-4 hour drive to the Mexican border, as well as a 4 hour drive to Las Vegas, Nevada. The restful pace of Palm Springs, with its incredible sunshine and warm weather, make it the perfect "home base" for day trips to explore other Southern California cities.
Joshua Tree National Park
The Joshua Tree National Park
Come visit this amazing national park of more than 1 million acres of recreational park grounds featuring the natural beauty of breathtaking Desert Landscape. Joshua Tree National Park, open year round.
This amazing park, located approximately 50 minutes from Palm Springs, California, and about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, Ca., in the Twentynine Palms, California area. Joshua Tree National Park attracts over 1.3 million visitors each year.
You can drive through, hike, walk, picnic or go horseback riding or camping at Joshua Tree National Park. Although the park is open year 'round, the peak months for tourist visits is April.
Each season of the year brings its unique beauty and characteristics to the awe-inspiring desert landscape. At Joshua Tree National Park, two deserts join each other - The Colorado Desert, the eastern section of the park, is characterized by the abundant of the creosote bush. The other half is the higher, slightly cooler and wetter Mojave Desert that features the special habitat of the Joshua tree, featuring extensive species that are omnipresent in the western section of the vast national park.
Joshua Tree Park encompasses some of the most interesting geologic displays found in any of the California deserts. Exposed granite monoliths and rugged mountains of beautifully sculptured rock attest to the power of the earth forces that shaped this unparalleled National Park called Joshua Tree National Monument. More information: Joshua Tree National Park - Hiking, Rock-Climbing, Car Tours, amazing Desert views, 1 hour from Palm Springs.
The Palm Springs Walk of Stars - Celebrity Walk of Fame - Stars
in Downtown Palm Springs, Ca
While strolling the shops and restaurants along Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs, you can view the many Hollywood celebrities who lived, loved and vacationed in this beautiful desert oasis, Palm Springs, known world wide for its Hollywood heritage and influence! There are more than 250 stars imbedded in the sidewalks along Palm Canyon Drive (both on the east side and west side of Palm Canyon Drive) in front of the stores and restaurants.
Many of these famous Hollywood stars include: Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, William Powell, Rudolf Valentino and Harold Lloyd led the trend to escape from Hollywood to the relaxing pace of Palm Springs in the 1920's. They were quickly followed by many others including stars such as Frank Sinatra, Ralph Bellamy, Charlie Farrell, Shirley Temple, Buddy Rogers, Mary Pickford, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, Gene Autry and most of Hollywood's stars of luminous variety.
Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Howard Keel, Liberace, George Montgomery, Dinah Shore, Sonny Bono, Merv Griffin, Rich Little, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford as well as hundreds more have also joined the long list of celebrities who enjoyed or currently enjoy the magic of this desert vilage known as Palm Springs, Ca.
Palm Springs Thursday Night Village Fest
Every Thursday evening, downtown Palm Springs opens its arms and Palm Canyon Dr.) to a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of all sorts of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive, and the result is one of Southern California's most popular and longest running weekly events. Palm Springs Village Fest, sponsored by the City of Palm Springs, convenes every Thursday evening (except holidays) on Palm Canyon Dr. from Baristo Rd. to Amado Rd. This weekly street fair is held in the heart of downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive between Arenas & Amado Streets. Hours: from 6-10 p.m. Oct.-May and from 7-10 p.m. June-Sept. 320-3781.
First Friday, Shop "North Palm Canyon," a wonderful time to browse the many shops, restaurants and galleries in Palm Springs' Uptown Heritage Galleries & Antique District on N. Palm Canyon Dr. from Amado Rd. to Tachevah Dr. Participating businesses are open until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month and welcome your visit. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment while checking out the eclectic choices offered. The First Friday event is sponsored by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, the City of Palm Springs, and the village of Palm Springs Development Center.
For more information, call: 325-8979 or 778-8415.
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