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Palm Springs is for vacation, relaxation, and celebration...

Discover the sun and fun of California's best vacation and resort location!

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!

Palm Springs CA Attractions - Area Information - Vacation Guide

The Palm Springs Tram

Ride the Palm Springs Tram - Cable Cars to the mountain top, the most popular Palm Springs tourist attraction!                                                               

Palm Springs Restaurant Guide

See Palm Springs Restaurants Local Lists and Reviews for Local Dining Favorites! 
View Palm Springs Restaurant Reviews

Palm Springs Golf Courses

Palm Springs Golf Reviews and Information - Palm Springs Great Golf Guide!

Great Places to Stay - Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals

See our collection of more than 230 upscale Palm Springs vacation rentals, private homes, condos and luxury villas for rent by the night, week or month. Also view specialty categories such as celebrity homes for rent, Midcentury modern homes for rent, and much more.

Palm Springs Spas

Find the best Palm Springs Spa & Massage Locations here!

Palm Springs Shopping

Discover the Best Palm Springs Shopping Locations.

Palm Springs Outlet Mall

Shop for great deals at the Palm Springs Outlet Malls with more than 150 stores!

Take a Palm Springs Tour!

Palm Springs Tours - Complete Guide - Palm Springs Ca Area Tours! 
Tours for All - Family - Kids - Seniors ... Info on the Best Local Tourist Favorites!

Go Hiking - Indian Canyons & Palm Springs Area Hiking Trails

Indian Canyons is a natural oasis with hiking trails featuring lush scenery, beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and creeks that run year round. Great for kids and parents. Find out more on hiking in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Area Casinos

Get Lucky! View a complete guide to Palm Springs Area Casinos!

Palm Springs Parks

With its 350 days a year of sunshine and resort beauty, the greater Palm Springs area provides a perfect setting for beautiful public parks, with great public pools and facilities for kids and families. See more info on Palm Springs Park

The Palm Springs Art Museum

Tour the Palm Springs Art Museum... Free Admission Thursday evenings 4-8 pm!

Palm Springs Weather

Check the Palm Springs Weather... See Monthly Weather Highlights & Average Temperature Info by Time of Year.

Palm Springs Visitor Center

Explore the beautiful Palm Springs Visitor Center... Tourist Information - Open Daily.

Palm Springs Real Estate for Sale

Learn about Palm Springs Homes for Sale - Real Estate... Desert Homes & Condos for Sale in all price ranges.

Family Fun Guide

Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Living Desert is a zoo, botanical gardens, and natural preserve that is sure to please. It's family friendly, kids and adults will enjoy seeing desert animals large and small and activities for all ages, including hiking and North America's largest model train set. Find out more about the Palm Springs Zoo.


Boomer's Family Entertainment Center is indoor-outdoor fun for the whole family, including video games, go-karts, "bumper boats," rock climbing, and mini-golf. More info on Boomer's Palm Springs

Children's Discovery Museum

At the Children's Discovery Museum, kids are encouraged to touch, feel, learn, think, and play. It's an interactive museum for children with hands-on learning exhibits in an environment that sparks imagination and curiosity.

Desert Ice Castle

The Palm Springs ice skating rink opened in 2011 and offers public skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and special events. Click here for more on the Desert Ice Castle

Palm Springs Area Museums

From dinosaurs to modern art, the Palm Springs area has a variety of fun and educational museums and exhibits that the whole family can enjoy.

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Check out the Cabazon Dinosaur Museum, featuring games, rides, and "the world's biggest dinosaurs." 
Address: 50770 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA 92230 | Phone: (951)922-0076 
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:30pm; Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Summer Hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 7:30pm

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a delight for the whole family. The 5,000 sq. ft. pueblo was built by hand and features remarkable arts and crafts. Guided tours are available and special events are scheduled year-round. 
Address: 67616 E. Desert View, Desert Hot Springs, Ca 92240 | Phone: (760)329-7610 
Hours: October 1 - April 30, open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00am - 4:00pm; 
May 1 - September 30, open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Palm Springs Air Museum

The Palm Springs Air museum showcases vintage military flying aircraft displayed in spacious indoor air-conditioned airplane hangars. Kids can climb into real planes, fly flight simulators, and watch pilots show off their amazing talents. See more info on the Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

The impressive Palm Springs art museum features a great variety of beautiful works - works by historically significant artists as well as contemporary Native American artists. The museum is free the second Sunday of every month and often features art projects and events for kids. Discover more on the Palm Springs Art Museum

Smoke Tree Stables

Experience breathtaking beauty on horseback as you ride through the peaceful trails of the canyons. Guided tours start at $50 for an hour. 
Address: 2500 Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Ca 92264 | Phone: (760) 327-1372

Off Road Rentals

Families looking for excitement and adventure in their vacation will enjoy hitting the dunes at Off-Road Rentals. They offer ATV and dune buggie rentals in a private desert riding area. 
Address: 59511 Highway 111, Palm Springs, Ca 92262 | Phone: (760)325-0376

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Palm Springs Theatres
Palm Springs area movie theaters have several options for families looking to relax and enjoy the latest offerings from Hollywood. From cozy theaters to the remarkable Desert IMAX Theater featuring the latest in 3D entertainment, there's something for everyone.
Camelot Movie Theater
Address: 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760)325-6565
Palm Springs Stadium 9
Address: 789 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262 
Phone: (760)322-3456
Century Theater at the River
Address: 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, California 92270 
Phone: (760)862-9997
Regal Rancho 16 
Address: 72777 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270 
Phone: (760)322-3456

Cinemas Palme d'Or 
Address: 72840 Hwy 111 (at the Westfield Mall), Palm Desert, California 92260 
Phone: (760)779-0730


IMAX Theater 
Address: 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, California 92234 
Phone: (760)324-7333


Mary Pickford Theater 
Address: 36850 Civic Center E, Cathedral City, California 92234 
Phone: (760)328-7100

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.

Palm Springs Weather Forecast 
Sunny, Warm & Dry Year-Round - Reliable Sun!

Click here for Palm Springs Weather Info...See Monthly Weather Highlights & Average Temperatures by Time of Year.

(Palm Springs offers up to 350 days of sunshine each year.)
Palm Springs Area Airports

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
74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone (760) 367-5500 | Fax (760) 367-6392
Joshua Tree National National Park Monument,
near Palm Springs, California
Total Acres of Park: 1 million

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 
Along the sidewalks of Palm Canyon Drive, 
starting at Palm Canyon Drive & Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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. (760) 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: (760) 325-8979 or (760) 778-8415.

The Vacation Palm Springs Rental Company 
Palm Springs, California USA 
Palm Springs Lodging 
Phone Number: 760-778-7832 
Office Location: 1276 N Palm Canyon Drive 
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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