Two to three hours by car from Los Angeles, Palm Springs offers a complete change of scene and source of refreshment and inspiration. Palm Springs is sunny almost every day. Winter temperatures average 70 degrees during the day and 40 at night, perfect for outdoor activities and excellent sleep!
The pace is relaxed, the colors are saturated by the warm desert light, and the living is easy. Nestled at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The streets, lined with palm trees, are perfect for exploring boutique shops, art galleries and museums while soaking up the warm sunshine.
You can attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival or Modernism Week, Stagecoach Music Festival an Coachella, or explore unique museums such as the Architecture and Design Center. Shopping for vintage, midcentury treasures in the Uptown Design District and dining outdoors in the bistros downtown combines quirky fun with relaxed time to reconnect with family or friends.
There are hotels to fit every budget and interest, getting around is easy because the roads are well marked with prominent resorts clearly indicated in the signage. Resorts feature comfortable accommodations with pools, spas and golfing on property. The area has numerous hiking and biking opportunities and the world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway affords amazing views over crystal clear desert landscape. And on the subject of crystal clear, the stargazing at night is thrilling without hazy atmosphere and light pollution.
All in all, even if you only have a short time to get away and recharge, a visit to Palm Springs will blow the cobwebs out of your mind and replace them with vivid experiences of every kind!