Palm Springs: Scenery, Artistry and Luxury


Looking for an out-of-the ordinary getaway? Look no further than this charming city situated in California’s warm, sunny Coachella Valley. Palms Springs has it all–fine dining, outdoor adventure, shopping, arts and more. Here are just a few suggestions for planning your next Palm Springs vacation.


The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating tram car, travels over two miles along the stunning cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—you can enjoy two restaurants and relish in the awe-inspiring view with over 50 miles of hiking trails. Visitors can also learn more about the area in the natural history museum, including two documentary theaters, at the top of the mountain. For more information, click here.


Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into the Palm Springs VillageFest, an original, festive street fair.  At the VillageFest, you will experience a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry and delicious foods. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues located along famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events. No matter the time of year, you can always experience this unique fair that only Downtown Palm Springs can offer. Click here to learn more.


Browse your favorite luxury brands and chic boutiques, savor gourmet cuisine from top chefs and wander through an assortment of art galleries set against a scenic backdrop in the heart of Palm Desert. Among its 250-plus retailers, the mile-long strip features locally owned boutiques; top international retailers such as St. John, Gucci and Burberry; brilliant fun and fine jewelry; eclectic artworks; sleek and sophisticated home décor; and professional services including day spas. Sip a cappuccino or a cup of tea at a sidewalk café before exploring the avenue or enjoy alfresco dining, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, a fine meal and dessert on a mountain-view terrace. To learn more about El Paseo, click here.

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