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Palm Springs is known for our hot springs, stylish hotels, great weather and stunning views. We are also noted for our many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture and design. The core shopping district is on Palm Canyon Drive and features vintage boutiques, interior design shops and many restaurants, many with outdoor dining. The city offers a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.


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Palm Springs is a desert oasis unlike any other. Set in the Coachella Valley at the foot of several mountain ranges, this modern and vibrant city is just a two-hour drive (or short flight) from Los Angeles. For more than half a century, Palm Springs has been a playground for Hollywood celebrities—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Elizabeth Taylor all visited here often. In the early 20th century, health nuts made their way to Palm Springs because of the city’s dry heat and luxurious resort hotels. Today, there is a thriving gay community, an eclectic food and drinks scene, and endless outdoor activities. Palm Springs is also home to one of the largest collections of mid-century modern architecture in the world. The weather is usually warm and sunny, so come prepared to relax and enjoy yourself when not taking part in the city’s many cultural activities.

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Getting Here

Palm Springs brings the sun and fun in full force. The Palm Springs International Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown, so everything is close and easy. You will feel stress free as soon as you walk off the plane into the open air designed airport with the San Jacinto mountains greeting you. Rental cars are right next to baggage claim, and from there, you are on your way.

Airport and Car Rental Information

Downtown Parking Map

Free downtown parking
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City Map

Getting around
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Area Map

Getting around the Coachella Valley
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area map

Bike Map

Plenty to explore
Bike map

Upcoming Events

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