Palm Springs has long been the preferred desert retreat of Hollywood royalty, presidents, wellness seekers, golfers, and sun-worshippers—is a vacationer’s paradise whether your perfect trip checklist is topped by beautiful scenery, fine dining, historical and cultural attractions, unique architecture, luxuriant resorts or hip hotels, ideal weather, indulgent spas, shopping sprees, active pursuits, LGBTQ-friendliness, or vibrant nightlife.
The desert truly dazzles in winter. When much of the nation is experiencing months of rain, snow, and winter storms, daytime temperatures in Palm Springs remain comfortable. Most residents forget so many other places are bundled up and shoveling snow. This means visitors can comfortably, hike, play tennis, shop in outdoor malls, and lounge by the pool. Of course, prices are higher, and the crowds are more prominent during the high season between winter holidays and mid-Spring. The fall is less crowded, the weather great, and the prices more moderate.
Summer is hot in Palm Springs with temperatures over 100-degrees. As a result, it’s also the slow season. But if you plan around the heat with some pool time and early morning walks, you can cash in on big hotel deals or easily score prime rentals and timeshare slots. This is especially true on Sunday – Thursday stays as weekends can still be quite busy.
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