274. Palm Springs, California United States

Ever Made It To Palm Springs, California USA?

Why Palm Springs, California USA?

This city sits in the desert. Its pretty cool to see it too as there is a huge mountain on one side of the city and the plains in which the city is built right next to it. I’m always amazed at how it all works whenever I visit. It’s pretty dry and hot out here, but yet still there are beautiful golf courses, well manicured lawns and then bone dry desert right next door. The combination of all this is worth seeing for yourself.

 

Where

Palm Springs sits in the middle of the desert east of Los Angeles and north of San Diego in the state of California in the United States.

How To Get Here

By Train

You can take the service on Amtrak. There is not a train stop in Palm Springs, but you take a bus from the airport bus stop to the train station nearby.

By Bus

The area is served by Greyhound.

By Plane

The closest major airport to Palm Springs, California is the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). This airport is a sight to see. It’s like Honolulu as a large part of it is outdoors once you get into the secure area. It’s like a museum really.

Airlines serving Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) are:

Air Canada (AC), Allegiant (G4), American Airlines (AA), Alaska Airlines (AS), Delta Air Lines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), JetBlue Airways (B6), Sun Country Airlines (SY), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX) and WestJet (WS).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

 

Where To Stay In Palm Springs, California

There are plenty of choices here including golf resorts as well as traditional hotels. There’s a Hyatt right in the middle of the city on its main street if you don’t want to worry about walking too far for entertainment. There are other properties around the city. A car will be required to get around though.

Palm Springs is a gay mecca and as such has a host of gay-friendly hotels. There are also Boutique Hotels and Inns, Hot Mineral Water Spa Hotels, Hotels and Resorts, RV Resorts & Rentals and Vacation Rentals and Timeshares.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

 

Where To Eat

When you walk down Palm Canyon Road (the main street) you see the diversity of the community in the food choices. Enjoy them.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

 

What To Do

So what do you do in the middle of the desert? Enjoy the beautiful scenery as it really is beautiful. Bring sunscreen; its really hot. Enjoy the stores down main street, play golf, visit the zoo and just enjoy life for a little bit.
They also have a balloon festival in late November and if you’re an aviation geek like me, there’s an aviation museum. It’s also cool that their is  Kirk Douglas Drive and  Gene Autry Trail if you are movie buffs.
There is an aerial Tramway which gives you great views of the city. First ride is at 8a. And you can visit the zoo and several museums.
The area also has great hiking trails both by foot and also by mountain bikes.
I also spoke with the Palm Springs Visitors and Conventions Bureau and they had some suggestions:

The Greater Palms Spring Web site can help you as well.

 

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

 

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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