Palm Springs, California, is a favorite destination spot for many people, mostly because the weather is always nice and there's plenty to do. Once an exclusive winter destination for the Hollywood elite, today Palm Springs offers something for everyone.
It's rare when there isn't some sort of event or festival taking place in Palm Springs. During January, you can enjoy the International Film Festival, a regular event in the city for nearly thirty years. The Festival of Lights takes place in December, and you'll appreciate how the additional lights enhance the city's natural beauty. Pick up your Palm Springs airport car rental as you disembark from your flight, and you'll be just two miles from downtown.
With Palm Springs rental cars, you can drive out to the nearby San Jacinto Mountains, where you'll find plenty of hiking trails for exercising and taking in the breathtaking landscape. Head out to nearby Palm Desert and enjoy a trip to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, where you can view over 600 species of wildlife. If you've brought the whole family, consider arranging a private safari, or take advantage of one of the many educational programs and exhibits offered.
California history lovers will enjoy a visit the McCallum Adobe and the Cornelia White House, two historical residences turned museum, with plenty of artifacts and exhibits to view. There's also the Palm Springs Air Museum, which contains a wealth of history about aviation and the area's importance as a training ground during World War II.
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