If there's one ultimate relaxation spot, it has to be Palm Springs. Something in the dry desert heat just beckons you to take it easy on the world-class golf course or enjoy long, lazy days at one of the luxury hotels in Palm Springs. This is essential California luxe, always a location for extravagant architecture, indulgent shopping, and recuperative getaways.
Out and About in Palm Springs
It's no wonder that the legendary Rat Pack loved this town. If the Palm Springs Walk of Stars doesn't convince you this is a movie-star city, drive through the Movie Colony neighborhood and marvel at the architectural wonders of the 1930s and 1950s.
Hotels in Palm Springs offer easy access to nature, culture, and world-class dining. Scenic trails, groves of ancient palms, ecotours, and trips up Mount San Jacinto are readily available for the nature lover seeking outdoor adventure. Art takes a prime place too, with the amazing Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, and museums dedicated to the history and culture of the area. On the more freewheeling side, Palm Springs offers a variety of casinos, trendy clubs, and shopping options. For the truly free-spirited and fashionable, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival astounds every spring, and you'll want to reserve one of the many Palm Springs hotels early for this event.
Eating and Drinking
Dining is an art here, with innovative chefs owning showcase restaurants, and almost every kind of cuisine is represented in this city. If you're really hungry, don't miss Palm Springs Desert Restaurant Week, which annually has a 10-day celebration of all things gastronomic in the month of May or June.
Despite the city's reputation for extravagance, you can still find cheap hotels in Palm Springs. Travelocity offers some great Palm Springs vacation packages and Palm Springs hotel deals so you can live like a movie star without breaking your budget.