The movie star neighbourhood of Palm Springs is located in California, 175km to the southeast of Los Angeles. Holiday rental homes in Palm Springs have beautiful views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and Mount San Gorgonio that is covered in snow in the winter. Conveniently located close to many tourist attractions, Palm Springs is the perfect place to take a relaxing, enjoyable holiday.
There are plenty of things to do in Palm Springs. The most popular attraction in the area is the Aerial Tramway – a rotating cable car that takes tourists to the top of San Jacinto Peak. In the winter visitors can go from sipping poolside cocktails at their holiday home to playing with snow at the top of the mountain within 30 minutes.
Guests renting Palm Springs apartments can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including tennis, hiking, rock climbing and horse riding. If you are feeling adventurous you can even take a Hummer tour into the desert! Golf holidays are also popular in Palm Springs. Known as the “golf capital of the world” the Palm Springs area is home to 125 golf courses.
Downtown Palm Springs has vibrant nightlife, several casinos, fine dining and excellent shopping. If you want to be pampered on your Palm Springs holiday there are several hotels that offer spa services.
Families staying in holiday accommodation in Palm Springs can visit the Living Desert – an educational wildlife and botanical park where you can see the fascinating flora and fauna that live in the desert that surrounds Palm Springs.
Joshua Tree National Park is a great day trip if you’re staying in self-catering accommodation in Palm Springs. It is 1 hour away and encompasses the Colorado Desert as well as the Mojave Desert, which is the special habitat of the Joshua tree.
San Diego, Los Angeles, Death Valley and Laguna Beach are all within driving distance from Palm Springs and make great day trips.
Palm Springs is sheltered on all sides by mountain ranges and as a result the city has a very hot and dry climate. There are over 350 days of sunshine a year with minimal rainfall. Daytime temperatures in the summer can reach 40°C, however the air-conditioned luxury holiday homes in Palm Springs are well equipped to bring relief from the heat on hot summer days.
The nearest international airport is in Los Angeles (LAX), from there visitors to Palm Springs can take a connecting flight to Palm Springs Airport (PSP) or hire a car and drive the 175km to Palm Springs holiday accommodation. BMI, United Airlines and British Airways are just some of the airlines that offer flights from the UK to Los Angeles.