Destination guide

The desert setting of Palm Springs is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's festivals, art galleries and monuments with a rental holiday home in Palm Springs. This relaxing city is known for its hiking, live music and restaurants. Take in top local attractions such as Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium and Palm Springs Air Museum. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Palm Springs

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like hiking and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Palm Springs a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • O'Donnell Golf Club (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Bel Air Greens (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Cimarron Golf Club (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Palm Springs

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palm Springs is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Baristo Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Tahquitz Canyon (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Desert Highland Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Indian Canyon (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Palm Springs

Fly into Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 16.7 mi (26.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Palm Springs Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Palm Springs?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,209 holiday lettings around Palm Springs. From 3,020 houses to 501 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Palm Springs?

We all appreciate a room with a view. But if you're craving scenery that'll leave you feeling like you're on cloud nine, you'll have to head for the hills. HomeAway has no less than 3,339 alpine rentals available. Alternatively, you may like to try a different sort of setting. HomeAway has a whole lot of options to select from, including:

  • 1,046 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 876 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 751 golf-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Palm Springs?

If you're seeking a home away from home this trip, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have ample space for all manner of holiday activities. There are 2,975 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £30 per night. If that doesn't match your posse's style, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Condo: 2,000 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £20 per night.
  • Villa: 492 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £37 per night.
  • Resort: 183 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Palm Springs in a large group?

There's nothing better than being reunited with your old friends or spending a week or so with your family in a wonderful new location. And the best thing, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. The favourite choice for bigger groups here are house holiday rentals, and we have 1,308 currently listed. Around the area, the rental options that are suitable for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 4,140 properties suitable for that size. Stay a night for as little as £35.
  • Looking for somewhere for 8 guests? We have 2,416 that will be ideal. Prices start from £44 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 570 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices start from £77 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can bring along your aunt, your brother and all your besties to Palm Springs.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Palm Springs?

HomeAway is here to help you enjoy quality time with your relatives and friends. Providing a great range of economical holiday rentals, you're sure to discover a fabulous pad that keeps you all under one roof. When it comes to discovering a great deal, your first port of call ought to be Joshua Tree Highlands. Here, HomeAway has 24 holiday rentals at an average price of £136 per night. Cathedral City Cove is another great option. We've got 63 and the average price is around £155 a night.

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