Palm Springs is an incredibly popular Californian resort town, and annually sees a great influx of winter-weary travelers. The Palm Springs International Airport services flights to Palm Springs from many large cities in the United States and Canada. Travelers coming from other countries will encounter connecting flights at one of the major U.S. hub airports. Some of these connections include Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Once your Palm Springs flight has arrived, you will find yourself about 1.8 miles east of downtown. To get into the center of the city, you can rent a car from the airport, take a bus from the airport bus station, order a limousine, or take a shuttle.
Palm Springs Weather
Influenced by the Californian desert, Palm Springs' claim fame is ideal conditions for tourism all year long. Enjoying 350 days of sunshine every year, January to May tends to be the peak season for Palm Springs flights, since many travelers want to relax at the resorts. July and August are exceptionally hot, with temperatures soaring over 104F (40C), but air conditioning and pools compensate for this extreme heat. Take particular care to remain hydrated and take breaks in the shade throughout the day, no matter what time of year you choose to visit.
Getting Around Palm Springs
After your Palm Springs flights, rental cars are highly suggested for getting around. This is the best means of moving between galleries and restaurants, or spas and hotels. Certainly, while staying in Palm Springs, be sure not to miss driving out to the natural parks to explore the surrounding landscapes. Mountains, desert, and lush palm groves all dapple the region. Trails for hiking and horseback riding surrounding parks make for easy canyon exploration. Casual cycling around Palm Springs during the cooler months is recommended since the surrounding terrain is generally flat. There is a good system of designated bicycle routes around town, including the historic district. Mountain bikers will enjoy the ample opportunities to get out and blaze some trails.
Palm Springs Attractions
- San Jacinto Mountains -Escape the Palm Springs heat by taking a full-day excursion to explore the famous Tahquitz Peak, a rock-climbing hotspot.
- Galleries - Experience the Backstreet Art District, discover the Palm Spring Art Museum, and peruse the many antiques and crafts in local boutiques.
- Sightseeing - Tour the city at night to experience an overhead panorama of millions of stars, explore Big Morongo Wildlife Reserve and Covington Park or take an architectural tour of the modern Palm Springs.
- Desert Hot Springs - Sink into refreshing mineral spring waters, pamper yourself at a world-class spa.
- Indian Canyons - Travel into the paths of Palm Canyon on foot or on horseback and pick up some incomparable artisan crafts at the Trading Post, or gaze at the unusual rock formations of Andreas Canyon.
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