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.
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.
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.
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