Palm Springs is a resort town located in the Coachella Valley of southern California. The city is famous for offering plenty of sunshine and beautiful mountain views in a relaxing atmosphere. Both casual travelers and dedicated hikers will find a number of outdoor spots to enjoy. At San Jacinto Mountain, visitors can ride a tram to the peak, and Indian Canyons boasts a number of trails not far from downtown.
Travelers in California can easily reach Palm Springs by car since it is just a two-hour drive from San Diego and Los Angeles. The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) receives flights from throughout the United States and Canada. The city is pedestrian-friendly, with many visitors choosing to rent bicycles to get around. Palm Springs is home to many upscale resorts.
On average, Palm Springs gets more than 350 days of sunshine a year, and it tends to have low humidity. In the summer, temperatures can climb up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the 1920s, the city's proximity to Hollywood has made it a popular vacation spot for many stars, including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. The city has both laid-back bars and more lively nightclubs available, and visitors can enjoy Asian- and Spanish-influenced cuisine at a diverse variety of restaurants.