Palm Springs has been a place for celebrities to get away and relax since the 1920s. Hollywood’s famous “Rat Pack” partied and dined here, and stars like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin bought homes in the city.
Ready for a ride on the world’s largest rotating tramcar? Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will take you on a journey 2,643 feet in the air up the cliffs of Chino Canyon. At the top, you’ll find 54 kms of hiking trails at the Mt San Jacinto State Park, full of forests, fern-fringed meadows and great views of the desert landscape.
Nature lovers will definitely find other satisfying attractions in Palm Springs. Palm’s Living Desert Zoo and Gardens comes with a conservation centre for endangered species, and the Tahquitz Canyon Trail is a two-mile round trip to a serene desert waterfall.
Once a year, the famous Coachella music festival happens in the Coachella Valley in the Greater Palm Springs area. Among scenery of mountains and palm trees, you’ll be able to catch some of the world’s biggest indie bands.
On Thursday evenings, Villagefest takes over Downtown Palm Springs. Shoppers pack the three blocks of town where artists, entertainers, flower sellers and food vendors share their talents and wares. Palm Springs also has outlet malls and upscale shops if you feel like spending up.
Wot could be more romantic than dining al fresco in a restaurant down a palm tree-lined street at the foot of the mountains? Come down to Palm Canyon Drive and enjoy food choices inspired by Mexico and Manhattan, Italy and all kinds of other places.
Your journey begins when you select one of our flights to Los Angeles. You can catch a bus or hire a car to get to Palm Springs. Wot are you waiting for? Book your Palm Springs accommodation with us for a desert destination that won’t leave you high and dry.
Hotels in Palm Springs start at AU$85 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.