A sublime blend of sun, fun, leisure, and activity, Palm Springs truly is a preferred destination of vacationers from all over the world. Year round sunshine and a spectacular location at the base of the Mount San Jacinto Mountains make Palm Springs the ideal vacation escape any time of the year.
Palm Springs Overview
Palm Springs is often called the small town with the big city culture. Palm Springs vacation rentals offer visitors a unique opportunity to delight in the city's rich history, cultural events, and stunning natural beauty. The Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians inhabited the area for centuries, wintering around the hot mineral springs, where the Spa Resort Casino now resides. After the completion of the railway track in 1877, non-native settlers began moving in but it was not until after World War II that Palm Springs grew into a favored destination of the rich and famous. Today, everyone can enjoy the sunny weather and many activities that make Palm Springs special.
Palm Springs vacation homes give visitors the luxury of comfortable lodgings and the freedom to conveniently enjoy the many sights and sounds of the city. One of the golf capitals of the world, Palm Springs boasts over 100 championship courses. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway with a vertical ascent of 5,873' takes riders from the sunny desert to breath-taking snow-capped mountains. With over 1,000 slot machines and 40 table games, the Spa Resort Casino is open 24 hours a day for those who love to play. Unique shops and boutiques in the downtown area offer a nostalgic atmosphere where window shopping is a favorite pastime. With a population of just 48,000 people, Palm Springs has a small town flavor with all the attractions of a big city.
Palm Springs vacation rentals are conveniently located so those who love to golf, hike, dine, shop, bike, gamble, or just sit by the pool can easily pursue their interests. Bus tours take visitors on excursions to view famous homes and locations. Live theater is alive and well with the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a jubilee of the comedy, music, and dance of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. No matter what the activity, Palm Springs is the ideal vacation choice.
Eating out is a joy in Palm Springs. There is a place for every taste and budget. Delight in French and Belgian cuisine at the romantic Pomme Frite restaurant. The Kaiser Grille is a popular downtown location for casual dining. The Village Pub is a bar with excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, and Mediterranean restaurants, as well as abundant cafes, family, and fast food places give visitors a multitude of choices.
Palm Springs may be a small town but when it comes to shopping, it's big city all the way. Downtown Palm Springs on palm tree-lined Palm Canyon Drive houses over 520 shops of every kind imaginable. Clothing, antique shops, vintage stores, home furnishings, art galleries, and card shops line the street and are interspersed with places to eat and sights to see. Those looking for bargains can find them at one of the 150 outlet stores located just west of the downtown area in the Palm Springs Outlet Mall. Saks, Gucci, Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein are just a few of the impressive list of outlet stores that offer famous brands at amazing prices.
There are a variety of Palm Springs vacation rentals available to vacationers. Prices vary according to location, size, and amenities. Because Palm Springs is the small town with the big city culture, there is a conveniently located vacation rental for every taste and budget. Each Palm Springs vacation home or condo is comfortable, tastefully furnished, and a welcoming place to come back to after a busy day.
Palm Springs, CA is a beautiful, vibrant, inviting, and active community that gives visitors the vacation experience they are looking for. Whether they want to golf, hike, bike or rock climb, or prefer to pursue more slow-paced pursuits such as fine dining, shopping, visiting museums, or laying by the pool, Palm Springs vacation rentals give visitors the freedom to spend their time doing what they love in a one of a kind setting.