A scooter is not the most practical way to get around Palm Springs, but it is the best way.
Briefly, the cons: senior citizens in boat-like cars & steep hills that defy kickstands.
Now, the pros: there's nothing but palm trees between you & the (outrageously blue) sky. You'll notice mountains seem to grow up straight from the quiet streets like movie set backdrops. Speaking of movies--you'll coast past beautiful homes that once belonged to glamorous people (Monroe, Sinatra). Brake to admire the work of brilliant architects (Neutra, Frey).
Bonus: John + David, who own Scoot Palm Springs, are knowledgeable, down-to-earth, and all-around delightful.