48 Hours in Palm Springs
Collected by Kristin Zibell , AFAR Local Expert
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
This is a must-do if you're in Palm Springs! The Aerial Tramway takes you to an elevation of 8500 feet with spectacular views of the Coachella Valley. Once you're at the top, hike through Mount San Jacinto State Park. It's gorgeous! Note: The...
Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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...
101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
I got a preview of the new Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, California. In addition to the influential collection of art, the garden around the museum is beautifully designed and showcases the frailty of the desert.
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
just outside palm springs 45 mins is majestic Joshua tree.. I try get here at least once a year after a lot of traveling to recharge.. beautiful jumbo rocks and cacti with miles of pristine trails, where you can free camp where you wish, to feel...
1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
Absolutely LOVED this boutique hotel by Joie de Vivre. (And it doesn't hurt that we got a killer deal on Hotel Tonight!) It's a brilliantly converted old motel with one of the best pools ever. Stay here!
Palm Springs, CA, USA
officially titled "Forever Marilyn" this 26 foot statue serves as a reminder of the 50s-60s heyday of this desert oasis community. Palm Springs (and the surrounding towns) are still as popular as ever, if not more, with golfers, snowbirds, chic...
Palm Springs, CA, USA
If you're in the Palm Springs area, I highly recommend checking out Tahquitz Canyon! It's a beautiful, moderate hike through the canyon and you have the chance to see wildlife, plants and Native American artifacts. However, the highlight of this...
44250 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
It may seem odd to highlight a small grocery store, but the Trader Joe's in Palm Desert is a traveler's dream. Here you'll find tasty snacks, unique soft drinks, beer and wine, crackers and chips, and homemade bread and baked goods. You can also...
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