Palm Springs, California, Tourism

Palm Springs, California, Tourism
Located in the deserts of Southern California, Palm Springs bills itself as a sun-kissed center of family and America's gay oasis. Outdoor lovers can expect year-round sunshine for activities like camping in desert canyons and hiking through national parks.

Getting There

Palm Springs Airport offers connections to 500 cities around the world on 10 airlines. You can also drive the 131 miles from Los Angeles on Interstate 10.


Daily averages from November through March, the best times to visit, range from 78 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, temperatures can hit 115 degrees from July to September.


Lodgings at all price ranges can be found, from luxury resorts and historic inns to cheap motels and sprawling RV parks. Check the link in Resources for a list.

Joshua Tree

The desert wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park lies about an hour southeast by car, with most ranger-guided walks, hikes and campfire talks happening in the spring and fall.


Well-marked bike trails cross downtown and the surrounding landscape, including loops through Las Palmas, the Heritage Trail and Tahquitz Creek. Get a free map at the Palm Springs Leisure Center or call (760) 323-8272 for more info.


Article Written By Aurelio Locsin

Aurelio Locsin has been writing professionally since 1982. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Locsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scientific and technical communications from the University of Washington.

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