Palm Springs in Southern California averages 354 days of sunshine annually, so you can enjoy the outdoors year-round. It's a a great weekend getaway, whether you want to hike in the desert or mountains, visit local hot springs or play tennis with a mountain view.
In winter, the high temperature is usually 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, but nights are chilly and may dip below freezing. Spring warms up gradually, with temperatures reaching 100 in May. Summers are hot but dry, with high temperatures around 110. There's an average of only 16 rainy days a year and the average humidity is 37 percent.
Desert in Bloom
In late winter or early spring, the desert is in bloom. There's so much color in the midst of such harsh desert conditions, including nearby Joshua Tree National Park.
Mountain cool down
In summer, the San Jacinto Mountains are a great place to take a drive or head up gondola for an Alpine day hike. Temperatures may be 40 degrees cooler at higher elevations.
In October, playing tennis or golf is ideal, with afternoon temperatures reaching 90 degrees.
In the winter, daily high temperatures stay in the high 60s and low 70s. Winter is the perfect time to slip into the natural hot springs for a long soak, followed by a relaxing massage. Don't forget to pack warm outerwear.
Article Written By Katiana Zimmerman
Katiana Zimmerman is a writer, composer, and singer. She has written children's musicals, including the Emmy Award-winning HBO film Autism: The Musical. Kat has received two ASCAP awards. She holds a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Kat studied nutrition for disease prevention at the McDougall Institute, the Pritikin Institute, and FitPath in British Columbia.