The sunny, desert community of Palm Springs, California is an inviting get-away for tourists seeking a wide range of recreational opportunities. From hiking in the four chasms of Indian Canyons, to chic shopping opportunities on Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs provides a world of excitement and elegance for anyone who appreciates sophistication.
The residents of Palm Springs (a population of nearly 46,0000) enjoy more than 350 days of sunshine each year. Rainfall is minimal. Winter days are warm and summers are hot. Tourism is the city's main economy, so visitors can count on being welcomed by the locals.
Palm Springs is an ideal location for conventions. The beautiful, recently remodeled, Palm Springs Convention Center provides an ideal location for meetings, large and small.
Palm Springs welcomes families of all sizes, ages and interests. There are bumper cars at Boomers Park for the little ones. An air museum invites youngsters to fly a virtual airplane. Horseback riding, swimming, tennis, golf and hiking are year 'round activities for families to enjoy. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway invites visitors of all ages to take the 2 1/2 mile ride up through the Coachella Valley, enjoying beautiful scenery and cooling temperatures as they travel more than 8,500 feet above the valley floor. Rental Jeeps are available for off-road exploration of the area.
Palm Springs is known for its entertainment. Festivals, such as the Palm Springs International Film Festival are great places to watch for film stars. In addition, there are weekly arts and crafts markets on Palm Canyon Drive. The Annenberg Theater provides varied entertainment. Casinos are found throughout the Coachella Valley.
For those who enjoy architectural aspects of the places they visit, Palm Springs is a haven of "Mid Century Modern" style.
And, there is shopping in Palm Springs. Palm Canyon Drive is noted for its upscale stores. Not to be missed is the 1500 block for one-of-a-kind designer boutiques and galleries.