When you’re planning your trip to a beautiful place like Palm Springs, it helps to get a few pointers from the locals on how to make your stay even better. That’s why we’ve put together a brief Palm Springs visitor’s guide with tips that only a local could offer. Read on below to find out our favorite insider tips for visiting Palm Springs!
While visitors from all over flock to Palm Springs for its warm weather, the summers can get a little intense—even for veteran locals and visitors of hot desert climates. Temperatures often reach well into the 100s here!
If you’d like to avoid the triple digit temperatures, you may want to plan your Palm Springs, California vacation during another season. Winter is especially popular in Palm Springs because the temperatures are still pleasantly warm compared to most of the country (primarily in the 60s during the daytime), but are not too hot.
However, if you have your heart set on summer in Palm Springs, there’s no better time or place to spend your days lounging poolside and taking refreshing dips. And if it gets to be too hot for you, you can always retreat to the air conditioned-comfort of the nearest casino or swanky club!
Downtown Palm Springs is extremely well-suited for walking, biking, and taking the free shuttle, but if you want to see some of the desert scenery that Greater Palm Springs and Coachella Valley are both famous for, you may want to rent a car, or at least use a taxi or rideshare service. Attractions outside of the downtown area you won’t want to miss include the Aerial Tramway, the Indian Canyons, El Paseo, and more.
During January through March, Palm Springs holds some of its most popular festivals, where you start to see the crowds come into town. These cultural events are spectacular, and can be incredibly fun to experience. That being said, if you’re looking to avoid crowds, you may want to plan your trip during another season.
We hope this Palm Springs visitor’s guide was helpful. Our elegant vacation rental properties will provide you and your guests with comfortable, high-quality accommodations for your time in the oasis of Palm Springs. Contact our reservation specialists today to learn more about how you can plan your greatest vacation yet with Acme House Co.!