Vintage glamor, sunshine, and swimming pools: there's no place quite like Palm Springs. Simultaneously known as the swinging playground for 1950s and '60s icons like Frank Sinatra and Elvis, a golfer's resort paradise, and a newly discovered mecca for LA hipsters, a visit to one of our Palm Springs vacation rentals is sure to leave an impression - and the certainty that this California destination is so much more than the sum of its parts.
Where is Palm Springs, CA?
Tucked into the Coachella Valley desert, this location is popular with those seeking old fashioned glamor, upscale shopping, or the eclectic music and arts scene at Coachella, a once-a-year festival held under the sweltering desert sun in Indio.
Things to Do in Palm Springs
Whether you choose to spend your days relaxing by the pool, swinging a golf club, or touring mid-century masterpieces of architecture, Palm Springs offers the perfect laid-back vibe for a relaxing getaway. Outdoor adventurers will be in heaven: the surrounding canyons and mountains are full of amazing hiking trails, and four-wheel-drive tours through the gorgeous Joshua Tree backcountry will leave you breathless.
With a day to spare, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up to the top of the mountain. Hike on a variety of trails or stop in at the mouthwatering restaurant for panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and a bite to eat - in the winter months, you might even catch a few inches of snowfall!
Shopping in Palm Springs
Nearby desert cities are within a short drive, and with a stay in one of our well-located vacation rentals, you can see them all: check out The River shopping center in Rancho Mirage, or drive a bit further to take in all the glitz and glamor of El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. Lined with designer shops and trendy restaurants, you can pick up everything from a new Gucci purse to a Tesla self-driving car. Of course, many small boutiques are also located right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs along Palm Canyon Drive. If you haven't yet experienced Palm Springs, you're in for a pleasant surprise; and if your previous visits have been restricted to boutique hotels, the same rule applies.
Restaurants in Palm Springs
Of course, if you're after a little pampering, there are abundant spas, hot springs, and desert retreats to ensure you feel completely relaxed each day before heading out to one of the latest Palm Springs hotspots for cocktails and tapas. Restaurants downtown range from fruity drinks and a spacious lit patio at The Tropicale to amazing Mexican food, huge margaritas, and dancing to live music at Las Consuelas. Many other amazing restaurants line Palm Canyon Drive, and if you wish, you can make it your mission to try them all!
Treat yourself to the privacy and space of a Palm Springs vacation rental, and find out what it's like to have a home away from home in this carefree destination.