There’s nothing better than the beauty of the desert at the turning of the seasons. September is a great time of year to visit Palm Springs, so Labor Day weekend is a perfect chance to plan a three-day trip to the beautiful oasis of Coachella Valley. Check out our handy guide for getting the most out of your Palm Springs Labor Day weekend getaway:

Saturday

Hit up Palm Canyon Drive when you arrive and dive into the busiest part of the city. This is where you’ll find the best galleries and restaurants and shops! You can get some souvenirs as you roam the different shops this strip has to offer and stop in for lunch at one of the awesome eateries. Try Copley’s (a former celebrity estate), or maybe Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge. In the afternoon, you can head to the Palm Springs Art Museum to get your fill of the local art scene, and then check out Moorten Botanical Garden for a walk amongst flowers as a relaxing end to the day.

Sunday

On Sunday, get ready to go on an adventure. You relaxed yesterday, so today’s all about excitement! Take a ride with Adventure Hummer Tours out to explore the famous San Andreas Faultline and Joshua Tree National Park, two of the most iconic natural landscapes in all of California. You won’t want to miss these, and there’s no better way to see it and learn about both the geographical history and the history of the natives than with a tour guide at your side. After you get back, when night hits, grab a cold craft beer at La Quinta Brewing Co.

Monday

On Monday, treat yourself with a trip out of the warm city up into the cooler climate of the San Jacinto mountains. The best way to enjoy that is to take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where you’ll be able to enjoy the view of Coachella Valley from a comfortable tramcar that rotates 360 degrees. The mountain area is beautiful, and the shift in both the plant life and wildlife is breathtaking to watch as you rise in altitude. This experience is an absolute must when you come to Palm Springs.

Where Do I Start?

You’ll want an awesome rental home to vacation in while you’re in town, and that’s where Palm Springs Getaways can help you out. Get in touch with us today at (800) 215-9880 and we’ll help you take the first step in planning your vacation!