Palm Springs is an attractive destination for numerous reasons, from its in-town attractions like world-class golf courses and live music to the iconic natural features in the surrounding Coachella Valley and San Jacinto Mountains. Palm Springs has lesser-known treasures too; small, unique shops that only locals know about. Here are a few of our favorite Palm Springs shops:
If you like upscale vintage clothing stores, this is the shop for you. Immerse yourself in desert fashion. While you’re here in Palm Springs, you’ll want to dress like it! This is one of the best Palm Springs shops to buy stylish clothing suitable for everything from lounging by the poolside to setting out on off-road adventures.
664 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
It’s as simple as that: handcrafted toffee that will put all the other toffee you’ve had before to shame. You simply must try it while you’re in town!
132 S Palm Canyon Dr #6330, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Dine at an intimate restaurant that’s half country, half modern. The food here comes from the farm, right to the table. With outdoor seating and a crisp, country style, you’ll find this to be one of the more unique restaurants in Palm Springs.
6 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Head into this offbeat, new-age shop if you’re looking for a fresh perspective on life (and souvenirs). Here at Crystal Fantasy, you’ll find little treasures like crystals, cards, and other holistic gifts that you might take home with you. They even do monthly drum circles. If you time your trip right, you can join them! Check out their calendar for other fun events.
268 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs
Take a trip back in time to Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, where you’ll find well-maintained and pleasingly merchandised antiques from jewelry and clothing all the way to furniture and fixtures. It’s a blast from the past, and not only is it fun simply to stroll around and window shop, but you’re sure to find something you simply must have.
505 Industrial Pl, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Palm Springs is a desert oasis in the Coachella Valley. You’ll know you’ve begun your vacation in Palm Springs when you start seeing palm trees! The city is most famous for its aesthetically pleasing modern architecture, unique natural environment, rich arts and cultural scenes, and temperate cold-weather seasons.
Palm Springs is one of the most popular ways to beat the cold winter months. While other vacation hotspots slow down for the winter, Palm Springs reaches its prime! The weather is perfect, usually hovering around the 60s with lows in the mid-40s and highs in the mid-70s. Leave behind the sleet and the snow the shivering and spend this holiday in a sunny paradise.
Markets, Shops, and Activities Galore During Your Vacation in Palm Springs
There’s no shortage of places to go shopping, whether you’re looking for scrumptious food to take back to your rental home and cook up for a holiday feast, souvenirs from your Palm Springs holiday, or last-minute presents. Spend an afternoon at The Street Fair at College of the Desert, or attend Villagefest, which recurs weekly on Thursdays. If you find yourself missing the cold for a split second, take your loved one on a whimsical date at The Renova Ice Rink.
Explore the Surrounding Mountains and Coachella Valley
If there’s anything even lovelier than the oasis of Palm Springs, it’s the hidden wonders that await in the surrounding area. Enjoy the nice weather with hikes and bike rides. Take a guided tour or even a guided horse ride into Joshua Tree National Park to see some of the iconic natural features there like the titular Joshua Tree. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (the largest 360-degree rotating tramcar in the world) up the snowy winter wonderland of San Jacinto Peak and eat a hearty meal in the warmth of the Peaks Restaurant. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience, and it’s a great way to really make this coming holiday stand out in the photo albums from all the rest. After your day in the magic of San Jacinto, head back into the sunny valley below and take a well-deserved rest in your rental home.
A Gorgeous Home to Spend Your Stay In
Palm Springs is an American wonder, and everyone should see the city and the surrounding natural area in their lifetime. But what really makes Palm Springs the ideal vacation hotspot is Palm Springs Getaways, where you’ll find the rental home of your dreams. Call us today to book one of our properties for your vacation in Palm Springs!
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Here in Palm Springs, we’re all about community, and once you arrive, you’re a part of that community! We want you to feel at home while you’re here, and that means providing the very best Palm Springs rentals.
Above and Beyond
We take our role seriously; we want to provide you with a vacation experience that exceeds all of your expectations. This time is all about making memories, and your rental home is such a vital part of that. Our luxury rentals are custom-furnished, making them stand out from cookie-cutter hotel rooms. From the canvas art on the walls to the thoughtfully chosen designer fixtures, you’ll know that love has been put into each and every part of your home-away-from-home, whether you’re only coming for a few days or you’re interested in some of our long term rentals.
Location, Convenience, and Variety in Our Palm Springs Rentals
Check out our listings page to narrow down your search to include any of our amenities, including such pluses and luxuries as heated pools, BBQs, fireplaces, and garages. We have homes with breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains, we have homes with community pools and hot tubs, and we even have homes with golf communities.
You’ll find our homes in different locations and of greatly varying size, so you’ll want to choose the one most suited to your needs and desires for your Palm Springs vacation. Would you like to stay near downtown because you’re into the arts and you’ll want to dine out and explore the city? We can provide that. Or, would you like to stay near a golf course because you’ll want to golf while you’re here? We can help with that too. We offer up to 7 bedrooms, and you’ll find that all of our rentals are as grand and spacious and comfortable on the inside as they look on the outside.
The Best Service in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Getaways is a full concierge service vacation rental company. Our number one priority is making sure you get an unforgettable vacation starting from the ground up, or in other words, starting at the most important part of any vacation: your rental home. Rest peacefully knowing that your home is being prepared for your stay by the most qualified professionals in the Palm Springs area.
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Get in touch with us today and we’ll help you book one of our Palm Springs rentals for you and your loved ones. Your dream vacation to Palm Springs is right at the tip of your fingers!
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Our desert oasis of Palm Springs is well-known for its legendary pools, striking mid-century modern architecture, and retro vibes, but the sprawling mountains and lush desert terrain are full of beautifully scenic sights that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything exactly like them! Here are some of the best spots for Palm Springs sightseeing!
Have a Picnic Lunch at the Top of South Lykken Trail
This easily accessible trail lies right in the heart of the city, just south of the bustle of downtown. It’s a perfect first hike to do in Palm Springs and is a long-standing favorite among visitors and locals alike. The trail runs about four and a half miles one way, and features sweeping views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley beyond. Pack an insulated lunchbox to enjoy at the summit, where you can find picnic tables and relax to take in the scenery. Along the way, you’ll see a variety of native desert plants, and if you visit after a rain, blooming wildflowers too! You’ll find the trailhead just past the end of a residential area on Palm Canyon Drive, just south of Murray Canyon Drive.
Explore the Vast Agua Caliente Indian Canyons
The canyons are an area part of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation and boast over 60 miles of trails brimming with centuries-old native culture and an array of desert botanical life, creeks, and waterfalls. The trails are labeled as easy, moderate, or strenuous, so you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to see the sights! It’s also has the world’s largest population of California Fan Palms, and is home to a number of desert wildlife, like Big Horn Sheep. The entrance to the Canyons costs a small fee, but with it you can go on a ranger led hike or attend an informational “Ranger Talk” to learn more about the area. You can find the entrance to the Indian Canyons at 38520 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264.
Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to New Heights
For a thrilling ride to the top of Mt. San Jacinto State Park, board the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for the scenic journey of a lifetime! This enclosed gondola-style tram holds the record for being the world’s largest rotating tram car, and features birds-eye views of Chino Canyon and 360-degree views of the rugged wilderness of the San Jacinto Mountains. Once at the top, you can adventure down one of the many hiking trails or sit back and enjoy the view with a beverage and a snack at either the Peaks Restaurant or the Pines Café. You can find the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway just west of town at 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.
The oasis is chock-full of culture, natural splendor, and award-winning dining—what more could you want from a vacation? Give us a call to start planning your Palm Springs getaway and to book one of our vacation rentals today!
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Palm Springs is always alive with some activity and community celebration. Meld yourself into our little world by joining us for one of our exciting upcoming events! The next few months here are going to be jam-packed with Palm Springs activities.
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
Check out the 55th annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade and Festival. You’ll get to enjoy food and drink and entertainment too, along with 100+ decorated carts in the parade. There’s even a KidsZone to keep the little ones happy.
When: October 27, 2019, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: El Paseo Drive
Greater Palm Springs LGBT Pride
There’s no better way to experience the community than with a community-wide celebration! Watch Palm Springs come alive with pride and every color of the rainbow. You’ll love this event and the glowing vibe it casts upon the city. The parade will kick off at 10:00am on Sunday the 3rd; don’t miss one of the most fun Palm Springs activities!
When: November 1 – 3, 2019 (daily)
Where: All throughout Palm Springs
HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Show – National Sunshine Series II
This is one sports show that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Come down and see world-class riders and horses in this horse-riding extravaganza wherein you’ll also get to enjoy a classy VIP pavilion and gourmet dining experiences.
When: November 6 – 10, 2019 (daily)
Where: HITS Desert Horse Park
Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival
Dive headfirst into the craft beer scene here in Palm Springs with this annual festival that grows more and more every year, and also features both live musical entertainment and delicious local food. Ages 21 and up.
When: November 23, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Palm Springs Air Museum
Admission: $40 in advance ($75 VIP), $50 at the door ($80 VIP)
The Beach Boys – Holiday, Harmonies, & Hits
Come see one of the most influential and widely beloved American bands of all time! This band is responsible for countless hits, and their songs are timeless. Even now we all can’t help but feel giddy when we hear the first few notes of our favorite Beach Boys song on the radio. Their legacy precedes them, and this is one performance you won’t want to miss.
When: December 1, 2019, 3:00pm and 6:00pm
Where: McCallum Theatre
Admission: $68 – $118
Experience Palm Springs Activities with Palm Springs Getaways
Here at Palm Springs Getaways, we’re the resident experts on all the goings-on in and around this beautiful desert oasis. Round out your eventful vacation with an awesome place to stay. Call us today at (800) 215-9880 and we’ll help you get started!
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November is the perfect time of year to pay a visit to our beautiful desert oasis, Palm Springs. The sun is calm, the air is chilled, and the whole community is alive and bustling with the holiday spirit. Take advantage of your Thanksgiving break this year to come and see us! Check out the aspects of the holiday season that we’re most excited to experience in 2019:
Take the family around Palm Springs! You can introduce them to art at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Stroll together at the Moorten Botanical Garden. Go shopping at The Vineyard Shopping Center, or The Corridor. Explore the Palm Springs Air Museum, with its collection of WWII, Korea-era, and Vietnam-era combat aircraft. It’s an enriching museum, and if you’re up for it, the museum even offers a limited number of flights about certain specialized aircraft! Wouldn’t that be a wild way to close out your November this year?
Take the San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour offered by Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours. This is a great family activity to do together. You’ll get to spend the whole day in each other’s company, on an exciting outdoor adventure and learning interesting things about the desert oasis you’re staying in and the surrounding geology. It’s fascinating stuff, and gorgeous to look at!
Plan something really special for the day of Thanksgiving. Surprise the family with a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest 360-degree rotating aerial tramway. It’s snowing up on San Jacinto this time of year, so you’re heading up from the valley floor into a white winter wonderland. Get ready to see all the wonders of nature, and when the tram rotates back around, you’ll see the entire surrounding Coachella Valley too. What a view!
Stay at the top of the tram for a Palm Springs Thanksgiving dinner! You can buy a ticket for the tram that includes dinner at the top at Pines Cafe. Dinner service runs until 8:30pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of it before heading down. There’s no rush. You can simply enjoy the day, cherish your time together, and give thanks in style.
Spend Thanksgiving 2019 with Palm Springs Getaways
Whatever family activities you decide to fill your days here in Palm Springs this Thanksgiving, the most important thing for every family is having a comfortable home to stay in on vacation. Get in touch with us today at 1-805-275-1851 and we’ll help you get started!
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Palm Springs is all about the community spirit, and one of the best ways you can experience that is by hitching a ride with our friendly and experienced Palm Springs tours! See the sights of Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley through the eyes of the locals, the way it was meant to be seen.
Indian Canyons – Jeep Ride + Hike!
It’s time to go exploring through the radiant and iconic Indian Canyons with Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours. Take this once-in-a-lifetime 3-hour tour through an absolutely breathtaking area of geography and wildlife and learn about the rich history of the people native to the area as well. You’ll even get to hike at some point, and you’ll love being able to stretch your legs in such a gorgeous place.
The Legends & Icons Tour
If you’re looking for some fun inside the city, this is the tour offered by Five Star Adventures Tours is the one for you! Take your friends and family and check out the designated historic districts of Palm Springs, along with other exciting landmarks like the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, the Rat Pack Hideaway, and even a film location. Your guide will even teach you about places in Palm Springs you might be visiting on other days.
Private Temecula Wine Tasting
This tour offered through Adventure Hummer Tours is probably the only of its kind. Where else can you travel to wine tastings in the back of a luxury hummer? This tour is 7 hours of nonstop fancy fun, and you’ll get to taste up to 18 different California wines while seeing the beauty that this area has to offer in its natural landscape. Complimentary lunch is even provided at one of the gorgeous wineries.
San Andreas Fault & Sunset Stargazing
This is another tour offered by Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, but this one is an afterhours, evening adventure. Enjoy the unparalleled pallet of the California sky from the back of a jeep as you take a 3-hour tour out into the desert, watching the transition of the sky from sapphire blue to rainbow sunset all the way to black as the twinkling desert stars come alive.
Spend Your Stay with Palm Springs Getaways
Whatever you decide to do during your time here, the most important decision will always be deciding where to stay. Just give us a call today at (800) 215-9880 and we’ll help you take the first step.
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It’s the perfect time of year to visit us here in Palm Springs if you’re the outdoorsy type. Whether you just want to relax or you want to get active, we’ll have the perfect outdoor Palm Springs adventure for you to embark upon. With everything from scenic bike rides to national monument tours, you’ll have your plate full. Get ready, because it’ll be go, go, go once you get here!
Take a Hike
The Joshua trees are the iconic symbol of Palm Springs. They’re a rare sight, and when you take a hike with Trail Discovery Hiking Tours, you’ll get to see them up close in the wilderness. You’ll also get to see the Indian Canyons, the famous San Andreas Fault, and the absolutely breathtaking San Jacinto State Park.
Golf Like a Pro
Palm Springs is golf heaven. Pay a visit to one of our beautiful and lush green golf courses, like Escena Golf Club. The service there is great, and the course is always cared for with love. You’ll enjoy views of the water while you’re golfing, and the pro-shop is extensive as well.
Visit Smoke Tree Stables
If you love both the outdoors and horse riding, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Visit Smoke Tree Stables and take a one-hour or two-hour private guided horse ride through the canyon, down to the palm oasis. Your guide will know the area well, and they’ll tell you about the landscape as you ride, so you’ll come away feeling closer to the desert.
Ride the Social Cycle
This is one of the zanier ways you can spend some time outside. Hitch a ride on the Social Cycle—a 16 passenger bicycle that functions as a chiller and more environmentally friendly version of a party bus. Pedal your way around town while listening to music, enjoying drinks at the mobile countertop, and letting your guide show you the best stops on the way.
Rent an Off-Road Vehicle
Shake free of the shackles of guided tours and take to the sand on your own! Rent some ATVs from Off Road Rentals for the family and tear up the hills outside Palm Springs. Riding ATVs out in the desert is a world of fun and a great way to feel like the whole world is at your fingertips. It might just end up being your favorite part of the entire trip.
Start Your Adventure with Palm Springs Getaways
Palm Springs is an outdoorsman’s dream, and we’re the experts who can help you navigate your trip. Give us a call today at (800) 215-9880 and we’ll help you take the first step—choosing a lovely rental home to spend your visit.
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When you’re not relaxing by the pool in your Palm Springs vacation rental and looking for a lunch spot before you explore downtown, or maybe searching for a bite to eat after hiking one of our gorgeous local trails, check out these top-rated coffee shops in Palm Springs in our serene desert oasis.
Sherman’s Deli and Bakery
401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
7 AM to 9 PM Daily
Sherman’s is somewhat of a local legend and was even featured on an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” making it somewhat world famous too! Here you can find an extensive menu with typical NYC and Chicago style deli fare, including breakfast and lunch options, as well as a dinner menu for those wanting to explore downtown Palm Springs at night! Another highlight of this café is that there’s abundant outdoor seating with terrific views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Sherman’s bakes their own rye bread fresh daily, and has a number of unique menu items, such as their Beef n’ Latkes, a corned beef sandwich served on two house-made potato pancakes.
Palm Greens Café
611 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-7213
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 AM to 3 PM Friday-Sunday: 8 AM to 9 PM Monday: 8 AM to 3 PM
This cozy little café with comfortable seating is all about creating globally inspired dishes with high-quality organic ingredients. Swearing off any additives such as preservatives, you can be certain that the food is made fresh here daily. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can find vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free entrees on every menu, as well as fresh smoothies and baked snacks. Try the Huevos Rancheros at breakfast for a little Southwestern flair, and make sure to look over their drool-worthy melts if you visit during lunch or dinner. They even have a selection of organic wine and beer!
129 La Plz, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6382
7:30 AM to 2:30 PM Daily
For a taste of fine French cuisine in the heart of the desert, swing by this Palm Springs treasure for breakfast or brunch, or maybe to just enjoy a coffee outside on their patio when the days are gorgeous—but once you see their menu, we bet you’ll want to try something! Besides Croque Monsieur and Madame, you can indulge in specialties like the Croissant Salmon Benedict. Founded by a French couple who first visited Palm Springs on their honeymoon, the menu features cultural classics such as French Brioches, French Toasts, Croissants, Quiches, Crèpes as well as an assortment of soups and salads.
Experience the Coffee Shops in Palm Springs
We know that the perfect vacation begins with the perfect vacation rental, and at Palm Springs Getaways we’re here to make that happen for you! From our knowledge on all the best spots in the cities to our unparalleled properties, we can make sure your Palm Springs vacation is unforgettable. Give us a call to reserve your property today!
Palm Springs is an off-beat city that’s constantly breathing new life into itself. If you’re looking for some Palm Springs activities to do during your trip here that lie off the beaten path, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:
Check Out Palm Springs’ Walk of Stars
Hollywood who? Check out our Walk of Stars! There are all sorts of famous people inducted into the Walk of Stars here (which can be found on Palm Canyon Drive, Tahquitz Canyon Way, and Museum Drive in downtown Palm Springs). There you’ll find such household names as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, John Williams, Chevy Chase… the list goes on! Palm Springs is home to a rich art scene, and while you’ll definitely want to check out the museums here, this is a more unique way to get acquainted with the world of art.
Pay Respects at the World’s First LGBT Veteran’s Memorial
In Palm Springs you’ll find what is believed to be the world’s first memorial for LGBT veterans. This memorial was dedicated back in 2001 in recognition of the various LGBT men and women who’ve served the country over the years. It’s a simple and unassuming memorial, and perhaps easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for. If you care about historical monuments, it’s a great attraction to stop by and spend a few minutes in quiet and grateful contemplation.
Visit the Zany RoboLights
RoboLights is a wholly unique holiday lighting display created by an artist named Kenny Irwin, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s transformative, enigmatic, interactive, and inspirational. You’ll find everything inside from spaceships to robots. Head over to RoboLights’ Facebook page, where you can usually see some recent photos and videos detailing what a spectacular sight this attraction can be. Robolights is open year-round by appointment and open every day to the public during the winter holiday season. You can enjoy it with a private small party throughout the year, or, if you’re coming during the holiday season, you can enjoy it with the entire Palm Springs community.
The best way to enjoy Palm Springs off the beaten path is to reach out to us here at Palm Springs Getaways! We’ll help you choose the best rental home for your stay. Just give us a call today at (800) 215-9880 to get started.