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!
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.
No matter what your idea of a great vacation is, Palm Springs has you covered. We’re talking about stunning golf courses, amazing shopping, great dining experiences, and of course the breathtaking landscape. And the best part is, these are family-friendly attractions that cater to both grownups and children of all ages. But where to start and where to go? These are usually the kind of questions visitors have to find an answer to. This small guide will try to provide satisfying answers for your Palm Springs vacation.
Living Desert Zoo
Zoos are a favorite for children of all ages, and the Living Desert Zoo will prove to be a hit to the whole family. It’s not as huge as the San Diego Zoo, but it’s still packed with attractions. You can easily spend the whole day here without feeling the need to do something else. Make sure to visit the Africa area and the Village Watutu.
If hiking is your favorite pastime, then you can’t miss Tahquitz Canyon. The 2-mile loop takes you across some of the most amazing landscapes you can find in the area. There’s also a waterfall that is a good place to have a break and maybe take a few photos.
Of course, tackling the area on foot is an exciting way to explore the Palm Springs landscape, but why not get a bird’s eye view and cover more ground? The Aerial Tram a popular attraction all year round, especially with kids. Hiking and camping are favorite summer attractions, while in the winter you can snowshoe and enjoy the snow.
Nothing beats horseback riding when it comes to outdoor sports. The gentle animals are well trained and will take you to places you didn’t think existed. Smoke Tree Stables is recommended for their friendly animals and great tour guides.
Fresh food is welcome anytime, especially if you live in the city and get all your food from the supermarket. Enjoy getting fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the farm and into your hands at the Palm Springs farmers’ market. You can plan your visit to the market right before you go on a picnic. The fresh food will taste even more delicious out in the open.
These are just a few of the things you can do in Palm Springs, but they give you an idea of the type of fun activities you can expect here. To view our beautiful vacation rentals and to book your Palm Springs vacation, call us today!
Palm Springs is our favorite place on earth for so many reasons. From the weather to the people to the activities and events that keep us forever on the go, there’s so much to love that we never want to leave. And when the holidays roll around, it gets even better, making it the perfect place to visit during your holiday vacation. From New Year’s to Christmas, our home town is a pretty awesome place to be, and we invite you to check it out for yourself for your next Palm Springs holiday! Here is a list of some of our favorite activities for the upcoming holidays; and don’t forget, these are in addition to the extraordinary activities you can take part in at any time of the year!
Sullivan’s Steak House, located at 73505 El Paseo, Suite 2600 in nearby Palm Desert, has been a local tradition since the day they first opened their doors, and their Easter Brunch is just one of many reasons why this is so! Offering a three-course brunch that allows you to choose between your traditional Easter foods and the standard dishes they always offer, your Easter holiday will start out right when you start it here!
A Memorable Palm Springs Memorial Day Weekend
The traditional start to summer is made all that more memorable with Oscar’s Cabaret and Gypsy’s Follies! Oscar’s Cabaret, 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way 108, is geared to the gay male, but don’t let that stop you from having the time of your life if that’s not how you identify; acceptance works both ways and these two shows are magical! Oscar’s Cabaret takes place on Fridays and Gypsy’s Follies is a Saturday tradition. If you don’t take a break from your pool and relaxation time to catch at least one of the shows—or both—your Palm Springs Memorial Day weekend will be sadly lacking!
Fourth of July Fun
Summers in the desert can be scorching hot, but after the sun sets the celebrations are unforgettable! Combining two of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball and fireworks, Palm Springs Stadium is the only place to be on Independence Day! Starting at 6:05 PM with a baseball game played by the Palm Springs Powers and ending with a magical firework show at 9:15 PM, bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a night of Americana in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Our Holiday Homes Make It Even Better
Whichever holiday you choose to visit us during, it will be made even better when you choose Palm Springs Getaways for your vacation accommodations! Our homes are designed for the way modern travelers like to live. Filled with comfortable furniture and designer touches, our homes pamper and spoil their inhabitants. Reserve yours today!