• Outdoor adventures

Greater Palm Springs Holidays

With more than 350 days of sunshine a year Greater Palm Springs holidays are a sun seekers dream. Cupped in the palm of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains at the edge of the Sonoran Desert and made up of nine cities, including Coachella Valley, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs itself; this southern California region has perfect temperatures year round. Warm desert air, designer labels and the rugged natural wonders of Joshua Tree National Park draw visitors here for an array of activities. Relax at luxurious resorts and rejuvenate in the healing waters of mineral hot springs and mineral spa resorts in Desert Hot Springs or hit the golf course. Greater Palm Springs has more than 100 renowned golf courses and whether you are looking for a casual round or want to stretch your skills at legendary courses like Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, no wonder it's earned its reputation. 

Less than 1 hour from Greater Palm Springs is Joshua Tree National Park. Here, two desert ecosystems meet and you can witness a fascinating variety of plants and animals including the twisted spiky Joshua trees. 

Visit Hollywood's playground; Palm Springs, which since the 1920s has been the place for celebrities to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of showbiz and now you can now take a tour of Elvis and Priscillas honeymoon hideaway at The Alexander Estate. Ride the world's largest rotating tram; the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for panoramic views across the cities and valley floor below.

With a short 2 hour drive from Los Angeles, Greater Palm Springs works perfectly as part of your California adventure.

Destination Highlights
  • Ride the Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs
  • Relax and rejuvenate in mineral hot springs
  • Play a round of golf at championship courses
  • Explore Joshua Tree National Park

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights available from Ireland.


USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel



Health Information

No vaccinations required for travel to Greater Palm Springs.

Whether you are looking to sit back, relax and soak up the gorgeous sunshine of Greater Palm Springs or be active and hike through Joshua Tree National Park, there are many things to experience on your holiday.

  • Golf

    Golf Courses

    Whether you are looking to practice your swing, play a casual round or test your skills; there are over 100 renowned golf courses and something for everyone. Head to Desert Willow Golf Resort in Coachella Valley for the Firecliff course to really test your skills, Shadow Ridge Golf Resort in Desert Springs which was designed for championship pro Nick Faldo and for a private members-club feel, try Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage. With lush, manicured lawns and a beautiful mountain backdrop, it is easy to see why golf in Greater Palm Springs is a huge draw.

  • Hiking in Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree National Park

    Take a nature walk and see the dagger like leaves and sprawling branches of the Joshua tree or look for the blooms of wildflowers, journey along the 18 mile Geology Tour Road to see the fascinating landscape and enjoy the dark night skies for stargazing.

  • Hot Mineral Spas

    Relax and rejuvenate in a wellness oasis. Take a dip in the healing mineral waters found in spa pools through the Greater Palm Springs area along with breathtaking mountain views.

  • Macey, Destination Specialist


    Destination Specialist

    "Take a wild ride on a Desert Safari through the canyons. You will see a whole different perspective of this amazing destination and the knowledgeable guides will entertain you will stories and history of the desert."

Our Greater Palm Springs destinations

Downtown Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Types of Greater Palm Springs holidays

Greater Palm Springs Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
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Self Drive California

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