• Downtown Palm Springs

Palm Springs Holidays

Hollywood films stars have been coming here since the 1920s; The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley all lived, loved and played here where they could relax and escape their showbiz lives in Hollywood. The legendary ‘two hour rule’ of Hollywood Studios put Palm Springs on the map.

Cupped in the palm of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains at the edge of the Sonoran Desert, sunny Palm Springs is a laid-back resort filled with retro charms and striking landscape. We love Palm Springs for its desert oasis feel with a dash of European style. Hike palm-studded canyons, play at lush golf courses, shop in unique malls and boutiques, or take the 10 minute Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon for spectacular views of the surrounding pristine wilderness. Explore nearby Joshua tree National Park where two desert ecosystems meet and see a fascinating variety of plants and animals.

Visit Palm Springs as part of your California road trip; start north in San Francisco and travel down scenic Highway 1 stopping off in beach towns, hit the theme parks of Los Angeles and then travel less than 2 hours to this true desert oasis.

Destination Highlights
  • The Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon
  • Palm Canyon Drive
  • Living Desert
  • Golf Courses

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights available from Ireland.

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required for travel to Palm Springs.

Palm Springs is an easy destination to get around and even has the PS Buzz Trolley for a fast and free option that runs in a loop along downtown and Palm Canyon Drive. Visit

  • Visit Indian Canyons

    The Indian Canyons were once home to the Agua Caliente natives and include three canyons: Murray Canyon, roamed by a herd of wild ponies and peninsula bighorn sheep; Andreas Canyon, dominated by sharp rock formations; and Palm Canyon, with its tall washingtonia palms. Join a jeep tour and see the historic remnants of the Agua Caliente, including house pits, rock art, bedrock mortars, pictographs, and stone houses.

  • The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

    Great for families, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a great place to explore and see desert conservation and education of habitats from the Colorado Desert and other deserts around the world. Allow 3-4 hours to see the park and participate in daily activities, but choose your visit wisely, as temperatures around midday could be a little uncomfortable during summer months. Morning visits here will also give you the opportunity to watch some of the animals eating breakfast and exerting a little energy after waking. Take the shuttle from the African Village WaTuTu to the wildlife hospital or join the two-hour riding safari and tour. Visit the Ant Lab to see the busy colony of 2,000 ants or catch sight of giraffes, mountain lions, cheetahs, and wolves in their desert homes.

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Average weather in January

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14ºC
40mm

Average weather in February

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15ºC
66mm

Average weather in March

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16ºC
30mm

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18ºC
18mm

Average weather in May

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20ºC
5mm

Average weather in June

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23ºC

Average weather in July

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25ºC

Average weather in August

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25ºC

Average weather in September

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24ºC
1mm

Average weather in October

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21ºC
21mm

Average weather in November

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17ºC
14mm

Average weather in December

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14ºC
33mm