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Palm Springs is the ultimate sun-drenched destination for those seeking a laid-back holiday filled with adventure, awe-inspiring scenery and relaxed vibes, in equal measure. Located on California’s sublime west coast, Palm Springs is known for its stunning desert landscapes, picturesque mountain backdrops and on-trend architecture. Whether you're into golfing, outdoor adventuring or spa-dwelling, Palm Springs is an absolute dream. Golfers can tee off at Indian Wells, one of the many renowned golf courses in the area, while those seeking ultimate relaxation can indulge in some much-needed pampering at one of the luxurious spa resorts. For those yearning for outdoor adventures, head to San Jacinto Peak. The peak, which rises over 10,000 feet above sea level, offers breath-taking vistas over Coachella Valley. If time is on your side, rent a car and head out to explore Joshua Tree National Park, just trust us on this one, while those who are keen to explore the rich history of the area can delve deep at the Palm Springs Cultural Museum, which showcases the art and artifacts of the local Native American tribes. When it comes to accommodation, Palm Springs boasts a range of options that range from budget-friendly to ultra-luxe, but for a truly stress-free getaway, opt for one of the all-inclusive resorts where the only thing you need to decide is which cocktail to have next, mojito or margarita. It’s a tough choice. Come and experience the best of California's dreamy desert oasis and talk to our team about our Palm Springs holiday packages and deals today.

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There are actually nine cities that make up the Greater Palm Springs area, each offering something different for travellers. Uptown Design District and Palm Desert are ideal for shopping, while architecture enthusiasts will be drawn to Deepwell Estates. Downtown is perfect for those who love to be in the centre of the action and Indio is the perfect pit-stop for foodies and festival-goers. If, however, it’s luxury you seek, head to Rancho Mirage. Palm Springs is known as a vacay destination for the rich and famous, so you can see for yourself if it lives up to its reputation.

Known for its year-round sunshine and balmy (sometimes scorching) desert temps, lightweight layers, a swimsuit and a hat are Palm Springs essentials. The best part? If you forget something, you’re never too far from amazing boutiques.

Where and how to spend your days depends on what brings you to Palm Springs in the first place. Some travellers are happy to sip cocktails poolside, while others are keen to get out and about and explore the desert. Indulge in a little retail therapy wandering around Uptown Design District and Palm Desert, cruise Deepwell Estates ogling the architecture. Downtown is the ideal base as it’s close to restaurants and accommodation options while Indio is the perfect pit-stop for foodies and festival-goers. If, however, it’s luxury you seek, Rancho Mirage delivers in droves.

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You can get around downtown without a car, however, if you’re keen to explore Coachella Valley and the nearby Joshua Tree National Park, you’re going to need your own wheels.

Palm Springs is blessed with year-round sunshine, so there’s really no bad time to visit. The high season extends from December to peak in April when the world-famous Coachella music festival takes over the town. If you’re looking to get out and explore the desert, consider the shoulder season from October to November as you can enjoy balmy days with a cool change of an evening. If you like it hot – really hot – summer is from May to September.

Coachella, baby! Every year, in April, hundreds of thousands of glitter-covered travellers from around the world make the pilgrimage to Palm Springs for the famous Coachella music festival. But that’s not all there is to do in this desert oasis, no siree – there’s shopping, amazing food, hiking trails, exceptional stargazing, museums, golf courses as well as seriously swoon-worthy architecture. Let’s not forget lying by the pool with a cocktail in hand.

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