Outdoor adventures


Greater Palm Springs Holidays

Discover your desert oasis

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
  • Explore Joshua Tree National Park for an outdoor adventure
  • Journey into the desert on a Desert Safari
  • Take a tour of celebrity homes
  • Play a round of golf at championship courses
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT -8 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx. 13 hours; flights are indirect via several US cities from the UK
  • Health Information No vaccinations required for travel to Greater Palm Springs.

Top Tips from our Experts


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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