Downtown Palm Springs

Destination

Palm Springs Holidays

Desert oasis getaway

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
  • Ride the Palm Springs Aerial tramway for incredible views
  • Visit Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon
  • Hike through Joshua Tree National Park, just 45-minutes away
  • Take a celebrity tour around 'Hollywood's Playground'
  • Tee off at many of the areas golf courses
  • Head to South Palm Canyon Drive every Thursday for Village Fest
Essential Information
  • 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 Palm Springs.