Palm Springs Tourist Information and Tourism

(Palm Springs, California - CA, USA)

Palm Springs, in California, attracts a variety of tourists and visitors, including many spring breakers enjoying legendary Californian sunshine. With a Spanish Colonial and strong European feel, Palm Springs is known for its large range of golf courses, which are located throughout the area, amid condos, tall palm trees and immaculate neighborhoods.

This city is the oldest desert resort located in the picturesque Coachella Valley and borders the Colorado Desert. Home to a high concentration of millionaires, Palm Springs has exceptional facilities and offers something for everyone.

With many scenic resorts, golf courses and lines of palm trees, it is easy to understand why Palm Springs has become a major tourism center and popular place to visit. The area's main tourist outlets are Palm Springs' Main Visitors Center to the north of town, at the main tramway turnoff, and the Uptown Visitors Center along Palm Canyon Drive. Housing a range of tourist information, leaflets, assistance with hotels, and general travel and tourism advice, the centers are a sensible place to visit when first arriving in Palm Springs and also offer the latest information on the area's many seasonal outdoor activities.

Accommodation here is readily available and the city offers many impressive luxury hotels and scenic golfing resorts, often with views of the surrounding mountainous scenery. Hotels in the Palm Springs area are mainly centered around the downtown district, along Palm Canyon Drive in particular. Further hotels are situated around the South Palm Springs district and in nearby towns and cities, including Rancho Mirage and Desert Hot Springs. Vacation rentals are also popular here, with the most expensive being located in exclusive areas such as Canyon North and Ruth Hardy Park, coming with landscaped gardens, large swimming pools and endless mountain views. More information about Palm Springs Hotels.

Palm Springs features an array of tourist attractions, including Aerial Tramway - with large tramcars offering spectacular views of the cityscape, the surrounding scenery and nearby ski fields; Indian Canyons - once home to the historic Agua Caliente people, containing the Andreas Canyon and the Murray Canyon; Joshua Tree National Park - a parkland close to Palm Springs, filled with superb plant specimens, together with wildlife and hiking trails; and the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens - full of exotic animals and typical zoo exhibits, together with educational information, displays, play areas and an amphitheater. More information about Palm Springs Tourist Attractions.

Some of the top cultural offerings in the city include Palm Springs Air Museum - home to a large collection of historic aircraft, aviation artifacts and a theater area; the Palm Springs Art Museum - dating back to 1938, with a large selection of art works, a theater and sculpture gardens; and the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert - popular with children and families, featuring interactive displays, educational exhibits and information, play areas and many other attractions. More information about Palm Springs Museums and Art Galleries.

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