Overview Palm Springs

Visiting Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California, first gained fame as the getaway of choice for Elvis and Frank Sinatra in the 1950s. Today it attracts more retired folk than movie stars, though the lures are still the same: sunny skies, manicured golf courses, a laid-back atmosphere, and oodles of sparkling kidney-shaped pools. The “oasis” role of this “desert oasis” is certainly the more talked about, but no trip to Palm Springs would be complete without a hike through nearby Indian Canyons, or a mountainside venture on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. For a small city, the museum offerings are world-class, from the large collection of flying WWII warplanes at the Palm Springs Air Museum, to the Warhols, Picassos and Lichtensteins on the walls of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a... Read More
Palm Springs, California, first gained fame as the getaway of choice for Elvis and Frank Sinatra in the 1950s. Today it attracts more retired folk than movie stars, though the lures are still the same: sunny skies, manicured golf courses, a laid-back atmosphere, and oodles of sparkling kidney-shaped pools. The “oasis” role of this “desert oasis” is certainly the more talked about, but no trip to Palm Springs would be complete without a hike through nearby Indian Canyons, or a mountainside venture on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. For a small city, the museum offerings are world-class, from the large collection of flying WWII warplanes at the Palm Springs Air Museum, to the Warhols, Picassos and Lichtensteins on the walls of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Palm Springs

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Driving from San Diego to Palm Springs

Written by notso62 on 02 Dec, 2008

A word to the wise: Palm Springs is not as remote as you might think it is. My newly wedded husband and I flew from our wedding in Vegas to San Diego thinking that it would make our trip to Palm Springs more easily drivable.…Read More


The Taking of the Waters

Written by rachel51 on 18 Jan, 2002

The Spa Hotel and Casino in Palm Springs offers not only accommodations, but a Vegas-esque casino experience as well. But that's not why I went there. I went there to experience what they call "The Taking Of The Waters". For $40 (you can get $10…Read More


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When at First you don't succeed, try, try again!

Written by zoceanart on 22 May, 2007

My mom wanted to take my sister and I to a place she hiked to in the mountains in Palm Springs while we were home for the weekend. Except, she had been with a friend the time before who knew the way. We're adventurers,…Read More


The Spa Resort and Casino

Written by misconduct7 on 20 Jul, 2006

The Spa Resort Casino combines my two favorite pastimes, relaxing at a spa and gambling. The spa and hotel are actually in a separate facility than the casino. We had a hard time finding parking so decided to…Read More


The Well Spa at the Miramonte Resort

Written by misconduct7 on 20 Jul, 2006

The Well Spa at the Miramonte Resort has the same Mediterranean feel as the rest of their resort. It is located in the center of their resort but somehow it is so quiet that you forget that. The first thing that they do once they…Read More


Some like it Hot

Written by rjbass on 12 Sep, 2005

We left Las Vegas in the early afternoon about 12:30 and were headed towards Palm Springs via rental car. We knew that it was going to be a long trip, about 4 hours through the desert in scorching heat. (Just a note: remember to rent…Read More


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Red Jeep Eco-Tours of the Desert

Written by heydave63 on 29 Jun, 2005

Red Jeep Eco-Tours has a number of different excursions into the desert and surrounding area. We chose to take the twilight tour, which included a trip to a desert oasis, an old Agua-Caliente Indian village, a defunct mining camp, and best of all, right…Read More


happy and healthy living

Written by sandhart8 on 17 Feb, 2001

Palm Springs (from now on to be known as PS) is a remarkable place. Clean air, blue skies, snow-topped mountain peaks to the west and sunshine almost every day of the year. The activities here are first-class: golfing, biking, hiking, shopping, desert Jeep…Read More


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A gorgeous birthday celebration!

Written by Stircrazy on 21 Aug, 2000

The ladies were off to the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation and Indian Canyons. This was the big birthday day for Hawkeye...this is also the loooongest birthday party that Stir has endured to date. Hawkeye wanted to hike the canyon into the oasis, so.....we did! It…Read More


The Spring Resort & Spa

Written by misconduct7 on 21 Jul, 2006

This place has no concept of customer service. Two friends and I made reservations for massages. The web site made the place look so nice. They sure did hire the right people to do there marketing because it seemed a lot smaller…Read More


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