Palm Springs is a popular tourist destination in the United States, only just over one hundred miles from Los Angeles. This destination is set in the Coachella Valley, a desert place brimming with Palm Springs hotels and resorts.
This area is a piece of paradise surrounded by rugged canyons and sandy wilderness. Besides being hot and sunny throughout most of the year, the area is home to some of the greatest outdoor experiences and attractions, drawing millions of visitors each and every year.
The first thing you will want to experience while staying in the desert is the famous aerial tramway. This rotating tramway will take you on a ten minute journey up Chino Canyon where you can enjoy magical and panoramic views of the surrounding area and enjoy a relaxing meal in the canyon top restaurant. Many visitors take the aerial tramway up and then hike down, enjoying the abundance of natural beauty as they go.
The Living Desert is another of the top tourist attractions when staying at any Palm Springs hotel. This is a zoo and botanical garden, home to over four hundred and fifty animals set over twelve hundred acres. It's an opportunity to get up close and personal with animals you wouldn't ordinarily see in your back yard. A fun day out for the entire family.
One of the most popular past times when staying at one of the superior Palm Springs hotels or resorts is to enjoy some pool side relaxation, pamper yourself at the spa and make the most of the tranquility and peacefulness of the area. If you want to explore, hiking is a top activity, so make sure you pack your hiking boots. Many visitors walk the area, getting to enjoy some of the local architecture and soak up the natural beauty, history and culture that this desert location has to offer.
One of the many things that everyone visiting this desert oasis must experience while in the area is the famous Palm Springs Follies. These dancers are all aged over fifty, dressed in full costume with more energy than most younger dancers. The show is an absolute delight and a fantastic way to spend an evening while staying in the area.
El Paseo is a top area which attracts thousands of visitors each and every year. Here you will find an abundance of art galleries, restaurants and fantastic boutique shops where you can enjoy hours of retail therapy. Whether you want to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and people watch or you want to buy souvenirs to take home with you, El Paseo is the place to visit.
If you're traveling with children, you may want to stop at the popular Air Museum which is home to a selection of World War II planes and a wide choice of artefacts. It's an opportunity to see and learn as much as you can about aircraft used back in the day and a change for the children to be amazed by some of the beautiful planes on show.
One of the main reasons that the Palm Springs hotels are brimming with guests throughout the year is their high quality and superior golf courses. There is no shortage of choice when it comes to golf courses in the area, each one offering its own unique design and difficulty level, taking advantage of the stunning desert backdrop and open to visitors throughout the year.
When staying in Palm Springs make sure to take advantage of some of the top restaurants offers a range of delightful dishes. There are a vast number of restaurants offering outstanding cuisine from all around the world in this beautiful setting.