Once upon a time, Palm Springs was the playground of the stars - a place where Hollywood’s finest could revel and relax in equal measure.
These days, the clientele is not quite as exclusive, and it makes an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of people. There are plenty of excellent accommodation options including the Marriott's Desert Springs Villas. If you are looking for just a few of the reasons why you should consider a trip to Palm Springs yourself, here are some of them.
Go to Pool Parties
When the summer temperatures start to climb, a relaxing dip in the water is one of the main things that you want to indulge in. And if you want to party at the same time, there are plenty of opportunities to do this at one of many hotels in the area. DJs will put on various shows so that you can dance in the water and splash up a storm. If you would prefer your time by the pool to be a little more relaxing, there are plenty of opportunities to unwind as well in quieter spots.
Taking a Ride on the Aerial Tramway
One of the unique attractions that you can enjoy while you are in the region is taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Ascending 5,800 feet in just 10 minutes, you will get the chance to enjoy some dazzling mountain views. There are also plenty of hiking trails which you can check out before you head all the way back down to the bottom again. During the intense heat of the summer months, it can be a welcome relief to enjoy the cooling altitude temperatures.
Learn About the Glamorous History
As we mentioned at the start, Palm Springs was a favourite hangout of many Hollywood icons including none other than Frank Sinatra. Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio have kept the old traditions alive by having a residence there. Places like The Ingleside Inn have gone down in folklore, while you can also eat at the Rat Pack’s most-loved restaurant Melvyn’s.
See A Different Side of Nature at The Living Desert
A nonprofit zoo and garden which focuses on desert life, the Living Desert makes for an interesting place to spend a few hours. All kinds of creatures stay in this environment including camels, cheetahs, snakes, and giraffes. For those who are travelling here with children, there is a petting zoo which houses plenty of smaller animals.
Beyond everything that we have discussed already, Palm Springs has plenty of fine food which you can enjoy, as well as some world-beating cocktails. For most people, this represents a place where you can go to relax and unwind, but it is also the kind of destination where you can enjoy some spectacular scenery and outdoor pursuits. Ultimately, if you are planning a trip to California, it is certainly worth considering a visit yourself.
by Natalie Marie.
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