The history of Greater Palm Springs dates back 2,000 years when the area’s earliest settlers, the Agua Caliente, made their home here. The first non-natives came to the area in 1774 when Juan Bautista de Anza guided an expedition through the region. By 1886, visitors had found their way to the region, so much so that the area’s first hotel, the Palm Springs Hotel, was built. By the 1930s, the desert region became a playground for Hollywood’s most elite celebrities. Hollywood legends including Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Marlena Dietrich and many more enjoyed the destination or made it home.
Tucked into the foot of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs exudes a village atmosphere with palm-tree lined streets and wide-open avenues. Visitors can explore boutique shops, art galleries, midcentury modern architecture and alfresco dining set along a stunning desert backdrop. The Palm Springs International Film Festival draws Hollywood A-listers here each January. Click here for the Palm Springs Visitor's Guide.
Getting Here & Around
The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), with its California-casual, open-air terminal, is located two miles east of Downtown Palm Springs and is served by 10 major airlines that connect to more than 500 cities around the world. PSP’s tranquil environment is just one of the reasons why Palm Springs International Airport was named one of the “Top 10 Most Stress-Free Airports in America Opens a New Window. ” by Smartertravel.com
Other Nearby Airports
ONT: Ontario International Airport (1 hour 15-minute drive)
SNA : John Wayne Airport – Orange County (1 hour 30-minute drive)
LAX: Los Angeles International Airport (2-hour drive)
SAN : San Diego International Airport [2-hour 15-minute drive]
Cab fare between the Palm Springs International Airport and Downtown Palm Springs costs about $12.
The coolest month is December when the average temperature ranges from 44 to 69 degrees.
The warmest month is August when temperatures range from 78 to 108 degrees.
Things to do
From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor adventures, you'll find plenty of things to do during your stay. If you prefer rest and relaxation, you can simply chill out in one of our many sparkling pools. Lounge poolside or in one of the area’s VIP cabanas while sipping a designer, chef-crafted cocktail. Or you can tee off at one of the more than 110 local golf courses, swing a tennis racquet on the same tennis courts where legends have played, find your bliss at an area spa, explore the desert on a sightseeing tour, wow the kids with a trip to The Living Desert zoo and garden, or visit museums and boutique shops in Palm Springs.
Learn more about Palm Springs and things to do by visiting the Great Palm Springs CVB website.
Information and photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB website.
Riviera Palm Springs Hotel
The Riviera Palm Springs is an iconic alluring oasis set in the heart of the Uptown Design District, where local chef-owned restaurants, artists, and eclectic visionaries reside. The Riv embodies a unique historic footprint of old Hollywood's elite such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin with a cool retro vibe and mid-century flair that allows guests to live in the moment and celebrate the past.
The Riviera promises guests personalized comforts and generous amenities in a fun filled environment. Lounge by the sparkling outdoor pool where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack once sunbathed or indulge in innovative craft cocktails at Gypsy Rose.
Information from the Riviera Palm Springs website.
Photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB.
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Azure Spa & Salon
Offering 11,000 square feet of luxurious and relaxing space, including 18 treatment rooms. Click here to learn more about services and book your appointment. Or call 760-778-6690.
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