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8 Things to know before visiting palm springs

Are you planning to travel at Palm springs? Here, we will guide you on different travelling tips like how to get in, how to get around, what to see, what to eat, and obviously, what to do. All that you want to be aware to visit Palm Springs in California.

1. Background

The first thing though is just a little bit of background about Palm Springs. Palm Springs truly became popular as a resort destination during the 1950s when the Hollywood stars would clock here especially for unwinding by the pool. There are a little north of 400,000 individuals that call the Palm Springs region home. However, there are 10,000 palm springs which gives Palm Springs its name. Yes, there are hot springs. They’re not in the city of Palm Springs.

Palm Springs, as well as being known for pools, it is likewise notable for climbing/hiking. Palm Springs is likewise an extraordinary objective for design enthusiasts since it has the most mid-century engineering structures of any city in the United States. So when you come here, it seems like a tad of a time travel back to the 1950s and 60s.

2. Orientation

The second thing you need to know is just a little bit to get you oriented to this region. Palm Springs is truly made out of nine cities. This is presumably the very thing that a great many people they put in Google Guides. They go there, it’s got a neat walkable downtown, but there are eight other cities that you should check out particularly if you actually wanna enjoy the hot springs. Those are in the town of Desert Hot Springs just to the north of Palm Springs.

Nine cities of Palm spring
Nine cities of Palm spring

Presently over toward the east, you’ll find the nation clubs and upscale hotels and spas in Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. And now you might think the famous music festival, Coachella, is actually held in the city of Coachella, turns out it’s not. It’s in the neighboring city of Indio. That festival and the Stagecoach Festival draw almost a million visitors each, and you’ll find those way out there to the east. The last thing in the locale you’ll be keen on looking at is Joshua Tree National Park. That’s the 800,000-acre national park just to the northeast that we’ll talk about in things to do.

3. When to go

You should known about when to go. Furthermore, with 300 days of daylight, you realize pretty much consistently is an ideal pool day here in Palm Springs. Yet, in the late spring, it very well may be actually very hot, similar to highs in the hundreds, 110 Fahrenheit. The high season here is January to May. That’s when everybody wants to come here. That is when pool season is awesome. That is the point at which it’s not boiling hot, however that is when room rates will be costly.

If you wanna kinda come a little bit sleepy time, come in December before Christmas. Room rates are low. Furthermore, climate, you know, the high temperature never decreases under 70 degrees here so you’ll have the option to partake in the pool even in December.

4. Getting in

The fourth thing to know is about getting into Palm Springs, and most people, they are gonna drive. The drive from Los Angeles is about two hours, also about two hours from San Diego.

Flixbus and PSP airport Spring Palm
Flixbus and PSP airport

Assuming you’re rolling in from Phoenix or Las Vegas, that will take you four hours. Presently on the off chance that you want to get in here and you don’t have a vehicle, you can take the FlixBus from Downtown Los Angeles. About $20 they’ll begin at, pretty economical. If you’re wondering about train route. Amtrak does run three services, not daily, but weekly in the Palm Springs. Not exactly a very incredible choice, but rather you could likewise fly.

Palm Springs has its own airport, PSP Airport, that surprisingly serves a number of carriers and a number of routes as far as the East Coast of the US. If you’re not flying into Palm Springs, many people would consider LAX being the closest, but let me tell you, you should consider John Wayne, Orange County, SNA Airport. A much better airport and turns out it’s actually a closer drive than LAX coming into Palm Springs.

5. Getting around

Now the fifth thing to know is about getting around Palm Springs. And there’s a couple walkable course in Palm Springs, one of them, El Paseo right here in Palm Desert, also Downtown Palm Springs. But if you want to shop at these places, the stores here close really early. Do plan to do your shopping and walking likely in the daytime hours when the stores are really open.
Now when you’re not walking, you’re gonna be driving. This is definitely a driving town to get around. It’s the desert, things are far apart. The good news is that the speed limits are pretty high. The roads are pretty wide. On the off chance that you don’t have a vehicle, you can likewise do Uber and Lyft. ‘Cause there’s a lot of tourists here, you’ll find ride share to be pretty plentiful.

6. Food

You should know about food in Palm Springs. And there are two foodie hubs, one of them is here in Palm Desert on El Paseo. This is where you’ll find some of the upscale dining. Think a high-end steakhouses, California cuisine. We dine here at a really good Mexican place called Mole, but it’s not gonna be tacos and burritos. It’s gonna be some pretty high-end enchiladas, particularly Mole ones.
In the event that you’re searching for open air eating, Downtown Palm Springs is the spot you want to be.

With 300 days of sunshine a year, outdoor dining is quite popular. Every hour in Palm Springs is happy hour. It seems like craft cocktails are alive and well. Plenty of local breweries, distilleries, and wineries.

7. Hotels

You should know about where to stay in Palm Springs, and in the event that you’re searching for somewhere focal that you can walk all over, Downtown Palm Springs is an extraordinary spot to do that. But just know that none of the hotels there are gonna be super fantastic or super amazing. If you’re looking for the big resorts, you’re gonna out East Palm Desert, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. But for some reason, Palm Springs is like a really expensive hotel market.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort

And I honestly don’t understand why the hotels here are so expensive, but be prepared to pay a little bit of coin when you’re staying here. Many of the hotels have gigantic swimming pools. So take a look at all the amenities that you want, whether you wanna be by a golf course.

Furthermore, for the LGBTQ people group, there’s a ton of lodgings and resorts that cook explicitly to you here in Palm Springs. Furthermore, you ought to likewise know whether you’re going with kids, there’s a great deal of lodgings and resorts that take care of grown-ups as it were. So in the event that you have children, be careful with those. Furthermore, on the off chance that you don’t need goofs off you, well then you could want to pay special attention to those.

8. Things to do

The truly well known movement in Palm Springs is climbing, and there are lots of climbing trails here. However, you ought to realize that a ton of them charge confirmation, especially ones on Local American land and they close early. Ensure you really look at the end times so you don’t wind up shut on an irregular path.

Now, one of the most loved spots to go hiking is up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It is this truly flawless turning cable car that goes more than two miles, 8,000 feet up where in the snow time, in the wintertime, there’s snow up there. One of the best ways to see snow without doing any mountain driving. But if you’re gonna do that, make sure you book a ticket online in advance so you don’t have to stand in a long line.

Now booking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. To book those tickets, you need to book them not just like a couple days ahead of time, but weeks ahead of time ’cause it’s really popular. Oh, and by the way, the closing times for these trails, when they say they close at four, like they close way earlier than four.

Now in California, with Native American land also comes casinos and there’s plenty of them here to get your gaming fixed, even within walking distance of Downtown Palm Springs at Agua Caliente Casino. If you’re driving into Palm Springs from Los Angeles, the first casino you’re gonna see is actually the Morongo Casino in Cabazon. You’ll see it right alongside the Interstate 10 as you drive in. There’s also really big outlet mall next door. But if you’ve got kiddos, they’re definitely gonna love a stop at the Cabazon Dinosaurs. These are the world’s largest dinosaurs. They’ve been featured in many movies including “Pee-wee Herman’s Big Adventure”.

The Brontosaurus is a gift shop that you can go in totally free of charge. What’s more, on the off chance that you want to go inside T-Rex, well you must compensation around 15 bucks for grown-ups, $12 for youngsters to go in the dinosaur experience where you can see an entire pack of other dinosaur sculptures and afterward at last move inside the head, mouth of the T-Rex, which is entertaining.
And the other neat roadside attraction on your drive-in. This one’s not a stop, it’s just kind of a look out of the car window, are the giant wind turbines that you see. It gets so windy here, right kind of at the mouth to the Palm Springs area, that this is a great place to generate power. And these things are, I mean, they’re really big. And then finally, one of our favorite national parks in California is Joshua Tree National Park. Over 3 million people visit this park annually. It’s home to the amazing Joshua Tree that only grows around this region.

They’re great for hiking, rock climbing, night sky viewing, and camping. And Palm Springs is a great place to use as a base if you’re going to visit Joshua Tree and you’re not looking to camp inside the park. And while you’re in Downtown Palm Springs, make sure to get a selfie with Ms. Marilyn Monroe right here. This is the new Palm Springs selfie spot. It’s in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. There’s tons of art you can see around here that you don’t have to pay admission to go in, just outside around the museum.

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