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Palm Springs Last Minute


Palm tree in Palm Springs

Palm tree in Palm Springs

Considering a last minute trip to Palm Springs? While it may conjure up images of celebrities and wealthy couples basking in the sunlight, Palm Springs is actually a very accessible and affordable destination for non-Hollywood icons. This desert city, set amongst the beautiful Santa Rosa, San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains, is known for its lush environment dotted with palm trees, natural hot springs, golf courses, parks and upscale hotels. On your trip you’ll have a wealth of outdoor activities to partake in: swimming, tennis, horseback riding and hiking are just a few.

Located in Riverside County, Palm Springs is only 111 miles east of Los Angeles with a population of around 40,000. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the year-round sunshine and warm, dry climate that is characteristic of Southern California.

Of course, a vacation wouldn’t be a vacation without indulging in some culinary delights. Palm Springs boasts many fine dining establishments and a huge variety of cuisine. If you’re itching for a drink and dancing after dinner, the area’s many bars and nightclubs can cater to your needs. If you’d like to try your hand at some games, you can head to a nearby casino.

But don’t forget that Palm Springs is a dynamic community with lots to offer in the way of cultural, natural and historical entertainment. You can view a permanent collection of historical artifacts at the Coachella Valley Museum and Cultural Center, located in an adobe home built in 1926. Or check out the Village Green Heritage Center, located in the heart of the city, which is dedicated to the pioneers who first settled the area.

When it’s time to eat, head to VillageFest and choose your feast from a variety of vendors, or pick out some arts and crafts. If you find yourself enamored by the natural surroundings, head to the Moorten Botanical Garden, or take a tour of Palm Canyon Drive or Tahquitz Canyon. Another option is a visit to the Palapas of Araby Cove, a 14-acre village for artists that hosts workshops, demonstrations and tours.

There’s no doubt that your last minute Palm Springs trip will be filled with abundant sunshine, lots of delicious food and hours of relaxing entertainment. Take advantage of a great deal and make your way to this lush, glamorous, semitropical oasis that has no equal anywhere in the world.

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