Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley has been Hollywood's desert playground since the fifties when stars like Presley, Sinatra and Monroe moved here. Famous for its laid-back lifestyle, Mid-Century architecture and popular golf scene, Palm Springs is one of California's top year-round places to stay. Downtown Palm Springs is a couple of miles west of the airport and is the shopping, hotel and nightlife hub of the city.
Hotels in Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs has a variety of accommodation, from budget hotels and roadside inns, to colourful independent guesthouses and swanky desert resort hotels. For retro-style inns and budget guesthouses, head to South Palm Canyon Drive, downtown's main drag, where you'll find hotels in Palm Springs' famous Mid-Century architecture.
East Palm Canyon Drive attracts a mix of familiar hotel chains, budget motels and stylish boutique accommodation, while East San Lorenzo Road offers a number of LGBT-friendly hotels and resorts.
Palm Springs Shopping Scene
Downtown Palm Springs has a vast selection of stylish shops, art galleries and museums, including the contemporary Palm Springs Art Museum. Most of Palm Spring’s shopping outlets are between Indian Canyon Drive and the iconic, palm-lined Palm Canyon Drive, which run parallel through downtown.
Getting around Palm Springs
Palm Springs is an easy city to navigate. Many hotels, inns and guesthouses have bikes for hire, often free, while much of downtown Palm Springs is pedestrian-friendly and you can explore it on foot.
The best way to explore the Coachella Valley is to hire a car, but there is also a bus service which crosses the valley and heads out to the smaller towns of Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells and Palm Desert.
Palm Springs' Vibrant Nightlife
Book a hotel in downtown Palm Springs and you'll be within minutes of the city's vibrant nightlife. Check out its cocktail lounges made famous by the Rat Pack, hang out in its tiki bars and the dozen of alfresco restaurants which serve SoCal cuisine under the stars.
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