DESTINATION: PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORTS -
"THE ENDURING PARADISE"


Picture the Palm Springs Desert Resorts as a relaxing and recreational oasis in the Coachella Valley in Southern California , surrounded by snow-capped mountains and manicured golf courses. The Palm Springs Desert Resorts is a scenic destination comprised of eight distinctively charming desert resort cities in Riverside County – Cathedral City , Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio , La Quinta, Palm Desert , Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Year-round sunshine and world-class hotel and resort amenities entertain 3 million visitors each year, including families, newlyweds, seniors and singles. The Palm Springs Desert Resorts is a mecca for golf, tennis and sunbathing, sporting 109 golf courses, more than 600 tennis courts and 30,000 swimming pools.

The recreational opportunities are endless. Travel by Jeep, covered wagon or on foot through historic Palm Springs Indian Canyons. Picnic by a peaceful running stream. Watch a polo match or see the valley, part of the Colorado Desert , from a hot air balloon. Plan a trip to attend the many world-class events such as jazz, arts and film festivals, the annual golf cart parade or numerous professional tennis and celebrity golf tournaments.

Rejuvenate with a spa treatment or soak in natural mineral waters. Visit the desert museums and art galleries. Sample a date shake and learn about the desert’s second largest industry, agriculture, at a local date garden. Spend a day shopping trendy boutiques on historic Palm Canyon Drive or exclusive El Paseo, or in air-conditioned malls such as Westfield Shoppingtown Center Palm Desert , Desert Crossing Shopping Center or the Palm Springs Mall.

Restaurants vary from formal and elegant to casual or poolside, with cuisine ranging from French, Mexican and Italian to seafood and California Bistro. Vibrant nightlife includes professional theater, piano bars, coffee house jazz and dance clubs.

Fine amenities in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts add a special touch to every visit. Perfectly manicured landscape, public artwork, colorful flower beds and clean streets create a serene ambiance. Friendly poolside service, golf and tennis clinics for players of all levels, relaxing afternoon tea and customeroriented staff help every visitor feel pampered.

Spirits are kept bright with sunshine about 350 days a year. Year-round desert dwellers can attest that low humidity makes even high temperatures comfortable. Winter highs reach the 70’s and spring and fall temperatures ride to the perfect 80’s. Summer days are perfect for morning golf and a stress-fee relaxed pace. Magical summer nights lure visitors out doors to dine, dance and play under starry, balmy skies.

In addition to its luxury accommodations, the Palm Springs Desert Resorts offers hotel rates to fit any budget, from privately owned inns built in years past by Hollywood celebrities and self-contained destination resorts designed to be secluded “cities,” to simpler family-style properties with special programs for kids.

Prices vary according to hotel, but also according to season. Summer visitors get a deal and a suntan when rates drop up to 50 percent during summer months.

The Palm Springs Desert Resorts is easily accessibly by car, only two hours from Los Angeles and San Diego . Palm Springs International Airport services travelers from anywhere in the world, connecting many visitors from Los Angeles International Airport or the Ontario International Airport .

For a free Ultimate Guide, call 800/41-RELAX or write Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention
and Visitors Authority, www.palmspringsusa.com

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