When in Palm Springs, visitors quickly find themselves enamored with the endless gorgeous weather, Palm Tree-lined paths and cool Southern California atmosphere that creates a place you want to return again and again. While it’s fun to come and try to see everything, a few tips and tricks can help you make the most of your itinerary and free time. Feel free to browse these insider tips when you’re planning your next vacation in Palm Springs!
You don’t have to be an expert outdoorsman to make the most of hiking opportunities when you visit Palm Springs. With so many amazing trails to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down. For an outdoor experience that gives you the best of nature at an everyman’s pace—try the Murray Canyon Trail. This scenic route is easy to access and full of fun observation opportunities with Creosote flowers, rock formations and water falls along the way! Be sure to arrive early as part of the trail are exposed to open desert and the noon-day sun can take its toll. An early morning hike ensures you’ll find those outdoor treasures you’re looking for at a comfortable pace and temperature.
What’s more find than finding that hidden gem full of history during a fantastic getaway? If you’re on your vacation in Palm Springs, you’ll want to be sure and stop by Ruddy’s General Store Museum. This charming locale doesn’t give off the appearance of a museum and stepping inside is a true trip back in time. Packed with historical merchandise, clothing and more from the 1930’s and 1940’s, the museum creates the feeling you’re spending an afternoon browsing for home goods in another era. Don’t be fooled, this downtown stop doesn’t offer anything for sale and acts as more of a living time capsule to browse and appreciate!
For Gathering Information
While it might not spring to mind as a must-see stop, the Palm Springs Visitor Center is the perfect place to gather essential information and possible some discounts too. The center is located in a mid-century building with a modern design that’s hard to miss. Fun to visit from the moment you see the silvery facade, inside you’ll find a wealth of current Palm Springs information including insider guides to upcoming concerts and events. Feel free to ask the staff about fan favorite sight seeing such as the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and you may be pleased to be offered a daily special on ticket price!
Shopping and Dining
When in Palm Springs, a visit to Villagefest is essential. If you’re excited to make the most of Palm Springs shopping and dining opportunities, Villagefest is a Thursday evening affair where parts of Palm Canyon Drive transform into a pedestrian friendly street-fair style event. Stores and restaurants stay open late so consumers can make the most of time to buy those items you don’t want to leave without and finish it all off with something delicious.
Making the Most of Your Vacation in Palm Springs
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