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A Local Guide to Palm Springs

The Ultimate Palm Springs Staycation

Just a couple hours east of Los Angeles, in the middle of seemingly nowhere, lies Palm Springs. This gem of a city is the perfect destination for Angelino’s, Nevadans and Arizonians, as its only a couple of hours in a car to get to this luxurious destination. Since we love Palm Springs so much, we figured you’d want to know our tips and recommendations so you can enjoy Palm Springs for yourself.

Explore the Luxury of Palm Springs

Where to Stay

This boutique hotel sits in the heart of Palm Springs and boasts its original Spanish Colonial architecture and ceramic tile floors. Over the years, politicians, mobsters, film producers and other members of Hollywood’s elite have stayed in luxury at the Colony Palms Hotel. With stellar service and amenities, this hotel is a fantastic place to lay your head.

If health and wellness are important to you when you’re on vacay, then this is the hotel for you. Each villa is unique and designed to create a calm, peaceful environment for you to enjoy. With two 24-hour pools and yoga mats in every room and oleander, citrus blossom and olive trees abounding, find your Zen while basking in the sun of this Mediterranean inspired hotel in Palm Springs.

Nothing screams Palm Springs like 1950s bungalows and L’Horizon Resort and Spa have the best around. With a pristinely manicured landscape and mountain views that will knock you off your feet, this minimalistic hotel has amazing outdoor conversation spaces for you to have those special moments in the night air.

Where to Explore

Palm Springs Village Fest

Every Thursday night, Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs is turned into a street fair. Local artisans and vendors bring an array of food, handmade clothes, jewelry and many other items. It’s a fantastic place to explore whether you’re traveling with your spouse, your family or even yourself.

Palm Springs Tramway

The largest rotating tramcar in the world resides in Palm Springs. It’s a great change of scenery from the desert landscape as you ascend to 8,500 feet. When you get to the top of the tramway, you’ve made it to Mount San Jacinto State Park, where there’s a variety of activities in both the summer and winter months. But our favorite place is Peaks restaurant, where you can eat delicious, locally sourced food overlooking a stunning view of Coachella Valley.

What to Eat

Located in a beautifully renovated 1920s building, this delicious restaurant is serving up American classics using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. High ceilings, concrete walls and a communal table are the centerpiece of this gorgeous dining experience and its rotating seasonal menu includes all kinds of mouthwatering dishes.

This rooftop eatery serves up small plates that are to die for. As the highest restaurant in Palm Springs, 4 Saints is set with a 270-degree view of the valley, allowing you to drink delicious handcrafted cocktails and global cuisine in a setting that is serene. Don’t miss out on this great spot while you’re vacationing in Palm Springs.

Your Source for the Best Travel Tips

Whether you’re planning on going to a destination that’s just a couple hours away from Los Angeles or half-way across the world, we want to be your source for the best travel tips. We’ve been all over the world, and we can help you experience luxury destinations to the fullest.

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