Situated around one hundred and twenty miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs comes with multifaceted adventures. Luxury vacationers flock to the region seeking a taste of desert beauty, resort-style daytime activities, and famous nightlife scene. Due to clement weather and year-round sunshine this desert resort town has quickly risen to prominence as a highly sought after California city. The availability of villas and luxury vacation rentals in Palm Springs make family vacations that much more enjoyable.
Palm Springs has also gained steam as a favorite vacation destination for college students flocking to its desert grounds during spring break, eager to taste the vibrant nightlife that abounds in various neighborhoods. Yet despite its appeal to residents looking to retire in luxury or party-goers looking to rent a deluxe vacation home, Palm Springs holds a longstanding reputation as a playground for Hollywood’s rich and famous.
As a high-end desert resort town, Palm Springs has a long history as a classic luxury vacation destination for celebrities who seek refuge in the Coachella Valley’s peaceful landscape to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Los Angeles. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and rat pack members Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are just a few famous names associated with this world-class city.
Today, not only do celebrities retreat to Palm Springs for a week in one of its luxury vacation rentals or private villas, but many of them have chosen to live there as well. Aside from giving visitors the occasional glimpse of Hollywood’s glitterati, Palm Springs offers a breadth of daytime activities, nighttime excursions, and indulgence for discerning travelers who desire desert resort town luxury.
Of course, no luxurious Palm Springs vacation would be complete without visiting the region’s famous resorts and spas, which allure discriminating travelers with their luxury amenities and facilities. Whether you are launching a Coachella Valley weekend getaway filled with indulgent spa-oriented daytime activities or hosting a pampering afternoon for a bachelorette party or special event, Palm Springs boasts myriad opportunities to refresh and rejuvenate.
Another essential component to this world-class destination is its extensive use of midcentury modern aesthetics – a staple architectural design that can be found throughout the region. Many of the luxury vacation homes in Palm Springs remain consistent with this midcentury theme, offering the quintessential Palm Springs foundation from which to launch your retreat.
A day of exploring the Uptown Design District’s fabulous shops should rank as a top priority for any consumer-minded traveler. Here you can easily spend hours scouring the inventory of high-end boutiques and colorful consignment shops, delving into the brilliant antique stores, or breaking from a shopping spree to tour its esteemed art galleries. Shopping is also a prominent aspect of Palm Springs' renowned Downtown. At the end of a day spent seeking the treasures that abound in these esteemed shopping districts, take comfort in returning to a nearby luxury villa and enjoy an evening cocktail on a poolside lounger – the quintessential experience for discerning guests who rent an exclusive Palm Springs vacation home.
Palm Springs is more than just a shopper’s paradise. With a vast expanse of desert landscape drenched in warm California sunshine, it is an ideal destination for nature lovers and globe trekkers planning daytime activities focused on outdoor adventure. Travelers visit the Indian Canyons, which boast trails that also double as a birdwatchers’ paradise. Winding footpaths punctured by tranquil streams and native flora and fauna provide the perfect spot for a quiet moment of reflection, and prominent hiking trails and horseback riding adventures await active vacationers.
Visitors can also go up the San Jacinto Peak through the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which boasts the world’s largest rotating gondolas. Make sure to climb during the winter months to witness the majestic mountains capped in snow. Return to your upscale vacation rental home after a day of exploring this coveted terrain for some well-deserved downtime with friends and family.
Palm Springs also boasts a burgeoning arts scene, which is headlined by the Palm Springs Backstreet Arts District. It features numerous artist-owned galleries comprising original contemporary art pieces—from painting and sculpture to ceramics, photography, and jewelry. Complementing the diverse collection of artwork found here, visitors will also sometimes enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists, offering an interactive experience that augments the visits to boutique galleries and studios. With artwork showcasing the Coachella Valley’s picturesque scenery and Palm Spring’s classic midcentury homes, its flourishing art scene augments the region’s enriched beauty.
Plan daytime activities centered around spa sessions, art gallery tours, and high-end shopping before indulging in Palm Springs’ nightlife – this California vacation destination offers something for everyone. Experience a luxury vacation in Southern California’s premiere resort town with a visit to pristine Palm Springs. Choose from Villaway’s many Palm Springs luxury villa rentals and private vacation homes and enjoy a sunny, laidback getaway in a vibrant Coachella Valley city. Rent a Palm Springs property today!