What to do in Palm Springs
With more than 350 days of sunshine each year, Palm Springs, Calif., lives up to its claim to “fun in the sun year round.” Although the city is known as a playground for Hollywood celebrities, the area where Palm Springs was founded offers a rich cultural history.
This part of California, at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians. The city has done a nice job of preserving the atmosphere and culture of the native peoples.
Palm Spring offers a wealth of contemporary activities for you to enjoy as well. The late Sono Bono, who served as mayor of Palm Springs for four years, was instrumental in starting the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The city also claims to be the center of Desert Modernism. Melding sleek lines into the natural backdrop on the Coachella Valley, this style evokes elegance and informality, while accounting for the desert’s intense climate.
Experience the unbelievable views of Chino Canyon from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air hiking the 54 miles of trails inside Mt. San Jacinto State Park, 14,000 acres of wilderness. Care to try a round of golf? Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort offers two championship golf courses.
Vacation rentals in Palm Springs
There are many fine hotels and resorts in Palm Springs. One to consider is Lawrence Welk’s Desert Oasis, located in nearby Cathedral City.
Boasting a country-club atmosphere, this beautiful resort puts you close to an array of exciting activities. Those include biking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and tennis. The resort features a refreshing outdoor pool with poolside bar and business services office. Work up a sweat in the fitness room, then relax and unwind in the hottub.
As a member of an exciting travel club, you’d have the chance to treat your family to a 1-bedroom unit Aug. 2-9, 2014, for just $599. Your family can enjoy all the amenities of home while taking in the art galleries, restaurants and antique and specialty shops on nearby Palm Canyon Drive.
Not able to pull away the week of Aug. 2-9? Other possibilities in August include the 8th-15th, 9th-16th and 15th-22nd. Other weeks are available; contact me for more details. In addition, as a club member, you could request a 1-bedroom unit year-round for just $699. Lawrence Welk’s Desert Oasis is just one of nearly 40 fine resorts throughout southern California available to you all the time through this amazing travel club.
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