It doesn’t take you long to realize what a stunning location Palm Springs is when you first arrive in the area and the place seems to exude a relaxed atmosphere where rushing around is not the thing to do.
That makes it an almost perfect venue for relaxing and enjoying some time to recharge your batteries, and there are some great things to do when you want a break from lounging by the pool.
Here are some ideas for filling your time in Palm Springs, including an oasis in the desert, where to head for some of nature’s finest views, plus a chance to enjoy a cultural journey while in the area.
The hidden delights of Coachella Valley
The Coachella Valley Preserve offers some stimulating hiking opportunities where you can witness some natural wonders and wildlife.
A stroll through some of the 20,000 acres of this nature reserve will inspire you and even when the temperature is rising in this desert location you are going to feel pretty chilled.
The reserve is a little over 15 miles outside of Palm Springs and the preserve is free to enjoy, although they always appreciate a donation toward their preservation work.
If you stay at somewhere like the JW Marriott Desert Springs you will be ideally placed to explore the area and schedule in a trip to Coachella Valley.
Guaranteed a glorious view
Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area have a justifiable reputation as a haven for nature lovers and a great way of surveying that scenery is by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
You can use the tramway to transport you to some excellent hiking trails if you feel that you want to exercise your lungs with a good walk while you are in the area.
If you do want to do some hiking, the Indian Canyons offer at least a 100 miles of trails to follow and the panoramic vistas are very inspiring, including a must-see waterfall.
Spend as much time as you want
The area is just brimming with natural hot spots to enjoy and the Joshua Tree National Park is another one that you should try and visit.
The park is actually open 24-hours a day which means you can take your time enjoying the spectacular views of the Coachella Valley and watching the sun go down in this area is something that you will remember from your time here.
Soak up some culture
When you want to do something inside there is always the Palm Springs Art Museum to explore and enjoy.
The museum is home to a stunning collection of works from iconic artists like Andy Warhol, and spending a few hours soaking up the culture and appreciating art in its many different forms is a relaxing way to spend a few hours.
These are just a few of the ways you can ensure that your relaxed vibe continues beyond all the pampering you manage to get at your hotel and spa, especially when you connect with the easygoing nature of Palm Springs in general.