Destination guide

The desert setting of Palm Springs is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's festivals, art galleries and monuments and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Palm Springs. This relaxing city is known for its hiking, live music and restaurants. Take in top local attractions like Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium and Palm Springs Air Museum. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Palm Springs

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Palm Springs a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • O'Donnell Golf Club (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Bel Air Greens (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Cimarron Golf Club (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Palm Springs

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palm Springs is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Baristo Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Tahquitz Canyon (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Desert Highland Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Indian Canyon (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)

Transportation to and around Palm Springs

Fly into Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 16.7 mi (26.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Palm Springs Station.

Where to stay around Palm Springs?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,960 holiday lettings near Palm Springs. From 2,814 Houses to 1,903 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Palm Springs area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palm Springs?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Palm Springs:

  • Little Tuscany: 722 holiday homes
  • Racquet Club Estates: 570 holiday homes
  • Old Las Palmas: 1,232 holiday homes
  • Vista Las Palmas: 751 holiday homes
  • Warm Sands: 1,067 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palm Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Palm Springs. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rimrock Shopping Center: 7,718 holiday lettings
  • Desert Dunes Golf Club: 6,174 holiday lettings
  • Indian Canyons: 5,320 holiday lettings
  • San Jacinto Peak: 4,586 holiday lettings
  • Desert Highland Park: 6,007 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Palm Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,814 Houses in Palm Springs. Our other popular types of Palm Springs holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,903 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 474 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 130 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palm Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,028 holiday homes with pool available in Palm Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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