Escape to Palm Springs this Summer
Plan your sunny getaway
By Christina Cary
Trade in cloudy skies for the luxurious sunshine of Palm Springs. Take in endless mountain vistas on a direct flight to Palm Springs International Airport. Unwind at a poolside soiree, dine al fresco and enjoy a glass of rosé under the romantic summer stars. Think hiking, riding waterslides, admiring desert flora, exploring the zoo and endless days of fun. Play and stay in a top vacation destination!
Book your suite at the new pet-friendly The Rowan Palm Springs, a five-story modern rooftop pool with cabanas, fire pits and panorama mountain views, the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, with an eclectic pool scene and Craft Beer weekend from August 4th-5th, the colorful Saguaro Palm Springs, home to El Jefe Mexican restaurant, or the elegant and intimate Parker Palm Springs, accommodating to families too.
Converse over coffee downtown at the new Starbucks Reserve, where cold brew meets nitro floats, hazelnut bianco lattes, syphon brewed drinks and more.
Relax in a cabana while the kids surf the FlowRider at Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs. It’s the spot to ride waterslides, hit the wave pool and cool off as a family on the lazy river. There is a colorful funhouse for the little ones and lunch spots galore.
Adventure to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, a short drive away in Palm Desert, to see animals, plants, gardens and a working model train. Children and adults alike won’t forget the giraffe feeding, reptile show, animal meet and greet, camel rides and more!
Admire the desert flora and learn about plant life history at Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium. The 1-acre garden is home to 3,000 plants and offers daily tours, (closed Wednesdays).
Spend a morning hiking with friends or on a Ranger Led Interpretive Hike at Tahquitz Canyon, a cultural native reservation with a 60-foot waterfall and artifacts to see.
Take a stroll through the modern Palm Springs Art Museum and get inspired by Narratives in Glass, the works of Warhol, Picasso and others. The museum hosts film screenings, (closed Wednesdays).
Discover artisan goods and specialty items at Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday evenings in the heart of downtown.
Treat the family to ice cream at Ice Cream and Shop(pe), a classic ice cream parlor with a trendy gift shop.
Don’t wait to take your next summer escape to Palm Springs and we promise you’ll want to linger awhile longer. Tranquil days are the perfect reprieve from the hustle and bustle of urban life. You’ll return home bronzed and blissful. Book your flight now.