Palm Springs Visitor Information Center North
The soaring roof of Albert Frey's Tramway gas station is a Palm Springs landmark, and home to the Official Palm Springs Visitor Information Center. The iconic soaring roof building welcomes over 200,000 visitors each year from all over the world to discover where to stay, play, shop and dine in Palm Springs. The guest services staff can assist you with your stay in Palm Springs regarding accommodations, dining, shopping, museums, attractions and events. In addition, the Visitors Center has gift items, maps, souvenirs and Palm Springs-logo apparel for sale. The center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is located at 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.
Welwood Murray Memorial Library and Visitors Center Downtown
Recently renovated, the Welwood Murray Memorial Library and Visitors Center Downtown, serves as the City’s downtown Visitor Center as well as a branch of the Palm Springs Library and a research library for the Palm Springs Historical Society. Originally opened in 1941, the center is in a historic building designed by the city’s first resident architect, John Porter Clark. He is also responsible for the design of the city’s iconic City Hall, both of which helped to define the modern architectural style of Palm Springs. The facility contains public computers, a browsing collection of national magazines and daily newspapers, access to historical research and archives managed by the Palm Springs Historical Society, along with community meeting spaces and staff providing tourism information. The Welwood Murray Memorial Library has regular operating hours daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is located at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.
Most large convention and full-service hotels offer complimentary shuttle service from the Palm Springs International Airport to their hotel. Contact hotel directly to arrange and reserve a seat for pick-up and drop-off schedules.
Public Transportation Most large convention and full-service hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to designated areas in downtown, south Palm Springs and the Uptown Design District. Palm Springs has rental car companies, taxi services, private car service and Sunline Transit Agency.
Leave the car behind! Thefree Buzz Trolley runs the length of Palm Canyon Drive during peak hours to shuttle visitors and residents from Vista Chino on the north end of the city (near the Riviera Resort) to East Palm Canyon at Sunrise (near the Saguaro). The Buzz is operated by Sunline Transit, runs from noon – 10:00 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. For more informtaion and routes, go to www.sunline.org/buzzisback.
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is one of the top ten airports selected by SmarterTravel.com as one of “America’s Most Stress-Free Airports.” Scoring high for its outdoor design, amenities and relaxed environment, the Palm Springs International Airport welcomes over 1.5 million passengers each year