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Guide to Luxury Holidays in Palm Springs

Once home to the Rat Pack, Palm Springs remains one California’s sunniest and most beautiful spots. Book a luxury holiday in Palm Springs to explore its outdoor bistros, elegant shops and spas before sitting back and enjoying the balmy weather and palm tree studded scenery the town is famous for.

Palm Springs is a beautiful place to relax or participate in leisure activities. You can try out Palm Springs’ world-renowned golf or tennis courts. Afterwards, stop for a cool drink at stylish sidewalk cafes. Switch your tennis whites for a swimsuit and lounge poolside with a cool drink or head off for a peaceful stroll in one of the city’s tranquil botanical gardens. Make the most of the excellent collection of shops along Palm Canyon Drive, north of Palm Springs centre. Here, you’ll find vintage stores as well as designer boutiques.

Time your trip to line up with some of the biggest festivals and celebrations Palm Springs has to offer, like Palm Springs International Film Festival or Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. Head east to Coachella Valley, where you’ll discover many hiking, biking and horseback riding trails throughout the valley. As you explore this stunning area, you can look forward to spectacular views as you stretch your legs. Spend the afternoon enjoying Palm Springs’ renowned hot springs or pay a visit to one of its many spas. Both offer an excellent way to unwind.

The sun is always shining in Palm Springs and temperatures rarely slip below six degrees Celsius. You’ll discover a warm, sunny, and dry climate year-round. For bright weather ideal for outdoor activities visit during January to April or October to December.

Expect highs of around 35 degrees Celsius during the summer months, with July topping the charts as the hottest month of the year. This is the perfect time to lounge on idyllic beaches, swim in cooling pools and work on your tan.

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In Palm Springs, you’ll find a focus on hearty and healthy cuisine with plenty of appreciation for artisanal dining, farmers' markets, organic farming and chef-driven scenes. Try local fusion dishes influenced by Fresh Mex and the California hippy movement of the sixties.

From sushi to wood-fired pizza, Palm Springs is overflowing with international options too. Dine on local and global specialities under clear, starry skies in this beautiful desert town.

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