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SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA TRAVEL GUIDE
Palm Springs Vacation Ideas that won't break the Bank by Chad
Springs Featured Hotels
This California town is quickly
becoming a favorite for vacationers in all seasons, so no matter if it's
winter or summer, or if your budget is large or small, these Palm Springs
vacation ideas will save you money and maximize your time.
East coast dwellers don't
worry, with the money you can make up for some of the money that is spent
to get out to this sunny spot with some very inexpensive and many free
activities and events. Enjoy the surrounding sites and locations just like
the locals do and save your money for an extended and relaxed stay.
Below are some of the best
and most cost effective things to do in Palm Springs:
1. Try a walk out to Palm
Canyon. This is a great hike in the winter especially and is, not to mention,
totally free. Get your exercise done in a scenic environment and enjoy
a romantic walk with your special someone or a family outing that is sure
to get your heart pumping.
2. Witness the rare wildlife
of the Coachella Valley Preserve. This 20,000 acre property is home to
many rare species that cannot otherwise be seen.
3. Take in the sights and
smells of the Moorten Botanical Garden. You can see tons of different flowers
and cacti as well as stroll your way through the scenic trails. Learn about
the different species of plants while seeing prime specimens.
4. Dive into the unique culture
of the area while learning about the Cahuilla Indians that are native to
these lands. The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum outlines the history of
the specific band of this Indian tribe that once roamed the lands.
5. Slowly take your car through
Palm Canyon Drive and make an evening out of the views and maybe stop in
at some of the famous stops on the way. Bring a meal and picnic in the
car as you witness scenery that beats the pants of off television.
6. Try out the Palm Springs
Art Museum for a taste of the local natural science, paintings, and even
performing arts. There are so many different types of creative displays
there is something to appeal to every preference.
7. It may not be Hollywood
but the Palm Springs Walk of Stars is the spot where you can get in on
less known stars of today and yesteryear. You can see the stars named incased
in the outer walk way of the Canyon Drive location.
8. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
and Trail. This nature centered location is great for viewing rare species
of birds while walking the incredible trails.
9. Visit the Aerial Rotating
Tram. The tickets are fairly reasonable for the experience and the view
is to die for.
10. Newport Landing is the
ideal spot for fishing and whale watching. See some of the largest creatures
in the entire world in their natural habitat. Get the most out of your
vacation with these money saving Palm Springs vacation ideas!
- Palm Springs Featured Hotels
|About the Author - Chad
Rutt is the Director of Marketing for the online lodging site ABetterStay.com
and the Managing Editor of its accompanying Vacation
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Springs Inn & Suites Palm Springs
7 Springs Inn & Suites is a boutique-style hotel located less than
one mile from shopping, world-class restaurants, nightclubs and casinos
in Palm Springs, Calif. The Ruth Hardy Park, featuring lighted tennis courts
with bleachers, a playground and water-spouting turtle features, is two
blocks away. This hotel is set against the backdrop of the San Jacinto
Mountain Range. The hotel's renovation, completed in 2003, transformed
the property from a 1960s-era motel to 21st-century lodging. Two grassy
courtyards surrounded by gardens offer barbecue grills and tables with
umbrellas. Complimentary wireless Internet access is offered in the lobby,
and fax and photocopy services are available. A centralized tropical courtyard
features a heated pool and lounge chairs. The inn also offers spa tubs
and a sauna.
Tropics Hotel Palm Springs
Tropics Resort - RoomCaliente Tropics Resort Palm Springs is one of the
last fully preserved and greatest examples of the classic Polynesian-styled
hotels of the 1960s! Our Polynesian and Tiki Playground feature upscale,
boutique-styled guestrooms with custom furnishings. Our exterior has been
made over to celebrate the original mid-century look when the resort opened
in 1964 - a true Palm Springs icon. Our Polynesian personality is reflected
not only in our architecture, but in the accouterments as well. Caliente
Tropics offers a great opportunity to lounge in the pool and spa area,
or enjoy the Palm Springs sun.
Court Inn Palm Springs
on world-famous Palm Canyon Drive at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains,
this hotel is one mile from Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, downtown shops,
galleries, restaurants and casino. Palm Court Inn features fabulous mountain
views. The property has an outdoor pool and spa tub. This hotel provides
complimentary Continental breakfasts of pastries, juice and coffee. The
hotel features meeting rooms and a restaurant. All 108 rooms feature cable
television. Select rooms include views of the pool, balcony or mountains.
Mountain Resort & Spa Palm Springs
In the heart of Palm Springs,
California is the Palm Mountain Resort - an intimate, charming retreat
at the foot of the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains. These mountains shelter
the resort from the warm desert breezes and provide a striking backdrop
to the hotel. Palm Mountain has the perfect location, casual elegance,
select amenities and attentive service. With all the activities in Palm
Springs, none surpasses sunbathing. The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace
is the focal point of Palm Mountain. This oasis of sun, fun and color has
comfortable sun loungers and a spa. For the fitness- minded, Palm Mountain
is located in an area of Palm Springs that's great for a morning walk or
jog. day in Palm Springs is made better by visiting the sights: the Desert
Museum, Soak City Water Park, Indian Canyons and, of course, the breathtaking
Renovated in 2008, the Travelodge
Palm Springs, stands just two miles from downtown Palm Springs . Palm Springs
Art Museum is two miles away and just one-half mile further, is the Palm
Springs Convention Center. Palm Springs International Airport is three-and-one-half
miles from the hotel. This property features two pools and a spa tub. On-site
amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access. Complimentary
continental breakfasts and on-site recreational activities are also available.
The Travelodge Palm Springs has 157 remodeled guestrooms with modern furniture,
tables, desks and chairs. Rooms include refrigerators. This pet-friendly
property allows two pets weighing less than 35 pounds apiece.
Set amidst palm trees and
landscaped gardens, Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs is an oasis
set in the majestic desert. Pioneered by Hollywood stars from the 1930s
to 1970s, Palm Springs remains a major cultural hub with iconic architecture
and stimulating artistic venues. The guest rooms and private villas reflect
the hotelís unique topography in one of the worldís most scenic deserts.
The hotel is just a short distance from some of the celebrated sites of
Palm Springs, including the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons and the Palm Springs
Desert Museum. With two indoor and two outdoor pools, clay tennis courts,
and Pilates and yoga classes, Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs is
ideal for the active guest. The hotelís Palm Springs Yacht Club offers
massages, hydrotherapy treatments, and other spa services.
Resort & Spa - A Noble House Resort Palm Springs
The Riviera Resort &
Spa in Palm Springs draws from the best Palm Springs resorts of all genres
to create a theater of relaxation, rejuvenation and indulgence amid world-class
golf, shopping and vistas. Strut or lounge like nowhere else, in a tented
oasis of cool sparkling pools, intimate fire pits and themed gardens, catered
to by eager, international service personnel who anticipate desires. Plucked
from the stuff of dreams, this is nirvana for meditation, celebration,
celebrity sightings, and bride-and-groom bliss. Whisk your senses to the
four corners of the world in a California spa resort, both in the exotic
and Indonesian-, Thai-inspired SpaTerre and through a signature and redefining
fine dining experience that elevates tastes and entertains the spirit.
Sun Inn Palm Springs
The Royal Sun Inn, in Palm
Springs, Calif., is located two miles from the convention center in downtown
Palm Springs and three miles from Palm Springs International Airport and
the aerial tramway. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfasts,
a heated pool and complimentary public wireless Internet access throughout
the inn. Guests can grill in the picnic area, work out in the fitness center
and receive limited-hour front desk services. Corporate travelers can appreciate
the inn's business conveniences including fax and photocopying services.
This three-story inn has a non-smoking policy that applies to all 62 non-smoking
guestrooms and four suites.
Set at the base of the San
Jacinto Mountains in the heart of Palm Springs, a distinctive boutique
hotel and spa. Designed in a modern interpretation of the Hollywood Regency
style, the Viceroy Palm Springs features private villas, artistically manicured
grounds and three refreshing pools. The resort is perfect for a luxurious
spa getaway, special event or intimate wedding celebration. The hotel is
located minutes from all the activities in downtown Palm Springs and the
Palm Springs Airport.
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