Though it’s only a three-hour nonstop flight from Seattle, Greater Palm Springs feels a world away — imagine sun-kissed skies, swaying palm trees, and awe-inspiring mountains you can almost reach out and touch. There’s a reason this nine-city destination has come to be known as Southern California’s most storied resort oasis. Celebrities have flocked here since the early 1930s, eager to escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and simply relax, soak up some sun, and maybe have a few cocktails by the pool.
Today, Greater Palm Springs has something for every type of traveler. Whether you’re looking to spend time in nature or unwind at a blissful spa, discover why this destination deserves a top spot on your vacation bucket list.
Endless Blue Skies
While the rest of the country bundles up all winter long (and even into spring), Greater Palm Springs enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually, plus low humidity. January through April, average daily highs hover anywhere from 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can always count on warm days and mild nights—perfect for hiking, biking, and alfresco dining.
The destination’s wide-open spaces and breathtaking natural beauty provide the perfect backdrop for all kinds of outdoor activities, from epic hikes through twisted canyons to tranquil nature walks in botanical gardens. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway more than 8,500 feet from the desert floor to the top of Mount San Jacinto, where 50+ miles of hiking trails through pristine alpine wilderness await. Explore the whimsical landscape of Joshua Tree National Park on a guided Jeep tour. Play a round of golf at one of the destination’s legendary courses. Or rent a bicycle and cruise through historic midcentury modern neighborhoods.
Unique Wellness Experiences
With a serene landscape and natural hot mineral springs, Greater Palm Springs has long been a destination for relaxation and wellness. Many hot spring spas, like El Morocco Inn & Spa or The Good House, offer day passes so you can easily experience these transformative, healing waters firsthand. You’ll also find several world-class resort spas, such as The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Rancho Mirage, where locally inspired treatments and luxurious surroundings create the ultimate space for rejuvenation. In search of something a little different? Watch the sunrise paint the mountains pink and purple during a rooftop yoga class or immerse yourself in good vibrations by signing up for a crystal bowl sound bath.
Hockey on the Horizon
That’s right—Greater Palm Springs is now home to its very own AHL franchise. The Coachella Valley Firebirds, a minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, will play around 40 home games a year at the new, state-of-the-art Coachella Valley Arena beginning next fall, giving Kraken fans an opportunity to watch future pros take to the ice. The 10,000+ seat venue will also host concerts and other major events throughout the year, adding to an already packed calendar of signature events and things to do, including the BNP Paribas Open, The American Express golf tournament, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
No matter what you’re searching for — sunshine, adventure, relaxation, inspiration — you’ll find it in Greater Palm Springs. Go to visitgreaterpalmsprings.com to plan your getaway.
Source : https://www.seattlemet.com/sponsored/2022/01/plan-your-next-getaway-to-greater-palm-springs764