It seems the sun is always shining on the Palm Springs Desert Resorts. With an average of 360 days a year of clear sunny skies, year-round desert dwellers will attest that low desert humidity makes even high temperatures comfortable.
Winter highs reach the 70s and spring, and fall temperatures rise to the perfect 80s. Summer days are always perfect for water sports and life at a leisurely pace.
Often regarded as the blanket name of the entire Coachella Valley, "Palm Springs" is just one of eight cities. Its outdoor cafes, charming shops, and cozy inns rest snugly at Mt. San Jacinto's base, taking advantage of the steepest escarpment in the continental US (the mountain rises from sea level to its high 11,000 feet in a dramatically short distance).
Bold, but never brassy, Palm Springs can be as sophisticated as it is quaint. Palm Springs' "Mid-Century Modern" designs in architecture and furnishings have caused a worldwide sensation.
The city's desert and air museums would be a cultural jewel in any large city, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway's revolving cars excite guests as they ascend near the top of Mt. San Jacinto.
The Indian Canyons, home to America's only indigenous palm trees and sacred healing waters, remain to mesmerize and remind us of the city's rustic past.