|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£355|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£319|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£427|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£375|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£310|
Situated on the Western side of the USA just 107 miles away from Los Angeles, Palm Springs holidays offer a refined getaway, perfect for those who are searching a desert-based destination which is more about sunshine and spending a relaxing time together than it is about the glitz and glamour to be found in nearby Las Vegas.
Palm Springs is an easy two hour drive from Los Angeles and their airport hosts flights to and from the UK. The climate is dry, arid and temperatures commonly reach around 40°C in July and August; visitors who are sensitive to heat might want to visit in spring or autumn instead. The city is serviced by the Sunline Bus Company, which will inexpensively ferry visitors anywhere they need to get to. The bus also serves most of the major hotels and resorts, and taxis are also widely available for late night trips to enjoy the nightlife aspect of Palm Springs holidays.
Palm Springs rose to popularity largely due to the efforts of its former Mayor, Sonny Bono, formerly of Sonny and Cher fame. His relentless efforts to position Palm Springs holidays firmly at the top of many holiday wishlists saw this town become a premium destination for holidaymakers, yet it still retains the sleepy charm that helped to make it so popular in the first place.
Downtown Palm Springs is reasonably small, and as the city only has a population of around 44,000 people, visitors can easily explore the city centre on foot. Whilst on Palm Spring holidays a ride on the Aerial Tram is essential, this service takes visitors more than 8500ft up into Chico Canyon affording breathtaking views. Active travellers can take a bus or taxi to the top of Mount St. Jacinto and hike their way down through the challenging landscape which alternates between tropical palm groves and desert vistas.