Spending time in Palm Springs is a relaxing and refreshing way to reset in a place filled with sunshine. While Palm Springs is a picture-perfect vacation destination year-round, heading this way over Memorial Day is a wonderful option when you’re looking to get out of town in May and want to make the most of a long weekend. The following are a few of the many options available for enhancing our itinerary when you’re ready to celebrate Memorial Day in Palm Springs this year.

Spend Some Quality Time at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Memorial Day is an important time to reflect on those who have made stunning sacrifices for freedom while working in the military. A great place in town to honor that legacy while you’re here is the Palm Springs Air Museum. Here, you’ll find inspiring aircraft displays ranging from planes that were utilized during World War II, to those that played an important role in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. There are also opportunities to tour a B-17 bomber in an air-conditioned hangar and many of the docents who provide on-site tours have served in the military so they’re able to offer up personalized insight. You can find the Palm Springs Air Museum just 10 minutes from downtown Palm Springs near the Palm Springs International Airport making it an easy addition to any Memorial Day itinerary.

Get Out on the Greens

Memorial Day is a wonderful time to get out on the greens and enjoy a round of golf with family and friends. When you visit Palm Springs this time of year, you’ll find you have easy access to a wide variety of golf courses that are suitable for new golfers and experienced pros alike. Across Palm Springs and nearby Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Indian Wells, there are over 100 championship-level golf courses available to enjoy and in Palm Springs, the vast majority are public courses. With 300 days of sunshine on the calendar each year in Palm Springs, there’s very little chance of getting rained out of your game over Memorial Day. Many of the courses here are not only great to play but come with gorgeous surroundings showcasing meticulously maintained fairways as well as beautiful mountains. Start with booking a tee time at PGA West which hosts the American Express Desert Classic when you want to kick off your golf fun on a great note.

Access Artistic Inspiration at the Palm Springs Art Museum

If you’re looking for indoor fun to add to your Memorial Day stay in Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a must. Here, you’ll enjoy a collection of fine art on display as well as exhibits that showcase local natural history. There are also displays dedicated to Native American art and modern art exhibits to check out too. The natural science collection hosts fossils and bones and is a popular stop in the museum among families. After you’ve seen everything indoors, the Palm Springs Art Museum has an outdoor sculpture garden to explore. Be sure to check the event calendar before you head this way in case your visit matches up with one of the many interactive programs that are hosted on-site throughout the year.

Take a Scenic Trip Up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

A new view of the terrain might just be the highlight of your Memorial Day stay in Palm Springs this year when you make time to enjoy it from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The tramway first opened in 1963 and today hosts the world’s largest rotating aerial tram cars. Suspended from cables, the tramway takes passengers upward like a ski lift toward the mountain summit offering up breathtaking panoramic views along the way. The trip only takes 10 minutes but it’s well worth photographing because your bird’s eye view is one-of-a-kind. Once you reach Chino Canyon at 8,500 feet in elevation, you’ll find yourself at Mountain Station where you can enjoy access to restaurants, observation decks, historical displays, and more than 50 miles of hiking trails if you’re up for trekking your way back to the base.

Visit the Moorten Botanical Gardens

Infuse tranquility and beautiful moments into your Memorial Day stay in Palm Springs by heading over to the Moorten Botanical Gardens while you’re in town. Located on South Palm Canyon Drive, this beautiful space is a great place to stroll through desert plants and cacti that are native to the area and available to enjoy in full bloom. The gardens also operate as a nursery so if you find something you love, there are options to purchase too. Ask for a guided tour to make more of your experience in the gardens.

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If you happen to be the type of traveler who can rest with ease when you know amazing golf courses, spas, and stunning views are well within reach, there’s absolutely no better place to spend your Spring Break this year than scenic Palm Springs, California. Adored for its year-round fantastic weather, incredible architecture, rich history, and easy access to fun, Palm Springs is a place that has a way of drawing visitors back time and again with good reason. With spring just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to make your travel plans and when you’re looking to elevate the fun, spending your Spring Break in Palm Springs is sure to inspire.

Take a History Tour with Celebrity Flair

For decades, Palm Springs has been a retreat for the stars. Those high-profile names in Hollywood looking to escape the glare of the cameras would, and continue to head this way to enjoy tranquility, natural beauty, and peace of mind. Many iconic celebrities have owned homes in the area through the years, so time spent here feels even more relaxing. For visitors, this means there’s always an opportunity to connect with celebrity past times when you arrive, and Spring Break is no exception. A fun activity to add to your Spring Break itinerary is to take a celebrity home tour where you can get an up-close look at the digs that once belonged to individuals like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. You’ll learn more about how these residents spent their time away from Hollywood and get an idea of their extravagant style standards too! There are also options to book tours of the city with a focus on the mid-century design elements that define the Palm Springs landscape. This is an ideal option for those with a passion for stunning structures and there’s a good chance that your favorites have hosted some big names throughout the years as well.

Savor a Spectacular View of Palm Springs This Spring

Take your Spring Break vacation to new heights this year when you head to Palm Springs and make time for a trip up the impressive Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. This is a massive rotating tramcar that provides passengers with a two-and-a-half mile ride up and over Palm Spring’s beautiful terrain. It’s an experience you’re going to want to have your camera ready for as panoramic views come into spectacular focus from a bird’s eye vantage point. Once you reach the summit, you can disembark and enjoy checking out restaurants, museums, and hiking trails before heading down once again.

Spend Some Quality Time Shopping in Good Company

If you and your traveling crew love to set aside some time for well-deserved retail therapy no matter where you roam, Palm Springs is a vacation destination that promises to please. Here, you’ll have easy access to top designer brand stores of all kinds, but there are also opportunities to access some fun area outlets when you’re looking to save. Head over to the nearby Cabazon Outlet Mall and enjoy well-recognized brands at amazing prices! It’s a fun place to browse for the best deals and shop your way through a spring day in Palm Springs at your own, preferred pace.

Make Time for Fun Museums

When you’re planning to spend time in Palm Springs over Spring Break with the entire family in tow, adding a few intriguing museums to the itinerary is always a good idea. If you’re looking to learn more about the area’s rich history, consider spending an afternoon exploring the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. It’s a great place to browse exhibits and displays that showcase the indigenous culture of the region and how it’s impacted the Palm Springs that’s known by travelers today. Taking time to explore the Palm Springs Air Museum is also a great way to get inspired if you have a passion for military history. You’ll find incredible information here on the innovations within the aviation industry as well as an opportunity to get up close to planes that were used in World War II. The Palm Springs Art Museum is another wonderful stop for those who are looking for some artistic inspiration over Spring Break.

Hike Your Way to Fun

Indian Canyons sits just six miles south of central Palm Springs and is an ideal place to lace up your boots and hit the scenic desert trails over Spring Break. You’ll have options to explore routes that run through Palm Canyon, Andreas Canyon, and Murray Canyon alike. These canyons sit on the reservation lands of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and are as rich in history and culture as they are scenic and inspiring. Pack plenty of water and leave for your hike early in the morning to enjoy added tranquility and opportunities to commune with nature this spring.

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner making now the very best time to begin turning travel plans into a reality. When you’re looking for a place to enjoy that’s beautiful, romantic, and filled with options for customized fun, there’s no place on the map quite as appealing as Palm Springs, California. This sunny and alluring vacation destination is wonderful to enjoy year-round, but when you’re fortunate enough to find yourself here over Valentine’s Day, romantic moments are waiting to make the experience even more meaningful. Whether you’re one for fantastic flavors, amazing views, or outdoor adventures, Palm Springs has something inspiring waiting for you. The following are a few of the many most romantic Palm Springs Valentine’s Day events and activities to add to your itinerary when your travel plans bring you this way.

Sign Up for a Sound Bath for Two

A wonderful and romantic way to start your Palm Springs Valentine’s Day getaway is to book your place for two at The Spa at Séc-he. Here, you can enjoy a rejuvenating mineral bath that’s sure to relieve any lingering anxiety or stress that might get in the way of your vacation fun. A mineral bath at The Spa at Séc-he typically lasts around 60 minutes and combines the use of minerals and hot spring water to guide you gently into a state of blissful relaxation. As you connect with your body, you’ll also connect with your breath and thoughts, providing a sense of balance that’s sure to carry you through your trip with ease.

Enjoy Some Nostalgic Valentine’s Day Fun

Palm Springs is known and loved for its luxurious and modern take on life, but if you find yourself craving a nostalgic way to spend a romantic day, you can find that here too. Just head over to the Berger Foundation Iceplex and make it an afternoon of ice skating for two hand-in-hand! You’re sure to find great music to set the scene and ice skates are easy to rent upon arrival. Over Valentine’s Day in years past, the rink has even hosted special holiday experiences like letting couples leave messages on the ice for their loved one written in ice markers or providing a lineup of fun ice skating games to try. Either way, a stop here might just end up being the highlight of your trip.

Treat Your Sweet Tooth in Good Company

Valentine’s Day is all about embracing the best of sweet moments. If you happen to be a couple that connects best over sweets, there are plenty of places to indulge across Palm Springs. Be sure to spend some quality time together at the Palm Springs Candy Company which has been satisfying the sweet tooth of patrons for more than 75 years and continues to be a fan-favorite stop. Time at the Shields Date Garden is also well spent when you’re in the mood for a milkshake and a great view too.

See a Valentine’s Day Show or Two

For the couple that has a shared love of music and entertainment, Palm Springs is the perfect place to be this Valentine’s Day. Destinations like The Pappy & Harriet’s are a must for those who are looking forward to enjoying a performance from local bands. If you make your way to here, you’ll find a lineup of amazing musical performances to take in year-round. On top of that you can also enjoy some great food while you’re here since Pappy & Harriet’s isn’t just for live music, it’s also the best open-fire Santa Maria BBQ West of Texas.

Add Adventure to Your Experience

For some couples, nothing is more romantic than time out exploring and enjoying life at heart-pounding speeds. If this sounds like you, booking a Red Jeep Tour during your Valentine’s Day getaway is bound to be a good idea. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, you’ll take to Palm Springs backcountry trails and explore amazing views, thrilling terrain, and options to explore destinations you might otherwise not be able to reach.

Embrace a Bird’s Eye View Over Palm Springs

When you’re longing to enjoy one of the most beautiful and romantic views possible, a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is where you’ll find it this Valentine’s Day. Earning the title of the world’s largest rotating tram car, this is a trip that will take you over two and a half miles up over breathtaking canyons and cliffs. From the top, you can enjoy panoramic views out over the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. When you debark, you’ll find yourself at an elevation of 8,516 feet and with easy access to summit restaurants, observation decks, theaters, gift shops, hiking trails, and a natural history museum to explore as well.

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