Some thirty years back Palm Springs was discovered by another set looking for a playground: retirees. While in the past Palm Springs was a seasonal resort town, it now turned into a genuine year-round city with boutique restaurants, small stores, and regular chain restaurants nestled between one of a kind stores geared toward the tourists who love to gobble up the work of local artisans.
Palm Springs offers many tourist attractions to visitors. Take for example the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which permits interested riders to get very close to the top of Mount San Jacinto. While the ride itself only last about fifteen minutes, the views are spectacular! Because of the height, the temperature at the destination spot if frequently more than 40 °F lower than at the departure spot, so you will be wise to pack a light jacket. While you are preparing for the trip up the mountain, you might also want to pack your hiking shoes, because there are several nature trails that begin at the Tramway.
For movie loves, former Palm Springs mayor Sonny Bono instituted the International Film Festival the town holds once a year. More than just a hobbyist obsession with films, this professionally done festival attracts stars, film lovers, and curious tourists from around the world. There are ample opportunities to rub elbows with industry greats, starlets, and stars alike.
Palm Springs hotels offer a large variety of vacation living - from the luxurious to the efficient. Take for example the Andalusian Court which has recreated the style of the Spanish mission. If you are considering a romantic getaway, this inn is a must on your agenda! You will be pampered by staying at your own villa with private patio, living room and kitchen.
For a more contemporary feel, be sure to take a look at the Desert Isle with its magnificent swimming pools, well maintained racquetball and tennis courts, and of course the resort living that offers an onsite spa, full kitchens, patios, and barbeques.
If you are ready for some excitement and enjoy placing bets on a winning hand, or trying your luck with the one-armed bandits, then the Spa Resort Casino is your address. More than 900 slot machines and 30 table games will ensure that you will have all the excitement a winning hand can offer, while the modern hotel amenities will ensure your comfort. Come and visit!