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Palm Springs

Pure Pleasure in the Coachella Valley

Wandering Palm Springs is a website devoted to the pleasures of living or vacationing in Palm Springs. We propose a site that will dwell on the best places to stay, the best restaurants, and the best things to do in Palm Springs.

Activities in Palm Springs

From the big events in the desert like the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Mid Century Modernism week to the little things like the Thursday night artisan market, we'll get you in touch with the best of Palm Springs.

Yes, people retire to Palm Springs, but there are many physical activities to be enjoyed here as well. Check out the most popular Palm Springs Tours on Viator to get an idea of what you can spend your calories on.

Weather and Climate in Palm Springs

The big draw in Palm Springs is the winter weather. Imagine golfing in your shirt sleeves in January! It gets hot in the summer of course, and vacationers stay away in droves. But, as they say, "it's a dry heat" that many find comforting, including my 81 year old mother.

Check out our Palm Springs Weather and Climate page. The current conditions in Palm Springs are seen in below.

Palm Springs for Seniors

Palm springs is ideal for seniors travel. It's flat, it has a good transportation system, and lots of attractions are geared for seniors.

Palm Springs Markets

Every Thursday evening there's a celebration of local art in a street fair in downtown Palm Springs called Villagefest. The Certified Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. adjacent to the Camelot Theatres on 2300 E. Baristo Road or at the Palm Springs Mall on 2365 E. Tahquitz during summer months.

Palm Springs Parks

The unique geology and flaura and fauna of the desert is within easy reach of Palm Springs. EveryTrail offers quite a few opportunities for hiking the area. Serious trekkers may wish to check out hte coachella valley hiking club.

Easily reachable from Palm Springs for folks with a car is my favorite place for photography, Joshua Tree National Monument. Other places to explore include Indian Canyons, Andreas Canyon, and the Living Desert in Palm Desert. Some desert scenes are shown below.

Peyto Lake
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Planning on a Winter Holiday in Palm Springs

You will need to plan ahead to find the best lodging in Winter in Palm Springs. Despite almost unrestricted building in the area, the best properties have limited availability during the peak season between the middle of October and May, with the most desirable period occuring from January to March.

Reserve your Palm Springs lodging in advance.

Here's a suggestion: P3: Villa Alejo Mid Century Modern Penthouse