Considering a trip to Palm Springs, California? The SoCal desert city is a great getaway, whether you want to lounge by the pool or enjoy  the many activities.

Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs is home to numerous boutiques, art galleries, and eateries. It's also where you will find the mid-century modern visitor center. 

Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the mountain station at Mount San Jacinto for superb panoramas over the desert. You can also hike at the top!

Enjoy a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park for some hiking and rock scrambling. In the spring, you may see wildflowers and succulents in bloom!

The desert gardens at Sunnylands make for a delightful stroll, and you may see many birds as well. Sunnylands is located in nearby Rancho Mirage. 

Go hiking in the Indian Canyons or Tahquitz Canyon, where you will find fan palm oases, desert wildlife and birds, and a seasonal waterfall (at Tahquitz).

In town, enjoy a tour of the city's famous mid-century modern buildings, or visit a museum or two. The Palm Springs Art Museum is known for its modern art collection. 

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