2 hours to Los Angeles International Airport
Palm Springs, California is approximately 107 mi east of Los Angeles, 123 mi northeast of San Diego, and 268 mi west of Phoenix, Arizona. Known for its stylish hotels, golf courses, hot springs, and spas, it is a resort city in the Sonoran Desert in Southern California. It is also noted for its many fine examples of mid-century, modern architecture. The shopping district that lines Palm Canyon Drive features interior design shops, vintage boutiques, and restaurants. The Coachella Valley which surrounds Palm Springs offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, tennis and swimming in the mountain and desert areas that are nearby.
There’s plenty to do in Palm Springs. You can ride the aerial tramway to Mount San Jacinto or go on an adventure to Joshua Tree National Park. Or you could take in a show at one of the many casinos. The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Palm Springs Air Museum provide culture and education. Visit Moorten Botanical Gardens, an internationally famous museum with more than 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants. The garden has been in operation since 1939.
Tourism is a huge factor in the economy of Palm Springs, bringing in more than 1.6 million visitors yearly. The city has more than 130 hotels and resorts, numerous bed and breakfasts and over 100 dining spots.
Downtown Palm Springs began its revitalization in January 2012. To preserve many downtown buildings, the mid-century modern architecture in the city is supported by architecture enthusiasts, local historians and artistic designers.
Palm Springs International Airport is just seven minutes from the city, offering flights to Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, New York, and connecting to major destinations around the world.
Los Angeles International Airport is only a two-hour drive away and also offers access to Palm Springs.
If you want to escape from the pace of the city, Palm Springs is the convenient and perfect getaway, a desert oasis just two hours from the heart of Hollywood. Just take Interstate 10 East which will take you directly to Palm Springs.