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[http://www.visitpalmsprings.com '''Palm Springs'''] is a resort city in the [[Desert (California)|desert]] region of [[Southern California]].
===By plane===
*[http://www.palmspringsairport.com '''Palm Springs International Airport'''] ({{IATA|PSP}}). Located right in the heart of Palm Springs. Scheduled daily flight connections with many cities, especially western US cities. The airport is served by all major US airlines (except Southwest) either with nonstop flights or with connections. Palm Springs International Airport is also popular for general aviation and business jet travelers. Air taxi and aircraft charter companies such as [http://www.airroyale.com '''Air Royale International'''], [http://www.jscharter.com '''Jetset Charter'''], [http://monarchairgroup.com '''Monarch Air Group'''] and [http://www.desertjet.com '''Desert Jet'''] provide private aircraft charter services from this airport.
*[http://www.lawa.org/ont/ '''LA/Ontario International Airport''' ] in [[Ontario (California) | Ontario]], about 70 miles to the west of Palm Springs, has many more flight connections and is the next closest large commercial airport. This airport is served by Southwest Airlines.
===By train===
*'''Amtrak Station''', 300 North Indian Canyon Drive (''.6 mi south of Interstate 10''), 1-800-USA-RAIL (872-7245), [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c=am2Station&pagename=am%2Fam2Station%2FStation_Page&p=1237405732508&cid=1229726270390]. Amtrak's Sunset Limited route connects Palm Springs with Los Angeles and with Arizona and points eastward with three westbound and three eastbound trains per week (arriving Wednesday. Eastbound trains arrive at 12:36am on Mondays, FridayThursdays, and Sunday). Amtrak also provides Palm Springs with connections to Saturdays, and from the San Joaquins westbound trainsat 2:02am on Mondays, which run up California's Central Valley to the Bay Area and SacramentoWednesdays, via multiple daily Amtrak Thruway motorcoach runs to and from Bakersfield. This Amtrak Thruway bus service has stops at both Downtown Palm Springs (100 Indian Canyon) and at the Palm Springs Int'l Airport. It does not stop Fridays at the rail depot station, which is about 10 3-4 miles north of Palm Springstown, in the middle of the desert. Be aware that there are no rental car agencies that provide shuttles to the Amtrak station in Palm Springs and there is no public transportation available there. The "station" is really just an open platform without any building(though well-maintained) with a plain shelter, no amenities or services available. Taxis from the Palm Springs Amtrak to the Palm Springs airport (where the rental cars are available) is cost about $30 (2008). Amtrak also provides Palm Springs with connections to and from the Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink trains at Fullerton, with 1 roundtrip terminating at Palm Springs, and one more continuing on to Indio. Amtrak also operates connecting buses to the San Joaquins trains, which run up California's Central Valley to the Bay Area and Sacramento, via multiple daily Amtrak Thruway motorcoach runs to and from Bakersfield, 2 round-trips of which go to Palm Springs and Indio. These Amtrak Thruway bus services have stops at both Downtown Palm Springs (100 Indian Canyon) and at the Palm Springs Int'l Airport. They do not stop at the rail depot.
===By car===
==Do==
* '''Palm Springs Aerial Tramway''', 1 Tramway Rd, 760-325-1391, [http://www.pstramway.com/]. The "one" thing to do in Palm Springs if you only have a limited amount of time, and a good place to go to get away from the heat. Incredible views at night, and snow in the winter. Beware that the official address, 1 Tramway Rd, is the address of the Visitor Center. To get to the tram car base station, you need to drive 10 minutes or walk about 2 hours. There is no shuttleThe tramway was closed through April 1st, 2019 because of damage caused by a storm, but has since re-opened.
*<do name="Sunnylands" alt="" address="37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270" directions="" phone=760.328.2829 url="http://sunnylands.org/page/13/about" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Magnificent estate of the Annenbergs that has hosted many world leaders and been called the "Camp David of the West." Must see for those interested in architecture, design, and art. Estate includes world-class artwork, the exquisitely-designed house, spectacular views, and impeccably maintained gardens. Visitor center is open to the public for free but the actual residence is only available through guided tours ($35/person). Tours are very intimate and in high demand so tickets must be reserved beforehand.</do>
* '''Motel 6 East-E Palm Canyon''', 595 East Palm Canyon Drive, ''760'' 325-6129, Fax: (760) 320-9304, [http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=0009&state=CA&full=California&city=Palm%20Springs]
 
* '''Vagabond Inn Palm Springs''', 1699 South Palm Canyon Drive, ''760'' 325-7211, [http://www.vagabondinn.com/california/vagabond-inn-palm-springs.aspx]
===Mid-range===
===Splurge===
 
* <sleep name="Alexander Inn" alt="" address="1425 S. Via Soledad" directions="" phone="+1 (760) 327-4970" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.alexander-inn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">The Alexander Inn is a private secluded retreat with lush gardens, dramatic mountain views and spacious one and two bedroom villas with separate living/dining areas and fully equipped kitchens. Relax poolside, play bocce ball in the garden, hike in nearby Tahquitz Canyon, or walk to downtown Palm Springs.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Colony Palms Hotel" alt="" address="572 N. Indian Canyon Dr" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.colonypalmshotel.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From $199" lat="" long="">Recently overhauled, this Moroccan themed hotel is comfortable and charming, and staff are welcoming and helpful. Accommodation ranges from simple king rooms, to jr suites and casitas with outdoor patios and tubs. The Purple Palm restaurant/bar sits at the edge of the pool, and is a busy but not too raucous scene on the weekends. Free wifi and self parking for guests, valet available on weekends.</sleep>
*<sleep name="The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn" alt="" address="412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way" directions="" phone="+1 (760) 320-0771" url="http://www.thewillowspalmsprings.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From $275" lat="" long="">One of Palm Springs’ 10 oldest sites. Hollywood history with modern comforts. AAA Four-Diamond Award.</sleep>
===GLBTLGBT===
* <sleep name="All Worlds Resorts" alt="" address="526 Warm Sands Drive" directions="" phone="+1 (760) 699-7641" email="" fax="" url="http://www.allworldsresorts.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Clothing optional gay resort located in the heart of the popular Warm Sands area. Four sparkling pools, Two jacuzzis are the centerpieces of our courtyard gardens with their mountain views. We also have a sauna.</sleep>
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