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Palm Springs Travel

Getting to Palm Springs

By Car

From North:    Take I5 to I10.  Use google maps or another GPS system for exact directions.

From South:    Take I15 to I10. Use google maps or another GPS system for exact directions.

Driving Times from Major Cities:


Los Angeles – 2 hours
San Diego – 2 hours 15 minutes
Newport Beach – 1 hour 45 minutes
Anaheim – 1 hour 45 minutes
San Bernardino – 1 hour
Riverside – 1 hour
Bakersfield – 5 hours 10 minutes
San Francisco – 7 hours 22 minutes

San Jose – 6 hours 52 minutes

Sacramento – 7 hours 20 minutes

Modesto – 6 hours 18 minutes

By Air

Palms Springs International Airport 
3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way - Palm Springs, CA 92262 - Tel. (760) 318-3800


Traveling to Palm Springs is easier than ever thanks to their newly renovated Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the Convention Center. The airport is served by numerous carriers from major cities.

Weather

What's the weather like in Palm Springs in October?

October is a great month to visit Palm Springs. The average morning temperature is 61 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:52 am. Mid-day the temperature averages between of 85 - 91 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 6:13 pm the temperature drops back down to about 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in October is 0.11 inches.

Things to Do in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is an oasis for outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto, hike through ancient palm groves and along stunning scenic trails. Play a round of golf at some of the best courses, or enjoy being pampered in some world class spas. There is something for everyone! Below are just a few examples of what is available.

Palm Springs Aerial Tram

Open year-round, the Palm Springs Tram's world-famous rotating cable cars provide an amazing scenic adventure ride.

Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs museum began in 1938 as a modest museum about the unique California desert and evolved into a vibrant oasis for the arts, an upscale and well-respected museum focusing on international Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture by artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, John Chamberlin, Anselm Keifer, and Anthony Gormley.

The Living Desert Zoo & Garden

The Palm Springs Zoo is home to more than 130 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens offers interesting, inspiring and educational fun to more than 300,000 visitors each year. Giraffe feeding schedule. Parking is free!

Palm Springs Airplane Museum

The Palm Springs airplane museum showcases the nation's largest collection of vintage military flying aircraft displayed in a time-capsule-like environment in spacious indoor air-conditioned airplane hangars.

Palm Springs Golf Courses

In the City of Palm Springs, many great golf courses are open to the public at reasonable rates.

Palm Springs Outlet Mall Shopping

The Premium Outlets in Cabazon, features 49 new luxury outlet stores, including Belstaff, the brand’s first outlet in the country, Max Mara, Wolford, La Perla, Helmut Lang and CH Carolina Herrera.