Introduction to Indio & Palm Springs
Palm Springs is considered the ideal year-round vacation destination. You'll find something here for everyone: shopping, sunning,
golfing, biking, hiking, gaming, exploring, cultural and ethnic events, nightlife, tennis, eco-tourism, people watching, and of course, the
natural beauty of Palm Springs' surroundings for you to sit back and enjoy. What's notable about Palm Springs is its diversity of residents,
visitors, and attractions.
Indian Palms Vacation Club at Indian Palms Country Club and Resort is an informal golf getaway resort located in the
Coachella Valley on the outskirts of Palm Springs. Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, you can enjoy the recently renovated 27-hole
championship golf course, considered by many to be one of the best in the area. After golf, take a swim in the pool, soak in a hot tub, hike,
bike, or play tennis, and finish your day with a gorgeous desert sunset.
A longtime Palm Springs favorite, The Follies feature famous guests stars, variety acts, and the legendary chorus "girls," all over
50 years old! Experience an amazing journey up the steep cliffs of Chino Canyon aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest
rotating tramcar. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a 1,200-acre wildlife and botanical park featuring exotic and endangered African wildlife
and desert animals. Click here for more area attractions.
Art & Culture
View the traveling exhibitions and extensive permanent collection of the Palm Springs Desert Museum located in the center of town. The Village
Green Heritage Center houses the McCallum Adobe and the Cornelia White House with pioneer memorabilia, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum,
and the quaint Ruddy's 1930s General Store Museum. Other museums cover World War II and Native American culture.
Marvel at the variety of cuisines featured in the desert's intimate cafes, elegant restaurants, trendy
seafood and steak houses, eclectic bistros, Mediterranean, Italian, Oriental, and family-style eateries.
Palm Springs has good reason to be called the "golf capital of the world." More than 100 courses in the greater Palm Springs area
are among the world's most beautiful. If you watch any golf tournaments on television, you've already seen some of these courses in the highly
rated network golf specials. Click here for a list of golf courses in the area.
Palm Springs activities range from world-famous golfing to hiking, hot air ballooning, and off-road tours.
Located on Agua Caliente tribal land, the Indian Canyons are worth a visit. Joshua
Tree National Park is the place to go for spectacular desert scenery. Over 100 golf courses are located in the area, but remember that
tennis is the original sport of Palm Springs.
You'll find an eclectic mix of antique stores, galleries, restaurants, and furniture boutiques at the Uptown
Palm Springs Heritage District on North Palm Canyon Drive. Palm Springs is home to dozens of unique plazas, galleries, and boutiques, along
with several first-rate outlet centers.
Nearest airport: Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
All major airlines serve Palm Springs International Airport, which is about 24 miles from the resort. All major car rental companies serve
Palm Springs is known worldwide for having a warm and clear climate year-round.