Palm Springs Travel Guide

Anthony heads to Palm Springs, CA, known for its relaxing atmosphere and swanky boutique hotels. Can he transform a 150-room former chain motel into a trendy, hip boutique hotel in just a few days?


Activities
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The world’s largest rotating aerial tram takes you on a breathtaking journey up the beautiful cliffs of Chino Canyon. The 12-minute ride takes visitors to an elevation of 8,516 feet and boasts a spectacular view of the pristine wilderness.
  • 1 Tramway Rd
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The world’s largest rotating aerial tram takes you on a breathtaking journey up the beautiful cliffs of Chino Canyon. The 12-minute ride takes visitors to an elevation of 8,516 feet and boasts a spectacular view of the pristine wilderness.
1 Tramway Rd Palm Springs, CA, US
Palm Springs Air Museum
History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum, which is home to the nation’s largest collection of World War II aircrafts.
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  • 745 N Gene Autry Trail
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Palm Springs Air Museum

History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum, which is home to the nation’s largest collection of World War II aircrafts.
745 N Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA, US
Palm Springs Art Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum spans over 150,000 square feet and is home to major collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and design. Plus, it has 2 outdoor sculpture gardens.
  • 101 Museaum Dr.
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs Art Museum spans over 150,000 square feet and is home to major collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and design. Plus, it has 2 outdoor sculpture gardens.
101 Museaum Dr. Palm Springs, CA, US
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Spanning over 1,200 acres of protected land with 450 wild animals, the Living Desert Zoo’s exhibits include live animal shows, peaceful gardens, hiking trails and more.
  • 47900 Portola Avenue
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260 US

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Spanning over 1,200 acres of protected land with 450 wild animals, the Living Desert Zoo’s exhibits include live animal shows, peaceful gardens, hiking trails and more.
47900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA, US
Smoke Tree Stables
Go for a picturesque horseback ride through the Historic Aqua Caliente Indian Canyons. Whether for an hour or for the entire day, Smoke Tree Stables offers a chance to “get away from it all” on over 130 miles of riding trails.
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  • 2500 Toledo Ave.
  • Palm Springs, CA 92264 US

Smoke Tree Stables

Go for a picturesque horseback ride through the Historic Aqua Caliente Indian Canyons. Whether for an hour or for the entire day, Smoke Tree Stables offers a chance to “get away from it all” on over 130 miles of riding trails.
2500 Toledo Ave. Palm Springs, CA, US

Hotels
The Curve
Once a chain motel, The Curve is now a 150-room trendy, hip boutique hotel.
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  • 333 East Palm Canyon Drive
  • Palm Springs, CA 92264 US

The Curve

Once a chain motel, The Curve is now a 150-room trendy, hip boutique hotel.
333 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA, US
Phone: +1 760-327-1211

Restaurants & Bars
Peaks Restaurant / Pines Cafe
The menu at sit-down Peaks Restaurant features fresh veggies direct from the Coachella Valley and succulent meats and breads from local vendors. Pines Café is more cafeteria style and offers a varied menu.
  • 1 Tramway Road
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Peaks Restaurant / Pines Cafe

The menu at sit-down Peaks Restaurant features fresh veggies direct from the Coachella Valley and succulent meats and breads from local vendors. Pines Café is more cafeteria style and offers a varied menu.
1 Tramway Road Palm Springs, CA, US
Johnny Costa’s Ristorante
Voted “Best Italian Restaurant” 2 years in a row by Palm Springs Life Readers, Johnny’s Costa’s Ristorante is known for their authentic Italian food and a warm nostalgic atmosphere with dark wood, soft lighting and candlelit tables.
  • 440 South Palm Canyon Drive
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante

Voted “Best Italian Restaurant” 2 years in a row by Palm Springs Life Readers, Johnny’s Costa’s Ristorante is known for their authentic Italian food and a warm nostalgic atmosphere with dark wood, soft lighting and candlelit tables.
440 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA, US
Rio Azul
Rio Azul is perfect for families wishing to dine on traditional Mexican … or stop by for one of their specialty cocktails at the bar during Happy Hour.
  • 350 South Indian Canyon Drive
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Rio Azul

Rio Azul is perfect for families wishing to dine on traditional Mexican … or stop by for one of their specialty cocktails at the bar during Happy Hour.
350 South Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA, US

Transportation
Palm Springs International Airport
Located just 2 miles from the central business district of Palm Springs, Palm Springs International is a public, commercial airport in Coachella Valley.
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  • 3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262 US

Palm Springs International Airport

Located just 2 miles from the central business district of Palm Springs, Palm Springs International is a public, commercial airport in Coachella Valley.
3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA, US
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