Spring in Palm Springs
Spring for a festival
If there is one thing that Palm Springs knows how to do, it’s party. Every Thursday night, thousands of visitors and locals descend on downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive for VillageFest, an outdoor street fair and art walk. At VillageFest you can soak up art from local artists, fresh produce from local farmers, and more. Live music abounds at the local restaurants and bars and the whole downtown strip is buzzing with energy and music. In April, nearby Indio also is host to the renownedannual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a three-day outdoor music festival for music lovers, free spirits, and aspiring hippies such as me.
Viewfinder Tip: Bring a coat on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, as it is much cooler at the top.
Find family fun
There are ample places for families to stay and play in Palm Springs. Spring is a great time to climb to new heights on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, spend a day splashing at Knott’s Soak City, or exploring The Living Desert, a 1,200-acre wildlife and botanical park. The last of these options features rare and endangered desert animals. Here are a few more fun ideas of where to stay, eat, and play in Palm Springs with kids.
There are no shortage of gorgeous golf courses for golf enthusiasts in Palm Springs. On our last visit over President’s Day weekend, my husband and our friend enjoyed a day of dads-only golf on one course, while President Obama was in town golfing on another.
With all of these great options, grab your hippest sunglasses, hiking shoes, swim suit, and golf clubs and consider a spring fling with the oasis in the desert known as Palm Springs.
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