Golf is only the Tip of Iceberg in Palm Springs
While the surrounding California Desert cities focus most of their attentions on the virtues of a relaxing golf game, Palm Springs is the catch-all destination of the area with its wide variety of attractions, activities, and shopping.
Although Palm Springs is a more diverse city than many of its neighbors, it is still an undeniable golfing hotspot. Even if the parade of restaurants, boutiques, and museums intrigue before arrival, the lush greens and challenging courses are sure to draw even the tamest of golf enthusiasts to their fairways.
Since 114 public, semi-private, and private courses dot Palm Springs and the other nearby resort towns, the hardest choice always seems to be where exactly to make your home base. You certainly want it central to all of your favorite courses, but you also want to nestle in along a single beauty.
With the wide selection of Palm Springs vacation rentals scattered throughout the area, you can choose the perfect home away from home for your individual needs. Close to stunning courses at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort and the Palm Springs Country Club and only walking distance from the green pastures of the Desert Princess Country Club, convenience is more than just a loosely used term when it comes to vacation home rentals.
While the golfers in your family are certainly taken care of, Palm Springs can easily accommodate the needs of anyone who prefers other forms of entertainment. Shopping on North Palm Canyon Drive is unbeatable, wandering around the Palm Springs Desert Museum is always informative, and hiking in the Mount San Jacinto State Park is a great way to get back to nature. You can even journey back in time at Ruddy's 1930s General Store Museum if that appeals to your sense of adventure.
With so much to see and do in Palm Springs, most vacationers don’t find much reason to leave. However, if you want to explore the shops and restaurants of another charming town, consider nearby Cathedral City or Rancho Mirage.