Palm Springs feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of big city life. A two-hour drive from Los Angeles, it has golden California sunshine, blue skies, dry desert air and regal mountains wrapping around a plush green valley.
Decades ago, the city became famous as a winter getaway for Hollywood stars. Today, you'll find spas and golf courses, gated country clubs, sprawling resorts and modest ranch-style homes. The city's 1960s-era Hollywood stardust feel is set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Little San Bernardino and Santa Rosa mountains.
Once home to the most swimming pools in the U.S., Palm Springs is now home to more golf courses per square mile than almost anywhere else in the world. In Palm Springs, rest, relaxation and recreation are key.
If you're a traveller who wants to fill your days with tee times and spa treatments, this destination is perfect for you. Take your pick from more than 20 hot spring facilities and dozens of soothing day spas that will melt your tensions away.
If you enjoy the outdoors and getting up at dawn, you'll love Palm Springs' hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Plan ahead to make sure you have time to the area's many natural wonders, including groups of palm trees at Andreas Canyon, gushing waterfalls at Taquitz Falls and snowy peaks on Mount San Jacinto.
A wonderful way to get away from it all in Palm Springs is staying at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa! This resort showcases Mediterranean architecture, picturesque mountain views and a secluded natural desert landscape. Listed as one of Golf Digest's® Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, the hotel features two championship Troon golf courses, The Pete Dye course and the Gary Player Signature Course.
The Spa at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa presents relaxing, therapeutic massages, hydrating facials and body wraps and luxury manicures and pedicures. Soak up the California sun in Palm Springs in one of the three resort pools or on the tennis courts. To stay active during your stay near Rancho Mirage, visit the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, home to free weights, cardio machines and our Wellness classes, including yoga and Pilates.
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