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Here are some tips for hiking in Greater Palm Springs

There is an abundance of natural beauty found in the desert landscapes of Greater Palm Springs. It is a picturesque oasis filled with scenic vistas and breathtaking wildlife, which makes hiking a popular pastime. Although our destination is home to more than 1,000 miles of gorgeous hiking trails with varied terrain, it is important to keep in mind the temperature. June to October daytime temperatures can reach 100 °F (37.78 °C) and beyond.

Chill Out in Greater Palm Springs

Check in and chill out, literally, on your getaway to this Southern California oasis. Relaxing in refreshing chilled pools and ice rooms is the perfect way to spend summer in Greater Palm Springs. With an assortment or resorts and spas that not only offer top-notch service but also beautiful ambience and luxurious amenities, you are bound to have the coolest summer yet. Here is a roundup of chilled pools and ice rooms that you won’t want to miss this season.

Palm Springs International Film Festival Returns to the Oasis

Movie magic is never in short supply in Greater Palm Springs, and this year is no exception as the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival begins on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The festival will run through January 13 across various theaters and venues, celebrating the artistic achievements in cinema within the past year. Here is your guide to this globally famous festival, including need-to-know dates, events, and what to expect.

Best Sports Bars in the Oasis

It’s the end of a busy week, and what better way to wind down over the weekend than with some good friends, refreshing drinks, and surround sound screens playing as you cheer on your favorite sports team. Greater Palm Springs is home to sports bars that offer delicious dining options, craft beers and brews sure to impress the whole night through. Whether you come for the game or the food, these sports bars are a surefire way to enjoy the entertainment nightlife of the oasis.

25th Annual ShortFest Arrives in Palm Springs

In addition to its natural beauty and luxurious vistas, Greater Palm Springs is also home to the movie magic of Hollywood. The world-famous Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place every January and boasts a large selection of films from all over the globe, but to guarantee that visitors can experience the cinematic culture of the desert in the summer as well, the 25th annual ShortFest will take place on June 18-24, 2019.

Mother's Day the Greater Palm Springs Way

The bond between a mother and child is something that cannot be outmatched, providing years of support and unconditional love to create memories that will last a lifetime. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a day of pampering and indulgence with these Greater Palm Springs spa packages and restaurant deals. Here is a round-up of local hotspots to celebrate the leading lady in your life.

Dig into Restaurant Week 2019

Just as the summer draws near, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will bring the best lunch and dinner deals of the year. From May 31 through June 9, over 100 restaurants across Greater Palm Springs will participate in a 10-day restaurant extravaganza featuring can’t-miss discounts and special menus. From delectably savory Mexican cuisine to refreshingly fruity beverages that bring the tropics to the desert, there is a vast array of dining selections to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Concert Season Arrives with Garden Jam Music Festival

April is music month in Greater Palm Springs! With Coachella Music Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival hosting a slew of headlining artists, there's little wonder why thousands of visitors flock to Greater Palm Springs every April to enjoy their favorite bands. To kick off this concert season, the Wedbush Garden Jam Music Festival comes to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on April 5 and 6, showcasing several talents from the world of jazz, blues, rock, and country.

Things to Do with Kids in Greater Palm Springs

There are many attractions that the Greater Palm Springs area has to offer, from its fabulous golf courses to the plentiful resorts and spas that make for a relaxing day. Although the oasis can be a playground for adults, there are numerous places and activities perfect for youngsters to enjoy as well. Whether they love sports, art, animals, or music, there’s fun for all ages to be had in Greater Palm Springs.

What to Know about the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for movie buffs and lovers of cinema as the Palm Springs International Film Festival returns for its 30th year. The world-famous festival offers 12 days of events and screenings of over 180 films from around the world. Whether this is your first time at the star-studded event or you’re a festival expert, it’s time for a refresher course on the ins and outs of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Your Guide to Props & Hops

The month of November is all about being thankful, and there’s even more reason to be with the return of the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival on November 17 at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Now in its seventh year, the festival will last from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and feature over 25 new and returning California breweries for the public to enjoy. Props & Hops prides itself on being the only craft beer festival with flying vintage aircraft in Southern California.

Events to Attend During Palm Desert First Weekends

November marks the beginning of First Weekend events in Palm Desert, where you can experience the city like a local with an assortment cultural festivities, fabulous food, and one-of-a-kind entertainment, taking place the first weekend of every month until May. While the city of Palm Desert may host a variety of noteworthy events year-round, First Weekends allow visitors to enjoy unique activities catered to the season at little to no cost.