The desert is a great spot for a vacation rental, with Palm Springs offering something for everyone to see and do. Outdoorsy types will feel at home with dozens of canyon trails to explore, while the many cultural landmarks will let you taste the glamor that helped put Palm Springs on the map. That’s all without mentioning the thrilling adventure parks or the numerous golf courses to test out your swing. From overnight stays to lengthy getaways, Palm Springs condos are the perfect way to explore everything this haven has to offer.

Boots are made for walking

For hiking enthusiasts, Palm Springs is one of the top destinations to stretch your legs. Head up into the hills via the endless number of extraordinary trails and you’ll discover the many scenic vistas that can be reached by both beginner and experienced trail walkers. These desert hillside landscapes make for a pretty picture with natural springs, hidden waterfalls and towering rock formations dotted throughout the region. A Palm Springs condo near Mount San Jacinto State Park will put you in close proximity to the Deer Springs Trail, a relatively easy climb that showcases spectacular views of Fern Valley and much of Southern California. For more accomplished hikers, rental cabins close to the Tahquitz Canyon will give you easy access to the rocky trail that winds its way through the mountainous outcrops before culminating in a stunning 60-foot waterfall that will make the challenging 2-mile journey complete worth it. These views are something special, so make sure you’ve booked a Palm Springs condo with a balcony or a terrace so you can make the most of them––there are plenty to choose from.

Refreshing adventures

The surrounding mountaintops might be dry, but a Palm Springs condo will put you within minutes of several thrilling amusement and water adventure parks. The region is known to be sunny for more than 300 days per day, so finding a way to escape the heat is important. The residential community of Canyon Sands will put you close to the largest water park in town, keeping you refreshed and ready to explore everything else the city has to offer. It’s easy to understand why Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs is a popular hub of activity, thanks to its 21-acres of water slides and activities that are bound to help you cool off. Once you’re finished, dry off and head to The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens––here, there’s an entire world of wild animals that you can get up close and personal with. Home to many of the world’s most awesome animals, such as jaguars, mountain lions, and zebras, the park offers regular interactive animal shows, camel rides and giraffe feedings. It might not be the plains of Africa, but in Palm Springs the temperature stays hot almost year-round. Book yourself a vacation rental that offers a pool and a backyard to take full advantage of those sticky summer nights.

Cultural quirks

Want to become next door neighbors with your favorite celebrity? There’s a good chance they live within the luxurious hub of the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Now’s your opportunity to live like a star. Book a Palm Springs condo that offers the full Hollywood look with a wonderful chef-level kitchen, a saltwater pool, a fire pit, or a lush garden space. Near to your vacation rental, there’s no shortage of arts and culture to explore, including the celebrated Palm Springs Art Museum and its Architecture and Design Center offshoot. Get familiar with the people who made this Tinseltown sing as the Palm Springs Walk of Stars immortalizes the city’s most loveable characters, including Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Liberace, and President Gerald Ford. And just remember––no Palm Springs vacation is complete without a visit to the historic Camelot Theatre. This three-screen movie house features everything from art house pictures and classic films to the latest blockbusters.

Golf on the green

If there’s something Palm Springs is known for outside of its celebrity residents and unreal landscapes, it would its collection of world-class golf courses. From Rancho Mirage to Palm Desert, this region is home to many of California’s top-rated golf courses––and there are a variety of Palm Springs condos for rent only a short distance from most of them. From Rancho Las Palmas Golf Course to Monterey Country Club and Chaparral Country Club, if you’re a keen golfer than there are endless opportunities to put your golding prowess to the test. And once you’ve worn yourself out on the greens, head home to your Palm Springs condo and rest up for tomorrow’s action with outdoor BBQ facilities or a dip in a hot tub.