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Tucked away in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs makes the perfect destination for those wanting year-round sunshine, to dine in star-studded restaurants, golf on some of the world’s most exclusive courses, relax in pristine spas or even live out your festival dreams at Coachella Festival! Palm Springs is the perfect luxury escape for your California holiday and makes for the ideal Twin Centre holiday destination with Los Angeles.

Firstly, it’s important to know that Palm Springs is approximately a 1.45/ 2-hour drive from Los Angeles, where you will be flying into, so planning for a fly drive holiday is essential. Charter Travel are able to help organise your car hire requirements as well as organise transfers if you would prefer. Though, since you will have to make an initial stop in Los Angeles anyway it is the perfect excuse to turn your Palm Springs holiday into a Twin Centre holiday with LA. Los Angeles has so much to offer and is a staple for any visitor to California. Shopping lovers will adore Rodeo Drive where they will have access to the most luxurious brands and may even spot a celebrity or two! Los Angeles is also home to the iconic Venice Beach – an eclectic coastal boardwalk that is home to everyone from busy gym-goers to dancing roller-skaters! Whilst staying in LA you’ll certainly want to visit Santa Monica Pier; featured in classic films like Forrest Gump and Iron Man, the Santa Monica Pier is home to many rides, restaurants, and amazing views over the California coastline – you can even try some shrimp at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and dine like Forest Gump! Driving out to Malibu, the Hollywood Hill (which we would highly recommend hiking up if you’re able) and even Disneyland California are just a few things you can do whilst on your Twin Centre holiday before making the drive to from LA to Palm Springs.

There are many accommodation options in Palm Springs, from Private Villas to large Resorts, for you and your fellow travellers to enjoy. One stunning unique hotel is L’Horizon Resort and Spa: a private mid-century modern compound that has been transformed into a luxury, adult only, boutique resort, with a large infinity pool and spa services to truly rest and relax. The hotel also has its own private residence option, complete with private pool and kitchen, for those extra special occasions. Another beautiful hotel in Palm Springs is Kimpton The Rowan: a sophisticated property with a rooftop pool, fantastic fine-dining at 4 Saints, and large focus on California’s beloved ‘indoor-outdoor’ living ambience. The executive chef is known for his refined menu including king crab, espresso-cured venison and much more! There are also an abundance of private villas to rent in Palm Springs – though these are extremely popular, especially during Coachella season (April).

Coachella, or The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is one of Palm Springs’ main attractions. The festival is held over 2 separate weekends in April and tickets go on sale months before the actual event. Similar to the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, Coachella attracts crowds from around the world, not just the USA, so if you are planning to go during this time but not attend the festival you might want to rethink your dates as Palm Springs will be exceptionally busy. Though, if you are planning to attend the festival, Charter Travel can help you secure all your holiday needs once you have purchased your tickets as booking accommodation, car hire, etc early will be essential for this busy time of year.

Palm Springs is about leisure, relaxation, luxury and unwinding from the business of everyday life. So, lounging around the pool for hours is an absolute must whilst on your Palm Springs holiday. However, not everyone loves to sit and relax all day every day, and when in Palm Springs there are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is certainly a favourite activity for those looking to take in the impressive views Palm Springs has to offer. The gondola ride will take you high above Palm Springs, offering amazing sights of the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs is also home to some exciting and beautiful hikes, including a 2-mile loop that will take you to a 50ft waterfall tucked inside the Tahquitz Canyon.

Palm Springs is known for its excellent restaurants where you can sample food by amazing chefs from all over the world. 4 Saints is one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs and it is located at the Kimpton The Rowan hotel; the restaurant has a sleek and sultry dining room that boasts incredible mountain views on its stunning patio. The menu is an amazing mix, from 14 day dry-aged steaks to roasted beets with pistachio butter, that highlights local Californian ingredients. Birba is another fantastic eatery that serves Italian cuisine al fresco under the beautifully warm Palm Springs sky. Birba is a romantic spot ideal for couples, but their friendly staff and amazing food makes it a great place for family-friendly dining.

You can’t talk about Palm Springs without highlighting its fantastic golf courses. Desert Willow Golf Course offers players 2 of Coachella Valley’s best courses, the Firecliff Course and the Mountain View Course, and both are championship courses. Though if you are looking for a hotel with a golf course attached, Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club is an excellent choice.

And finally to ensure your Palm Springs holiday is as amazing as possible, Charter Travel work with the best airline partners in the industry: Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways and Delta Airlines, and offer flights from many UK airports including Glasgow, Manchester, London Airports, and select other regional airports, which allows us to tailor your holiday to your specific needs. Our Travel Specialists are experts in all-things California and can advise on when the best time to travel is, what to do whilst in Palm Springs, where to stay in Palm Springs, and create your perfect holiday that fits your budget. Our Travel Specialists can advise on car hire, fly drive holidays, hotels, activities, budget requirements, and source the cheapest flights and accommodation for your booking.

Palm Springs is the best California destination for relaxation and luxury, but also for fun, golfing, hiking, and soaking up the sun! So, call and speak to one of our Disneyland California experts on 01635 551011 or email us at enquiry@chartertravel.co.uk to book your experience of a lifetime!

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