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Beat the Heat this Summer and Fall in Greater Palm Springs

While many don’t often think of the desert as a four-season travel destination, Greater Palm Springs offers numerous activities and happenings to stay cool all summer long and into the fall when temperatures remain warm.

Sky High Soaring: Outdoor exploration doesn’t have to be put to a halt in the warmer months! Adventurers can take in the scenery and enjoy a ten-minute trip in a rotating tram car on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mt. San Jacinto State Park, where the temperatures can be up to 25 degrees cooler in the higher altitude. This is a great option for visitors looking for spectacular views of the region, walking paths, and hiking trails.

Wellness Meets Water: Greater Palm Springs has become a hub for wellness travelers, due to its abundance of hot springs and ancient healing mineral waters in Desert Hot Springs and beyond. New to Palm Springs is The Spa at Séc-he, located at the 12,000-year-old hot mineral spring in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Guests can kick off their cooler mornings with a soak in the waters outdoors, followed by a full menu of massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, and salon services within its 15 indoor state-of-the-art treatment rooms, in addition to specialty experiences such as cryotherapy, flotation, and water cupping massages.

Pool Season Commences: Due to its warm temperatures, there are no shortage of impressive pool options to stay cool across the region. The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel allows guests to relax and enjoy the amazing rooftop pool that sits atop this seven-story hotel, complete with shaded cabanas. The Parker Palm Springs invites guests to enjoy each of their three swimming pools: Silicon Valley Pool, Palms Springs Yacht Club Indoor Pool and the Gene Autry Pool. For families, don’t miss the HyTides waterpark, complete with waterslides and a lazy river, as well as seven pool options at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.

Icy Entertainment: Concertgoers and sports fanatics need to check out the newly opened Acrisure Arena. The new 11,00-capacity arena is designed specifically for the Firebirds hockey team and optimized for concerts, the new arena is a great indoor activity for summer and fall travelers, with top acts lineup for the coming months including Paramore, Dierks Bentley, Odesza and more. In addition to concerts and sporting events, visitors can enjoy the Berger Foundation Iceplex. On the same ice where the Firebirds train, guests can participate in ice skating and ice hockey lessons. Birthday parties, theme nights and any other private function can be hosted at the rink as well.

Photo Credit: Visit Greater Palm Springs


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