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Too hot? Here's how to beat the summer heat

Think it's too hot to enjoy Palm Springs in summer? No way! There's all kinds of things to do where you can keep cool. Read more:

What to do in Palm Springs During the Summer

Nothing beats soaking up the California sun, and there is no place better to do so than Palm Springs. Palm Springs offers ample opportunities for fun all year long, but the summer allows for unforgettable experiences that the whole family will enjoy. Summer is typically the area’s “slow” season, so the crowds are not nearly as prominent as they are in other months and reservations are easier to get. Many local establishments also offer excellent deals that you won’t find any other time of the year and can’t pass up. Yes it’s hot in the desert in summer, but many people love the extra heat! Plus, Palm Springs does not have the humidity that other areas have, so triple digit heat isn’t that scary. The Coachella Valley is known for being less crowded during the summer since many people assume it’s too hot to go!

What to do in Palm Springs in Summer?

Summer Events in Palm Springs: Restaurant Week

Of course, food is one of the most important parts of any vacation! If you’re a foodie, you don’t want to miss the Annual Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which normally runs from early- to mid- June. Over 100 local restaurants take part in the 10 day event, which entails great lunch and dinner discounts for diners without the need for any tickets or vouchers. Palm Springs is full of excellent restaurants and it can be hard to pick which one to try, but you can certainly find places your entire group will enjoy and many offer either indoor or patio dining for you to choose from.

What to do in Palm Springs when it’s too hot? Be cool in a pool

Most places to stay have swimming pools as well as fun nightly activities and social gatherings, and there are plenty of ice cream shops scattered throughout the town. Throughout 2020, Palm Springs is also revamping its previously-closed “Wet n’ Wild Waterpark” and turning it into the “Palm Springs Surf Club” that will be open to the public and feature a three-million-gallon wave pool, lazy rivers, cabanas, and more. Palm Springs Summer 2021, here we come!

Fly high above the heat on the Aerial Tram

You can’t go wrong with taking a trip on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, as you will be able to take in excellent views at a cooler temperature. There are also numerous trails that are good for early morning or evening hikes in the region if you are looking to exercise and get in touch with the beautiful outdoors. Visitors can also rent bikes or scooters that normally come with complimentary maps that you can follow to see various sights in Palm Springs and the surrounding areas.

driving tour palm springsWhat to do in Palm Springs when it’s hot? Explore in your car with a driving tour

Speaking of tours, if you don’t want to be outdoors but also don’t want to stay in, you might think you have quite a dilemma, but do not despair, as we have the answer – take an air-conditioned driving tour/architecture tour! Palm Springs driving tours are well-planned out and can be very fun and educational regardless which option you choose. These are excellent because you can go at your own pace, get out if/when you want, and take as many people as you want in the car with you. These multimedia tours provide audio information and photos that will lead you to some of the hottest spots in the Palm Springs area, which include numerous architectural wonders by some of the most infamous mid-century modern architects.

Okay, stay inside… in style!

Palm Springs is home to many different lodging options, including a lot of quaint inns as well as generic hotels that can cater to budgets of all kinds. There are countless shops where you can buy items of all sorts from antiques to trendy, chic clothing. Many Palm Springs hotels, inns, boutiques, and restaurants offer special deals for summer, so make sure to do your research before you book.

Overall, there is no shortage of fun in the area and you should make Palm Springs your next summer vacation!