Palm Springs, United States
When to go
Palm Springs has sunshine and balmy temperatures year-round, which is what makes it such a popular winter destination; the population almost doubles during these months. If anything, summer temperatures are too hot, with temperatures way above one hundred degrees.
PlanesThere is an international airport at Palm Springs (www.palmspringsairport.com), but many of the airlines that fly there are domestic; you’ll probably arrive at Los Angeles airport (LAX), 100 miles east of the city.
TrainsAmtrak (www.amtrak.com) connects Palm Springs to other US cities. There are two railway stations, Bakersfield being the best one for connections to LA.
AutomobilesLike most US cities, you’ll need a car if you want to explore any further than the hotel boundaries – not least for the air-conditioning. Alternatively, you could hire yourself a Harley (www.eaglerider.com).
TaxisFrom Palm Springs airport, order a cab from Airport Taxi (+1 760 321 4470) or Yellow Cab (+1 760 345 8398); your hotel can arrange taxis for you if you need a ride anywhere local.