Discover Car Rental in Palm Springs
Established in the 1890s Palm Springs grew from a tiny desert village, into a city constantly gaining popularity as a place to live, as well as holiday. Inhabited by local Native Americans for thousands of years, Palm Springs is located in a lush pocket of waterholes and palm trees, breaking up the otherwise dry desert area that surrounds it.
Having evolved into a resort city, Palm Springs offers visitors a great list of things to see and do, and your car hire will help you get around in ease and comfort, protected from the extreme desert temperatures.
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Destination Palm Springs
The perfect way to start your visit to Palm Springs is by heading up to one of the highest points in the area, and seeing this stunning landscape from above. Drive your car hire towards the northwest edge of the city, where you will find the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, located on the aptly named Tramway Road. The trams which run on giant cables will take you 2,500m up the face of one of the steepest mountains in North America, reaching a point from where you will have amazing views of the area. The trams actually rotate as you ascend, providing you with a constantly changing view, and are the largest rotating trams in the world.
Life in the desert is unlike any other environment on the planet, and not far from Palm Springs you will find a great attraction where you can come face to face with loads of desert wildlife. Located just a short drive southeast with your car hire, The Living Desert is a wildlife park dedicated to preserving a portion of the California desert, as well as many of the species that call it home. Along with great collections of local wildlife, you will also get to see many creatures brought across from the deserts of Africa, a great day out for both young and old!
Around Palm Springs lie many areas which the local Native American Indians once called home, and you can now visit these special places. Highly recommended sites include Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon, all complete with their own oasis surrounded by palm trees, and even featuring ancient rock art, a great eye opener indeed.
To see the city in full swing, park your rental car in the downtown area on a Thursday night, and set off on foot to explore what is known as Village Fest. Each week the streets become filled with arts 7 craft stores, a farmer’s market, and live entertainment, a great night out for both locals and visitors alike.
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|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Palm Springs - Las Vegas||374||4|
|Palm Springs - Los Angeles||172||1.75|
|Palm Springs - San Diego||224||2.25|
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