Palm Springs

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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Palm Springs Money-Saving Tips

Water and sunscreen

You can never have too much water or sunscreen in the desert, even on rare cloudy days. Be sure to hydrate yourself before bed and during the afternoon hours, when most people fall victim to heatstroke, sunburn, or dehydration.

Weekday and off-Season deals

Because Palm Springs is such a weekend-driven tourist market, several hotels offer mid-week (or off-season) specials at truly bargain basement prices. Be sure to scour the internet for deals and special packages before you book your room, tee times, or spa treatments.

Eat and drink light

To truly enjoy the desert environment, don’t fall victim to Palm Springs gluttony of rich foods and alcohol-fueled pool parties. Eat and drink light in the desert and your body will thank you later with more energy and tolerance of the comparatively harsh conditions.

Good mornings

Up and at ’em! The morning (and evening) colors of the desert are spectacular and these are the best times to be active and outdoors. The heat index reaches its peak between 1-3pm, so be sure to utilize your morning and evening hours wisely so you can siesta with the poolside locals during afternoons.

Stay put

Though the Coachella Valley offers a rich variety of activities and sights, it’s often best to stay put at your hotel’s pool and indulge in poolside drinks, regular mistings, and cabana or umbrella lunches brought to you by the staff. The desert wants you to relax, so don’t fight it.

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