Palm Springs

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Palm Springs

Peak Season: January to April

When temps drop below the triple digits, Palm Springs hits its prime, both in terms of comfort and visits from tourists. The winter sunshine and arid atmosphere make for ideal getaways for just about everyone else in the country. Hotel rates are higher but still reasonable, and numerous deals can be found online. April tends to be the busiest month, with hotels often sold out thanks to Coachella, Stagecoach, Fashion Week, Dinah Shore Weekend, and the White Party.

Off Season: June to August

Though it’s often unbearably hot here in the summer, the desert swells with cheap summertime hotel deals where you can pamper yourself with spa and sunshine for a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay elsewhere in the summer months. A system of misters (discrete tubes that spray a fine mist on pedestrians) helps keep the city cool during the hot months.

Sweet Spot: April; September to December

Spring wildflower season is often considered the best time to visit. The desert comes alive with color and nighttime temperatures don’t plunge to shivering extremities as they do December-March – though the mountains are often still (beautifully) capped in snow. Prices drop a little, and last minute and weekend deals swell.

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