Fans of mid-century architecture can opt for intimate one-storey hideaways, laying low in the desert heat next to quiet pools and row upon row of the region’s signature palms.
The Indio neighbourhood hosts the famous Coachella festival, as well as some low-key Mexican diners and late-night karaoke battles.
A couple of hours’ drive can take you to the hustle and bustle of San Diego or Los Angeles.
Or for total quiet, head east to the stunning Joshua Tree National Park.
Plan your trip Dotted throughout Palm Springs are a wide choice of accommodation options, ranging from charming New England-style guesthouses through to high-rise hotels and all-encompassing resorts.