Palm Springs has all the things you'd expect - desert heat, celebrity sightings, and lots and lots of golf - but it also has 10,000-foot mountains, lush canyons and, yes, plenty of glitz. Granted, Palm Springs is arguably the shop-til-you-drop locale, but it also serves up enough golf (over 100 golf courses), tennis and mountain biking (35 miles of trails) to exercise something other than your wallet. And if you need a dose of Mother Nature, nearby Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon State Park all offer hikes amidst beautiful desert scenery. Of course, there's also the chance to relax in the luxurious setting of your resort. If it's a desert hideaway you seek, look no further than Palm Springs.