(Greater Palm Springs, CA) – February 6, 2020 – There’s no time like the present to plan an unforgettable getaway to Greater Palm Springs. This year, visitors will find more attractions, events and services than ever before. Here are 10 top reasons to visit and vacation in Greater Palm Springs in 2020:

#1. Year-Round Events. Visitors can enjoy everything from mouthwatering food and drink festivals to star-studded film showcases, thrilling sports competitions, and world-renowned music fests like Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival.  New festivals—and those recently debuting—in Greater Palm Springs include La Quinta Art Celebration (March 5–8, 2020), and Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta (December 6, 2020). Visit the Events section at VisitGreaterPalmSprings.com.

#2. New & Improved Places to Stay. Enjoy refreshed amenities during your next Greater Palm Springs holiday at these three newly renovated properties:

  • La Quinta Resort & Club – Remodeled outdoor plaza with a new café and marketplace, a bar, brand new furniture, beautifully redesigned lobby, and newly updated Spa.
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Indian Wells – Newly enhanced guest rooms, redone suites, a new multi-story lobby, pool area enhancements, and unveiling of The Place lobby bar.
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa – New guest rooms, suites and a meeting space, and redo of the property’s signature boats.

#3. Andaz Palm Springs. Set to open in late 2020, the chic downtown Palm Springs hotel will include 150 rooms, 13 suites, two outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, garden areas on an elevated patio terrace, and an exciting new dining experience at Amica Argentine Kitchen.

#4. Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza. The highly anticipated debut of this new cultural center is slated for late 2020. The 5.8-acre campus will feature the new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a Gathering Plaza, landscaped gardens, Oasis Trail, The Spa at Séc-he celebrating the sacred Agua Caliente Mineral hot spring, and much more.

#5. Updated Water Attractions at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. More fun-filled aquatic adventures are on tap in the oasis with the Spring 2020 opening of a lazy river on the property, plus a three-story water slide tower, which also includes dueling water slides. Open to hotel guests and guests who purchase day passes.

#6.  Asia SF Palm Springs. Entertainment and fun night will be “trans-formed” when this unique Cal-Asian restaurant, cabaret, dinner theater and nightclub opens on South Palm Canyon Drive in January 2020. Reservations for groups and special events: (760) 249-2766.

#7.  New Exhibit at The Living Desert.  Get up-close-and-personal with nature and the “Down Under” desert with the new Australian Adventures habitat, an immersive and engaging exhibit set to open in spring of 2020 that will feature wallabies, kookaburras, and more incredible creatures in a barrier-free environment.

#8.  New Air Service.  Traveling in and out of Greater Palm Springs is a breeze with the addition of new and increased air service at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). The local airport now offers 11 airlines flying nonstop from PSP to 23 destinations, connecting to more than 500 destinations worldwide.

#9.  Summer Chill Season. Don’t miss out on summertime in the oasis with all the Chill Deals going on in Greater Palm Springs. Take advantage of the great offers available during summer getaways—dining, shopping, tours, luxury resorts and spa services, attractions, plus much more.

#10. Fall Wellness Activities. Visit Greater Palm Springs during the autumn season to take part in the fall wellness activities aka Live Your Wellest. Enjoy health and fitness activities like hiking, meditation and yoga for overall health and wellness.

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About Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella.  As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.


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