Greater Palm Springs Named One of Lonely Planet’s
10 Top Places in the US to Travel in 2017

Greater Palm Springs, CA (January 5, 2017) — Travel media company Lonely Planet has recently announced its annual list of the top 10 most exciting places to go in the United States in the year ahead. California’s Low Desert which includes Greater Palm Springs is listed as #4 on the impressive list.

Lonely Planet’s travel experts scoured the United States to choose Best in the US 2017, 10 destinations poised to shine next year.

“This year’s list is incredibly diverse, spanning from coast to coast, giving a panoramic tour of America. Whether travelers want to escape to the mountains, get transported back in time or relax by the beach, these are the destinations to be excited about,” said Lonely Planet magazine’s managing editor Rebecca Warren.  “Some of them are on the public’s radar, while others are recently emerging, and they all offer compelling reasons to visit in 2017.”

Now in its 7th edition, Lonely Planet’s Best in the US is a highly anticipated list of cities, regions and states worth traveling to in the year ahead, selected and ranked by Lonely Planet’s US destination editors, writers and travel community. The list is available online at, featuring a video and a chance to win a weekend away for two in #1 Asheville, plus accompanying articles on each destination.

“Greater Palm Springs is proud to be among these ten amazing destinations that all offer diverse travel experiences,” said Joyce Kiehl, communications director for the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We hope that this designation will encourage more visitors to explore the scenic beauty, world-class events and chill culture of our oasis.”


About Greater Palm Springs

The Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism agency for the entire Coachella Valley, providing sales, marketing and promotional efforts targeted to potential leisure and convention group markets. The CVB serves more than 2,000 business partners throughout Riverside County’s nine-city region of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit

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