December 12, 2013 17:30 ET

Palm Springs Travel Itinerary for 2013 Holiday Season by

PALM SPRINGS, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - Palm Springs' busiest season is quickly approaching -- hand in hand with the 2013 holiday season. Thanks to its year-round warm weather, Palm Springs is a go-to winter destination for vacationers looking to escape the snow and ice of cooler climates. Let the travel experts at help plan a travel itinerary for less fuss and more fun.

Where to Stay:

  • Riviera Hotel and Resort: For a full out Palm Spring resort-style getaway, Riviera is a must-book. Newly renovated with a full-service spa and poolside cabanas, hotel guests enjoy true luxury. Lounge by one of the pools, or hit the green for a round of golf. The Riviera Hotel and Resort is dog-friendly so that the whole family can enjoy. Call (760) 327-8311 for more information.
  • Caliente Tropics: With a history of hosting big name guests like Elvis Presley, Caliente Tropics' Polynesian theme adds a ton of fun to its upscale resort and spa. Head on over and lounge next to one of Palm Springs' largest pools! Call (800) 658-6034 for more information.

What to Do:

  •  Adventure Hummer Tour: Hop in an open air Hummer and enjoy area-expert guides. Learn about and discover Palm Springs, and see some of its sights which only a privileged handful ever experience.
  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium: Explore an acre of family-owned botanical gardens... Palms Springs style! This botanical garden specializes in cacti and desert plants, with over 3,000 examples of desert plants all grouped by geographic region.

Where to Dine:

  •  Le Vallauris Restaurant: Get ready for an upscale dining experience inside of a restored landmark. Flemish tapestries and Louis XV-era furniture set the stage for a unique mood to match your mouth-watering French cuisine based menu. Head out to the garden patio for a truly romantic setting.
  • Billy Reed's Restaurant and Bakery: For some classic American dining, Palms Springs visitors can't go wrong with Billy Reed's. Founded in 9175, the bakery dishes out chocolate-fudge, carrot cakes and more -- all made with award-winning recipes. Head over for a casual, cozy dining atmosphere.

Palms Springs is also a great place for hiking. Visitors love to explore Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, Coachella Valley Reserve and more. Consider booking with the Desert Safari Outdoor Guide Service for free transport to and from your hotel. A hip pack, water bottles, snacks and park entrance fees are also included in these tours, as well as a knowledgeable guide. Tours are available at different hiking difficulty levels.

Indulge with a resort style hotel, or head out and hit the trails. Either way, there's no better place to spend the 2013 holiday season than in Palm Springs.

This article was written by Erica Krilov, an editor for

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