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Palm Springs is amazing in the summer: Cool things to do while staying cool

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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It's easy to stay cool at one of our Palm Springs vacation rentals in the summer – even though you are in one of the hottest regions in the USA. While many European tourists like to drive into the hot desert in the middle of the day to experience the oven-like heat, there are much better ways to spend your time. Save that drive for the evening (or the winter months!) and do what smart locals do to enjoy the season.

Embrace the summer dawn. Even if you are usually a late riser, it's incredibly clever to shift as if you are in another time zone and get up early. Peak heat is from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, so make a swim and breakfast at the pool your daily ritual. Morning is when the early sun is gentle on the mountains and birds are out.  

Relax, read, listen to great music – rest in the shade at your luxurious vacation home. Your cool outfit: sunscreen and in most cases, a bathing suit.

Then go indoors for recreational shopping or to enjoy the ever-cool local Palm Springs Art Museum in three locations. The Desert Film Society has screenings throughout the summer, or slip into a summer blockbuster matinée at a local theater. Or if you want to play, you'll find several top-quality and well-chilled casinos in the area.  Your look: lightweight, flowing, natural and summer-fashionable.

Want to get away to the cool mountain air? The giant Palm Springs Aerial Tramway whisks you away up to high wilderness where it's cool enough to hike or just stroll in Mt. San Jacinto State Park. 

After the sun goes down, choices are easier. Every dining option you could wish for, elegant cocktail bars, energized clubs. But it's still warm out. If you have nightlife plans that include dressing up, don't walk out to wait for your air-conditioned ride or limo until it pulls up! However, this is California, so attractive casual attire is always appreciated. Smart visitors stay cool by staying comfortable in the amazing Palm Springs area.


ModMansions offers the best Palm Springs Rentals available and all of our properties have been remodeled for today's traveler. Check out our Palm Springs vacation homes and Palm Springs luxury vacation rentals and give us a call to book your incredible Palm Springs getaway today (760) 209-4311

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