“On the hunt for a vacation destination where the sun shines almost all year long? Look no further than Palm Springs. Located about two hours from Los Angeles by car — so long as the traffic isn’t too bad — the Southern California desert town has long been a vacation paradise, beckoning travelers with spas, midcentury homes, and colorful chaise lounges lined up by innumerable glittering pools.
“Nine months out of the year, we have the best weather in the world, though I am a little biased,” Stella Adena, owner of Rancho Relaxo, told Travel + Leisure. Adena, who’s lived in Palm Springs for more than a decade, suggests that prospective visitors not overlook the destination’s cool seasons. “The fall is particularly spectacular, because the temperature can drop 50 degrees between day and night. You can enjoy the pool year-round, and then at night hop into cozy sweaters for fireside relaxation…”