“Deciding the best time to visit Palm Springs is less about the perfect weather and more about pinpointing the kind of desert experience you’re after.
The Coachella Valley – comprising the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage – basks under clear Californian skies for 300 days a year. With its distinctive desert landscapes, laid-back lifestyle and history of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity, the region has an enduring, come-as-you-are appeal.
Year-round, you can browse boutiques, dine in glam eateries, stay in boutique hotels, relax at spa resorts and explore the desert, but winter showcases a special side to the city. The valley hovers at around 70ºF – perfect for hiking and downtown strolling – and ski resorts open in the mountains to the north.
Here’s our guide to the best time of year to visit Palm Springs…”