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How Palm Springs residents cope with desert living during summer

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The Palm Springs desert is one hot place during the summer, but it’s not just the temperatures that intensify from June to October. Thriving with activity, Palm Springs and its surrounding area offers up plenty of fun under the sun. If you want to know how the locals beat the heat and have a great time, check out these attractions.


Boasting six casinos in all – Fantasy Springs Casino, Tortoise Rock Casino, Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage, Spotlight 29 Casino, and Augustine Casino – Palm Springs visitors who enjoy a betting game or two can find a wide array of table games, slot machines, peer-to-peer gaming, and so much more. Air conditioning keeps the casinos cool so you don’t have to break a sweat when you’re on a hot winning streak. Guests are welcome 24/7 as long as they abide by the health and safety guidelines of each establishment.

Natural Jacuzzi

If you want to relax and rejuvenate, California’s natural Jacuzzi, Desert Hot Springs, offers up natural hot and cold water aquifers that possess extraordinary rejuvenating properties due to their high mineral content. The reputed health benefits of the place is what led to it being called “Spa City.” Keep an eye on the temperature though, because the water can get as hot as 180 degrees.
Two Bunch Palms, El Morocco Inn & Spa, Aqua Soleil offer outdoor hot tubs; check individual websites to find out if their indoor facilities have reopened.

Ice cream and milkshakes

If the temperature gets too hot to handle, cool down with a sweet delicious treat from Palm Springs’ bestselling cold concoctions. Popular choices include Salted Caramel from Great Shakes, Lemon Meringue Pie from Kreem, and Give Me S’More from Monster Shakes, among many others.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

How about viewing the Palm Springs desert from high above? For $26.95 (with discounts for seniors and children aged 3 to 10), you can take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway that will take you to elevations of 8,516 feet as you enjoy the awe-inspiring view of Chino Canyon and Coachella Valley inside a slowly rotating tram car. Reaching the top provides even more opportunities for fun, as the Mountain Station hosts dining spots, observation decks, documentary theaters, a museum, a gift shop, and more than 50 miles of hiking trails.

Night market

Sundown is when the fun really begins in the desert, so prepare to get nocturnal when you stop by for a Palm Springs visit. During Thursdays throughout the summer months, a marketplace of over 180 booths magically appears in the downtown area, with vendors selling an assortment of stuff from food, to art, and even jewelry. Dubbed as Coachella Valley’s finest event, VillageFest also hosts various shows and entertainment all through the night to give shoppers and diners more reason to stay.

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