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Summer Splash in Palm Springs

Explore off-season in a desert oasis

Poolside at dusk. Credit: Palm Springs Visitor & Convention Bureau

Palm Springs is renown as a winter get-away destination, but California’s gay oasis is also a prime summer locale for a desert vacation with experiences from adventure to pure relaxation.

If you're looking for a big-city atmosphere with a booming club scene, you need to look elsewhere. Palm Springs is a quiet, relaxing resort town. Certainly there is a thriving nightlife, but that's hardly the city’s main appeal.

Sunshine, swimming pools, world-class golf courses and tennis courts, great restaurants, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas are the reasons to visit.

And with an average of 332 days of annual sunshine and 360-degree mountain views, it's easy to understand the appeal.

The summer temperatures might be hot, but Palm Springs doesn’t have the energy-draining humidity that plagues some Canadian and US cities.

One of the season’s big draws for Palm Springs is Summer Splash, which runs until September 15.

Hotels, restaurants, bars, retailers and entertainment venues band together to create a line-up of discount offers and special events. You’ll find great bargains on accommodations, dining out, car rentals and local attractions.

Sponsored by the Desert Gay Tourism Guild, 2013 marks the sixth year for Summer Splash.

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