Just because summer is over does not mean that you have to wait until next year to plan a vacation. Many states within the United States have warm weather, year round. Palm Springs is one of those destinations and you will find a late fall or early winter weekend in Palm Springs to be a wonderful vacation. Keep the following Palm Springs planning tips in mind as you plan the perfect weekend in Palm Springs.
Consider a luxury vacation rental
Hotels are a thing of the past. You cannot really get the true experience of Palm Springs by staying in a hotel. If you want to be involved in the best attractions and events in Palm Springs, consider vacation home rentals instead. With a Palm Springs vacation home, you will be right in the middle of the best attractions in the city. Additionally, vacation home rentals provide travelers with a lot more space. Studies show that the average hotel room size in the United States is only about 325 square feet. Vacation home rentals, on the other hand, are often much larger.
Research the local attractions and events ahead of time
You will be having so much fun that your weekend in Palm Springs will fly by. Don?t spend your valuable vacation time doing local attraction and event research. Doing this research ahead of time can ensure that you are able to fit in as many attractions in Palm Springs as possible. You also won?t be left scrambling for lunch or dinner options after a busy day. Make a list of the best local restaurants that you want to try during your weekend getaway.
Schedule relaxing time
Make sure you also schedule in some relaxation time. Vacations can be hectic and busy. Don?t let the overwhelming desire to have fun wear you out. In fact, an international study showed that 59% of people prefer a relaxing vacation to a more active one. Make it a goal to feel refreshed after your weekend in Palm Springs, rather than feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation. If you have a lot of amusement parks and bar hopping planned, for example, be sure to schedule a full spa or pool day.
Book your house rental well in advance
There are advantages in choosing Palm Springs luxury vacation rentals over a hotel room. However, it is important to remember that as more and more travelers learn of these rental advantages, rental houses are likely to book up much faster. According to a Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) study, in 2012, 22% of leisure travelers chose a vacation rental over a hotel during the last two years. Based on this study, it is important to book your house rental well in advance. Do not ruin your weekend in Palm Springs by finding out everything is booked at the last minute.
Fortunately, there are many online home rental booking services available today. It is best to book through these sites and to avoid private transactions. It is likely that you will never meet your property owner before visiting. Even after your visit, you may never come into contact with the house owner. For this reason, it is necessary to have a third party booking site that will prevent you from any scams. These sites will handle all communication and if there are any problems with the house upon check in or checkout, they will be an integral part of the conflict resolution.
Vacations are good for the body and mind. Palm Springs is a wonderful, year round vacation destination. If you are planning a Palm Springs vacation this fall or winter, now is a good time to begin the planning. Renting a luxury home can give you added privacy and can put you in the middle of the excitement. Just make sure you go through a reputable company and that you book well in advance.