The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage

palm springs, california

With its sunny skies and rugged mountain landscapes, Palm Springs, California is picture-perfect… no Instagram filters needed! For those who love to revel in nature, this city would be great for a holiday break.

The Ritz Carlton, which overlooks Palm Springs and Coachella Valley, is where we’d stay for a lush retreat. Not far from Los Angeles and San Diego, the hotel offers guests a convenient escape from the busy city atmosphere.

For the time being, drop your worries and indulge in one of The Ritz Carlton’s luxury room packages. There are 244 guestrooms at the hotel, each with a private balcony or patio from which one can enjoy stunning views of the California desert. Whether you’d like to wake up to a bright sunrise or much prefer a pink and purple sunset, you can witness both without even getting out of bed.

As you enter the main lobby, you’ll see that it is decorated with simple yet contemporary desert-inspired furniture. There’s a fireplace, yellow lampshades and a display of cactus plants that make the space look warm and inviting.

There’s also a wide range of leisure activities to try. You can spend time at the spa, relax by the pool, do yoga at the fitness center or borrow a mountain bike from the hotel. Also, Palm Springs is one of the most upscale golfing areas in the world. There are over 100 golf courses nearby, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro—you’re welcome to explore each one. Just don’t forget to put on some sun block and a hat.

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