With cold weather approaching in Chicago now is the time to take a trip to the desert paradise of Palm Springs, California. The name is said to come from Spanish explorers who described it as being the palm of God’s hand. As a tourist there is a lot to grab onto.
American Airlines has direct flights to this balmy destination from Chicago. Just walking through the open ceiling airport warms the soul as the dry heat and palm trees are in stark contrast to the Windy City.
There are peak times to visit Palm Springs throughout the year to center around events. For example there is an International Film Festival in January that grows bigger every year. The White Party for gays and the Dinah Shore Weekend for lesbians are both held in April with huge numbers of people. Although Pride is practically every day in this town it officially arrives the first weekend in November with a festival paired with it to celebrate.