Palm Springs Travel Guide

USA  
Credit

Courtesy of Allard Schager/Getty Images

Best Times to Visit Palm Springs

The best time to visit Palm Springs is between January and April when the weather is the most hospitable. Fall's temperatures are almost as nice, but unless you love the heat, we wouldn't recommend visiting in the summertime when daily highs regularly reach the triple digits.

Weather in Palm Springs

Switch to Celsius/MM
Average Temperature (°F)
69.1
46
72.5
48
78.6
52.7
84.7
57.2
93.4
64.8
101.8
71.2
107.2
77.4
106.2
77.5
100.2
72.5
89.1
62.2
77
52
67.1
44.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
1
1.03
0.61
0.11
0.13
0.06
0.25
0.34
0.36
0.44
0.53
0.88
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

January-April

Winter is peak tourism season in the desert: The weather is perfect for all the pastimes Palm Springs enjoys best – spa pampering, pool lounging and hiking. Average highs in January range from the mid-40s to the high 60s. In April, you'll see lows in the upper 50s and highs in the mid-80s. But remember, attractions are crowded and hotel rates are at a premium during these months.

Key Events:

May-September

Summer is a long and very, very hot season in Palm Springs. Although the city all but empties of tourist crowds, you will have to contend with average daytime temperatures that regularly climb above 100 degrees. The heat can make it difficult to enjoy the city, even if you are lounging poolside. However, the heat wanes slightly in the evenings, so if you're a night owl who enjoys warm weather after dark, summertime in Palm Springs could be perfect for you.

Key Events:

October-December

Fall is a nice season in Palm Springs, but these months see a lot of business travelers and big conventions descend upon the city. Still, you'll find fewer visitors than you would in late winter and early spring, not to mention better prices on hotels (especially on the weekends). And temperatures aren't that bad either; highs range from the upper 60s to the high 80s this time of year.

Key Events:

Popular Times to Visit Palm Springs

Average Tourist Volumes
Average Hotel Prices   Search Hotels
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

Find Flight and Hotel Deals

FLIGHTS
HOTELS

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Explore More of Palm Springs

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Let these gorgeous destinations inspire you to travel more.

Holly JohnsonJanuary 16, 2020

50 Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

From relaxing weekend getaways to epic adventures, these honeymoon trips will help couples create memories to last a lifetime.

Kyle McCarthyJanuary 8, 2020

The Cheapest Days to Fly: A Guide to the Best (and Worst) Times to Travel

Use these tips and tricks to get the best deal on your next flight.

Lyn MettlerDecember 23, 2019

30 Top Florida Weekend Getaways

Spend sun-filled days exploring Florida's beautiful beaches, cities, parks and small towns.

Gwen PratesiDecember 9, 2019

The Best Travel Backpacks for 2020

U.S. News rated the best travel backpacks using recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerNovember 25, 2019

30 Top Wellness Retreats

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at one of these relaxation-focused properties.

Kyle McCarthyNovember 21, 2019

30 Fun All-Inclusive Family Vacations

Book one of these all-inclusive trips that cover food, accommodations and activities galore.

Holly JohnsonNovember 14, 2019

5 Ways Cruise Lines Are Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Industry considers impact as it looks to the future.

Gwen PratesiNovember 12, 2019

11 Unique and Quirky Cruise Destinations

Venture off the beaten path for an authentic cruising experience.

Christine SmithNovember 12, 2019

The 2020 Best Cruise Lines for Families

Gather up the gang and head out to sea with one of these six kid-friendly cruise lines.

Nicola WoodNovember 12, 2019