East Canyon is right in the heart of Palm Springs. Step outside our gate and discover one of the most alluring and unique vacation spots anywhere.
A Year-Round Destination
Palm Springs has grown from its humble beginnings as a winter retreat for Hollywood people to become one of the country's most popular gay destinations. We’ve got things to do every day, throughout the year, whatever your interest.
Shopping opportunities abound, from vintage shops in northern Palm Canyon, to art galleries and souvenir shops downtown, to the very chic El Paseo shops in Palm Desert. Or drive a few miles west to the town of Cabazon where you will find the best designer outlet stores at Desert Hills Premium Outlets.
A thriving downtown scene can be found on Palm Canyon Drive, where the area becomes a giant street festival during VillageFest, happening every Thursday evening. Arenas Road and the surrounding area is Palm Springs' “Castro Street South” with shops, restaurants and popular bars. Palm Springs' neighbor to the east, Cathedral City, is also a popular spot to take in the social scene.
Palm Springs is surrounded by and imbued with natural wonders. Hiking trails and bike rentals can help you explore the desert, mountains and canyons on your own. Or get a bird's eye view from a hot air balloon or aerial tramway. A tour of local museums and botanical gardens completes your nature tour.
And, like any respectable resort, Palm Springs has no shortage of opportunities to play a round of golf, work on your topspin or try your luck at the blackjack table.