Everyone associates Palm Springs with Coachella. That's only natural given how popular the music festival is among stars. And Lord knows we love seeing hot celebs like Selena Gomez and Dakota Johnson at Coachella each year. But Coachella isn't the only reason you should visit the California oasis. And celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Zac Efron have unintentionally given us some great Palm Springs travel tips.

When people talk about Palm Springs, they're usually referring to the Greater Palm Springs area which includes nine separate cities; Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella. Most of these areas have breath-taking hiking trails that should be ranked as some of America's best. But all of them have other unique travel experiences that you'll want to include on your next trip down. Here are just a few...

10 Vanessa Hudgens And Giuliana Rancic Found Truly Remarkable Hiking Experiences In Palm Springs

There are a number of reasons why hiking is one of the best family vacation activities. And celebrities like Guiliana Rancic and Kendall Jenner know it. This is one of the reasons why they travel to the Coachella Valley. All nine cities have superb hiking experiences. Some are all about getting intense exercise, such as the Bump N' Grind in Rancho Mirage, while others in Palm Springs are about seeing remarkable sights. These include Cactus to Clouds, Andreas Canyon, the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, and the waterfalls at Agua Caliente Tahquitz, where Vanessa Hudgens was seen showing off her bikini body, according to Galuxsee.

9 Take A Luxurious Mud Bath In Desert Hot Springs With AJ Michalka And Kristin Cavallari

According to TripAdvisor, there are tons of unique spas in Desert Hot Springs, specifically on the East side of the city. Among the best are The Spring, Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, and We Care Spa, where Kristin Cavallari stayed, according to Galuxsee. Former Disney star and musician AJ Michalka took her boyfriend Josh Pence to one of these luxurious locations in January 2020. There, the two took a romantic dip in the famous mud baths, which are not only a stress reliever but also good for the skin, according to Piedmont.

8 Hike Up To Rancho Mirage's Ritz-Carlton For Brunch Or Some Celebrity Spotting

The rural community of Rancho Mirage blossomed into a luxury oasis after WW2 and is now home to some of the richest families in the valley, luxury golf courses, the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, hiking up the hill to it is more than worth it. Their breakfasts, brunches, and Christmas/Thanksgiving meals are superb. Plus you can walk the lush grounds to take in the view or spot stars like Danielle Monet or Glee's Lea Michele.

7 Have A Hugely Expensive Weekend At Coachella's Zenyara Like Gigi And Bella Hadid

According to People, Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as their father, spent $350,000 just to stay at Villa Zenyara. There's no doubt that most of us couldn't do the same, but driving by the exclusive Coachella Valley vacation home hotel is an option. It's certainly worth the look. The desert oasis has a spa, casino room, and its very own man-made beach complete with jet skis, kayaks, and canoes. The compound only accommodates 24 guests and there's an epic waitlist around the music festival.

6 Biking Through La Quinta With Jessica Lowndes And Kelly Osbourne

La Quinta is a little out of the way from the Palm Springs International Airport, according to TripAdvisor, but it's well worth visiting. For one, it's home to a ton of respected, professionally graded golf courses and some awesome restaurants, but it's also a great destination for biking due to the trails and the sprawling communities. According to Galuxsee, Kelly Osbourne and Jessica Lowndes are among the celebrities who love La Quinta for just this reason.

5 You Don't Need To Be Kendall Jenner To Get Into An Epic Pool Party Around The Valley

Most of us couldn't get into the epic Coachella pool parties that stars like Kendall Jenner, Shay Mitchell, and Darren Criss get into. But luckily for us, there are tons of amazing pool parties that are open to the public. According to Locale Magazine, hotel pool parties are held across the desert all year long. Some of the best events include the July party at the Saguaro in Palm Springs, Plenty of Pools in La Quinta, and the One Hot Spot party at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

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4 Alessandra Ambrosio And Her Son Bond Over How Incredible Serena Williams Is And So Can You

With the coming of March, each year comes a ton of tennis tournaments that take place in Indian Wells. By far, The Indian Wells Masters is the most famous and what tends to draw celebrities like Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio. According to Galuxsee, she took her son to see Serena Williams play at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. But the events are open to the public and are just a blast. You don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate the energy of the tournament or the skill of these tremendous athletes.

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3 Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Found The Perfect Place For An Insta-Shoot, Moorten's Botanical Garden In Palm Springs

Down on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs is the gorgeous Moorten's Botanical Garden. According to TripAdvisor, Moorten's Botanical Garden is a 1-acre family-owned garden specializing in cacti and other desert plants of the Colorado Desert ecosystem. It's a fantastic place to check out some truly beautiful specimens as well as snap a few Instagram-worthy photos. Just ask Ava Phillipe, the gorgeous daughter of Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon. She loves the Palm Springs institution.

2 Coachella Valley Has Course After Course For Mark Wahlberg To Play On And Sydney Sweeney To Shoot On

We absolutely can't leave off a golfing entry from this list. Golfing is a staple of the Coachella Valley. According to 10Best.com, some of the best courses are found right in Palm Springs, but also in Rancho Mirage and out in Palm Desert. Among them are Shadow Ridge, Desert Willow, Escena, and Thunderbird. But you don't need to be an avid golfer like Mark Wahlberg to enjoy a course. Celebs like Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney clearly enjoyed snapping a few steamy photos out on the stunning grounds.

Related: Kid Rock, Mark Wahlberg And 18 Other Celebrities Golfing Around The World

1 Joshua Tree Is The Coachella Valley Bonus That Zac Efron And The Rest Of Us Need Right Now

Technically, Joshua Tree is its own separate area and isn't part of the nine cities of Palm Springs. But since it's closest to the Coachella Valley, it often gets lumped in. So, we've decided to include it on this list. After all, it's a major tourist destination. Both among us regular folks and celebrities like Zac Efron who love it for all the rock climbing. For those who love sweeping vistas, stunning foliage and formations, and the great outdoors, Joshua Tree is for you.

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