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Palm Springs: An Oasis in The Californian Desert

A trip to Palm Springs transports you to the sunny Sonoran Desert. With a car rental, you can travel around the city, head into Joshua Tree National Park or go a bit further and visit L.A. or San Diego. Traffic in town is usually light, and I-10 gives you quick access to sights both east and west of the city.

Get a Good View

Driving over to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway should take about 15 minutes from downtown. You can take a relaxing ride up Chino Canyon to one of the peaks. Up top, there's a small museum, hiking trails and a restaurant so you can spend an hour or even a day here.

About 20 minutes south is Indian Canyons. This area, ancestral home of the Aqua Caliente group of Cahuilla Indians, is another popular place to hike and explore. There's a range of trails from an easy one-mile path to a strenuous 12-mile hike.

Learn About the Desert

At the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, located about 20 minutes from town with your car rental, there are dozens of types of animals that are happy to be in the desert. There are also gardens to walk through and special events held throughout the year.

About 45 minutes north is the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center. You can check in here, get a lay of the land and get advice from park rangers about how best to enjoy the park. You can camp, hike or simply take a drive and enjoy your car rental's air conditioner as you take in the sights.


Downtown and in neighborhoods including Las Palmas and Canyon Sands, there are restaurants, clubs and bars. Many of them are at resorts, which you can visit just for the evening.

If you're planning on visiting Palm Springs, remember to book your rental car soon so you can see the sights freely.

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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    Car Rental Requirements in the United States

    • Minimum Age

      For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

    • Driver’s License

      Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.

    • ID or Passport

      Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

    • International Credit Card

      The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

    • Prepaid Booking Voucher

      You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

    • Important Information

      Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.


    Proteções do veículo Vehicle protections

    Rental car protections usually have the abbreviations CDW and LDW and protect the vehicle from robbery and damage in the event of collisions or accidents.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party protection

    The protections against third parties have several abbreviations, such as ALI, SLI and others. In general, they protect the vehicle from third parties involved in collisions with your rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    To pick up the car you must leave a security deposit, also called a pre-authorization. The amount is "blocked" on the renter's credit card and "unlocked" after the return of the car on the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional items

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat or booster seat. Take advantage of those items so you don’t have to worry about it later!

    Condutor adicional Additional driver

    If someone else is sharing the wheel with you, they need to be added to the car rental agreement as an additional driver and meet the same documentation and minimum age requirements as the main driver or renter.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check if your reservation has free mileage or not. Free mileage means you can ride as much as you like with the rental car and you will not pay extra depending on the ride.

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