I am joining my husband on a business trip and we will be staying at Riviera Palm Springs on Indian Canyon Drive for 4 nights. We are going down early on April 2 and have 5 nights to stay somewhere else and explore the area. We like nature, short walks, swimming, some shopping, cycling, jogging. We will rent a car and likely book an airbnb. Would like to be close to some sort of town with amenities -- we do like to be able to walk to things -- restaurants, shops, but not at the expense of being in a noisy or not so nice area.
I have never been to Palm Springs and started looking for accommodations only to be overwhelmed at all the different areas -- do we want to be right in Palm Springs or in one of the outlying areas? Any suggestions on pros and cons of different areas, plus any neighbourhoods to stay away from?
Thanks very much :)