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The staff at the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism lives and breathes the sweet desert air of Palm Springs. We love it here and we want to share our expertise with you. Follow us daily and get the inside scoop to help plan your next getaway. You experience a desert playground that is really like no place else.

Latest Blogs

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate

Frank Sinatra bought his very first home at 1148 East Alejo Road (between Caballeros and Sunrise in Palm Springs), and it was his primary residence from 1948 to 1957. Sinatra had been quoted as saying that in his life he...

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Palm Springs Summer Fitness: 5 Ways to Get in Shape While Keeping Cool

Maybe you enjoy hiking great trails around Palm Springs, but you’re ready to try something new this summer? Perhaps you’ve tried running or biking or water aerobics, but just want to lounge and relax when...

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Experience Palm Springs like a Reality TV Star

Whether it was Marilyn Monroe escaping Hollywood in the 50s or the Kardashians recently bringing the cameras here, Palm Springs has been a celebrity haven for nearly a century and now, it’s becoming a hot spot for...

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A day in the sun

It’s no surprise it’s hot in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy all Palm Springs has to offer. Here is the perfect itinerary for some fun in the sun and hot to enjoy the...

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Pool Attire – all things you’d need for a pool and places to get in Palm Springs

Hats, swimsuits, towels, unique floats, sunglasses and sunscreen, are necessities for Palm Springs summer. It’s finding the perfect chaise lounge and pool that can be challenging with so many options in Palm...

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Taste outside the ordinary - where to get great flavors in Palm Springs

Changing up the everyday is fun, so why not shake up your ordinary ‘let’s get burgers’ night out by trying some new flavors? Italian food has never tasted so good at Sammy G’s where the chefs...

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Fuel up for the day; Palm Springs breakfast options

While some say it's the most important meal of the day, others simply love to linger over fresh food and hot coffee first thing in the morning.  There's something civilized about having someone prepare your first...

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Dine in Old Hollywood

It’s no secret Palm Springs has a long and loving connection to Hollywood. The city has been a getaway destination to the stars for over half a century. If you want to hearken back to that 1950’s era of old...

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Put a little romance in your evening with these Palm Springs restaurants

If it’s been a while since you scheduled a ‘date night’ now’s the perfect time to plan a romantic night out. Palm Springs Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to explore some great new...

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Skip the trip to Europe; dine at a fabulous Palm Springs restaurant

You're hoping to find the flavors of Europe but don't have the budget for that pricey round trip ticket, there are plenty of dining options in Palm Springs that runs the gamut from Italian, to French, and even Spanish...

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Dog-friendly spots to dine in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a dog-friendly city, and there are many places where you’re welcome to bring your furry friend. Dining with dogs is usually limited to the outdoor patio areas and of course your pets must be...

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Sit & sip: where to get a great glass of wine in Palm Springs

Sometimes there's not a lot of time to sample a new restaurant. But Restaurant Week is a perfect opportunity to get out and visit new venues to see what they have to offer. A nice way to ease yourself into a new...

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What would Palm Springs be without designer restaurants?

It’s no surprise that architecture is at the foundation of what Palm Springs was built on, however the mid-century design and style runs through nearly every part of the city, including its nearly 200 restaurants....

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Laid-back pools to soak up the sun in Palm Springs

Summer is upon us and there is only one place where everyone in Palm Springs should be….the pool. Who doesn’t love to sip, splash, then repeat? Of course, it’s hot outside, but that doesn’t...

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20 Bars, Clubs and Lounges open 'til 2AM

A younger generation has set-up shop in Palm Springs with a cool cocktail scene, tiki bars and a decent nightlife vibe with hip DJS, outdoor games and live entertainment! There is still the tried and true; made-famous...

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In Memory of Donald Wexler

Donald Wexler left a legacy of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring architecture in Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism feels proud and much honored to have a city full of his iconic Midcentury modern...

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Film Festivals in Palm Springs

Did you know Palm Springs is home to six film festivals?  Yes, it is true! The City of Palm Springs is a premier film festival destination and we invite you to attend these upcoming festivals in 2015...

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Cool City for Art Lovers

Palm Springs joins San Francisco, Seattle and Boston along with six other U.S. cities as “The 10 Coolest Cities for Art Lovers in the USA,” according to a blog by Eventbrite, an online event service. Palm...

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Where to Dine in Palm Springs for Restaurant Week

Over 25 new dining, dancing and drinking establishments have opened in Palm Springs since early 2012. All are one-of-a-kind gems, from a neo-retro 1950s supper club to an industrial chic architectural wonder....

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Vacation Rentals Are Popular for Summer Season

The demand for Palm Springs vacation home and condo rentals is growing according to Airbnb, who announced their Top Ten Fastest-Growing U.S. Destinations for Summer Travel. Airbnb is the online global marketplace that...

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