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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.

Bars, Clubs and Lounges Open Late in Palm Springs

Bars, Clubs and Lounges Open Late in Palm Springs

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 and live entertainment. Check out our list of the bars and lounges in Palm Springs to play late. Copa Room Palm Springs 244 E Amado Road, Palm Springs, 92262 Wednesday-Sunday 6pm – 2am  | Closed Monday & Tuesday In a throwback to old Palm Springs’ nightclubs, the Copa is fashioned around an elevated…

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The Sleek, Modern Truss & Twine

The Sleek, Modern Truss & Twine

  • Posted by Jul 18, 2018

If you've visited Palm Springs before—or checked online for great places to eat—you're no doubt familiar with Workshop Kitchen + Bar, which is located in the historic El Paseo Building on North Palm Canyon Drive. In 2015, the restaurant became Palm Springs’ first James Beard award winner for Outstanding Restaurant Design (in the category of over 75 seats). Truss & Twine, a modern, sleek cocktail bar located in the same building, is also the…

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Restaurants offering French Dishes

Restaurants offering French Dishes

  • Posted by Jul 12, 2018

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs caters to the most discerning palates by offering international foodie fare that transports the diner to an exotic array of gastro-destinations. Next stop: France! The following list of haute hotspots summon Parisian decadence with a unique Palm Springs flair… L’ATELIER CAFE Speaking of the French capital, the City of Lights has given us so much - specifically: Charlotte and Raphael Farsy. These Parisian expats…

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Shopping at Gallery 24 Jewelry

Shopping at Gallery 24 Jewelry

  • Posted by Jul 9, 2018

By Barbara Beckley Pea pods. Cherries. Legumes. No these aren’t foods. These are gorgeous necklaces and brooches-- hand made in Paris! I’m in one of the desert’s most elite boutiques – Gallery 24 Jewelry – where the rich and famous really do buy their costume jewelry.   Tucked away (on purpose) at the back of the Palm Canyon Galleria on North Palm Canyon Drive, owner Carlos King uses his French connections and sparkling personality to amass a…

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If it's Monday -- It Must be Bingo & Trivia at the Ace Hotel

If it's Monday -- It Must be Bingo & Trivia at the Ace Hotel

“Bingo! I have bingo!” I yelled. I couldn’t believe it. But yes, every number on my card was covered. Emcee Shirley Claire strolled over -- placed one of her long legs on my table, waved a feather boa in the air, and sang, “Congratu-laaaaations!” If it’s Monday night in Palm Springs – the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is the place to be. First for “Fabulous Bingo” in the King’s Highway diner -- a mix of singing, dancing, showbiz razzle dazzle and…

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Escape to Palm Springs this Summer

Escape to Palm Springs this Summer

  • Posted by Jun 27, 2018

By Christina Cary  Trade in cloudy skies for the luxurious sunshine of Palm Springs. Take in endless mountain vistas on a direct flight to Palm Springs International Airport. Unwind at a poolside soiree, dine al fresco and enjoy a glass of rosé under the romantic summer stars. Think hiking, riding waterslides, admiring desert flora, exploring the zoo and endless days of fun. Play and stay in a top vacation destination! Book your suite at the…

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Take Your Family for some Sweet Treats

Take Your Family for some Sweet Treats

  • Posted by Jun 22, 2018

By Kevin Perry   Vacation is a time to shed your inhibitions, to indulge in excess, to be frivolous and fun-loving and free. In short, it’s your chance to be a kid again with your kids. As a premiere vacation destination, Palm Springs is the ultimate fountain of youth, offering gourmet treats and everything neat; it’s a wonderland designed to satisfy children of all ages (especially the grown-up variety). So let’s skip backwards in time and…

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Splash House: Bringing the music festival poolside

Splash House: Bringing the music festival poolside

  • Posted by Jun 22, 2018

By Kevin Perry   Why enjoy tunes BY the pool when you can enjoy them IN the pool? It’s the ultimate Palm Springs innovation: an entire music festival organized around YOUR leisure schedule. Sip your exotic drink, cavort with your friends (exotic or not), and swim along with the beat. Splash House boasts such eclectic talents as Yolanda be Cool, Justin Martin, Dusky, Motez, Kidswaste, and Detroit Swindle, just to name a funky few. Let’s face…

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Stay at the Frey – Modernist Architect of Palm Springs

Stay at the Frey – Modernist Architect of Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 15, 2018

By Christina Cary  In photographs, he appeared stoic. Influenced by the De Stijl architectural style with a focus on function, color and distinct lines, Swiss architect Albert Frey profoundly influenced post-WWII Palm Springs; Hollywood elite and vacationers alike. His roughly two-hundred regional architectural designs exemplify a harmonious balance between material and nature. Frey’s’ discipline as a virtuoso of architecture stemmed from his…

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The Parker Palm Springs Spa

The Parker Palm Springs Spa

  • Posted by Jun 13, 2018

By Barbara Beckley I’m lazing on a lounger, underneath a gaily striped beach umbrella. Sparkling water and nautical trappings are all around. Am I at the beach? A fancy waterfront yacht club?   Well it could be – except that I’m in Palm Springs, and the beautiful desert. This is PSYC – aka the Palm Springs Yacht Club – the lavish full-service spa at the tony Parker Palm Springs resort. The catchy name – I was “psyched” about pampering myself…

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Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate

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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 and Austrian.   Start your restaurant trip around the world in Spain at  Alicante. They’re rated #1 Spanish and

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

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Bars, Clubs and Lounges Open Late in Palm Springs

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 and live entertainment. Check out our list of the bars and lounges in Palm Springs to play late. Copa Room Palm Springs 244 E Amado Road, Palm Springs, 92262 Wednesday-Sunday 6pm – 2am  | Closed M

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

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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 take away from the cold water, pool toys, and crafted cocktails in citrus-colored plastic glasses . Luckily for you sun-worshippers, we have compiled ou

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In Memory of Donald Wexler

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Film Festivals in Palm Springs

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