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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.

8 Must See Modernism Week Events

  • Posted by Jan 17, 2019

By: Modern Mary at Acme House Company Vacation Rentals Each year tens of thousands of design and architecture enthusiasts flock to Palm Springs to soak up the sun and celebrate everything midcentury.  Now in its 14th year, Modernism Week (February 14-24) is an 11-day Festival where Modernists from all over the world come to the Coachella Valley to revel in swanky cocktail parties, double decker bus tours, classic car shows, lectures, films and…

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Everything You Need To Know About Coachella 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Coachella 2019

  • Posted by Jan 16, 2019

What with its great location, sunny skies, celebrity crowd, a Instagram moments, this Californian music festival is everything a music festival should be.  In fact, it’s evolved into more than just a festival for music lovers. Its formal name is The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. With the 2019 festival fast approaching and the line-up having just been announced, we’ve got all the information you need about the event and what you can…

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Palm Springs' Art Scene Thrives

Palm Springs' Art Scene Thrives

  • Posted by Jan 15, 2019

As Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley and new art installations arrive in the city, Palm Spring’s allure for art and architecture lovers is going from strength to strength. From artworks across the desert landscape and intriguing ‘giant babies’ to celebrations of modernism and renowned architecture, Palm Springs has it all. Desert X  - February 9th to April 21st 2019 This spring, the Coachella Valley will welcome back Desert X, a free bi…

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You’ll Never Want to Leave this Escape Room

You’ll Never Want to Leave this Escape Room

  • Posted by Jan 14, 2019

By Kevin Perry Stick your head in a cauldron, call up Scotland Yard, and sleuth your way over to Escape Room Palm Springs, a quizzical playground that unleashes your inner explorer. Now, don’t worry; you won’t stick your head in an ACTUAL cauldron, nor will you literally be locked in the game space, but you will have a rare opportunity to bond with your chosen teammates in a private setting. Players conquer themed challenges in an attempt to…

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Fall in Love, Italian Style, at Il Giardino

Fall in Love, Italian Style, at Il Giardino

  • Posted by Jan 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs has always been a tastemaker, from our breezy resort wear to our mid-century modern flair. And taste is celebrated, exalted, and amplified at Il Giardino, a hearty slice of heaven nestled in the soul of downtown. “Everything is house made,” declares Rosario Cultraro, who owns and operates the charming ristorante with his wife, chef extraordinaire Teresa Attardi. He sings the words “house” and “home” as…

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Spotlight on the Charming Vintage Shop Dazzles

Spotlight on the Charming Vintage Shop Dazzles

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Barbara Beckley It should come as no surprise that Mike Sauls was born in New Orleans – given the cheery “Hi there!  How are you doing today,” he says to everyone who enters his vintage wonderland. Sitting behind the counter of the “Beauty Bar,” an exquisite cosmetic counter, which originally graced the I. Magnin department store in San Francisco, Mike, along with his friend Keith Burke, preside over Dazzles – one of Palm Springs original…

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Explore Paradise with Big Wheel Tours

Explore Paradise with Big Wheel Tours

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Kevin Perry Tourists make the best tour guides. An exuberance for discovery spurs them forward, a curiosity for details fuels their soul, and a connection with their surroundings becomes contagious until you’re swept into the flow of an adventure in the making. Such is the life journey of Evan Trubee, owner of Big Wheel Tours. Credit: Big Wheel Tours Although he has lived in Palm Springs for two and a half decades, Evan’s enthusiasm for…

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The 6 coolest poolside bars in Palm Springs

The 6 coolest poolside bars in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 26, 2018

A trip to Palm Springs is all about treating yourself. And what better way to luxuriate in the California sunshine and vacay-vibes then poolside sipping a cocktail? Whether you choose to check-in to one of these chic desert retreats or simply drop by for an afternoon (some are open to the public while others require purchasing day passes), you’re sure to relax and unwind (and look cool while doing it) while dipping and sipping in these poolside…

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 8 Free Things to Do in Palm Springs

8 Free Things to Do in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 21, 2018

Palm Springs Art Museum Located in downtown Palm Springs, the museum’s extensive permanent collection includes significant works by western, contemporary and glass artists, and features temporary exhibitions from internationally acclaimed artists. Each month the museum features a free community day on the second Sunday of every month and is always free every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. VillageFest Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm…

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UK Guide to Palm Springs

UK Guide to Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 21, 2018

Hayley Rubery recently visited Palm Springs to write about her stay for her blog, Frock Me I'm Famous.  We are excited to share her story, "UK Guide to Palm Springs: What to Do, Eat and See in Palm Springs!"    Let's go!...  

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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 always felt the need “to get away from it all, but not too far away,” and the desert estate he built in 1947 seemed to fit th

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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 today’s latest reality TV shows. It’s easy to feel star-struck in Palm Springs: you like their Instagram photos of extravagant des

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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 Springs. Here are a few places in Palm Springs where you can find your pool necessities. Destination PSP is one of Palm Springs unique

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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 summer warmth! Dining outside Start your day with breakfast at one of Palm Springs restaurants in their wonderful covered outdoor patio seating. FA

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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 put a decidedly California spin on the old world flavors. Take a break from shopping and dine al fresco for lunch on their newly renovated patio or

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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 meal of the day for you. Restaurant Week is a perfect time to sample some great new spots. Fairly new to Palm Springs, Broken Yol

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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 Hollywood, there are some beautiful restaurants where you can get that vibe. Tucked into the Ingleside Inn which has a rich history

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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

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 spot is to go get a glass of wine with some friends. There are several places in Palm Springs where you can dip in for a post-work glas

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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. These are the designer restaurants included in June Restaurant Week: Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, dish Creative Cuisine, Draugh

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Nightlife on and off Arenas Road

For the uninitiated, the biggest concentration of LGBT nightlife in Palm Springs is on E.  Arenas Road, between S Indian Canyon Drive and S Calle Encilia.   The largest nightclub on the block and the largest gay nightclub in Palm Springs is Hunters.   It includes a main bar and patio lounge and a separate dance space that o

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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

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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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

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 gems! One of the first sights visitors see arriving into the Palm Springs International Airport is a Wexler design. The front

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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.  Palm Springs is rolling out the red carpet for Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall and other Holl

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Take me out to the ball game

  Are you visiting Palm Springs for the winter and looking for some fun, family-friendly events to attend? The California Winter League is the perfect destination for baseball fans looking to scratch that itch before the Spring begins. The California Winter League is a professional level showcase league that brings in top unsigned ta

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Modernism Week & Art Palm Springs

Love midcentury modern design? Love art? Well you’re in luck, because it’s just about that time of year where modernist design and fine art intersect in the desert, with Palm Springs Modernism Week and the Art Palm Springs Fair happening simultaneously in Palm Springs. Modernism Week has expanded to an 11-day affair, happening on February 15-25

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Play Until the Wee Hours

Let’s face it, one of the ways to enjoy Palm Springs is to relax by the pool all day in the warm sunshine with your big floaty. But when the sun sets and the boys switch from tanning time to cocktail time, it’s good to know where you can stay up late and show off your fresh sun-kissed color.  Check out these Palm Springs Gay Bars open

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2018 Coachella Music and Arts Festival

Each April, the desert becomes a hotspot for music and pop culture during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The 2018 festival lineup has been released, with the early predictions for headliners proving true (The Weeknd and Eminem), in addition to Beyoncé, who committed to headlining this year after pulling out the 2017 festival due to

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9 Most Instagrammable places in Palm Springs

The Colors of Palm Springs Everyone loves the colored doors of Palm Springs.   Old Tramway Gas Station Now the Palm Springs Visitor Center, it’s the first building to greet you as you approach from the West on Highway 111 from Los Angeles. The building dates back to 1965 and was designed by famous Swiss-born architect Albert

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5 Reasons to Visit Palm Springs

Palm Springs is welcoming visitors to its new dynamic downtown with stylish hotels, new fashionable restaurants, chic shops and boutiques, fun entertainment venues as well as welcoming public spaces for gathering, celebrating and relaxing.  With warm days and balmy nights, this complements the ambiance that is positively seductive. With 360 da

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Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Palm Springs is very family friendly, so be sure to include your pet on you next dining adventure.  After all, aren't they part of the family too!  Here are a few restaurant options to get you started. Jake’s 664 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA, US, 92262 Jake’s is nestled in the heart of Uptown and offers a variety o

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