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Palm Springs is a desert oasis unlike any other. Set in at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains, this modern and vibrant city has been a playground for Hollywood for more than half a century. In the early 20th century, those looking for a healthy climate made their way to Palm Springs because of the city’s dry heat and luxurious resort hotels. Today, there is an eclectic food and drinks scene, and booming downtown, endless outdoor activities, and a thriving diverse community. Palm Springs is also home to one of the largest collections of Mid-century Modern architecture in the world. The weather is usually warm and sunny, so come prepared to relax and enjoy yourself when not taking part in the city’s many cultural activities. Though many come to Palm Springs just to sit by the pool with a cocktail in hand, Palm Springs travel offers much more than just that. Read our Palm Springs travel stories and guides to help plan your next trip.

Your Fun in the Sun Summer Guide to Palm Springs

Your Fun in the Sun Summer Guide to Palm Springs

  • Posted by May 22, 2019

Jump into summer in Palm Springs, where days are sunny, pools (and cocktails) are refreshing and nights are balmy. Here are some picks for a fab summer getaway. Swimming Pools. Imagine an oasis with hundreds of sparkling pools, each with its own personality.  Many, like the Ace, Arrive and Zoso, have poolside events open to the public. The smaller boutique hotels feature cocktail hours, fire pits by the pool, individual soaking tubs and more…

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Vintage Clothes, Vanguard Chic

Vintage Clothes, Vanguard Chic

  • Posted by May 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry A conversation with Cat Slater is like a joyful ride in a time-traveling bumper car. As the Iconic Atomic owner bounces from topic to topic, the virtual calendar in her mind flutters effortlessly through decades of style and quirk. Case in point: “Clothing for me, it’s personal. So we do from 1947, which is the start of Dior’s New Look, through not just midcentury, but we go through disco and into the early 80s and now the mid-…

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Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry Hospitality is a dish best served warm. When you sit down for a gourmet meal, you don’t want to feel unwelcome or out of place, no matter how upscale your surroundings may be. It’s a delicate balancing act, but Copley’s really sticks the proverbial landing. “We are a fine-dining restaurant but there’s certainly nothing stuffy about us at all,” promises co-owner Greg Butterfield. “Being from Hawaii, we have that aloha spirit.”…

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Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry The next time you’re inundated by the vibrant Palm Springs sun, pause for a moment to consider how much wonder and beauty it propagates. Just take it from El Mirasol owner Felipe Castañeda. “When I first came over here,” recounts Felipe, “I was taken by the clear skies and the big mountains that we have on the side of the town. And the sun. It was really nice. That’s how I came to name our place El Mirasol. It’s a flower that…

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Historic Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Historic Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

  • Posted by May 13, 2019

By Kevin Perry Clark Moorten shares a kinship with the desert plants he lovingly cultivates. Resilient, dry (witted) and firmly rooted in fascination, the owner of Moorten Botanical Garden kicks off our interview with a sense of honesty and playfulness. “Anything you ask, I’ll talk about. If I don’t know something, I’ll make something up! That’s how you tell stories.” Garnishing his words with a warm laugh, Clark is a born entertainer. It’s…

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Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

  • Posted by May 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Yelp calls it one of the best three restaurants in Palm Springs. Trip Advisor argues that it’s in the Top Two. But Miro’s owner has another name for it…   “I can call it home.” Miro Terzic has harvested accolades as fresh and vibrant as his ingredients, but when asked how he got started in the restaurant industry, he remains humble. “This was totally accidental. I moved into the area in ’94. We fled what used to be Yugoslavia, a…

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Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

  • Posted by May 3, 2019

 By Kevin Perry Elevate your perspective. Attain a higher purpose. Ascend to greatness. These are more than just empty platitudes at Desert Rocks; they are lofty pathways to Zen on the rocks. “Climbing is not as much a sport as a lifestyle,” extols owner Steve Schechtman.  “It’s unlike throwing a baseball or kicking a soccer ball; it’s both physical and very thought provoking. So there’s a lot going on there, other than just pulling yourself…

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A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

  • Posted by Apr 30, 2019

By Kevin Perry Love and sustenance go hand in hand. They nurture us, give us purpose, and provide us the strength we need to conquer the world outside of our immediate circle of relatives. Family feeds us, in more ways than one. Some restaurants tout their commitment to heritage, but Las Casuelas Terraza lives it. During our brief conversation with the legendary eatery’s operator, Patrick Service, he interrupts himself abruptly to make sure…

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Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

  • Posted by Apr 24, 2019

Liz and Mark Ostoich One weekend Liz and Mark, owners of Tac/Quila, took a short break from life as lawyers and decided to dream a little. We brainstormed, reminisced, reflected and projected, all with a goal of discovering where our dreams intersected. It was clear after a while that our life change would involve hospitality. We love people and their stories, and nothing brings people together like a great meal in a memorable setting. Our…

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A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry She’s an Oscar winner, a living legend, and perhaps most notable of all: she was fortunate enough to employ The Tropicale’s Tony Di Lembo as her personal chef.  When asked to describe Barbra Streisand, Di Lembo beams, “She’s a fascinating lady. She was a tough woman to work for; she was a perfectionist, as you might think. She knew what she liked to eat. It was actually kinda simple because I knew what she liked. You just kinda…

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