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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.

Stay in Style

Stay in Style

  • Posted by Sep 12, 2019

By Kevin Perry The key to great hospitality is empathy. If you know how your guests feel, then you can deliver what they want. For The Weekend owner Mark Hermann, it’s a journey of self-discovery, sophistication, and style. “I just really feel very fortunate to have discovered Palm Springs,” Mark declares. “So often, our guests arrive and they’ve never been here, and I know what that feels like. Even though I grew up close, I really was not…

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48 Hours: The Ultimate in Swank

48 Hours: The Ultimate in Swank

  • Posted by Sep 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Life is short but your wish list is long and lavish. If you only have two days to treat yourself, then Palm Springs is the ideal vacation destination. From the moment you roll through our sun-dappled downtown, your appetite for excess cries out to be satiated. Listen to that inner gourmand, feed it luxury by the mouthful, and experience the upscale wonders of 48 hours in Palm Springs… Consider a stay at The Parker, a resort…

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48 Hours: Boutique places to Eat, Stay and Play

48 Hours: Boutique places to Eat, Stay and Play

  • Posted by Sep 10, 2019

BY KEVIN PERRY The ideal vacation is a harmonious balance of sin and serenity. If you go too far in one direction, you pay too much for a garishly guilty excursion. Veer the other way and you’re stuck camping in some boring, remote dud of a locale. The perfect medium is a getaway that keeps you connected and cozy; it’s an escapade that feels tailored specifically to your boutique tastes. Welcome to Palm Springs. We are the capital of cool…

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48 Hours: Down Home in Palm Springs

48 Hours: Down Home in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Sep 4, 2019

By Kevin Perry Our downtown area is configured like an architectural embrace. Palm Canyon welcomes you into its outstretched arms, then routes you lovingly to Indian Canyon and pulls you back again in an endless loop of sustenance and style. The eateries offer tasty food done right and the shopping options are playful; stroll and peruse without the stress of a hard-sell scenario. And where better to start than at the heart? La Plaza is the…

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Color Us Impressed

Color Us Impressed

  • Posted by Aug 16, 2019

By Kevin Perry If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our hometown is engaged in a macro-conversation that reverberates to the stratosphere and beyond. The Palm Springs art scene embraces a dynamic dichotomy of fiery passion and cool refinement; it paints a legendary tableau at the intersection where gritty technique meets upscale euphoria. Strolling our gallery landscapes is an exercise is transcendence. Shopping for keepsakes empowers…

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View to a Thrill

View to a Thrill

  • Posted by Aug 13, 2019

By Kevin Perry You’ve got your seasonal tan locked down, a killer sense of fashion, and sassiness to spare… so are you ready for a change of scenery?  Why don’t you spice things up and show your followers how to live it up, YOU style.  Get out and get fabulous at the most Insta-worthy locations in Palm Springs. NATURE ROCKS Contrary to the advice of 90’s pop music, DO go chasing waterfalls, because the vistas in Tahquitz Canyon are remarkably…

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And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

  • Posted by Aug 9, 2019

By Kevin Perry When you enjoy a truly triumphant meal, every bite is a victory. Your senses shine a spotlight on each morsel, your mouth savors the playful performance of the ensemble of ingredients, and your taste buds give a standing ovation to the gastronomical tour de force. This award-worthy experience is on delicious display at a plethora of stellar Palm Springs eateries. Though our hometown is quaint on its façade, it marinates in a…

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From Hummer tours, horseback riding and rock climbing to stargazing, museums, and zoos, family adventures abound in Palm Springs

From Hummer tours, horseback riding and rock climbing to stargazing, museums, and zoos, family adventures abound in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Aug 5, 2019

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tramcar and travels over 2.5 miles from Palm Springs to the top of the San Jacinto Mountains where you can enjoy spectacular vistas of the valley below. Have lunch at the top, take in a short documentary and visit the natural history museum. Plus, there are miles of hiking trails. Want something more western themed? Enjoy a horseback ride on the trails with Smoke Tree Stables.…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter --Kimberly Nilsson, owner of Desert Adventures

Like Mother, Like Daughter --Kimberly Nilsson, owner of Desert Adventures

  • Posted by Aug 2, 2019

By Barbara Beckley What’s a girl to do? When your Mom creates the first Jeep tour company in the desert – grows it into the biggest and best – and then tells you she’s going to “retire.” Follow in her footsteps, of course.   “It’s a fabulous company,” gushes Kimberly Nilsson, daughter of Desert Adventures founder Mary Dungans. As of January 2019, Kim, and her husband, Boo Nilsson, are the sole owners of Desert Adventures. (He’s Swedish. Yes…

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Power to the Public Art

Power to the Public Art

  • Posted by Jul 24, 2019

By Kevin Perry Artistic expression can never be contained in a museum, a church, or a coffee table book. It is boundless and vibrant, spilling into the world and connecting humanity with every burst of color and curvature. Art weaves a shared experience through time, linking us to the masters of the past and beckoning future innovation. What better place to do so than in the glorious open air? No matter how you arrive in Palm Springs, you are…

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