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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.

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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Get your health on at these cool Vegan Restaurants and Juice Bars

Get your health on at these cool Vegan Restaurants and Juice Bars

  • Posted by Jul 23, 2019

By Patricia Kemp Desert summers turn up the heat, making it the perfect season to cool down with some refreshing Vegan and vegetarian food. These health-conscious Palm Springs restaurants and Vegan chefs put a creative culinary spin on delicious dining options to refuel and rehydrate during a day of desert exploring. Vegan meals are plant-based and many dishes are prepared with raw fruits and vegetables with no meat, fish, or dairy such as milk…

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Unique Accommodations

Unique Accommodations

  • Posted by Jul 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry Every vacation adds to your life story. When you return home, you regale your friends and family with tales of where you went, what you ate, and where you stayed. After all, how else can you make them jealous? A trip to Palm Springs will provide your narrative with its most memorable chapter yet. Our resorts are a cacophony of unexpected, underrated, unparalleled destinations unto themselves. Each of the following hotels offers…

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Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool Downtown

Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool Downtown

  • Posted by Jul 17, 2019

For a city that has always had a swanky, classic appeal to it, there is a whole lot of fresh newness ready to be experienced in Palm Springs. If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the area, you may not be familiar with all of the brand-spanking-new storefronts, eateries and hotels that have joined the neighborhood. Source: Whitney Wolff   The City of Palm Springs is proud to showcase our downtown that is a perfect scale for walking – it’…

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Mitchells Palm Springs

Mitchells Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jul 11, 2019

By Barbara Beckley “I love the edgy styles of the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. When fashion was hot!” declares Mitchel Karp, owner of Mitchells Palm Springs. “Think Sonny and Cher, Barbra Streisand, Bob Mackie. Fashion was authentic and original then.” But Mitchel doesn’t confine himself, either. “I specialize in vintage clothing and accessories for men and women spanning the decades from the ‘60s to the 2000s—and contemporary designer resale.”  …

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Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

  • Posted by Jul 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs is a landscape crafted in luxury and dominated by style. Our midcentury roots flourish into modern masterpieces, affirming our reputation as one of the world’s foremost tastemakers in architecture. But unlike other sterile destinations that must be admired from afar, Palm Springs has a lived-in appeal. Our resorts are as inviting as they are innovative, making your next stay a true work of art. Peruse the following…

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Hollywood Slept Here

Hollywood Slept Here

  • Posted by Jun 28, 2019

By Kevin Perry When Hollywood was cementing its status as the entertainment capital of the world, it took its stars very seriously. Celebrities were under studio contracts, and these ironclad agreements stated that actors must remain within a two-hour driving distance from their respective soundstages. So how could silver screen icons get as far away from Tinseltown as possible without breaking their commitments? Welcome to Palm Springs. The…

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