Meet the Outdoor Enthusiasts

When this couple thinks of vacation, sights of fresh air, new trails and epic adventures immediately dance in their heads. These visions of walking beneath hundreds of palm trees in an oasis and watching the sunrise with panoramic mountain views from new heights come to life when they make their way to Palm Springs. Sweet memories are made, bucket-list items are checked off and that’s how these outdoor enthusiasts “Palm Springs.”

Hiking Trails in Palm Springs

Hiking Guide

Discover Palm Springs’ hiking areas with 54 miles of trails that are part of Mt. San Jacinto State Park and 60 miles of trails on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation offers three canyons within Indian Canyons (Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon and Andreas Canyon) and a visitor center as well as Tahquitz Canyon, which has its own separate entrance. Learn more about each of these hiking areas by reading through the Palm Springs Hiking Guide.

Meet the Modernism Mavens

It’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs and this couple has been day dreaming incessantly about one particular home they saw featured in an article last week. So, they take it upon themselves to head over and check it out. As they’re laughing and enjoying a cocktail on lavish midcentury modern furniture, they look up to realize they aren’t alone and that a tour of the home is just about to start. They grab their stuff and quickly head out the door as attendees watch them leave. We do not recommend you “Palm Springs” like the Modernism Mavens did.

Desert Modernism

Self-Guided Tour

Since the 1920s, visionary modernist architects have designed sleek, modern homes that have embraced the desert environment. The dramatic geographic surroundings of Palm Springs inspired a design aesthetic in the middle of the 20th century now called Desert Modernism. See some of these famous structures throughout Palm Springs by taking a Self-Guided Tour or visit during Modernism Week, an annual festival that occurs every February and October.

Meet the Vintage Trend-Setters

These ladies love vintage shopping so they hit Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District to find the perfect new pieces to add to their ever-growing wardrobe collection. They rush into store after store, trying on dresses, hats, accessories, you name it. Suddenly, they realize they’ve been shopping for hours and have accumulated more items than they set out for. But hey, they’re more than okay with that because that’s how these vintage trend-setters “Palm Springs.”

Where to Shop Vintage in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is known for its midcentury modern architecture and aesthetic, which also makes it the ideal location for shopping all things vintage. Unique shops and boutiques can be found around every corner and you really can/will lose track of time while on a shopping excursion here. Whether you’re after that perfect modernist coffee table, the ultimate pair of retro high-waisted jeans or just love the thrill of the hunt, consider strolling through the Uptown Design District, where you’ll find many of these design styles and treasures in shops that are within close proximity of each other. The Uptown Design District is located along North Palm Canyon Drive and spans about two-miles. Happy shopping!

Meet the Brunch Aficionados

It’s Sunday and this group of friends is in Palm Springs, ready for bloody marys, mimosas and a good time. They have reservations to check out a new brunch show they shockingly haven’t seen before. Life is good. The food is great. But, the time spent with good company enjoying incredible entertainment is where the real memories are made. That’s how these brunch aficionados “Palm Springs.”

Where to Brunch in Palm Springs

Best Brunches Best Drag Shows

Rise and shine, it’s time for brunch! In Palm Springs, your brunch options are as boundless as our palm trees and sunshine. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor patio paired with a savory meal or want bottomless cocktails and a unique show, chances are there’s a spot made just for you. Are your taste buds tingling now, but you’re not sure where to head first? Check out our Best Brunches and Best Drag Shows tabs to get you started.

Meet the Fun-Loving Fellas

It’s true, everything does get hotter when the sun goes down. Or maybe quirkier? When these fun-loving fellas come to Palm Springs, they aren’t afraid to strut their stuff, be themselves and have a good time. Their free spirited energy is infectious. They put the phrase, “dance like nobody’s watching” and “put your hands in the air like you just don’t care” into action because that’s how they “Palm Springs!”

Nightlife in Palm Springs

As the sun sets over our beautiful San Jacinto Mountains, the darkness illuminates a whole new side of Palm Springs. Throw on your most stylish outfit and embrace the evening. Start the night off with food to fuel your fun by making a stop at one of these Happy Hour options. Then, enjoy an exciting night of dancing, shows and entertainment, or even Karaoke! And, if you do get the munchies after a night on the town, be sure to check out these Late Night Eats & Drinks. Let the good times roll.

Meet the Timeless Vacationers

In the heart of the sun-kissed paradise of Palm Springs, this multigenerational family has come together for a memorable vacation. Nestled in a cozy vacation rental, this vibrant clan finds the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. The grandparents lead the kids on exciting daytime escapades, exploring the wonders of Palm Springs. From discovering Moorten Botanical Garden, a one acre family-owned botanical garden specializing in cacti and desert plants, to uncovering new art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, every moment becomes a cherished memory. Meanwhile, the parents relax poolside, basking in the serenity of the palm trees and mountain views, enjoying precious time to themselves.. As the evening sets in, the family reunites. Stories flow effortlessly, filling the air with laughter and warmth. The sparkling pool becomes a centerpiece of shared happiness and togetherness. That’s how these timeless vacationers Palm Springs.

Palm Springs offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a plethora of attractions, making it an ideal destination for a memorable vacation with your loved ones. One of the key reasons it is considered family-friendly is its abundance of outdoor activities. The city boasts numerous parks, gardens, and nature reserves where families can engage in leisurely walks, picnics, and even wildlife encounters. The sunny weather and beautiful desert landscape provide a picturesque backdrop for exploration and adventure. Palm Springs also has over 2,500 registered vacation rentals to choose from, so there are a lot of choices and options. It can often be much more cost-effective to rent a vacation home than to stay in a hotel, especially for families or groups/friends that can share the cost.

Feeling inspired to do Palm Springs your way now? For decades, this vibrant and iconic city has welcomed a kaleidoscope of sun-seekers and trailblazers to do Palm Springs their way. The original desert playground invites you to come be you while discovering our boutique shops, midcentury vibe, eclectic dining scene and colorful culture. Because, to be like no place else is to do Palm Springs like no one else.

How do YOU “Palm Springs?”

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