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LA Confidential: What's Haute in the Desert

  • Oct 1, 2016

Palm Springs, having just celebrated her 75th birthday last year, is doing what every lady of a certain age wishes she could: age in reverse. And how. In the span of a decade, says J.R. Roberts, a planning commissioner for the city and the managing director of the Architecture & Design Center of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the visitor population has exploded from design cognoscenti and Hollywood escapees to a perennial crowd of cool-seekers. “We went from a retirement village to a young, hip place,” he laughs.

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4th of July Events in Palm Springs

  • Jun 22, 2016

2016 4th of July Events in Palm Springs

This holiday weekend, enjoy all summer has to offer by lounging poolside in Palm Springs while watching the fireworks display or check-out the sand sculptors at the Spa Resort Casino’s beachside paradise. For a complete list of upcoming events, go to the official Palm Springs visitor website, http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/events/list.  

Every Thursday: Villagefest downtown Palm Springs, June 30
Spend the evening strolling down Palm Springs most famous street, Palm Canyon Drive as hundreds of vendors from around the region showcase one-of-a-kind goods ranging from fashion apparel to art galleries to home furnishings in downtown and the uptown design district. Villagefest hours are 7:00pm-10:00pm.  www.villagefest.org

Dive-in Movie at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, July 1
With the purchase of the day’s admission, you can play during the day and stay late to enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pool side. Movie starts after dusk. Filled with 18 intense water rides and attractions, Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs is a 21-acre oasis that offers families hours of fun. Dive-in Movies at Wet ‘n’ Wild are every Friday in July. www.wetnwildpalmsprings.com

Sandsational Summer at Spa Resort Casino, July 2
On July 2, the world just steps outside the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs will be transformed into a beachside paradise from 1-6 p.m. with food vendors, bar service, a live band, kid friendly attractions, shaded spots with misters, and the debut of a spectacular Sandscapes sculpture sure to inspire awe that will take three days to build.  Champion sculptors from Sandscapes will be at work building a large sand sculpture outside Spa Resort Casino during the three days leading up to the Sandsational Summer event. General admission to the Sandsational Summer event on July 2 is $10; $5 for kids 12 and under.  Tickets are available for purchase on the Spa Resort Casino website at www.sparesortcasino.com or in person at the Paradise Rewards Club. 

4th of July Fireworks & Power Baseball Game, July 4
Come celebrate Independence Day in Palm Springs at the City’s much loved “All American Fourth of July” Fireworks Spectacular, Pool Party and Power Baseball Extravaganza on Monday, July 4.

That’s right, to keep cool hop in the pool at Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way. The pool party, featuring music, games and a large inflatable slide, starts at 2 p.m. until the fireworks conclude. Enjoy the fireworks show while relaxing in the pool! Admission is $2 for children and $6 for adults. Due to the fireworks fallout zone, parking for the pool party will be located in the parking lot off Ramon Road.

Don’t feel like swimming, residents can also head over to Sunrise Park for a picnic and then over to adjacent Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road to watch the Power take on Southern Nevada at 6:05 p.m. followed by patriotic fireworks at 9:15 p.m. FREE admission for the fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit on the field.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Viewing, July 4
AIDS Assistance Program is hosting a fundraising event at the Historic O’Donnell house in Palm Speings where attendees will celebrate the annual holiday by watching the City of Palm Springs fireworks and enjoy delicious hor d’oeuvres. The cost to attend is $125. More information about this event is available at aidsassistance.org/events.

For a complete list of upcoming events, go to the official Palm Springs visitor website, www.visitpalmsprings.com

 

 

 

WWD.com: Louis Vuitton to Show Cruise at Bob Hope Estate

  • Apr 29, 2015

For the presentation of its second Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton is travelling to Palm Springs, California, the cradle of modernist American architecture in the 1950s and 1970s.

Trivago: 2015 U.S. Best Ranked Cities for Hotels

  • Feb 2, 2015

Using millions of online guest reviews, we analyzed hotels across the US to determine the 50 Cities with the highest quality accommodation in the nation, and Palm Springs is #38!

Express UK: 10 best things to do in Palm Springs

  • Jan 14, 2015

I’m not a huge fan of snakes so was reassured when Bob, the guide leading my exploration of the San Andreas fault zone, informed me that I shouldn’t worry, because he’d be carrying a golf club in case one of Palm Springs’ rattlers put in an appearance.

As it turned out, the purpose of the club wasn’t to batter any venomous vipers to death, but to “gently lift them out of the way”.

In the end, it wasn’t needed, although we did spot one enormous, dozy rattler curled up under a mesquite bush.

A jeep tour was the ideal way to learn about the desert landscape surrounding Palm Springs, 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Bob, a guide for Desert Adventures, was a mine of information. I learned that beneath Palm Springs is an enormous underground aquifer, created during the last ice age, when the Coachella valley was underwater.

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Metro Weekly: 5 LGBT Winter Travel Picks

Metro Weekly: 5 LGBT Winter Travel Picks

  • Dec 23, 2014

Palm Springs is listed as one of the top 5 LGBT winter travel picks in Metro Weekly. 

Palm Springs is hoping to rouse gay Bears from their winter hibernation to attend the International Bear Convergence, Friday, Feb. 13, to Tuesday, Feb. 17. Last year’s inaugural event attracted more than 1,400 participants, with organizers hoping to more than double that number for 2015. The Renaissance Hotel is once again serving as the event’s host hotel, which will be exclusive to IBC attendees. The hotel will be the focus of multiple themed pool parties on its expansive 24,000 square-foot Grand Courtyard that features a 5,000 square-foot heated pool, gorgeous palm trees, multiple bars, cabanas and outdoor lounge areas with fire pits. The weekend’s entertainment will include multiple DJs and a live performance by Amber and Utra Nate. For more information, check out visitpalmsprings.com

LAEater.com: 12 Hot Restaurants to Try Right Now in Palm Springs

  • Dec 23, 2014

As Palm Springs becomes hotter by the moment, thanks to the rise of Coachella culture, the fact it's now an internationally renowned mid-century modern mecca, and some new part-time celeb residents (welcome, Leonardo!), it's slowly but surely shaking its long-standing reputation for dull and dated cuisine. And rightfully so, since more and more standout spots serving everything from Spanish tapas to farm-to-table cuisine to house made pastas are popping up. Here now, an updated guide to new restaurants in Palm Springs, perfect for holiday travelers and locals alike.  Read full article in LAEater.com >>>

Wine Enthusiast Magazine: 3 Days in Palm Springs

  • Sep 15, 2014

It’s got glamour, history and scenery in spades, but did you know that Palm Springs, California, (and the nearby Palm Desert) is also a hot spot for wine lovers? Catering to a celebrity clientele since the 1940s (Frank Sinatra and Liberace were two famous residents), the Desert (as the greater Palm Springs area is dubbed by locals) offers a taste of the good life, with chic poolside hideaways, midcentury modern architecture and all-star wine-and-food spots. Here’s how to eat and drink your way through 72 hours in Palm Springs.
Read full story about Palm Springs in three days by  Alexis Korman in Wine Enthusiast Magazine >

Canada.com - What's Old is New Again in Palm Springs

  • Aug 26, 2014

Palm Springs has found a way to seduce both the older and newer generation of visitors, who romanticize a time when legendary stars like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra could be seen walking down the street.
Read full story by Kelly Scarsbrook on Canada.com >>>

Esquire.com - Style Across America - Palm Springs

  • Aug 12, 2014

The editors of Esquire set off on a cross-country journey to discover the best of what the United States has to offer. From style to food and drink and other distinctly American oddities, we scoured this land by car from New York to L.A. Here is a sampling of what we encountered on our journey from Phoenix, Arizona to Palm Springs, California. Read full article about Palm Springs on Esquire.com