In The News
One of the best ways to learn about a destination is to read the quirky stories, hotel reviews and the insider tips about where to play, stay, dine and shop in Palm Springs. Palm Springs is featured across the world in top glossy magazines, television shows, newspapers, online publications and blogs. Click on any of the links below to read about your next adventure to Palm Springs. If you have a story idea, contact PR Manager at email@example.com
- Oct 31, 2016
For years, Palm Springs has used a citywide approach to trade show marketing that makes use of venues orbiting the city’s convention center. A continually evolving inventory of hotels within walking distance of the Palm Springs Convention Center, as well as the desert resort city’s warm weather and proximity to Los Angeles, have made this relatively small city an attractive option for associations looking for a venue to host annual meetings and events.
“We don’t have the 1,000-room properties where everyone can be under one roof,” said Julius Kazen, president of the Palm Springs Hospitality Association. “But we treat the entire city as if it was one giant hotel.”
Palm Springs makes efficient use of hotels such as the newly remodeled Hyatt Regency Suites, the venerable Hilton and a newly remodeled Renaissance, which is convention-center adjacent and features an expansive outdoor pool deck that is a natural for networking functions. Boutique hotels off the beaten path include the Ace Hotel, part of a hipster boutique chain with properties in New York, Seattle and Portland, OR.
Read more online >>>
- Oct 31, 2016
After months of chilly weather and consecutive holidays based on feasting, the time has come for one last hedonistic hoorah before you have to get your thinking cap on and your beach body back. Luckily, Spring Break is right around the corner. This time, it’s about lounging by a pool, soaking in some culture and eating your heart out in Palm Springs. While the Travelodge (palmcanyonhotel.com), with its comfy, clean rooms and gratis continental breakfast, is the place to stay to suit your wallet, you’ll want to head two blocks over to the fun and funky Ace Hotel (acehotel.com) to meet all of your entertainment needs: DJ and dance nights, film screenings, live shows, pool parties, yoga, spa treatments, bingo and so on. Read online article >>>
- 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.
Read full story in LA Confidential >>>
- 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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
Read more about the writer's adventure and top things to do in Palm Springs >>
- 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.
- 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 >>>
- 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 >