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Top Palm Springs Instagram Spots

Palm Springs is one of the trendiest destinations to travel. Why? This desert city’s midcentury modern charm has been brought to life with thoughtful hotel concepts, photo-worthy shops and restaurants, epic pool parties, and desert modernism style. It is a desert escape for the modern millennial who wants to get away for the weekend in style.

Here are some Palm Springs Instagram spots to share on your social media.

Those Colored Doors

orange door

Everyone loves the colored doors of Palm Springs, and it is a top Palm Springs Instagram spot. A great way to see them is on a bike touring the neighborhoods.

Palm Springs Visitor Center

visitor center

Now, the Palm Springs Visitor Center is the first building to greet you as you approach from the West on Highway 111 from Los Angeles. The building dates back to 1965 and was designed by famous Swiss-born architects Albert Frey and Robson Chambers. Its dramatic backdrop is the San Jacinto Mountains, which make the building even more dramatic. The Visitor Center is also on the corner of Tram Road, which is the entryway to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Palm Springs Welcome Sign

Instagrammers love to take selfies in front of the Palm Springs welcome sign, steps away from the Palm Springs Visitor Center.  This is a signature image that “proves” you were in Palm Springs, and most visitors know its location.  The never-ending blue sky and striking mountains make this scene like no place else.

palm springs sign

Greetings from Palm Springs Mural

While you are at the Palm Springs Visitor Center, capture your Palm Springs stay at the popular mural.

palm springs welcome sign mural

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

palm springs tramway

Capture breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley from the rotating tramcar as you ascend to the top of Mount San Jacinto.

Indian Canyons

indian canyons credit @travelwith.dna
Credit @travelwith.dna

The sacred Indian Canyons, the Indian Reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, are nestled on the edge of the desert floor. Murray and Andreas Canyons offer a literal oasis of hiking opportunities. Sights like waterfalls and huge fan palm oasis will make your gram pop.

Parker Palm Springs

parker credit @graymalin
Credit @graymalin

The Parker Palm Springs has a storied history dating back to the late 1950s , but it was its reincarnation in 2004 as the Jonathan Adler-designed boutique property that has helped lead to in now being a Leading Hotel of The World. This elegant resort hidden behind this highly Instagrammed iconic wall, has become synonymous with celebrity visits and high profile buy-outs.

Moorton Botanical Garden

Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs Art Museum, Great Shakes and Lone Palm Bungalow in Palm Springs, CA

Long established in beautiful Palm Springs since 1938, this arboretum was created to share with everyone the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants from around the world.  Featuring desert trees and cacti from miniatures to giants, it offers a collection of more than 3000 varieties of plants designed in concentrated habitats along a natural trail.  The highly Instagrammed  exhibition of quite rare plants is the world’s first “Cactarium”.

Palm Springs Windmills

windmills credit @asyatravels
Credit @asyatravels

These iconic wind turbines are a symbol of renewable energy and provide a striking backdrop for any photo.

Marilyn Monroe Statue

Marilyn Monroe

Snap a pic in front of the iconic Marilyn Monroe statue located right downtown by the Palm Springs Art Museum. The 26-foot-tall statue, known as “Forever Marilyn,” captures the famous scene from the film “The Seven Year Itch” where Marilyn’s white dress is blown up by a passing subway vent.

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