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Palm Springs Overview

Palm Springs, nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley in California, is a desert oasis renowned for its year-round sunshine, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant cultural scene. This iconic city is celebrated for its mid-century modern architecture, characterized by sleek lines and minimalist design, which is beautifully complemented by the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains. Visitors are drawn to Palm Springs for its world-class resorts, luxurious spas, and renowned golf courses, offering relaxation and recreation amidst breathtaking surroundings. 

Beyond its leisurely pursuits, Palm Springs boasts a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with galleries, theaters, and music festivals contributing to its dynamic cultural fabric. From exploring the scenic beauty of the nearby Joshua Tree National Park to indulging in upscale shopping and dining along Palm Canyon Drive, this desert gem offers an unforgettable blend of natural splendor, sophistication, and laid-back charm.

Palm Springs History

Palm Springs has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years. The Cahuilla Indians were the original inhabitants, drawn to the area’s natural springs and canyons for their winter settlements. Evidence of their presence can still be found in the Coachella Valley today.
The true transformation of Palm Springs into a desert resort town began in the early 20th century, spurred by the completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the establishment of the area as a fashionable getaway for Hollywood stars. The 1920s and 1930s saw a surge in development, with architects embracing the modernist aesthetic and designing sleek, streamlined buildings that would come to define the city’s iconic mid-century modern style. Palm Springs flourished as a playground for the rich and famous during the mid-20th century, with celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Marilyn Monroe flocking to the area to escape the pressures of Hollywood. Today, Palm Springs continues to captivate visitors with its blend of natural beauty, architectural charm, and glamorous history, making it a beloved destination for relaxation, recreation, and cultural exploration.



  • Birba
  • Mr. Lyons
  • Workshop Kitchen
  • Le Vallauris
  • Spencer’s
  • Melvyn’s
  • Tac/Quila
  • Chicken Ranch
  • Tommy Bahama Marlin Club
  • Crudo
  • Sandfish
  • Townie Bagels

Top Coffee Shops

  • Koffi
  • Ernest Coffee

Cool Bars/Speakeasy

  • Tailor Shop
  • Canopy Wine Lounge
  • Truss & Twine
  • 4 Saints Rooftop Bar
  • Seymour’s
  • Melvyn’s Piano Bar
  • Boozehounds
  • Counter Reformation

Activities to do

  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Modernism Week
  • Palm Springs Film Festival
  • Street fair every Thursday Downtown Palm Springs
  • The Purple Room
  • Palm Springs Surf Club
  • The Spa at Sec-he
  • Aerial Tramway