This little town in the heart of the desert paints a glamourous picture of the past and the present, and its winding Hollywood connection is like no other. Fifty years ago, our desert diamond Palm Springs was a getaway for the Hollywood crowd and home to well-known stars such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., George Hamilton, Bob Hope, Albert Einstein, Bing Crosby, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, and Jack Benny, Marilyn Monroe, Dinah Shore, Elizabeth Taylor and Susan Sommers. Nowadays a new generation of Hollywood A-listers bring glamour to the desert and the relaxing privacy it offers.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival held annually in January is a favorite stop for many celebrities. Founded by then-mayor Sonny Bono, the star-studded events attracts celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, John Travolta, Ron Howard, Halle Barry, Leonard DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Dakota Fanning and many more. This town spreads out with great shopping, a growing art district and relaxed dinning. Home to a growing LGBT community, kid-friendly spots, and gaming, this town is the perfect destination for a quick and relaxing getaway.
Spend time at Sherman’s Deli and Bakery on Tahquitz Canyon Road for a perfect breakfast or lunch with exceptional outside dining and fun people watching. Or you may take a different approach to dining and try Native Foods, a fast food vegan restaurant. With every meal made onsite, even the non-vegans will love it.
Too hot to be out and about or traveling with kids? A trip to Wet n’ Wild will cool you off. There are many different timeshare options for families that will allow you to spread out and enjoy your short time in Palm Springs. The Oasis Village has one, two or three bedroom options, free bicycles and seven pools to choose from. If you’re more interested in a boutique hotel, try the Hotel California. This small hotel has the best service and friendliest staff this side of the mountains. The Hotel California is an adult-only oasis located only a mile from the center of town. If you can spare a few extra moments between swimming shopping and basking in the sun, take a 25-minute ride to Joshua Tree National Park. This expansive park offers bird watching, camping, hiking, rock climbing and incredible stargazing.
This glamourous city in the desert is the perfect spot for a weekend away or a week-long holiday. Whether you’re looking to spend time with family, hit the shops, or kick back and savor the quiet of the desert, Palm Springs is your destination.