This California town is a midcentury modern, cactus-lined paradise.
Palm Springs, a widely known desert hideaway, has long been sought out for outdoor activities like tennis and golf. And yet, it’s also a highly artistic town, crowded with interior design shops boasting midcentury modern furnishings and objects by renowned artistes. On top of all that, there are plenty of terrific restaurants and a poolside cocktail culture you don’t want to miss out on. And just outside the glamorous city you can ascend to a snowcapped peak, soak in healing hot springs and hike among the Joshua trees.
Explore Palm Springs
- Downtown Palm Springs
- The Movie Colony
- Uptown Design District
Downtown Palm Springs
The beauty of being in downtown Palm Springs is the wide array of options, some of them even walkable (a rarity in Southern California). You can party (there’s a drag show on Saturday nights that’s extremely worth seeing), find terrific haute cuisine and kick back at some of the best pools in SoCal.
Shopping, Sightseeing, Hotels, Dining
The Movie Colony
This chic enclave was named for its old Hollywood atmosphere of decades past — it was once where the stars sought refuge, and to be honest, many still do. Vintage estates, beautiful parks and a museum are also draws.
Residential, Sightseeing, Architecture
Uptown Design District
If you love vintage shops, interior design and eclectic art, this is the neighborhood for you. Situated on North Canyon Drive — from Hermosa Place to Alejo Road — this is the quintessential Palm Springs shopping district, anchored by El Paseo, a Spanish-style luxury mall.
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Outdoor Adventure Meets Arts and Culture in Palm Springs, California
Dip Into the Outdoors (and a Pool)
The best way to immerse yourself in the desert lifestyle is to plan a day spent outdoors. To get started, don your hiking boots or get in a game of tennis, then cool off in the pool of your choice.
Shop and Dine in the Design District
Palm Springs is considered an art and design capital of the U.S. — and the midcentury modern galleries prove it. Head to the Uptown Design District for a day spent scouting art and furnishings from the country’s best designers, both contemporary and from another era.
Surround Yourself in Desert Life
SoCal’s most famous desert city is so much more than just the downtown area around Palm Canyon Drive. Venture to Greater Palm Springs — including Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage — for more arts and outdoors exploration.