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Palm Springs: A Cultural Oasis in the Desert

  • Posted By: October 03, 2018

By Lydia Kremer

Most of the world knows Palm Springs is a sublime Southern California desert oasis where towering majestic mountains and palm trees come together in dramatic fashion offering stunning vistas. But Palm Springs is steeped in a rich cultural heritage, too.

Its past history and current social life are inextricably woven which gives visitors much to celebrate!

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Endless Sunny Days and Languid Nights

  • Posted By: October 01, 2018

By Lydia Kremer

The sun in Palm Springs is one of our most popular attractions. That’s because the sun smiles on Palm Springs 360 days a year!

When other cities are having rain, gloom, or frigid temps – you can count on Palm Springs’ warm sunny days for poolside lounging, hiking, biking, and all outdoor adventure including shopping, dining, and exploring.

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Palm Springs Confidential: A Hollywood Pedigree

  • Posted By: August 24, 2018

By Lydia Kremer

For more than 80 years, Palm Springs has been a magnet for the rich and famous. Sure, the Brits have the royal family but the City of Palm Springs lays claim to its own royalty – Hollywood royalty.

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Palm Springs: Gay since back in the day

  • Posted By: July 30, 2018

The city’s LGBT beginnings originated when Hollywood movie stars came to the desert to escape the tabloids. Stars could drive to the desert without fear of photographers snapping away at their private lives. Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been a playground for Hollywood, both straight and gay, and getting away to the desert was only a two-hour drive. It was only a matter of time before they would make their way to Palm Springs. With second homes already well-visited, it was natural for Hollywood’s stars and powerbrokers to settle down in the desert.

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Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool New Downtown

  • Posted By: April 23, 2018

For a city that has always had a swanky, classic appeal to it, there is a whole lot of fresh newness ready to be experienced in Palm Springs. If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the area, you may not be familiar with all of the brand-spanking-new storefronts, eateries and hotels that have joined the neighborhood.

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Three films you didn't know were shot in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: May 08, 2016

Palm Springs’ proximity to Los Angles means the desert is no stranger to actors, producers and Hollywood celebrities of all kinds. It’s also no surprise then that far from just using Palm Springs as a place to relax, Hollywood has looked at the region as a great location for movie-making. 

I’ve picked out three films shot here in the desert, and alongside them, three things you can learn about Palm Springs from watching them.

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Frank Sinatra Remember by Mel Haber at Melvyn's in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: November 03, 2015

One always feels like something special is going to happen when you approach Melvyn’s, adjacent to the Ingleside Inn. Perhaps, it is the lavish plantings that have grown over the years and provide a great shield from the hustle and bustle from downtown Palm Springs.

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Secret's of Hollywood's Hideaway

  • Posted By: Matt Link October 09, 2015

Shh! Secrets of Hollywood’s Hideaway



What you may or may not know about Hollywood's Playground and the stars that played here...

Elvis

HOLLYWOOD’S HIDEOUT

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In Memory of Donald Wexler

  • Posted By: Palm Springs Insider July 01, 2015

Donald Wexler left a legacy of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring architecture in Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism feels proud and much honored to have a city full of his iconic Midcentury modern gems!

Wexler

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