Palm Springs is an international destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, Mid-Century architectural admirers, and fans of the glamour of Golden Era Hollywood. With an ideal location close to Los Angeles and San Deigo, Palm Springs is one of Southern California’s ideal escapes for a quick getaway weekend or the perfect locale for a second home.
Palm Springs offers the opportunity to enjoy a unique slice of Southern California history as the home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to its history as an Old Hollywood retreat and architecture mecca. Palm Springs is the ultimate location for sun lovers who enjoy a dry, arid climate. Located on the western boundary of the Coachella Valley, Pam Springs welcoms 2.5 - 3.5 million tourists as they visit the desert resort cities of Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, and Indio annually.
Spend your days golfing, relaxing poolside or exploring. From hiking, biking, horseback riding in the Indian Canyons; take jeep tours of the Palm Springs Wind Farm or nearby Joshua Tree National Park; or take a ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for some fo the most amazing views of the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs is a sought-after destination for golf, with over 100 private and public courses, including the famed O`Donnell Golf Club, the oldest course in the desert. For indoor entertainment, take in the exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum, meander through the designer, boutique shops of the Palm Springs Uptown Design District, or enjoy the unique cafes and restaurants in the downtown village area, host to the ever-popular Palm Springs Village Fest. Make to sure to check out the Palms Springs Vintage Market for some incredible finds.
Since the 1930’s, Palm Springs has been the setting of numerous film and television shoots as well as a Hollywood playground. Palm Springs is the host city for the Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest, the American Documentary Film Festival, the Arthur Lyons Film Noire Festival, the Native Film Festival (a signature cultural event for the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum), Palm Springs International Animation Festival and Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
A longstanding destination for national and international conferences, the Palm Springs Convention Center has been host to the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala, the Desert AIDS Project`s signature Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, as well as numerous outher parties and events. The 2005 Palm Springs Convention Center expansion added over 100,000 square feet and features a stunning, new design, by Fentress Architects.
Architecture lovers from around the world come every year to the Coachella Valley to see the unparalleled wealth of Mid-Century architecture, and particularly for the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week. Examples of the work of noted designers and famed architects that can found throughout the area include William Cody, Edward H. Fickett, Albert Frey, A. Quincy Jones, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, and Paul Williams, among others. Visitors to Palm Springs can see tours of these glorious structures of Mid-Century design year-round given by the Palm Springs Historical Society.
Palm Springs is a dream vacation destination and an even better place to call home.
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