Palm Springs is welcoming visitors to its new dynamic downtown with stylish hotels, new fashionable restaurants, chic shops, fun entertainment venues as well as welcoming public spaces for gathering, celebrating and relaxing. With warm days and balmy nights, this complements the ambiance that is positively seductive. With 360 days of sun-kissed weather and gorgeous scenery, it’s no wonder Palm Springs is like no place else and a comeback as Hollywood’s playground with a growing nightlife, burgeoning art scene and edgy vibe.
#1 Endless Sunny Days
The sun in Palm Springs is one of the most popular attractions. When other cities are having rain, gloom, or frigid temps – you can count on Palm Springs’ warm sunny days for hiking, biking, and outdoor adventure.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the ultimate Palm Springs experience – being transported up to the top of the magnificent Mt. San Jacinto peak in 10-minutes by the world’s largest rotating tramcars.
In the Indian Canyons you’ll discover waterfalls, pools, spring-fed streams and the world’s largest fan palm oasis, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
#2 Languid Nights
By night, you can count on purple mountains and twinkling stars. Palm Spring’s nights are perfect for dining, imbibing, romancing and dancing with a variety of options for every mood.
The rooftop deck at Kimpton’s The Rowan Hotel is the perfect vantage point to experience the sun setting behind the mountain and to plan your evening of fun. If you want a throwback to old Palm Springs’ nightclubs, Copa Palm Springs is fashioned around an elevated performing stage and a stunning u-shaped bar lined with leather barstools, upholstered booths, and gilded cocktail tables.
#3 A Downtown and Uptown made for Strolling
Forget about the congestion and traffic of most tourist destinations – you’re in Palm Springs! Stroll downtown during VillageFest, every Thursday night on Palm Canyon Drive. You can safely walk down the entire length of this open-air fair, sampling small bites, listening to local musicians and shopping handcrafted products.
#4 Our style is spelled M-o-d-e-r-n
Known throughout the world as the mecca of modernism, Palm Springs enthusiastically embraces and celebrates the midcentury modern design aesthetic. The city got the reputation honestly by having the world’s largest concentration of midcentury modern architecture.
In fact, Palm Springs loves its retro and vintage modernism vibe so much; it hosts an annual ten-day celebration aptly named Modernism Week – attracting visitors from around the world each year.
#5 Hollywood Pedigree
Since the 1930s, Palm Springs has been a celebrity playground for an A-list of sybarites and sanctuary seekers. Celebrities from Frank Sinatra to Leonardo DiCaprio and many others in between have been among the town’s famous residents who fell under the spell of Palm Springs’ tranquil beauty. Take a celebrity tour to learn a who’s who of famous names who have had hideaways in Palm Springs. Stroll down Palm Canyon Drive to see the many celebs who have stars on the famed Palm Springs Walk of Stars.