This is where it all began. Mid-century modern homes, the Rat Pack, Spring Break.
Originally settled by the Cahuilla Indians on the site of an ancient hot spring at the base of Mount San Jacinto, Palm Springs gained world-wide fame as a get-away for Hollywood’s stars in the mid-20th century. The tourist village of 60 years ago has grown into a vibrant city with a newly revised downtown core, the eclectic Uptown Design District, and a unique variety of residential neighborhoods. What attracts people here other than the spectacular weather and inescapable mountain and canyon views? It might be the city’s accessibility thanks to the Palm Springs International Airport. Or the many attractions including the Palm Springs Art Museum, the world-famous Palm Springs Tram, the world-class collection of mid-century modern architecture, or the vintage celebrity homes. Or it might be the frequent local events like Modernism Week; Splash House, White, and Dinah pool parties; the Palm Springs International Film Festival; weekly Village Fest; or the downtown Spa Resort Casino. Maybe it’s just the idea of lounging by the pool at one of the boutique inns or relaxing over dinner and classic cocktails at one of the specialty restaurants. Whatever it might be, Palm Springs has it.