Monday, 15 July 2019 21:04

We've Got Six Surprising Facts You'll Love About Palm Springs!

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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As far as anything to do with Palm Springs goes, what you don't know might just surprise you!

One of the many beauties of the desert, desert wildflowers, also known as the "super blooms", flourish in March through April. Visitors and locals alike explore the fields of yellow and purple desert flowers. The Coachella Valley Preserve is one of the many arrays of beautiful flowers and makes for a popular excursion.

Palm Springs has a rich background with some other daring hidden gems that visitors can explore and treasure! 

Here Are Six More Surprising Fun Facts to Discover. 

First Fun Fact:

Palm Springs has the largest concentration of mid-century modern residential architecture in the world! Inspired by the stark desert landscape, architects of the 1950s created what is now called Desert Modernism.

Second Fun Fact:

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway operates the world's largest rotating tram cars, and the eight-minute ride up from the desert floor to the mountain station is one of the steepest ascents in the world!

Third Fun Fact:

Known as the "golf capital of the world," greater Palm Springs hosts the nation's only citywide Golf Cart Parade. The World-Famous Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade originated in the 1960s and has garnered worldwide attention! Can you imagine the fun?

Fourth Fun Fact:

Palm Springs may be best known for its history with "Old Hollywood" -- Movie studio greats like MGM and Paramount had a 2-hour rule that applied to actors stating they must remain within two hours of the studio. So, glamor and glitz made their get-away to the close by serene desert and put Palm Springs on the map!

Fifth Fun Fact:

Palm Springs has a predominance of road names like Dinah Shore and Bob Hope dedicated to famous people who have made the desert their home.

Sixth and Final Fun Fact:

Last but surely not least. Check out the thousands of wind turbines that sprout up from the desert floor. The metallic spectacle is more than a green industry but is a snapshot of our future. Take a windmill tour deep within the energy grid on the oldest wind farm tour in the country.

No matter how long the visit, soak up the sun and indulge to the fullest by booking a Palm Springs vacation rental.

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