Plan a visit to Palm Springs this December to enjoy some holiday magic in the bright Southern California sunshine. The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade has been held in downtown Palm Springs on the first Saturday in December since the 1990s. The Parade was rated one of America's top 10 holiday parades in an AOL Survey, and is a can't miss event for residents and visitors of all ages. According to Mary Jo Gunther, director of the Palm Springs Bureau for Tourism, "there's no other special event in the Coachella Valley quite like it!" Here's what you need to know to make the most of the parade on Saturday, December 1st.
Palm Springs is the perfect place to start off the holiday season. The endless sunshine, world-class shopping, and quality entertainment will inevitably help to create a festive mood. Upscale restaurants around the area have created mouth-watering Thanksgiving dinner menus that will entice the taste buds. Check out our choices for the top five Palm Springs Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner being served on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
If you're looking for some unique Halloween fun, look no further than Palm Springs for plenty of festivities to make your inner ghoul smile.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus, and the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in Palm Springs is hosting a special event in its honor. On October 23 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, "Frankenstein: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary" will examine the Frankenstein legacy in film with a documentary, followed by a viewing of the original 1931 classic starring Boris Karloff.
Palm Springs is a welcoming and affirming destination for the LGBTQ community which holds something for everyone. Celebrate the diversity of Palm Springs by planning your vacation getaway during Palm Springs Pride! Palm Springs Pride began in 1986 as a small variety show at the Riviera Resort showcasing local entertainers. Since then, Palm Springs Pride has become Southern California's premier celebration for LGBTQ unity, attracting 125,000 visitors from around the globe each year.
Palm Springs has a new and friendly place to experience Japanese living. At Wabi Sabi, you can shop for home goods, taste sake, attend classes, and more.
Background on Wabi Sabi: The owners are two natives of Palm Springs who visit Japan each year to visit their family. Darrell Baum and Osamu Sagara's new shop is their way of sharing their love of Japan with their neighbors back home. The name wabi sabi refers to finding beauty in imperfection. It's a Japanese aesthetic that embraces the impermanent and the incomplete.
While many people may think of Palm Springs only for its desert climate, in actuality, the area boasts an incredibly fertile growing region. The Coachella Valley has established itself as one of the country's most productive growing areas and Palm Springs' restaurants have reaped the benefits. With an array of farmers in the region raising incredible produce as well as livestock, restaurants have jumped on board in showcasing the local farm-to-table movement. For those looking to explore some of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the area, here are a few worth trying:
For a relatively small city of around 48,000 residents, Palm Springs has a lot to offer visitors. This unique wonderland in the desert of Southern California is a great place to visit for singles, couples, or families. One of the main attractions in this paradise in the sun is called The Living Desert Zoo/Gardens; in this article we'll explore what this fun place has to offer visitors.
Palm Springs is well known to have one of the largest collections of mid-century modern architecture anywhere in the United States. A trend that began in the 1930's with the influx of Hollywood's elite looking to create a celebrity escape, this mid-century style blossomed from the visionary architects the A-listers brought along to help them design their leisure estates.Characterized by clean, angular lines, lots of glass, and flat roofs, the modernist architecture fit perfectly in the California desert landscape. With bi-level, wide open floor plans and indoor living spaces that flow smoothly into outdoor ones, the style quickly grew in popularity and expanded by the 1950's from celebrity mansions into larger tracts of homes that carried a much more moderate price tag.
Glitz, glamour, and fame.
Palm Springs has seen plenty of all three during its rich history, given its long standing status as ... "The Playground of the Stars." Today, visitors not only have a chance to encounter their favorite actors, musicians, and other famous personalities, but thanks to the Palm Spring History Society they can also walk in the footsteps of the entertainment legends that made the Golden Era golden.