Situated around 120 miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a multifaceted city that offers vacationers an abundance of beauty and activity. Because of its clement climate, year-round sunshine, and luxury resorts facilities, it has become one of the country’s most sought after retirement havens. However, it is also a place where college kids flock during spring break in order to experience the vibrant nightlife. Most prominently, however, Palm Springs is also a playground for Hollywood’s rich and famous.
Along with the other desert resort towns in Coachella Valley, Palm Springs has a long history as a favorite luxury vacation spot of celebrities. Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley are just a couple of famous names associated with the city. Today, not only do celebrities retreat to Palm Springs for vacation; many of them live there as well. But aside from giving visitors that occasional glimpse of the Hollywood glitterati, Palm Springs offers so much more.
Nature lovers and trekkers can visit the Indian Canyons, which boast trails that also double as a birdwatchers’ paradise. Visitors can also go up the San Jacinto Peak through the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which has the largest rotating gondolas of any tramway in the world. Make sure to climb during the winter months, when the mountain becomes covered in snow.
Palm Springs is also home to a burgeoning arts scene, which is headlined by the Palm Springs Backstreet Arts District. It features a collection of artist-owned galleries comprising original contemporary art pieces—from painting and sculpture to ceramics, photography and jewelry.
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