Palm Springs was made famous as Hollywood’s watering hole, where the rich and famous headed for some sun and relaxation. A visit to Palm Springs will reveal a wealth of attractions. Tour star homes or relax in the medicinal hot water springs. Everything from golf, swimming and tennis, to shopping, entertainment and local excursions make this a top destination.
Located a hundred miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs’ warm winter weather is its major appeal. During the 1920s and 30s, it became a favorite hideaway for Hollywood celebrities, a place to relax and escape the prying paparazzi. To revel in the glamour, take the Palm Springs Celebrity Tour of star homes and clubs. The tour also includes a trip to the Frank Sinatra estate.
Palm Springs and surrounding areas, like Desert Springs, are blessed with underground hot mineral water springs. Enjoy the famous “Taking of the Waters” treatment designed to rejuvenate you mind and body or get a wonderful massage to soothe away all your worries. There are a variety of spas to choose from, each offering its own special packages.
Make sure you don’t leave home without your golf clubs and tennis racquet. This desert city has more than 118 golf courses. There are at least 18 public courses, including Palm Springs Indian Canyons Golf Course, Bel Air Greens, and the Palm Springs Country Club. The scenic views and the near perfect weather will inspire you to take your best shot.
Tennis is the other popular sport here and facilities range from public parks to private clubs and exclusive resorts. Other outdoor sports include biking, hiking, fishing, swimming and horseback riding.
There is an amazing range of shopping venues at Palm Springs. Buy anything from beautiful gowns to antique furniture here. You can choose from art studios, jewellery stores, strip malls, bargain bazaars, resale stores, boutiques and outlet malls among others. Visit the “Loop” or downtown Palm Springs for a mix of celebrity spotting and excellent food with your shopping. This is where you will see the well-known backlit palm trees, the fashionable people and the glamorous shops that have been always associated with Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Villagefest, a colorful street fair, is held here every Thursday.
There are many attractions nearby. Go to Joshua Tree National Park to see some of the world’s tallest cacti, marvel at the natural beauty of Indian Springs or browse through the many museums in this area. Have some screaming family fun at Knotts Soak City and take a ride on the world’s largest rotating tramcar abroad the Palm Springs Arial Tramway.
Palm Springs attracts people of all ages and penchants. Young people love its vibrant outdoor activities, senior citizens prize its warm weather and families enjoy the many activities and excursions. With all its wonderful attractions, the oasis of Palm Springs will make you feel like a star yourself.