Welcome to Palm Springs
A popular destination where city life meets the suburbs
Palm Springs is located in the Sonoran Desert in California. A popular vacation spot, Palm Springs has a plethora of restaurants, bars, spas, and outdoor activities. The laid-back vibe of the city attracts many looking for a simpler way of life.
Made popular originally in the 1930s by Hollywood stars looking for a retreat from the busy city, Palm Springs has come a long way. It’s now not just for vacations but a popular living destination for people of all ages.
What to Love
- Great Weather
- Loads of Activities
- Upscale Dining
- Natural Hot Springs
The lifestyle in Palm Springs is a lush one. The city has tons of fine dining, world-class spas, outdoor activities, and luxury living. With the weather being sunny most of the year, this is an ideal spot for those who love to be outside. It is also not far from large cities like Los Angeles and San Diego.
Houses range in size and price, but many tend to be on the larger side, giving ample space both inside and out. Palm Springs has a great art and music scene with many events year-round; it is also close to big popular music festivals like Coachella.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The bar and restaurant scene in Palm Springs has a ton to offer. 4 Saints has delicious modern American cuisine and is located on a rooftop giving amazing views while you eat. Their food highlights ingredients found in the natural surroundings of California. Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey blend traditional Japanese techniques with modern flairs. You can try one of their unique dishes or stay with the traditional and beloved sushi rolls. Make sure to pair it with one of their many options of whiskey. Birba offers Italian cuisine with a constantly changing menu that brings something new every time you visit. This is the perfect spot for a date night with its romantic outdoor setting. Of course, being in Palm Springs, you will need a go-to brunch spot, and Cheeky’s is the perfect place. Their expansive menu has something for everyone, including seasonal items that change weekly.
Palm Springs is full of high-end boutiques, outlets, and thrift shops. Head into Downtown Palm Springs to visit the local shops with everything designer boutiques, specialty stores, and art galleries. The Uptown Design District has a ton of modern and contemporary styled shops mixed with mid-century designs. Both places also have many retro thrift shops where you can find unique items from different eras.
Things To Do
One of Palm Springs’ most popular attractions is the Aerial Tramway. This gondola ride takes you up the side of a mountain offering breathtaking views of the entire Coachella Valley. When you make it to the top, you can stop for a bite to eat at the restaurant or cafe located there. The Palm Springs Art Museum houses a collection of contemporary pieces from various artists. They also have different exhibits that focus on the culture of California and the west coast. The Palm Springs Air Museum features aircrafts from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. For an additional cost, you can even be taken up in a C-47 Skytrain or a P-51 Mustang.
Head over to Palm Canyon Drive to experience a slew of museums and partake in attractions at the Palm Canyon Theater. It’s a great spot to walk or drive and pop in to all the street has to offer. Palm Springs VillageFest takes place every week, allowing local vendors to sell their items. There are also food booths and live music set up to help give attendees a break from the shopping. Of course, you can always head over to one of the many golf courses or hot springs the city has for a day of rest and relaxation.
There are a few notable schools in the Palm Springs area: