The Best 5 Palm Springs

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The Best 5 Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert oasis set in the coolest retro vibe ever. Just under a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles to the coolest, hippest getaway ever.

Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

1. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Visiting this experience in winter was a white wonderland.  It was warmish in Palm Springs City Centre but above the mountain top it was snowy and magical.The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car.  You will be whisked away on a ten minute journey, along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Once at the top there is dining, hikes and adventures to have.

Aerial Tramway

UP UP and away!

2. Retro Shopping

Palm Springs is all about mid-century chic.  It is home to one of the world’s largest collections of mid-twentieth-century modern design, architecture, furnishings and homes. Palm Springs is filled with great design shops – mod, retro and upscale vintage stores.  With the majority of the shopping along Palm Canyon Drive.

3. House Hunting

Drive the back streets of town and you will find the most stunning mid-century homes to look (gawk) at and dream.  This was the holiday residence for the rich and famous during the 60’s.  If the walls could talk…..

  • Barry Manilow’s residence – The Kaufmann House  470 Vista Chino,
  • Frank Sinatra  70588 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage
  • Liberace  226 Alejo Road/501 Belardo Road

4. Dinosaurs

20min drive from Palm Springs are huge dinosaurs with the world’s biggest dinosaurs.  The kids will love it.  Head to Cabazon Dinosaurs for your prehistoric adventure.

5. Eat and Relax

Book yourself into a resort and chill for a few days (our kids swam in the winter in the heat pool at the hotel).  The food scene is trendy, the tiki bars are fun and the locals are super friendly.  Soak up the 60’s celebrity vibe and enjoy all Palm Springs has to offer.

tiki bar

Tiki Bars Palm Springs

10 Replies to “The Best 5 Palm Springs”

  1. Palm springs looks like an interesting place, can’t say I’d heard of it beforehand! Will have to check it out if I head to the US!

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