Palm Springs

Once known as “Hollywood’s Playground,” Palm Springs has long been a haven for relaxing in style. Celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Bob Hope often traded the bustle of Los Angeles for the palm trees and idyllic mountain backdrop of Palm Springs, where shorts, sundresses and sandals are en vogue all year long. The city’s Hollywood roots can still be seen, from the star-studded Walk of Fame along South Palm Canyon Drive that celebrates dozens of the city’s famous influencers to the celebrity-owned estates that now house some of Palm Springs’ finest restaurants and hotels (including Copley’s on Palm Canyon, the former Cary Grant estate, as well as Parker Palm Springs, once owned by Merv Griffin).

The decades following Palm Springs’ Hollywood heyday have seen the desert blossom into an oasis bursting with golf, mid-century modern architecture, fine art and plenty of raw natural beauty, too. Beyond Palm Springs proper, the Coachella Valley as a whole offers something for everyone to enjoy, including spa treatments, fine dining, boutique shops, family-friendly attractions and more than 100 golf courses. No matter what brings you to the desert, you’re sure to relax in style in Palm Springs.