Palm Springs is hot right now, and not just because it’s summer in the desert. The playground that has attracted the rich and famous for generations is on the rise once again in no small part due to the renewed presence of fine hotels that have attracted a tonier clientele back to the Coachella Valley.
Located just two hours by car east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is one of those places everyone knows by name but not necessarily by personal experience. Though the city offers several interesting museums such as the Palm Springs Historical Society and the Palm Springs Art Museum, its top attraction is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, a Swiss-built rotating cablecar that takes passengers from the desert floor to an elevation of 2600 metres to enjoy a totally different climate and ecosystem atop Mount San Jacinto. The views from the top are, of course, superb. At night, the Palm Springs Art Museum summons visitors to its Annenberg Theater for entertainment often featuring top stars from the film, theatre, and music industries in town for a bit of casual work away.
There are now hotels catering for all tastes in Palm Springs. For visitors looking for a family resort, the Renaissance Palm Springs is convenient for both its restaurants and swimming pools on the grounds and for its location within walking distance of South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs’ main street and focus of social activity.
A chic getaway for studs and starlets is Viceroy, where the relaxed ambience is an elixir for hardworking celebrities and their fans. Total privacy and seclusion may be found at The Willows, an elegant mansion turned hotel exuding style from every pour of wine during the evening cocktails in the living room.
Palm Springs is an easy drive from LA, so why not book a car from the Prestige Collection, the Adrenaline Collection, or the Fun Collection from Hertz and make like a Californian
All you need to know about Palm Springs is found on the comprehensive website of Palm Springs Bureau Of Tourism provides insightful information in the planning and enjoyment of a visit to this oasis of fun in the California sun.
Source = ETB News: Robert La Bua