Palm Springs may be known for its amazing golf courses and tropical weather, but it's even better known for its mid-century modern architecture. 

The city is brimming with these beautiful mid-century modern homes, which gives the area an aesthetically pleasing, unique style..

You know you're looking at a mid-century modern home if it's built with three prominent characteristics, the first being minimalism.

These homes have sleek lines and simple designs that prioritize functionality over everything else. Nothing about the architecture of these homes is superfluous.

The next characteristic is an emphasis on nature. And what better place to bring nature into the home than in Palm Springs? Most of these homes have large floor-to-ceiling windows…

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Calling all art lovers! Next weekend sees the arrival of Intersect Palm Springs, an annual exhibition which combines curated collections of modern and contemporary art in a series of exhibitions beginning next Friday, February 10 and running for three days until Sunday, February 13.

This year sees the tenth anniversary of the festival ever since its inception in 2012, then called Art Palm Springs. Located in the Palm Springs Exhibition Center in Downtown Palm Springs and featuring multiple exhibitions, curated spaces, talks and other events, Intersect Palm Springs allows residents and tourists to enjoy. 

This Year's Curated Spaces

Intersect Palm Springs features two main curated spaces this year, Good Vibrations and ZZYZX Redux. With a theme of…

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view of palm springs, california from simonetta kennett viewpoint

OK, it’s not really invisible.

But it is a map that won’t show up on Google maps or on your nav system. And it is a map you’re going to want to refer to when you’re looking for Palm Springs real estate.

We’re talking about a map that indicates where the fee simple and lease land is in the city of Palm Springs and the surrounding area. People searching for homes to buy in Palm Springs may be unfamiliar with the concept, that is, the difference between fee simple (or just plain “fee”) and lease land, because they come from someplace where there is only fee land.

And it’s confusing, because fee land sounds like you have to pay a “fee.” But it’s actually lease land where you need to make a (usually) monthly payment, basically like rent,…

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View of Palm Springs

Palm Springs has a whole host of museums for history buffs as well as those who love learning while being entertained. Museums in Palm Springs are a great mix of this town’s rich cultural heritage in the area and its diverse artistic scene today. So without further ado, here are a few of the many museums waiting for you to explore in Palm Springs. 

Palm Springs Art Museum

Aptly located on Museum Drive in the Downtown Palm Springs area, the Palm Springs Art Museum has multiple permanent exhibits as well as a good number that change every few months, so there’s always something new to discover here. 

From paintings and sculptures to more abstract exhibitions such as glass, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a great way to spend the day appreciating…

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Due to its close proximity to Hollywood, Palm Springs has been tied to the culture of tinseltown even before this oasis town was incorporated in 1938.

Much of this was due to the “two hour” rule, a famous rule in many actors’ contracts that they could live no more than two hours away from the movie set they were working on. 

Thus, Palm Springs became a haven for some of the biggest names in the business, as this beautiful town was and remains an ideal combination of perfect weather, exquisite nightlife and so much to do year round. 

For your reading pleasure, we’ve gathered the best connections to Old Hollywood’s history in Palm Springs.

Frank Sinatra’s Unique Party Alert

Frank Sinatra was known for hosting some of the most lavish…

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Palm trees are a quintessential part of the Palm Springs aesthetic, with hundreds of these trees lining any given street in this popular town. Palm trees are thirsty plants, so they can only survive in an oasis — making Palm Springs the perfect area for these trees to thrive. 

While it may seem like this California town got its name from the presence of these trees, this is actually not the case. 

The name originally came from Spanish explorers that named the area La Palma de la Mano de Dios (The Palm of God’s Hand), so it’s entirely coincidental that this area also came to be a perfect place for palm trees to grow. 

In this post, we’ll be looking at some of the most popular types of palm trees that make Palm Springs such an exotic place to…

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Palm Springs is known for its decadent lifestyle and superior culinary scene, so it’s no wonder that this oasis city is chock full of some incredible cocktail bars. With so many places to enjoy these handcrafted libations, we’ve come up with a list of five of the best cantinas and speakeasies in town.

Truss & Twine

Located between the El Mirador and Old Las Palmas districts, this unique cocktail bar has a firm grasp on the past while keeping its eyes on the future. 

With multiple cocktails from various eras from the golden age to the dark ages, the cocktails here are as clever as they are delicious, made with premium ingredients by talented bartenders.

Be sure to try the food here as well, with standout fare such as the Wagyu Oxtail…

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Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park

The Palm Springs area is a place with endless things to do — festivals, a great local food scene, endless shopping opportunities and golf courses are all common activities that residents here can take advantage of. 

But one of Palm Springs’ most popular and internationally famous areas lies not within, but just north of this oasis city — The Joshua Tree National Park.

This national park borders the northern side of Palm Springs and provides homeowners with the ideal day trip to explore the many geological formations and, of course, its Joshua Trees.

Joshua Tree National Park Information

Located just north of the city of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National park is a nationally preserved area that spans nearly 800,000 acres — larger than the…

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Palm Springs is so synonymous with Hollywood and celebrity life that stars have been flooding to this oasis town since before it was even incorporated as a city in 1938. 

With its many golf courses, ideal climate and close proximity to Hollywood, many celebrities have enjoyed taking time for themselves in this relaxing scenic town nestled in the shadow of the San Jacinto Mountains.

With that in mind, we’ll be taking a look at the many celebrities that have called Palm Springs home.

What Celebrities Have Had Palm Springs Homes?

The connection Palm Springs has had to Hollywood began in the 1920s when movie stars such as Janet Gaynor and Charlie Farrell started to realize that this idyllic haven was a welcome retreat from the prying eyes and…

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View of palm trees near Palm Springs real estate

While Palm Springs attracts thousands of tourists a year for its world famous golf courses, casinos and restaurants, there’s plenty of other unique Palm Springs activities that draw visitors and locals alike.

The sunny climate of this town combined with the stark beauty of its oasis-like scenery settled at the foot of the sublime San Jacinto Mountains create the perfect area for multiple natural and human made attractions. 

To make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best hidden gems of Palm Springs, we’ve come up with a guide of four lesser known activities to do in the area.

Shields Date Gardens

Date crops have been growing in the Palm Springs area since the late 1800s, when the USDA realized that the local climate is similar to…

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