Searching for Desert X

Searching for Desert X

Here’s an invitation to see world-class art with no jacket required. In fact, hiking attire and a supply of water will be more appropriate to experience Desert X, the free-to-the-public exhibition of art installations across Greater Palm Springs from Feb. 25 to April 30. This is art outside the white walls of…

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Coachella’s Sweet Treasure—Dates

Coachella’s Sweet Treasure—Dates

Greater Palm Springs may be famous for its date palm trees and lush groves, however, it is in the eastern edge of the destination—in and around Coachella—that the farms take hold and line the thoroughfare with the stately groves. Dates aren’t native to this destination. In fact, the crops were imported from the…

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The ‘Hidden’ Architecture of Greater Palm Springs

The ‘Hidden’ Architecture of Greater Palm Springs

Modernism buffs worldwide know that Palm Springs is a major destination for midcentury modern architecture. Modernism Week, February 16-26, 2017, offers 11 days of design, architecture, exclusive tours and more with over 300 events scheduled. There is no shortage of modernism examples to enjoy in Palm Springs…

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A to Z Guide to Greater Palm Springs

A to Z Guide to Greater Palm Springs

Take a look at our A-to-Z Guide to Greater Palm Springs! Have you experienced one of our A to Z stops? Share your adventures with us with #VisitGPS. A is for Air Museum This A to Z Guide takes off at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Home to one of the World's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft plus Korea and…

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Outdoor Art in Greater Palm Springs

Outdoor Art in Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs is a thriving center for visual arts—both inside the museums and galleries and outside. In high season, art fairs are plentiful, but you can also enjoy free public art year-round, any time you like. Thanks to  ‘Art in Public Places’ programs in every valley city, there are public art tours,…

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​30 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

​30 Free Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs is packed with free fun, no matter what you enjoy. From hiking trails to art museums to street fairs and retro classic car cruise nights, locals and visitors of all ages find a variety of things to do that don’t cost a cent.  Together with summer deals that are chillin’, vacationing in the…

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Arts & Culture in Greater Palm Springs

Arts & Culture in Greater Palm Springs

Discover a thriving arts and culture scene in a modern oasis that overflows with visual inspiration and rewarding experiences.  An array of preeminent special events highlight the Greater Palm Springs cultural calendar. They include the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January), Southwest Arts Festival…

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Museums Unveil New Treasures

Museums Unveil New Treasures

A new director, Liz Armstrong, ushers in the season at the ever expanding Palm Springs Art Museum, which has a satellite space in Palm Desert as well as the popular Architecture and Design Center in downtown Palm Springs. The season opened with Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe(through Dec. 13, 2015) at…

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Wine Down & Get Artsy

Wine Down & Get Artsy

Pinot’s Palette, Wine & Design, Artists Uncork’d…call it what you will – from coast to coast, wine and paint parties are all the rage right now whether it’s getting together with friends for vintage fun or chilling after a long day’s work.  As the late great Robert Mondavi once said, “…it’s wine, food and the arts.…

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Two Days in Coachella: Beyond the Music

Two Days in Coachella: Beyond the Music

Greater Palm Springs area’s southernmost city has a name that has become synonymous with one of the world’s most famous music festivals. Going beyond the music, the city of Coachella has some surprising finds. Coachella is at core an agricultural city. It dates back to 1898 when the Southern Pacific Railroad built…

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