If you are looking for that oasis in the desert, look no further than Palm Springs. Nestled between several mountain ranges, it’s a brief trip from the hustle and bustle of LA and San Diego. And what makes it even better, Palm Springs almost always promises to offer sunshine, with more than 300 days of nearly perfect weather each year. You won’t be imagining this oasis on the horizon, it’s the real deal. Pristine Agency invites you to take a closer look at this great getaway with us.
Palm Springs is known for its mid-century architecture, one of the largest concentrated displays in the world. Visionary modern architects started building here in the 1920’s. The style of design was most notable for its use of glass and clean lines, with natural and manufactured indoor and outdoor spaces. This desert modernism evoked a lifestyle that spoke of simple elegance and informality. One of the best ways to learn more about this and enjoy the architecture unique to the region is by taking part in Modernism Week in Palm Springs. This is a ten day event that takes place annually in February. Of course its focus is mid-century architecture and you can experience it through films, lectures and tours.
If you like to be in nature, you will want to experience The Living Desert. This unique zoo and botanical garden represents not only the desert environment of North America, but also that of Africa. It resides on 1,200 acres and features more than 450 wild animals. You can take a tram ride, enjoy a leisurely stroll the gardens, or if the weather is in your favor, hike along one of the many trails.
To get a bird’s eye view of Palm Springs and the surrounding area you will want to take a ride on the tram. It is the world’s largest rotating tram and scales the cliffs of Chino Canyon. Once you get to the top there are hiking trails that you can embark onto on your own, or guided nature walks. If you are looking for a place to dine for lunch or dinner, you have to choices way up here, Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café. Either one is perfect for getting absolutely breathtaking views.
Of course, Palm Springs is also the perfect place to enjoy a round or two of golf. Home to numerous courses, many which are award winning, this is one aspect of Palm Springs you won’t want to miss.
You will almost always have favorable weather conditions in the perfect desert oasis that is Palm Springs. If it gets a little hot in the summer, this is the desert after all, just take that tram ride into the mountains where it’s always a bit cooler to catch a break.