Palm Springs Travel Guide
The plate-glass windows beneath the blue-edged roof give a preview of the high-end 1950s furnishings for which Modernway (and Palm Springs) is known. The store’s mid-century classics span furniture, accessories, lighting, and art.
Bring a jacket—even in summer—to ride aboard the world’s largest rotating gondolas. The 2 1/2-mile, 10-minute trip up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon affords views of the Coachella Valley and the briny desert lake known as the Salton Sea.
Modern Home Commercial & Residential Design Showroom on North Palm Canyon Drive sells building and furnishing materials that have the mid-20th-century look of simple lines and curves. Geared toward both builders and remodelers, the showroom also carries vintage and modern items alongside the
Tee off at this legendary venue.
Fans of antiques and American Impressionist art should include Stewart Galleries on their list of stops in Palm Springs.
John McCallum, the first permanent white settle of Palm Springs, had an adobe house built for him in 1884, and along with Miss Cornelia White’s “Little House,” it makes up the museums of this nonprofit started by Melba Berry Bennett in 1955.
Visiting the peaks of Palm Springs’ Mount San Jacinto requires either an eight-minute ascent on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram or a lengthy drive to the end of U.S. Highway 243 north. Once at the top, the Coachella Valley and neighboring San Gabriel Mountains are visible.
A wall of windows runs across the front of a low-profile white building in North Palm Springs, and a contrasting red wall to the left bears the distinctive store logo.
The Indian Wells Golf Resort is home to two championship courses totaling 36 holes and a 53,000-square-foot clubhouse, where the IW Club Restaurant offers chef Chris Olson's seasonal Californian cuisine.
Mod is god at this quirky establishment.
Located inside the Parker hotel, the Palm Springs Yacht Club is far from the ocean but cultivates a country-club atmosphere with old-fashioned court games, British cocktails, and an expansive spa.
California-born designer Trina Turk opened this home furnishings store in 2008, next to the first location of her women’s and men’s fashion boutique. The one-story building, built in 1962 by desert modernist architect Albert Frey, sits on a wide street lined with palm trees.
Along the flagstone hall of this mall-style layout are several shops that carry numerous mid-century and vintage items. The Palm Canyon Galleria on North Palm Canyon Drive consists of its namesake shop plus Bon Vivant with its vintage glass and jewelry, Mr.
Indian Canyons is ingrained in Palm Springs history. Frank Sinatra played the first invitational on the public North Course, which William P. Bell designed and debuted in 1962. Date palm and oak trees line the greens, which are set against a rocky, mountain backdrop.
High-end furnishings, home accessories, and art befitting a variety of styles from vintage to contemporary are stocked inside House 849 on North Palm Canyon Drive.