Palm Springs Area

Palm Springs Area Travel Guide

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.

The Tuscan-inspired WELL Spa sits on the landscaped grounds of Miramonte Resort, about 30 minutes from Palm Springs. Resembling an Italian villa, the spa has white stucco walls, a red-tile roof, and calming earth-tone interiors with candlelit treatment rooms.

Take a stroll through the free Desert Art Collection, where the eclectic patio garden features sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists.

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.

Raw, organic "superfoods" are the basis of the bio-active face and body care products from The Body Deli. More than 175 products, such as cleansers and body soufflés, are displayed in glass cases and refrigerated bins--just like a food deli.

If your idea of shopping is bagging designer goods for less, then Cabazon, just off I-10, is sheer heaven. The highway-hugging outlets feature 130 stores—from the usual mass-market brands to exclusive labels like Gucci, Etro, Prada, and Tod’s.

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.

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.

Located along the Mojave River, this wetland park consists of open meadows, a lake, and cottonwood and willow stands that provide an oasis habitat for more than 1,500 species of wildlife.

This two-story, 18,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery in the Cahuilla Park neighborhood hosts the rotating works of artists who specialize in wood, stone, metal, glass, and other media.

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.

This overlooked gem of a museum showcases clay as an art form, from ancient vessels to contemporary works.

Tee off at this legendary venue.