TRAVEL Palm Springs, California.
5 REASONS TO VISIT GREATER PALM SPRINGS
First rising to prominence as “Hollywood’s Playground” in the 1930s – a time when movie contracts stipulated stars could only travel a maximum of two hours away from Hollywood while shooting – this sun-drenched desert oasis is now enjoying a return to its glory days.
Many come to Greater Palm Springs for the famed mid-century architecture or the see-and-be-seen parties, while others arrive keen to commune with nature, buy designer labels, or soak up the ambience at a music festival. Whatever your reason, don’t just join the luxury-lovers and fun-seekers – lead them. Dilvin Yasa
Stake out a plum poolside position at the hottest hotel on the scene, ARRIVE. All 32 rooms are a study in modern comfort and cool; arrivehotels.com.
Discover what makes Palm Springs the mecca for mid-century architecture (and a home away from home for Hollywood’s elite) with a MOD SQUAD TOUR; psmodsquad.com.
Whether you’re here for the indulgent lobster and caviar frittata or to Instagram every backdrop, a table at NORMA’S is key; theparkerpalmsprings.com.
Hike through JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, a visual feast of rugged rock formations and cactus-lined plains; nps.gov/jotr.
Save your baggage allowance for a trip to DESERT HILLS PREMIUM OUTLETS and score designer goods at heavily discounted prices; premiumoutlets.com.