Architecture lovers will find much to enjoy about Palm Springs, with examples of mid-century modernism dotted throughout its sunny streets. Designed by acclaimed architect Richard Neutra in 1946, the Kaufmann Desert House is a must-see. This residence helped define the city’s sleek modernist aesthetic with a striking use of glass, natural light, floating planes and flowing space. February visitors will also be treated to Modernism Week, an annual celebration of the iconic architecture style.
Thanks to the sunny California climate, there are plenty of exciting things to do outside in Palm Springs. Be sure to take a ride in the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from the floor of the Coachella Valley to the summit of San Jacinto Peak in the rugged Chino Canyon. If you prefer your feet on the ground, check out the hiking trails in Palm Springs Indian Canyon, a lush landscape filled with native plants and Native American artefacts.
A visit to Palm Springs isn’t complete without experiencing its vibrant shopping scene. From boho vintage boutiques to upscale designer stores, the city features shops tailored to every style and budget. Palm Canyon Drive is packed with local clothing and interior design shops, while the glamorous El Paseo Shopping District is home to world-class names.