Golf, anyone? There are over 100 golf courses in Palm Springs. That’s right, 100 golf courses. Palm Springs is a veritable mecca of golf courses. Though it was 1930’s actors Charlie Farrell and Ralph Bellamy who put Palm Springs on the map when they purchased 200 acres of land for a tennis club. When you’re in Palm Springs, expect to be dazzled by celebrity sightings as this desert hideaway is a popular draw for Hollywood superstars dating back to the Great Depression.
Surrounded by the Little San Bernadino Mountains to the Northeast and the Santa Rosa Mountains to the Southwest, Palm Springs presents itself as the most plush desert valley in California. With all those golf courses and tennis courts comes the standard pampering you’d expect of a resort community. Imagine yourself dissolving into an outdoor soak beneath the denim blue sky, or various spa treatments to rejuvenate your body. The Downtown and Urban Design district are home to an array of jewelers, retailers, fashion boutiques, antique shops and art galleries.
It’s not all glitz and glamour in Palm Springs. Observe the divine mountaintop wilderness on Palm Springs Aeriel Tramway. There are more opportunities to reconnect with nature by hiking or bicycling through any number of neighboring state parks including the magical Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons or Tahquitz Canyon State Park. Interesting anecdote about Joshua Trees, they are endemic in just two places on Earth: The Southwestern United States and Jerusalem.
Palm Springs has the largest collection of homes and public buildings designed by the famous trio of “Desert Monderne” architects of the 1950’s; Albert Frey, Richard Neutra and William Cody. Inspired by the desert landscape and crystal blue skies, you can see these buildings by tours offered through the Palm Springs Visitor Center.
You have your cream of the crop in dining options here in Palm Springs. Dine alfresco, fusion-style, family-style or bistro style. Restaurants range from down home cooking to upscale martini lounges. Find spirited cuisine that includes Italian, Spanish, French and Thai-inspired restaurants. There are even a select number of supper clubs in Palm Springs.
The Palm Springs resort area lies within the Colorado Desert on the western edge of Coachella Valley. All of the area’s attractions are easy day trips. Desert weather is best between January and April so it’s also peak touring season. September through December are just as nice and usually less crowded.
Worldmark Palm Springs Ph: (760) 416-4428
Despite being a desert oasis, Worldmark Palm Springs has that downtown, cozy, urban feel to it. This location has an outdoor adult and outdoor children’s’ pool, spa, fitness center and arcade. Unique to this Southern California resort are its gas fireplaces, balconies and private barbeques. This resort is so quiet and relaxing you can’t go wrong if you need to relax, enjoy some reading by the pool, or a dinner downtown. Unit types include One Bedroom and Two Bedroom. It would be great to talk to you more about the Worldmark Palm Springs resort, so call today 360.876.4777.