“A celebrity hideaway since silent films were in vogue, Palm Springs — and the eight surrounding towns that make up Greater Palms Springs — is better than ever. Just two hours from Los Angeles, the area has established itself as an international holiday destination with a plethora of restaurants by award-winning chefs, a refreshed historic downtown, and a thriving arts and culture scene.

And that’s not taking into account the stellar roster of festivals drawing crowds annually. Music lovers don flower crowns for Coachella and their biggest Stetsons for Stagecoach. If other art forms are more up your alley, there’s the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Modernism Week and more. And sports fans, you’ll score with the BNP Paribas Open and The American Express PGA golf tournament.

When you are basking in those glorious desert sunbeams poolside with a margarita in hand, ponder which activities to pack into the itinerary. But don’t let the abundant choices overwhelm you; keep sipping that refreshing drink and use our greatest-hits list…”

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