With warm weather and endlessly chic style, it’s easy to see why Palm Springs is a popular destination for a weekend getaway. Located less than hour from GVP, the desert paradise offers just about everything a vacationer desires, from exhilarating hikes to high-end, designer shopping to gourmet, fine dining.
Home to one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture, begin your journey with a cruise through the town and surrounding neighborhoods. For the true architecture enthusiast, take an architecture tour where, in small groups, you’ll see hidden masterpieces, like Frank Sinatra’s first home, and learn about the architects and designers that transformed Palm Spring into a modernist legacy. Continue your art exploration by visiting the Palm Springs Art Museum, which features collections of modern and contemporary art of the Americas.
If the outdoors are calling your name, hike the abundant trails, which range in difficulty level from relaxing walking trails to rocky terrain. Enjoy aerial views of Palm Springs as you ride the world’s largest rotating tram, take a helicopter tour of the Coachella Valley, or travel romantically in a hot air balloon.
No visit to Palm Springs is complete without shopping along El Paseo. Known around the world as the “Rodeo Drive of the desert”, El Paseo features more than 300 shops and boutiques, including designer fashions, antiques, vintage finds, art galleries, and five star restaurants. End your day with a pampering session at a luxury day spa, followed by a candlelit dinner prepared by world renowned chefs at one of the many exquisite restaurants around town.