Now that it’s been two months since my trip to the United States and I’m finally settled in, I’d like to show you what I visited during my stay in the USA. One of the cities I wanted to visit the most was Palm Springs, right in the middle of the California desert. And just as I expected, it didn’t disappoint me.
We only stayed one night there, which I think it’s perfect if you want to have an idea of what is Palm Springs like. Unfortunately Caliente Tropics – definitely my favorite place to stay in Palm Springs EVER – was all booked, so we found a great deal nearby. Anyway, we took some pictures of the hotel and promised ourselves that, if we ever come back one day, we’ll stay at Caliente Tropics.
One of the main attractions in Palm Springs is to visit midcentury modern houses. And I think it’s important to start talking about Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, an amazing vintage house that once belonged to Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Private tours are offered but make sure to book in advance if you want to get in.
The house is in a beautiful neighborhood that takes you back to the past. Just look at these houses! Palm Springs has always been a popular destination for Hollywood actors, business people and important personalities. Not only in the 50s and 60s, even before. Frank Sinatra’s house is still looking great and actors such as Clark Gable used to holiday here.
We also visited downtown Palm Springs and the Art district. Every building we saw, even the ones from modern chains stores, have a midcentury modern design.
A must see if you are in Palm Springs is artist Shag’s gallery and store, located in the arts district. I’ve been a fan of his art for years and visiting his store was like a dream come true.
We had dinner at Tropicale, probably one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. Make sure to book a table in advance as it is usually busy.
Palm Springs is definitely the place to be for vintage lovers. And If you’re wondering what to see there, check my latest collaboration with illustrator Alice Negri. We’ve decided to start a series of maps with the must see and do’s for vintage enthusiasts. Meanwhile you can have a look at the map she created. Isn’t it lovely? She’s a total pro!
Hope you liked this post, stay tuned for more USA trip blog posts! I know it took me so long to blog about my recent trip to California & Nevada, but other things got in the way.