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Palm Springs, CA

“My neighborhood of Sunrise Park in Palm Springs is my favorite but if you are an architecture buff I would recommend get a map or take a tour. Wexler’s Steel House and Frey’s Tramway and City Hall by Frey is what every architecture buff should most definitely put on their to do list though.” — DJ Paparazzi

Curated by: Alf Alpha, Bella Da Ball, Caxton, DJ Paparazzi, Jessica Koslow, Magic Wands, Phases, Poms Poms, Shag, The Dead Ships

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Palm Springs, CA
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That Pink Door
As the name implies, this Palm Springs house is Instagram famous for its Millennial Pink door. The whole neighborhood is lined with unique houses and beautiful landscaping.
1100 E Sierra Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Mini Bar at The Parker
Set amid a 13-acre paradise hidden behind tall hedges, The Parker Palm Springs Hotel was decorated by Jonathan Adler and features the perfect place for savoring a cocktail or two -- Mini Bar. The inviting marble bar an indoor fire pit makes this a place you'll want to stay awhile.
200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Cabazon Dinosaurs
One of the most iconic roadside attractions in the country, featuring 50 lifelike dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig, fossil panning, and access to climb inside Mr. Rex all the way up to his mouth! The famous Cabazon Dinosaurs have been featured in cult classics such as Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure and The Wizard. A gift shop offers dinosaur-themed souvenirs.
50770 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230, USA
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Palm Springs Yacht Club
"Luxuriating has always been our favorite pastime" says the PSYC. They are speaking our language. For a truly indulgent 'treat yo-self' afternoon, sign up for one of their massage, facial, scrub or wrap treatments. Enjoy access to their indoor pool and lounge, cabanas, water with fresh fruit, and for something a little stronger, a cucumber vodka.
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Hotel Lautner
This house was designed by John Lautner, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1947 as a movie producer’s getaway.
67710 San Antonio St, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, USA
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Red Barn
Bar and music venue in a giant red barn featuring mostly local bands. A jukebox plays rock and roll classics as locals enjoy cheap stiff drinks at this rare dive in Palm Springs.
73290 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
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Pappy & Harriet’s
Established live music venue and bar with a large outdoor patio and friendly servers in Pioneertown. You never know who might turn up to play. Check the calendar for listings, you can bet there's something good on deck.
53688 Pioneertown Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, USA
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Marianne of Palm Springs
Marianne brings her experience in Beverly Hills and Hollywood dressing the famous and infamous to her shop in Palm Springs. Relive the nostalgia of Hollywood glitz and glamour as you browse unique day, evening wear and accessories.
236 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Integratron
The Integratron is a structure designed by Ufologist and Contactee George Van Tassel who claimed that the structure is based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. This one-of-a-kind 38-foot high, 55-foot diameter, all wood dome was designed to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel. It is built on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that amplify the earth’s magnetic field. The Integratron is open to the public for Soundbaths - a sonic healing experience.
2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers, CA 92285, USA
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La Quinta Resort & Club
Dating back to 1926 and set on 45 acres, this resort is the ultimate getaway. From rejuvenating onsite amenities, 41 sparkling pools, 5 championship golf courses, spa, dining and more. Come here to unwind and be treated like royalty.
Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA
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Jake’s
Hip, casual American bistro in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. Dine alfresco in their charming courtyard or intimate dining room.
664 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Hadley Fruit Orchards
Hadley Fruit Orchards provides top quality dates, shakes, dried fruits, nuts, gifts and more.
Apache Trail, Cabazon, CA 92230, USA
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Angel View Resale Stores
Thrift store named after a naturally occurring rock formation at the base of Mt. San Jacinto.
454 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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The Nest
Lively venue that always turns into a dance party, with live music, drinks, and a full-service restaurant. The Piano Bar keeps the crowd shuffling all night.
75-280 CA-111, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA
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Peabody’s Cafe & Bar
Casual fixture with a patio featuring cocktails & classic cafe meals, plus karaoke on the weekends.
134 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Nature’s Health Food & Cafe
Health-minded cafe offers eclectic menu of vegetarian/vegan fare, organic juice bar and patio seating.
555 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Amigo Room
Inside the Ace Hotel, the Amigo Room bar serves artisanal cocktails and a wide selection of craft beers, including 21 taps, in a cool, cavernous room. Nightly entertainment includes DJs, live bands, comedians and performance artists.
701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Cheeky’s

Modern space for creative breakfast & lunch sandwiches, bacon flights & specialty cinnamon rolls.

622 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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The Tonga Hut Restaurant and Tiki Bar
Laid-back tiki bar offering fruity drinks, lava-rock fountains & eclectic tunes on the jukebox.
254 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Record Alley
The Record Alley buys and sells CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and rock 'n' roll and movie memorabilia.
72840 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
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Mario’s of Palm Springs
Established in 1976 by Mario Hernandez, Mario’s of Palm Springs is one of the Coachella Valleys’ longest running womens’ clothing stores. Specializing in unique designs for women.
155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
A desert botanical garden and zoo. Observe an incredible array of over 1,400 species of cacti, yucca, and other desert plants that grow in California’s Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, as well as other deserts around the world. Animals you'll see include African meerkats, desert foxes, giraffes and more.
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
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Elmer’s Restaurant
American traditional diner that serves breakfast all day long.
1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Colony Palms Hotel
Moroccan inspired, white stucco property featuring claw-foot tubs, a spa and poolside dining.
572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Hair of the Dog
Open 365 days a year, from 7 a.m. till 2 a.m. this British pub serves genuine British beer on tap plus an Internet Juke Box.
238 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center
The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, in downtown Palm Springs is the hub of the museum's exploration of architecture and design, and houses related exhibitions and educational and community programs, as well as research space and a storage area for the museum's growing architecture and design collections and archives. The 13,000 square-foot glass and steel building is elevated above street level, and the glass pavilion features floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the cityscape and the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains. The main level features gallery space, includes offices, and a store located in and around the bank vault, which retains its original door. The lower level includes a study center with meeting space, archive and collection spaces, archivist office, and a library.
300 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Le Vallauris
Elegant French-Mediterranean restaurant with a formal old-world setting & a tree-filled patio.
385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Norma’s
Stylish, comfy patio eatery at the Parker Hotel offering American breakfast, lunch & dinner eats.
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Tool Shed
This gay-friendly joint provides drinks, DJs, go-go dancers & special events in a laid-back setting.
600 E Sunny Dunes Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Palm Springs Visitors Center
Formerly the Enco gas station, the structure is a prime example of the modernist Architecture popular in the area.
2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Toucans Tiki Lounge
Gay cocktail bar & lounge with drink specials, drag queen performances & other entertainment.
2100 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Plaza Theatre
Historic theater erected in 1936 with the screening of Greta Garbo's “Camille”. Through the years the Plaza Theatre has played host to Bob Hope’s and Jack Benny’s radio show, Frank Sinatra, and many more. Since 1991, it has been home to “The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies”, a vaudeville-style showcase of music and dance from the 1930’s to 1960’s, featuring famous guest stars.
128 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Bardot Palm Springs
Palm Springs outpost of this Hollywood and Vine lounge and dance club. Located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and spanning 4,000-square-feet, there's no shortage of space for dancing. Enjoy regular live, DJ, cabaret-style entertainment with a Palm Springs flair.
150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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La Quinta Brewing Co.
Try one of their many award winning brews: bronze medal for their Indian Canyon IPA at the 2014 San Diego International Beer Competition, bronze medal for the One Eleven Pale Ale at the 2014 Los Angeles International Beer Competition. A Silver Medal for their Tan Line Brown Ale at the 2015 San Diego International Beer Competition. A Gold at the 2016 World Beer Cup for their Bourbon Barrel Aged Koffi Porter. A Gold Medal for their Heatwave Amber Ale and a Silver for Tan Line Brown Ale at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, OR.
77917 Wildcat Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA
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Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain is lone dreamer Leonard Knight's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: "God Is Love." The mountain is covered with not only biblical and religious scripture such as the Lord's Prayer, John 3:16, and the Sinner's Prayer, but also includes flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. It is made entirely of local adobe clay and paint and is truly unique from its Sea of Galilee at the bottom, to the big red heart in the middle, to the cross at the very top. Come and feel the "love."
Beal Rd, Niland, CA 92257, USA
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Will Stiles

Wil Stiles presents a cheerful, well-edited collection of fashion, art, and accessories for men and women.

875 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Palm Springs Ariel Tramway
The world’s largest rotating tramcar. The tram extends over 2.5 miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Once at the Mountain Station with an elevation of 8,516 feet, guests can enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, a natural history museum, two documentary theaters, a gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Robolights
An outdoor sculpture park of giant pink robots and post-apocalyptic Christmas scenes. Robolights is the largest residential light display in the country created by artist Kenny Irwin in 1986.
1077 E Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Ernest Coffee

Palm Springs coffee and pastry shop serving Stumptown Coffee and offering fresh baked pastries including gluten free and vegan options.

1101 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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A La Mod

Used, Vintage & Consignment, Rugs, Home Decor.

844 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Bootlegger Tiki
Tiny tki bar tucked behind a coffeehouse with a shared patio. The bar is located in the same space as the legendary 1950s hot spot Don the Beachcomber and features a bamboo ceiling, velvet paintings of topless island gals, blowfish light fixtures, and more. But it really turns heads for its hand-crafted rum-filled cocktails including one of the best Mai Tais around. Stay or arrive late for their nightly happy hour at midnight.
1101 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Melvyn’s Restaurant & Lounge
Old Hollywood hangout for icons like Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. Experience old world charm at its finest and sit at the bar to hear stories from bartenders who've worked their for decades and can share first hand accounts. Try the Steak Diane (filet mignon stuffed with oysters) and order a Manhattan while music percolates from the piano bar. Close your eyes and imagine Ol' Blues Eyes singing in the corner.
200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Pinocchio In the Desert
This kitschy restaurant serving delicious breakfast is easy to spot with its life-sized statue of Marilyn Monroe greetings patrons at the entrance. Large portions and reasonable prices make breakfast at Pinocchio's one of the best values in town.
134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Embarc Palm Desert
Luxury resort offering an oasis of leisure activities including golfing, hiking, tennis, basketball, multiple swimming pools, and more. For indoor leisure the resort features a movie theater, ping pong, and an arcade.
1 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
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Just Modern

Mid-century modern inspired home accessories and decor.

901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Indian Canyons
Centuries ago, ancestors of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla (pronounced Kaw-we-ah) Indians settled in the Palm Springs area and developed extensive and complex communities in Palm, Murray, Andreas, Tahquitz and Chino Canyons.Many traces of these communities exist in the canyons today, including rock art, house pits and foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails, and food processing areas.

38500 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Modernway
Palm Springs' oldest regarded dealer of vintage Mid-Century Modern furnishings and decor from the 1950's thru the 1970's by renowned designers.
745 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Bar
Chalet-inspired haunt with a large patio serving unique beer and spirits (like Pappy Van Winkle), sandwiches and pizza. Live music on the regular.
340 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Ristretto
Coffee lovers destination serving a wide-selection of espresso, organic coffee, tea, Italian sodas and smoothis. Pastries baked fresh every morning. Menu items include yogurt, oatmeal, salads, sandwiches and more. Enjoy your order at either their indoor or outdoor lounges.
500 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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India Oven
Traditional Indian eatery serving samosas, tandoori, curry dishes, fish, shrimp, chicken, lamb and all manner of vegetarian dishes. Ingredients are selected fresh from the farmer’s market.
35875 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234, USA
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Fashion Fix Womenswear

Boutique created by owners Michael Ross & Mario Hernandez.

192 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Koffi Palm Springs

Coffee shop with an on-site roasting facility offers a cozy space for a variety of specialty drinks.

515 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Trina Turk | Mr Turk

Vintage-inspired, colorful clothing and accessories.

891 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
Kitschy, high-rise casino resort topped with a fan of neon lights. Sprawling across 44 scenic acres enjoy everything from Las Vegas-style gaming plus spa and wellness offerings, fine dining and entertainment - everything from boxing to Michael Buble, to Natalie Cole, to comedy shows and much more.
49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230, USA
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Townie Bagels
The destination for authentic bagels. Townie makes water boiled bagels fresh daily along with daily fresh baked breads, muffins, bialys and scones.
650 E Sunny Dunes Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Ace Hotel Palm Springs
Now a hot-spot, The Ace Hotel revamped what was once a Motel 6 and outfitted it with everything millennials desire: a photo booth and retro macrame, record players and vintage magazines, fancy robes, decked-out walking sticks for guests, beach cruiser bikes, and of course not one but two glittering swimming pools. There's also DJ's, parties and entertainment on the regular, including a bingo night.
701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Chi Chi At The Avalon
Healthy conscious eats and juices/smoothies, plus cocktails inside the Avalon Hotel. Enjoy your selection by the pool where there's usually a DJ on deck.
415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Las Casuelas Terraza
Family-owned Palm Springs institution serving Mexican food with an American spin. Enjoy dining on the large patio under blooming bougainvilleas and live mariachi music during evenings and weekends.
222 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Trio
60s modernist space serving upscale American comfort food amid for-sale artwork. The all-day daily happy hour lures crowds with bar bites and cheap drinks.
707 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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