For the fourth year in a row, the City of Palm Springs has received the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for Top 25 Destinations in the U.S, ranking 12th most desired destination in the U.S., according to the annual ranking. In addition, Palm Springs boutique hotels received 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards in the following top categories: Top 25 Small Hotels, Service and Romance.
"We are so excited to be honored for the fourth time," said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. "To be included with cities so much larger, like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles is an indication of what a special and unique city Palm Springs is".
Travel website/app GoGoBot (www.gogobot.com) recently ran a piece spotlighting the the 10 hippest mid-sized
cities in America. Does it really surprise anyone to see that Palm Springs is #1? With our world class dining, museums, galleries, three local craft breweries, and an ever increasing slate of music festivals including Coachella, Stage Coach and Splash House, what other city even comes close?
From the GoGoBot piece:
When California treasure and public television host Huell Howser died in 2013, he left behind his "dream home" in Twentynine Palms, out by Joshua Tree National Park, which he had lovingly restored and updated. The 1953 residence was decorated with an eclectic assortment of repurposed items (all collected by Huell) and offered serene and unfettered views of the mountains and desert that surrounded it. The house came up for sale after his death and sold last year, for $395,000, to artist Joan Robey, who is now marketing it as an event space called The Wheelhouse—it’s available for rent for photo shoots; retreats for writers, artists, and yogi; weddings; and "extended family holidays," according to the official website.
Palm Springs Life recently ran a piece about the Greater Palm Springs homes of Frank Sinatra. Such an article could never be written without inlcuding one of our favorite vacation rental properties and Frank Sinatra’s first home in the Coachella Valley, Twin Palms Estate. Here’s what they had to say about this amazing home and Frank’s time there:
"In 1947, Frank Sinatra had become a millionaire, and so he followed the lead of many other show business millionaires — he headed to Palm Springs.