Since the late 1800s when this valley was
touted as a place to heal body and soul, Palm
Springs has drawn visitors in droves to marvel
at its mountain vistas and immerse themselves
in the desert’s magic.
Today the magic isn’t just about Palm Springs’
reputation for healing serenity; it’s about the
city’s evolution into one of the most happening
places you can find in Southern California.
HIP, COOL, AND HAPPENING – PALM SPRINGS EMBODIES A MODERN RENAISSANCE.
BY JUDITH SALKIN
In Hollywood’s heyday, Palm Springs was
the playground of stars from Bob Hope, Greta
Garbo, and Shirley Temple, to Frank Sinatra,
Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. Today, if
you’re lucky, you might run into Sia or Leonardo DiCaprio, who now call Palm Springs
their second home.
Most tourists and visitors hotly anticipate
the city’s signature annual events: October’s
MAYOR: Robert Moon
MAYOR PRO TEM: Chris Mills
Ginny Foat, Geoff Kors, J.R. Roberts
YEAR INCORPORATED: 1938