Derrik J Lang

Located 120 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Palm Springs has been luring travelers in search of relaxation, culture and adventure for more than a century. The area is famed for its history as a desert escape for jet-setters and Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. With the world’s densest concentration of mid-century modern architecture, it’s also an oasis of unrivaled design. The legacy lives on with the preservation-obsessed city’s supper club-style restaurants, vintage shops and cultural institutions. And as the host of such popular events as Modernism Week, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, the pool-laden destination draws a diverse array of pleasure seekers for 350 days of sunshine a year.