Events 

Tourism Reboot

World-class events such as the Coachella music festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival are sparking renewed economic growth in the valley.

The Ripple Effect

The Salton Sea — California’s largest inland lake — presents big opportunities for environmentally sound economic progress.

Tesla CTO JB Straubel Heads SoCal Energy Summit

Tesla Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel will headline the sixth annual SoCal Energy Summit, Oct. 9-10, in Palm Springs.

Weekend Escape: Santa Barbara Wine Country in Los Olivos, California

Located off of Highway 154 along Santa Barbara’s Wine Country district, Los Olivos is known for its local wineries/vineyards and wine-tasting rooms.

Labor Day Vacation: Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, California

Santa Cruz Island is a hiker’s haven, offering diverse terrain and trails that wind through the interior grasslands and along scenic coastal cliffs.

15 Getaways to Beat the Heat

When the mercury remains in the hundreds for months at a stretch in the Palm Springs area, a relaxing oceanside escape can really hit the spot.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa Awards Money Brick by Brick

The Great Wall of Cash at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, a 45-foot-long replica of the Chinese landmark, allows guests to score free money.

2014 Aviation Summit Returns With Plane Parade

The Parade of Planes is back as part of the 2014 Aviation Summit, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

'Sunset Boulevard' Became Part of American Culture

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival celebrates black and white classics, like 'Sunset Boulevard', which continues to make a cultural impact.

Childhood Influences Bring out the Blues in ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward's third trip to Coachella 2014 gave the artist a chance to showcase the blues roots in her music.

Kay Henkel's Sculptures Reflect Her Homeless Days

Sculptor Kay Henkel's clients have included Lucille Ball, Sonny Bono, and Gene Hackman, a far cry from her penniless days in Rio de Janiero.

Stagecoach: Eric Church, Shelby Lynne, The Wild Feathers

Despite inclement weather, Stagecoach Music Festival fans warmed up to the headliner act of Eric Church and many others.

Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Speaks to Do-It-Yourselfers

Participants can view a variety of desert landscapes during the Desert-Wise Landscape Tour, which includes up to 24 homes.

Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Blasting Echo, despite missing the Tachevah Block Party 2014, continues to refine its sound as one of the top local bands in the Coachella Valley.

Mario Pikus Opens the Door to His Rancho Mirage Art Studio

Four Rancho Mirage artists will open the doors to their home art studios April 12 during the Rancho Mirage Cultural Festival.

Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

In less than two years, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is gaining ground with its cutting edge art exhibits and its “urban oasis” sculpture garden.

Costa Mesa Musings: What's On This Season

Costa Mesa offers world-class fashion at South Coast Plaza, a palette of award-winning performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, exquisite dining and endless relaxation at an exceptional selection of hotels.

Car Buffs Will Find Like-Minded at Desert Concorso

Car lovers like Coachella Valley residents Bill Sheffler and Len Saichaie will unite at the March 30 Desert Concorso, which makes it SoCal debut in Palm Desert.

Palm Springs VillageFest Patrons Know to "Ask the Rabbi"

Rabbi Yonason Denebeim's small, wooden booth with its black cloth cover and simple sign that reads, Ask the Rabbi, has become a staple of the Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday nights.

Cabot's Pueblo Museum - 'This Must be the Place'

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum covers an impressive 5,000 square feet, divided into 35 rooms, and adorns 150 windows and 65 doors. No two doors or windows are alike.

Light Shows Bring Festive Mood to the Holidays

Nightfall can bring out the best of the holiday season in the Greater Palm Springs area. We've put together a list of venues that make viewing holiday lights a night out with the whole family or your significant other.

Get Outside: Horsing Around in Morongo Valley

The high desert is dotted with horse ranches, but word on the reservation led me to Crazy Horse Ranch in nearby Morongo Valley.

Wish You Were Here!

“Greater Palm Springs — a brand-new day,” the brand message that unifies the marketing of nine desert cities, underscores the refreshing excitement in the area’s robust tourism sector.

18K for Your Sweetie

For a mere $18,000 (OK, it’s actually a mere $17,999), you and your beloved can enjoy a romantic getaway on a private Caribbean island accessible only by boat or helicopter.

Detours - Escape to the Coast

When another day by the pool suddenly feels small-minded, daydreams turn toward afternoons at the ocean’s edge. July. It’s time to revisit the Orange County coast.

Location, Location, Location

The best place to live may not be New York, Monte Carlo, or Dubai, but rather and Dubai.

Art in the City

You need only walk out of the arrivals terminal at Vancouver International Airport to see one of the sculptures that punctuates the open-air museum known as the Vancouver Biennale

Escape to Orange County

Accessible, exploration-worthy, easy-on-the-eyes Orange County offers more than a change of scenery: It offers many of them. Each carries a fresh perspective driven by salty sea breezes, vibrant culture, and a taste of the good life (the chefs make sure of that).

Detours - A visit to Florence, Lucca, and beyond

In Italy, like other European cities, it’s best to pick the most appealing destination and thoroughly explore it — and surrounding areas within an hour’s drive.

Palm Springs Air Museum Soars

Palm Springs Air Museum has weathered the spiraling economy and increased admissions (up 13 percent year midyear), including topping its Memorial Day flower drop attendance record of 1,700 by almost another 300.

Back to School

While Palm Springs reflects the influence of midcentury modernism, Indio’s architectural gem reflects the influence of the railroad. Southern Pacific-style architecture distinguishes the 100-year-old schoolhouse at the Coachella Valley Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center.

Detours - Santa Fe

Celebrating its 400th anniversary, Santa Fe offers adventure, art and culture, and natural beauty. Cultural, creative, chic, and historic, Santa Fe lives up to its sobriquet as The City Different.

Detours - Treasures of the Sea

Think of Orange County as a luxurious gift: a package of perfect climate and plentiful culture wrapped in ribbons of prodigious capitalism. Here on California’s Gold Coast, art, shopping, and landscape create an idyllic travel triangle.

Detours - From Arts to Zoo

San Diego's attractions cover the gamut, making it a top travel destination.

Detours - The Two Sides of Los Cabos

San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas cast their lures with distinctive style.

Detours — Mazatlan

Natural splendors and civilized pleasures

Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del demonstrates how San Diego’s culinary scene has grown up

Detours: Beyond Surf and Sand

A fine blending of climate, culture, and capitalism distinguishes the new O.C.

Detours: Mazatlan

This city of glorious sunsets is situated midway on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, some 700 miles from the U.S. border and just south of the Tropic of Cancer.

Detours: San Diego Coast

Del Mar evokes the San Diego coast at its unspoiled best.

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.
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