There is perhaps no brighter beacon of the season than the 45-foot holiday tree that shines atop Mount San Jacinto each December.
The Palm Springs Air Museum preserves America’s wartime history, hosts regular events, educational programs, and has an aerospace library.
Constructed in 1884, the McCallum Adobe is the oldest building still standing in Palm Springs. It was moved to its current site in the 1950s.
Since its opening in the late 1960s, the Palm Springs International Airport now spreads over 940 acres and contains two runways.
Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, bought property in 1961 to house his Major League baseball team, which did spring training in Palm Springs.
Artist Carl Bray became widely associated with the California desert, which inspired him to create thousands of pieces of art.
Although the Forever Marilyn statue has become a must-see tourist attraction again, the monument has caused some vocal consternation.
Although now the venue of Coachella and Stagecoach, the Empire Polo Club started in Indio to be a home for the founder’s favorite sport.
Former top-ranking tennis player Charlie Pasarell is responsible for the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa’s racket sport heritage.
While several synagogues across the country carry the name Temple Isaiah, the one in Palm Springs stands out as an architectural marvel.