Old Hollywood has had a love affair with Palm Springs ever since movie studios implemented a two hour travel rule for its actors. Coming in at 1 hour and 52 minutes away, it quickly became “The Playground of the Stars”. In fact, it has its own Walk of Stars in downtown where you can visit the stars of Sophia Loren, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Wayne Newton, to name a few . If you’d like to see where celebrities lived and played, take a celebrity tour through the “Old Move Colony” of Palm Springs.
Palm Springs is also known as the Golf Capital of the World, produces more than 80 percent of the dates in the United States and has more than 50,000 pools (the population is just over 48,000 – that’s more pools than people!). It also has the largest concentration of midcentury modern residential architecture in the world, making it an incredible design inspiration.
So, go straight on Gene Autry, take a left on Dinah Shore and a right on Bob Hope and you’ll be right where you need to be: Palm Springs.