“Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience”, a sensory and immersive experience of the famous painter’s work, comes to Indio in September.
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Random Facts About Palm Springs
The desert has long been a popular resort destination, with many celebrities moving to the area to escape the media circus. Back in the 1930s, Hollywood stars often fled to Palm Springs for privacy. The Great Depression had made American society more puritanical, and Hollywood stars lived under an intense veil of surveillance. News of an extramarital affair or a homosexuality scandal would quickly bring a star’s name and career to the gutter. In this environment, Palm Springs served as a much-needed oasis.
Families with kids can explore the history of the desert by participating in one of the many scavenger hunts offered in Palm Springs. The activities require detective skills, as participants must find clues to solve mysteries in Hidden Valley. Some scavenger hunts are designed for couples, while others are suitable for small groups of friends. No matter the age group, there is a Palm Springs scavenger hunt to suit all tastes.
For shoppers, Palm Springs has a variety of shopping options. Mercado Plaza and Destination PSP offer a great selection of souvenirs. Plaza Las Flores and the Mercado Central are great places to buy clothing, shoes, and gifts. There are also several art galleries in downtown Palm Springs, including the Steward Galleries, Desert Art Center, Rubine Red Gallery, and The Shag Store. You can also take in the history of Palm Springs by taking a ride on the iconic palm-tree-lined boulevard.