Palm Springs Getaway

Palm Springs Offers Warmth, Unique Landscapes, and Mid-Century Modern Design

The past two years our family has traveled to Palm Springs, CA to get catch some sunshine (while wearing loads of sunscreen) and get away from the cold Minnesota winter. Aside from the warmth the area provides, I've really enjoyed exploring the area. The desert scenery is so different from what we are used to seeing back in the Midwest. I loved taking neighborhood strolls to see the variety of landscape designs, many of which incorporate Xeriscaping, a landscaping and gardening approach that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Below are photos from some of my outings.

Palm Spring Travel Uptown Design District

And then there is also the abundance of Mid-Century Modern homes. To take a piece of Mid-Century Modern style home, check out the plethora of retailers, consignment boutiques, and antique shops in the Uptown Design District, located in Downtown Palm Springs. Both Instyle and Dwell magazines feature travel guides on their websites highlighting the best of Palm Springs. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

Have you been to Palm Springs, CA? What are your must see or must do items?