09 Nov Palm Springs:
Palm Springs, CA
I went to Palm Springs because I was looking for a relaxing destination, which it is. Many elderly people tend to go there in the winter for the dry desert warmth, so it may have a boring name. But contrary to popular belief, there really is a lot to do in Palm Springs. There are plenty of hikes through the scenic canyons, there is the famous rotating Arial Tramway, there are the Air Museum, Botanical Gardens, The Living Desert and even a Village Fest in town every Thursday night.
The Village Fest is a weekly event of shopping and entertainment that was started more than 20 years ago. The more than 200 booths in downtown Palm Spring, on Palm Canyon Drive. Each block has it unique displays of art, handcrafted items and unique food open until 10 p.m. The Village Fest is consistently voted the best event in the area and is lots of fun.
When we visited, we came following some unprecedented cold weather and rain. The mountains were covered with more snow than usual. The contrast between the palm trees and snow covered mountain in the background was magnificent.
The weather was as usual absolutely glorious! The pace is relaxing. There is no better place to let all the stress melt and come back refreshed and rejuvenated.
Posted: November 9, 2017
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