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  • Writer's pictureKathy Condon

Resources for your Visit to Palm Springs

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Visits to Palm Springs often include the prerequisite visit to the Tramway, the Living Desert, Thursday nights Street Fairs, and the Street Fair of College of the Desert. One can read many articles written about them, and most certainly, they are interesting and informative stops for anyone coming to Coachella Valley.

There are several newsletters and social media sites you can sign up in advance of your trip. By doing so, you are more likely to discover more special events and hidden opportunities to discover the “real” Palm Springs. Listed below is a partial list by category.

Interested in Art?

Palm Springs Art Museum

If you sign up for the Palm Springs Art Museum’s newsletter, you might be able to catch the informative lectures or catch one of the Docent tours.

International Film Festival

Coming in January? Surely, you will want to get the list of movies that will be shown and get your tickets in advance.

California Desert Arts Council

Their newsletter covers new installations, lectures, and events happening in the Joshua Tree area. You might even find an opportunity to volunteer while you are visiting.

Interested in History?

Historical Societies

No question, newsletters from the various cities Historical Societies will reveal some interesting factoids about the history throughout the Coachella Valley, and you will learn if there might be a special lecture scheduled during your visit.

A particularly active one is the Palm Springs Historical Society, for most of the Valley’s development began in Palm Springs.

Modernism Week

Modernism Preview week happens at the end of October. However, 2020 dates are February 13-23, 2020. Sign up for their newsletter to get tickets and announcements of additional events.

Overview of the Area

Great Palm Springs Convention and Tourism Bureau

This newsletter is always fun to get. Not only do they highlight major locations in the area, they often release videos that will serve as advertising for us throughout the world.

Palm Springs Point of View

This site does a great job of highlighting our valley through videos. The duo has made it their profession to show you and all of us places throughout the Valley. Oh yes, you can expect to smile while watching them.

Palm Springs Insider Guide

An unabashed plug, my own Palm Springs Insider Guide, continues to involve and include in-depth articles about places of interest you might not discover on your own. The tips, in italics, are meant to provide you information that will enhance your visit.

The information listed above is not an exhaustive list. Yet, it is an excellent start for anyone planning to spend time in our community.

Kathy Condon is a freelance travel writer and blogger. She is the Founder of the Palm Springs Insider Guide Her book It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s All About Communication was named Best Book Finalist By USA Book News 760-902-3094

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