Located 110 miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is where Ol' Blue Eyes and his cool cronies escaped to when they needed a break from the pressures of Hollywood. However, it wasn’t solely Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin who flocked to this decadent desert oasis. Old school Hollywood actors and entertainers including Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Liberace all had ex-travagant homes here.
And no trip to Palm Springs is complete without seeing the homes of the afore-mentioned, in addition to the street where Bob Hope and Bing Crosby both lived, the house where Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned, plus the properties featured in both Ocean’s Eleven and Miami Vice. TNT can vouch for the Best of the Best’s 90 minute ‘Rich And Famous’ tour: expect to see the estates of the celebrities who helped put Palm Springs on the map.
It’s got architecture
Architecture is another of Palm Springs’ attraction. Not only was Palm Springs a mecca for Hollywood stars but star architects - step forward E. Stewart Williams, John Lautner and Donald Weller - who created some spectacular buildings. As such, the desert town boasts the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture in America. Keep your iPhone close as you’ll see one storey homes with curved roofs, rectangular pavilions and floor to ceiling glass walls.
To learn a little more about the area’s buildings, visit the Palm Springs Architecture and Design Centre.