Special Events & Local Attractions
Our visit happened to fall upon the weekend that had the most events and festivals for the entire year! We were lucky enough to catch the 6th Annual Palm Springs Car Classic Show that had hundreds of vintage cars displayed along the entire length of Palm Canyon Drive. Hot rod, classy and custom car owners come here to display their wheels. Featured also with this show is an auction and a car competition. This show is a must for car collectors and enthusiasts. Tel: 818/225-8828. Website:www.palmspringscarclassic.com.
once had an ignorant ex-boyfriend tell me not to go running anymore
because I was in my late 30's and might injure myself. That guy should
have seen the babes in The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. The
minimum age requirement to be in the show for men and women is 54! The
Follies is a two and a half hour song and dance vaudeville style production,
showcasing seniors like you've never seen them-- as comedians, jugglers,
showgirls, tap dancers and more! This show will rival any Broadway production,
We Love the Nightlife, We Want to Boogie
One of the coolest places in town is Muriel's. Reminiscent of a 1950's upscale supperclub, you almost expect to see The Rat Pack walk in at any moment. Small cozy tables, comfortably cushioned chairs, good food and great entertainment make this a Palm Springs hot spot. If you're a swing dancer or just want to see some great ones in action, you're in the right place daddy-o! Swing and jazz bands frequently perform here and the night we dropped by we caught The Bill Wolfer Jazz Trio pumping out some boss tunes. There's an upstairs area that gives you a birds' eye view of the dance floor while you dine on the peanut butter veal chop or a grilled filet of beef. This is the place to see and be seen, so put on your sharkskin suit or sexy little black dress and join the smart set. 210 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. Tel: 760/325-8839. Website: www.muriels.com.
If you prefer to be a bit more laid back and your taste runs towards the blues, check out the Blue Guitar. Owners Kal David and Lauri Bono, recording artists themselves, perform regularly at the club. They feature some of the best blues and jazz artists in the country. 120 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. Tel: 760/3271549.
I asked some of the locals "What brought you to Palm Springs?" Here's what they had to say:
And further more
I know very well that Palm Springs is famous for it's many golf courses and tournaments. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to hit 18 holes. For info about the public courses and other area attractions visit www.palmsprings.com.
You can also find out up-to-the-minute info about events, attractions and desert happenings in Palm Springs by visiting www.palm-springs.org.
Palm Springs Black and White Photo Gallery
Check out my black and white photos.
A Farewell to Palms
just like that, it was over. We absolutely loved this trip. On our
last day we took one more ride down Palm Canyon Drive savoring our last
moments in Le Palm. Babs and I both agreed we should have had a few
more days here...but isn't that always the case when you're someplace
you really like?
Ta, till next time!