By Dan McGrath

The Palm Springs area enjoys wonderful weather, luxury resorts, and boutique hotels. You’ll find great shopping, dining and music festivals too! Here are 5 fun and maybe unknown facts about our Oasis! These things that maybe you didn’t know are from

1. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs

Maybe you didn’t know their rotating cars are the world’s largest and the 8-minute ride to the mountain station is one of the steepest ascents in the world!

2. The Two Hour Rule, Palm Springs

Old Hollywood’s love affair with Palm Springs began when movie studios implemented a “two-hour rule,” which stated actors must remain within 2 hours of the studios. The Oasis was just about that and became a favorite destination for Hollywood celebrities.

3. The Date Gardens, Greater Palm Springs

The date gardens produce more than 80 percent of this Middle Eastern delicacy in the United States, making our region the nation’s Date Capital!

4. Palm Springs Modern Architecture, Palm Spings

Palm Springs has the largest concentration of midcentury modern residential architecture in the world, showcased every February during the Modernism Week celebration.

5. Thousands of Swimming Pools, Palm Springs

With more than 50,000 pools, Greater Palm Springs can boast that it has more pools per capita than anywhere else in the country!


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