Spotlight on Palm Springs, CA

Nestled amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the California desert, Palm Springs stands as an iconic destination blending natural beauty with vibrant culture. As we gear up for the 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition, we want our members to know that they are in for an unforgettable experience beyond just the conference halls. Here’s a curated guide to the highlights awaiting in Palm Springs.

Explore Nature:

  1. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Ascend to new heights aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar. Take in panoramic views of Chino Canyon and Mount San Jacinto State Park.
  2. Joshua Tree National Park: Immerse yourself in the otherworldly landscape of twisted Joshua trees and rugged rock formations. Whether it’s hiking, rock climbing, or stargazing, this park offers endless adventures.
  3. Indian Canyons: Discover the serene beauty of Indian Canyons with its lush palm oases, trickling streams, and ancient rock art. Take a guided hike or horseback ride through this sacred land.

Indulge in Culinary Delights:

  1. Palm Springs VillageFest: Dive into the local culinary scene at this vibrant street fair held every Thursday night. Sample gourmet treats from food trucks, savor fresh produce from farmers’ markets, and explore artisanal crafts.
  2. Farm-to-Table Dining: Palm Springs boasts a culinary scene that celebrates fresh, local ingredients. From upscale eateries to cozy cafes, indulge in farm-to-table fare crafted with California flair.
  3. Date Shakes: Don’t miss out on this desert delicacy! Treat yourself to a creamy date shake made from locally grown dates—a sweet indulgence unique to the region.

Experience Cultural Charms:

  1. Palm Springs Art Museum: Dive into the rich tapestry of art and culture at this renowned museum. Explore exhibits ranging from contemporary art to Native American artifacts, and be inspired by the diverse perspectives.
  2. Architecture Tours: Embark on a journey through Palm Springs’ architectural heritage, known for its mid-century modern marvels. From sleek steel-and-glass structures to sprawling estates, discover the allure of desert design.
  3. Village of Palm Springs: Stroll through the heart of downtown Palm Springs and soak in its vibrant atmosphere. Explore chic boutiques, art galleries, and eclectic shops, or simply unwind with a leisurely coffee at a sidewalk cafe.

Relax and Recharge:

  1. Spa Escapes: Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa retreat amidst the desert oasis. Indulge in luxurious treatments inspired by ancient wellness traditions, and unwind in tranquil settings surrounded by natural beauty.
  2. Golfing Paradise: Tee off against a backdrop of majestic mountains and sun-drenched fairways. With over 100 golf courses in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs offers a golfer’s paradise for players of all skill levels.
  3. Poolside Bliss: Bask in the warm desert sun and take a refreshing dip in a sparkling pool. Whether it’s a luxurious resort pool or a serene private oasis, savor the laid-back lifestyle synonymous with Palm Springs.

Don’t Forget the Conference:

While Palm Springs offers an array of enticing distractions, don’t forget to make the most of the 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition. Engage in enriching sessions, network with industry peers, and discover the latest innovations in the world of sports field management.