The celebrities of today are very low-key when then visit Palm Springs. Some stay at private home of a friend, others stay at a spa resort and enjoy the healing hot mineral waters of our desert. But many rent homes here, seeking a secluded, casual experience of being in a home where they won't be bothered by hotel staff or peering tourists. A new generation of celebrities are coming to the desert more frequently- perhaps some day those homes they rented or stayed in will be promoted as destinations to rent. Perhaps one day people can stay in the place where George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron or Matt Damon stayed. You never know.
If you don't happen to care about celebrities and just want to experience the desert life in your own home experience, Palm Springs has a number of homes, condos and apartments available to rent. It's actually a good deal to rent a place for a week, month or longer while visiting. This is not a paid post, but two friends of mine operate businesses that rent homes here in Palm Springs:
Vacation Palm Springs
Beau Monde Villas
Whether you have a desire to sleep in Elvis' home, or just someplace where you can relax as if it were your own home, I hope you do consider visiting Palm Springs. Come and see why it continues to be a destination of choice.
One other note regarding Elvis- he continues to generate all sorts of excitement here. Locals have planned a celebration of what would have been Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. Special tours, guests and performances are expected. If you are interested, check out the details:
Where: Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, 1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs CA
When: Jan. 8
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — tours and cake
4 to 6:30 p.m. — concert featuring Scot Bruce
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — tours and cake
2 to 6 p.m. — tribute artist James King
Cost: $25 tour, $50 concert, $65 combo (for one day), $125 weekendInformation: (760) 322-1192