Palm Springs, Updated

Our favorite new places to eat, drink, and stay in the classic California escape.

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Located about two hours from Los Angeles, in a vast stretch of California desert, Palm Springs is an inviting, pastel-colored homage to modernism and old Hollywood—and it's quietly experiencing a second coming.

Palm Springs is no longer a postcard of poolside gossip (Slim Aarons’ iconic 1970s photograph was shot here), but Hollywood hasn’t totally deserted its playground. Fashion’s foremost arbiter of taste, Nicolas Ghesquière, held Louis Vuitton’s 2016 resort show at Bob and Dolores Hope’s 22,000-square-foot estate in Palm Springs last year. Two years ago, yacht-troller Leonardo DiCaprio took a break from the French Riviera to purchase Dinah Shore’s former abode, a glass-enclaved Etch-a-Sketch home designed by Donald Wexler.

With new luxurious hotel and dining options, there are plenty of reasons to revisit Palm Springs. Here are our top places to stay, dine and shop in the classic destination.