Unique Museums to Visit in Palm Springs

As we enter into the hot summer months in Palm Springs, things are starting to slow down. Businesses, including the Historic Willows Palm Springs Inn, shutter or slow down for the season, and we start to look forward to the cooling months of fall off in the distance. Fall in Palm springs brings with it comfortable daytime temperatures, cooling breezes, and a wonderful array of activities worth doing. Palm Springs’ dynamic downtown is filled with stylish boutiques, chic restaurants, museums, and vibrant public spaces. Though Palm Springs is no stranger to luxury, there are few accommodations that offer the stately opulence of The Willows Palm Springs Historic Inn. Our boutique hotel, long frequented by vacationing celebrities, luminaries and other captains of industry, is a place like no other. As you start making your plans for fall, don’t forget to book a room at the historic Willows Palm Springs Inn.

Palm Springs Museums to Visit

The greater Palm Springs region is an artistic mecca, rich with a sensational variety of arts and cultural experiences. Art lovers will revel in the range of exhibits, from contemporary and fine art to local artist galleries, museums, murals and outdoor sculptures, there’s certainly no shortage of exhibits to enjoy. Architecture and design are another big draw, especially as they related to midcentury modern design. There are a number of wonderful museums on the Greater Palm Springs area, the most popular of which include the following:

  • Unique Palm Springs MuseumsThe Palm Springs Art Museum is an incredible space in downtown Palm Springs, and it features a sophisticated collection of art, loaned or donated by the area’s affluent residents. The collection is extraordinary, and rivals many larger urban metropolitan museums. Included in the collection are works by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Antony Gormley and Ansel Adams.
  • The Palm Springs Architecture & Design Center at the Art Museum is the hub of the museum’s exploration of architecture and design. It’s architecture, true to the area, is a classic midcentury International style structure. Today, it houses a historically significant collection of works and exhibits devoted to architecture and design.
  • The Palm Springs Air Museum has a wonderful collection of vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam era aircraft. It’s perfect for the aviation enthusiast, and has been called one of the top 14 aviation museums in the world by CNN Travel.
  • Explore the Hopi-inspired Pueblo at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, and experience the story of Cabot Yerxa and his incredible home. There are guided tours through the museum throughout the year.

There are many components of a well thought-out vacation, but lodging is of utmost importance. How much of these Palm Springs museums you see is up to you, but it all begins with your stay at the luxurious Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn. Book a room today.

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