52 weekend getaways: a year's worth of escapes
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Retro Palm Springs( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
Yes, 1959 was a swinging year in Palm Springs. And it's not over yet.
Thanks to legions of preservationists, entrepreneurs, publishers and design-driven travelers, the cult of Desert Modernism gets bigger and bigger, drawing all sorts of retro pilgrims to Palm Springs, including me.
Inspired by one new book about Palm Springs and another about the '50s, I spent three October days in the desert, all dedicated to the pursuit of news, views and fun from 1959.
Read more: A visit to 1959 Palm Springs
Planning your trip:
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, www.palm-springs.org.
Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority, www.palmspringsusa.com.
Palm Springs Modern Committee, www.psmodcom.com.
Pictured: The Riviera Resort & Spa