Palm Springs has a terrific modern art museum and oodles of mid-century furniture stores containing objects to drool over.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you to the top of the San Jacinto Mountains for the most incredible view of the desert. Scroll through this scene for movie footage of the tram from 1967.
Sonny Bono was mayor of Palm Springs from 1988-92.
Palm Springs is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego.