Friday, March 5, 2010
A Palm Springs vacation is the destination of the week - They even recommend taking a clothing optional vacation here
Palm Springs is the hot vacation destination of the US this year. Sites all over the internet are telling everyone to take their vacation here. Many sites are even saying one of the reasons to vacation here is because of all the clothing optional resorts in Palm Springs.
Here's the latest recommendation:
"Destination of the Week: Palm Springs, Calif.
Who knew you could indulge your passion for hiking and Mid-Century Modern design all in the same trip? [Tom's note and nude sunbathing].
DESTINATION OF THE WEEK, GREEN TRAVEL
Although Marilyn, Sinatra, Liberace, Dinah and Sonny have long since departed from California’s Coachella Valley, one famous Palm Springs resident is still around and kickin’: Mother Nature.
Palm Springs may be best known for Rat Packers and retirees, architecture and the AARP, golf courses and grannies. However old-school, this sun-drenched — 354 blissful days of sunshine annually — desert oasis isn’t just for older folks (although the patrons of Melvyns may beg to differ). Increasingly, the town has become a hot spot for hedonistic hipsters, Hollywood’s new guard, and those just looking to slow down and soak in truly stunning natural surroundings.
A Mid-Century Modern night’s dream
Whether hiking the Indian Canyons or horseback riding along the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, many visitors to Palm Springs will find themselves communing with Mother Nature a majority of the time … it’s an outdoor recreation kind of town. However, Palm Springs is also a resort town that takes the art of R&R very seriously, so finding the right retro-chic hotel is imperative...
For vintage hounds with an eye for Mid-Century Modern style, Palm Springs offers serious antiquing opportunities. On and off of North Palm Canyon Drive, the downtown “strip,” you’ll find stores like the Palm Canyon Galleria, Dazzles, Retrospect and a la MOD where mod 20th century furniture, decorative accessories and art reign supreme. Imagine the set of Mad Men in a consignment shop and you’ve got a good idea of what’s literally in store during a Palm Springs shopping excursion. For stylish secondhand steals that support a good cause, visit one of five Revivals Resale Marts in the Coachella Valley that support the Desert AIDS Project.
Nature boys and girls
With abundant sunshine, minimal rain and breathtaking scenery, nature lovers won’t have a difficult time acclimating to Palm Springs (neither will naturists considering the amount of clothing-optional accommodations in the area). A top destination is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, a rotating aerial tramway (the largest in the world) that climbs nearly 6,000 feet from the desert climate of Coachella Valley to the alpine wilderness near the top of San Jacinto Peak in eight and a half minutes. Once on the mountain in Mount San Jacinto State Park, visitors can explore a system of hiking trails and other outdoor activities...
Palm Springs also serves as the ideal starting point for trips further afield to destinations such as the Coachella Valley Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Salton Sea, a large saline lake/environmental restoration project known for its avian biodiversity, dead tilapia, trailer parks and abandoned buildings. It’s a curious and haunting place to visit that’s particularly jarring after spending time in lush, lovely Palm Springs. And some of most spectacular sights in the Coachella Valley can be viewed from your car (no, not Bob Hope’s former home): the San Gorgonia Pass Wind Farm, where thousands of massive wind turbines dot the natural landscape as far as the eye can see. Like the Salton Sea, it’s a disorienting sight but also a hopeful one leading to reflection on the future of renewable energy.
The future of Palm Springs itself is looking bright despite a reputation for being more gray than green. There’s something for everyone — kitsch-obsessed lounge lizards, eco-conscious hipsters, antiquers, hikers, bikers, golfers, horseback riders, nature photographers and people who don’t like to wear clothes — in a town where Mother Nature, like Mid-Century Modern architecture, never goes out of style."
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Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.
Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!
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We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs, California