The Chase Hotel
at Palm Springs
200 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, California 92262
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Palm Canyon Drive
Downtown and Uptown
Palm Springs, California
Tall, light-covered palm trees, gently shade the street as you stroll beneath majestic Mount San Jacinto. The atmosphere is friendly and fun.
Palm Canyon Drive - downtown/uptown Palm Springs
has something for everyone!
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While in Palm Springs don’t miss the 26 ft. tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by American artist and Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson. The sculpture is inspired by the famous photograph by Bernard of Hollywood from the film The Seven Year Itch. She is located at what many call the corner of “Main and Main,” Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.
Marilyn Monroe has many legendary ties to Palm Springs. To name a few, she was photographed and “discovered” by Johnny Hyde from the William Morris Agency at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club. She was also rumored to have frequented a Movie Colony estate with Joe DiMaggio, currently known as the Sand Acre Estate, and owned a 1950’s bungalow-style house in Las Palmas.
In May of 2012, “Forever Marilyn” made her journey to Palm Springs from Pioneer Court along famed Michigan Ave in Chicago.
The sculptor, Seward Johnson, age 80 says, “I am very pleased that Marilyn will be on view in Palm Springs. It was, after all, a location of her own choosing, and I assume that she was drawn to the beauty and stillness of the landscape. There is something about her pose; the exuberance for life without inhibition, which is quintessentially American. It expresses an uninhibited sense of our own vibrancy.”
Downtown Palm Springs is buzzing with enthusiasm as it braces for a renaissance triggered by the 100 million dollar revitalization of downtown Palm Springs currently underway. “Forever Marilyn” will provide a wonderful short-term attraction while the redevelopment takes place. The installation of Forever Marilyn has been paid for by P.S. Resorts, local donors, restaurants, hoteliers and merchants.
During the course of the year, special events will take place in Palm Springs notables include Marilyn’s birthday in June and the 50th anniversary of her death in August. Visitors from all over the world are lured to Palm Springs for its’ storied Hollywood legacy.
Marilyn fans click here to experience signature old Hollywood sites of Palm Springs.
Stop by Palm Canyon Drive on Thursday nights for our
very popular weekly event, Villagefest. Locals and tourists alike come downtown to enjoy produce and flowers from the Farmer's Market and hear the wonderful music weaving throughout the downtown corridor. There are over 100 arts, crafts, and food vendors weekly.
While you're downtown be sure to check out the local shops and restaurants too! Many businesses stay open late on Thursday evenings for your convenience. Look for the BOLT signs in the windows of Businesses Open Late Thursday!