Heading to this Californian town? Here's what not to miss ...

EAT

Head to El Mirasol for traditional Mexican fare that has been a Palm Springs favourite for decades. For the best brunch around, The Purple Palm has new American organic cuisine in a classic Hollywood setting.

EXPLORE

The Joshua Tree National Park is an hour outside of Palm Springs but is worth the drive — you'll find nature trails, walking tours and iconic desert scenery.

Joshua Tree National Park. Photo / Getty Images
Joshua Tree National Park. Photo / Getty Images

LISTEN

Match your bindi to your flower crown for the staple date in many a celebrity's calendar, the annual Coachella festival. Drawing the rich and famous from far and wide, the festival is held annually across two April weekends and has featured performances from music heavy weights such as Lady Gaga, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, the Black Keys, Radiohead and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Photo / Supplied
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Photo / Supplied

STAY

Start your planning by thinking "What would Beyonce do?", then head to her Palm Springs hotel of choice, The Parker, an uber luxe resort that steps back into the golden era of the 60s. The decor will make you feel like you've stepped into an Austin Powers movie. "Groovy Baby!"