Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Palm Springs (must see)
The main section of town along Palm Canyon Drive is a shopping and dining district, with great strolling and people watching. Palm Springs continues to surprise, and even as more luxury and chain brands move into the city, the place maintains its getaway village feel.
Around town, you will also find statues and monuments to other notable residents and city leaders. A few notable people mentioned include local businessman Pearl McCallum McManus and famous Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Sophia Loren, Sonny Bono, and Elvis Presley.
Why You Should Visit
Palm Springs has long been the getaway destination for the Hollywood elite. The Walk of Stars here is far less crowded than its western cousin but just as meaningful. You'll enjoy strolling along the main town streets and seeing how many names you recognize. It's partly a walk down memory lane and partly an excellent destination for some shopping or a fine meal.
The noteworthy statue of Marilyn Monroe, Forever Marilyn, was set to be displayed permanently near the art museum. The statue has toured all over the world and has often appeared as a fixture in Palm Springs. Sculptor Seward Johnson designed the 26-foot tall, 34,000-pound statue. However, there's been some local controversy, and its ultimate fate is currently up in the air–much like Marilyn's dress.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Palm Springs. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars on Map
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA (See walking tours in Palm Springs)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:
Walking Tours in Palm Springs, California
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles