07/03/2012 12:48 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2012

Palm Springs Guide: The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Presents 10 Must-Sees

We love Palm Springs. It's an anomaly -- seemingly independent of, though vaguely familiar with, its host nation. The landscape alternates between a technicolor fifties modern version of suburbia and a retirement community with a dose of psychedelia, skirted by desolation, natural wonders and an unlikely array of cultural outliers.

Here's an incomplete list of some of our favorite places in and around Palm Springs, from the family at Ace Hotel & Swim Club: