Palm Springs, California is the exclusive destination sponsor of Fall 2012 Spa Week. Round of applause for Palm Springs! A few things we didn’t know about this famed (and very spa-friendly) vacation spot… until now: Palm Springs is only 2 hours driving-distance from Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. Palm Springs is famous for its natural hot springs. Palm Springs was named “Se-Khi” or “boiling waters” by the area’s first inhabitants, the Cahuilla Native American tribe. Sounds pretty relaxing, doesn’t it? Well, on to the good stuff: The spa treatments! We’ve got a lot of fabulous options for you this Spa Week, so time to set your GPS or book your plane tickets and head to your favorite Palm Springs spa: Salon 119 & Spa Enjoy a day of beauty at a boutique spa and salon located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs offering breathtaking mountain views and tranquil atmosphere. The locally owned, Salon 119 and Spa, specializes in skincare, massage therapy and body scrubs that will make you really relax while you are vacation. A welcoming salon with professional stylists will make you feel glamorous like Marilyn Monroe, and have you ready to enjoy a night out on the town dining and dancing under the ink black sky sprinkled with stars. The Spa at Spa Resort Casino A legendary spa with natural hot springs attracting millions of visitors and Hollywood stars since the 1880s. These legendary springs are what gave Palm Springs its name. The Spa at Spa Resort Casino is best known for the “Taking of the Waters, where one can soak in the naturally therapeutic hot waters that abound in the untouched desert oasis. The iconic hotel is located in the heart of downtown and guests can also enjoy their adjacent world-class casino. The Saguaro Spa The full-service Saguaro Spa is a relaxing oasis offering signature desert-inspired products and treatments. Its playful, colorful palette throughout the property reflects the indigenous flowers of the Colorado Desert. Guests staying at The Saguaro are kissed by the morning sunshine while enjoying complimentary outdoor yoga. The Feel Good Spa at ACE Hotel & Swim Club The Feel Good Spa offers an organic, simple experience where you can have a relaxing massage in a Mongolian yurt nestled in a lavender and sage garden, or chill out in a cedar lined treatment for facial made from fresh ingredients that makes you feel naturally beautiful. Guests staying at the ACE Hotel & Swim Club are enriched by yoga classes, water aerobics and wellness classes. And the best part? So many great Palm Springs spas are participating in Spa Week! See the $50 treatments up for grabs here.