RTX Traveler Articles | Winter 2014

PSMarilynThe Winter 2014 issue of RTX Traveler explored two fantastic destinations; Palm Springs, Calif., and Hot Springs, Ark. While these RTX vacation spots are quite different from one another, they both have fascinating histories. Here are a few highlights from articles in the Winter 2014 issue of RTX Traveler that will give you a glimpse of each area’s intriguing past and why each is so popular today. Click here to see all of the articles from this issue and contact RTX today if you’re interested in booking an exchange or getaway to one of these fabulous winter destinations.

dv818013Hot Springs: America’s First Resort: While the healing waters of the area’s hot springs may have initially drawn visitors to this early tourist town, it developed into a hideaway where organized crime and debauchery ran rampant. See why notorious names like Al Capone, Babe Ruth, Mae West, Sammy Davis Jr., Bugsy Seagal and President Bill Clinton frequented Hot Springs.

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming: This premier track opened in 1905 and today is one of the top five thoroughbred racetracks in the continent. The gaming center is currently undergoing a 50,000 square foot expansion to provide even more options to the 1 million annual visitors. With Triple Crown qualifying races, gaming options and star-studded performances at the concert venue, Oaklawn is a must-do in Hot Springs.

SONY DSCPalm Springs: Like No Place Else: That’s the motto of this desert hideaway to the stars, and for good reason. This small town packs a lot of punch, as it’s been the weekend hideaway and often a retirement spot for many of Hollywood’s finest dating back to the Rat Pack era. Many icons from the golden years still hold strong today, and ongoing revitalization in the tiny town that will be sure to keep visitors coming back year after year.

Tour Palm Springs: Get as close as you can to homes of celebrities like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Bob Hope and many more with a small group tour of celebrities’ homes past and present. Not only will you see their houses and the restaurants, casinos and clubs they frequented, but you’ll hear plenty of stories, legends and gossip that you’d never learn on your own.

 

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