Anchored by the picturesque Spanish-style Plaza Theater, built in 1936, and the contemporary Mediterranean-modern Mercado Plaza on South Palm Canyon Drive, Downtown is the heartbeat of old and new Palm Springs. It encompasses maybe a dozen blocks along South Palm Canyon Drive and Indian Canyon Drive, making it easy to walk to the eclectic shops and eateries, or the Palm Springs Museum of Art, from any of the dozens of beautifully restored mid-century inns and the few mid-size hotels scattered throughout the residential area. Watch the world go by from a coffeehouse patio on South Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way. This intersection is the epicenter of Downtown. And see the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, starring 80-something showgirls, at the Plaza Theater.