Palm Springs is a desert oasis. You’ll be overcome by the awe-inspiring and ancient desert landscape as you travel here, whether you’re coming by car or plane, and once you hit this patch of life that is Palm Springs, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a bubble of paradise. That’s the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway! Save these five romantic ideas for your getaway for two in Palm Springs:
Adventure to San Andreas Fault
You and your significant other will get a kick out of this. Join a small-group tour into the otherworldly landscape of this active earthquake fault system, whose name precedes itself. Explore deep canyons, a natural oasis, and learn about the Cahuilla natives who lived here.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Summer can be a hot affair in Palm Springs, so take advantage of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to enjoy a 5,873-foot elevation change into the cooler and wildly different climate of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. Step into the spacious, rounded and rotating tram car together and enjoy a full 360 view of Palm Springs, California and the surrounding state park.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
If the San Jacinto Mountains aren’t high enough in elevation for you, book a tour of the sky with a hot air balloon ride! This is an excellent date idea that the two of you will never forget. Your bird’s eye view of the native environment (all the way from the desert to the mountain tops) will leave you in wonder.
Joshua Tree National Park
Take a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park to see one of the most iconic desert landscapes in the entire world. Distinguished by its stark landscapes, majestic rock formations, and the namesake Joshua trees (yucca palms) with their shapely silhouettes against the blue desert sky, this is a great place to take a day hike. Just make sure to pack a romantic picnic and some ice-cold water!
On Thursdays in downtown Palm Springs you can check out Village Fest, which is consistently voted the best event in the area and sees thousands of visitors worth of foot traffic every week. Here you can take your time shopping, browse the booths bursting with local art and hand-crafted items, and enjoy roadside entertainment while you eat to end your day out with a bang.
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Palm Springs is a beautiful place to spend a romantic getaway, and you’ll want a beautiful home-away-from-home while you’re here, with Palm Springs Getaways. Get in touch with us today at (800) 215-9880 and find the perfect condo to spend your stay in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs, California became what it is today thanks to celebrities breaking the mold of living in Los Angeles and building their own trendy homes out in the desert. Now you can experience that same trendiness by stopping at the incredible shops and restaurants in the city. Here are the Palm Springs restaurants and shops where you need to go:
Trina Turk/Mr.Turk Palm Springs Boutique
You can find the finest tailored outfits when stopping at Trina Turk/Mr.Turk Palm Springs Boutique. See what the latest trends are in this popular local establishment that will find you an exciting and fun outfit for your vacation. The interior design is great on the eyes with everything laid out in an organized manner for you to find. Stop at Trina Turk/Mr.Turk Palm Springs Boutique 891 N Palm Canyon on Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Oooh La La
For the best bohemian-chic apparel,you must make a visit to Oooh La La. This fashionable boutique is independently run with gorgeous clothing, shoes, and jewelry. The selection even includes an infant and toddler selection so your little ones can look great too. Stop at Oooh La La found at 275 S Palm Canyon Dr #C3. The shop is open Monday through Wednesday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sundays from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
There are many trendy Palm Springs restaurants where the look is just as vibrant as the food. Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge is one such establishment and features New American cuisine under a sleek and trendy atmosphere. Even entrees such as salads are given a unique twist to make the meal stand out above others. Stop at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Fridays from 11:00am to 11:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00pm, and Sundays from 9:00am to 10:00pm. The restaurant can be found at 849 N Palm Canyon Drive.
Eat Italian in Style at Palm Springs Restaurants Like Birba
For a more casual meal that is just as trendy,we recommend Birba. This Italian eatery features a rotating menu of dishes found all over the world. Pair you meal with an incredible craft cocktail on the tree filled patio. Birba is open Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00pm to 11:00pm for dinner. Stop in 622 N Palm Canyon Dr for the best Italian food in the valley.
Always Trendy in Palm Springs
These unique shops and restaurants await your next stay in Palm Springs. Reserve one of our exclusive vacation rentals in the city for an unbelievable time and experience the trends of Palm Springs.
The not so hidden oasis of Palm Springs is waiting for you to plan the perfect summer getaway. This Southern California destination is the perfect place if you and your family are looking to turn your summer on its head. Here are some perfect summer activities to expect in Palm Springs:
Cool Off with Legendary Ice Cream
You have not experienced heat busting ice cream until you have stopped in Arrive’s Ice Cream & Shop(pe). This local ice creamery features over 16 different gourmet flavors of ice cream and is open late every day of the week. Beat the heat by taking your family to enjoy this local favorite.
Check Out the Palm Springs Air Museum
If anyone in your family loves anything about airplanes, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a must see for them. This spacious air-conditioned museum features 59 different planes, some of them still flyable. You will be able to explore four different hangars and see these robust beauties in person. Some of the previous pilots and servicemen continue to live in Palm Springs, so you might get lucky and speak with one of them to hear their exciting stories!
Visit Mt. San Jacinto State Park
Not only does the city proper have exciting family activities in the summer but so do the surrounding state parks. Visit the Mt. San Jacinto State Park just outside the city for cooler temperatures and unbelievable views. To get up there you will need to take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which on its own is an exciting ride. You will be lifted from the city up to the peak of San Jacinto on a relaxing ride. At the top, enjoy the Peaks Restaurant for a delicious meal or hang out in the Pines Café. Make sure to check out one of the thrilling hiking trails found all throughout the park.
Cutest Garden in the City
If you are not from the Southwest, you probably have not experienced many cacti before. Check out over 3,000 different varieties in the Moorten Botanical Garden. This cool local garden lets your family check out the incredible plant life that they cannot find back at home. The garden is only open from 9:00am to 1:00pm during the summer season, giving you an early day activity to enjoy.
Fun for the Whole Family This Summer
These exciting family activities are just a short stop away this summer season. Stay close by in one of our exclusive vacation rentals found throughout Palm Springs. Enjoy luxury amenities and all comfort our properties provide. Let us find the perfect rental your family will enjoy this summer in Palm Springs.
While a three-day vacation is hardly enough time to get the full experience of Palm Springs, it’s still enough to give you an idea of what makes this a favorite destination among tourists. The vibe is fun, and the weather is warm and inviting. In fact, everything about this place calls for you to go out and enjoy yourself. Here’s a guide to help you plan your vacation and get in as many Palm Springs attractions as you possibly can in three days.
What better way to get a good view of the whole area than to climb 10,000 feet in the air? Mount San Juanito gives you such a vantage point, but you won’t have to do any climbing. The aerial tramway will take you up to about 8,500 feet, where you’ll get a great view of the desert from the observation decks. There are two restaurants as well so you can enjoy a meal while you’re up there. The hiking trails are a good opportunity to explore the mountain and enjoy more of the flora and fauna in the area.
Palm Springs Air Museum
If you like aviation and history, this is the place to go. The Palm Springs Air Museum has a great collection of planes that saw action during WWII. The best part is these planes are still working. Visit the hangers and get a good look at these planes which can still fly. When the weather gets too warm to be outdoors, the museum offers an escape from the heat outside.
Coachella Valley Preserve
It’s time for more fun outdoors, this time in the Coachella Valley Preserve. You have 13,000 acres of pristine nature and wildlife. You’ll meet plenty of animals here, including great horned owls, lynx, hares, kestrels, lizards, and birds. You better keep your camera or your phone in hand to snap pictures. You can also hike some of the trails here and enjoy some peaceful time on your own.
Moorten Botanical Gardens
More desert flora coming your way. Moorten Botanical Gardens has a great collection of cacti and desert plants. It’s open to visitors all year-round, but the time the plants bloom and the trees have green foliage is when you’ll want to visit.
Palm Springs is a dream vacation destination for the outdoorsy person. For more information about attractions and our great vacation rentals in Palm Springs, call us today.
No matter what your idea of a great vacation is, Palm Springs has you covered. We’re talking about stunning golf courses, amazing shopping, great dining experiences, and of course the breathtaking landscape. And the best part is, these are family-friendly attractions that cater to both grownups and children of all ages. But where to start and where to go? These are usually the kind of questions visitors have to find an answer to. This small guide will try to provide satisfying answers for your Palm Springs vacation.
Living Desert Zoo
Zoos are a favorite for children of all ages, and the Living Desert Zoo will prove to be a hit to the whole family. It’s not as huge as the San Diego Zoo, but it’s still packed with attractions. You can easily spend the whole day here without feeling the need to do something else. Make sure to visit the Africa area and the Village Watutu.
If hiking is your favorite pastime, then you can’t miss Tahquitz Canyon. The 2-mile loop takes you across some of the most amazing landscapes you can find in the area. There’s also a waterfall that is a good place to have a break and maybe take a few photos.
Of course, tackling the area on foot is an exciting way to explore the Palm Springs landscape, but why not get a bird’s eye view and cover more ground? The Aerial Tram a popular attraction all year round, especially with kids. Hiking and camping are favorite summer attractions, while in the winter you can snowshoe and enjoy the snow.
Nothing beats horseback riding when it comes to outdoor sports. The gentle animals are well trained and will take you to places you didn’t think existed. Smoke Tree Stables is recommended for their friendly animals and great tour guides.
Fresh food is welcome anytime, especially if you live in the city and get all your food from the supermarket. Enjoy getting fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the farm and into your hands at the Palm Springs farmers’ market. You can plan your visit to the market right before you go on a picnic. The fresh food will taste even more delicious out in the open.
These are just a few of the things you can do in Palm Springs, but they give you an idea of the type of fun activities you can expect here. To view our beautiful vacation rentals and to book your Palm Springs vacation, call us today!
Memorial Day is the time of the year when we honor all those who fell in service of our country. It’s the kind of event that brings an emotional overload to everyone who loves the country and appreciates the sacrifices that have made it what it is today. Palm Springs values Memorial Day and has plenty of events that not only reflect the patriotic fervor that distinguishes this holiday but also add an element of entertainment. Here are some of the most popular events you can find in Palm Springs.
Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair
Palm Springs Air Museum prepares an annual celebration of Memorial Day that is both unique and a delight to watch. Make sure you find a place outside the museum to watch a vintage plane drop over 3,000 red and white carnations. It’s just a small symbol to show our appreciation for those who gave their lives so that we can live free. Also enjoy flight exhibitions, music, food, activities for children, and special programs. Adults will also enjoy the Beer Garden, an area reserved for those 21 and older to have a quiet drink.
Memorial Weekend at The Spa Resort Casino
The Spa Resort Casino has its own celebrations for Memorial Day. Everyone is invited on that special day to enjoy a fantastic show where the stunt BMX team display their talents and skills to the delight of the audience. Admission is free since it’s Memorial Day and we’re all honoring the ultimate sacrifice of our fellow men and women in the military. There are also live DJs getting the crowd up to their feet with their music. Food and drink are abundant and the festivities in the air give this special day a special meaning.
Memorial Day Weekend Block Party
If you prefer outdoor stages and live bands belting out their best music, then the Block Party on the Old Town La Quinta Event Lawn is the place to be on Memorial Day. Restaurants in Old Town are taking part in the party and offering their best menus. They include Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, La Rue Wine Bar, The Grill on Main, and La Quinta Brewing Co. Local bands provide live entertainment on the outdoor stages. You won’t find a better way to enjoy Memorial Day in Palm Springs.
When we think back to the Spring Breaks of our youth, we smile, shake our heads, and quite frankly wonder how we survived! Luck is with the youth, that’s for sure, but just because we are older, more mature, and possibly a tad wiser, it doesn’t mean that we still can’t have fun like we used to; it just means we have the money to do it the right way! When you’re ready to live life on the mild side, this guide to fun Palm Springs spring break things to do will help you relive those early days, but in more refined ways!
Pool Party for Two
Today’s pool party is best celebrated with just the two of you, enjoying a nice bottle of wine as you enjoy the sunshine you rarely see back home in March or April! Warm days and a heated pool in your Palm Springs Getaways retreat allow you to do a cannonball without having to worry you will land on someone’s head in an overcrowded hotel pool!
Flying High During Your Palm Springs Spring Break
Flying high takes on new meaning at this stage of your life.Enjoy the views from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway as you cross over Chino Canyon to the summit of the San Jacinto Mountains. Once there you can hike the trails, visit the Natural History Museum, or enjoy a very nice meal at one of two restaurants you’ll find at the top. This experience, however, will have to wait until after April 1st this year, as the recent storms caused some damage and the trams are undergoing repairs.That’s ok, though;a spring getaway in April is just divine!
Party All Night
Well, maybe not ALL night, but when you are staying in one of our Palm Springs escapes, who can blame you for wanting to get home early-ish? For those looking for a fun night on the town, the Purple Room Supper Club offers just the opportunity!Offering a taste of the rat pack era with a modern-day twist, drinks, dinner and a show take on new meaning here! Watch The Judy Show, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the old Judy Garland Show, listen to your favorite jazz musician play that sweet music we all love, or fall in love with the music of Amy Winehouse as performed by Mia Karter in the Winehouse Experience. Tickets run between $35 and $40, depending on where you sit. Located at 1900 E Palm Canyon Drive, this will be a night to remember!
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Palm Springs is our favorite place on earth for so many reasons. From the weather to the people to the activities and events that keep us forever on the go, there’s so much to love that we never want to leave. And when the holidays roll around, it gets even better, making it the perfect place to visit during your holiday vacation. From New Year’s to Christmas, our home town is a pretty awesome place to be, and we invite you to check it out for yourself for your next Palm Springs holiday! Here is a list of some of our favorite activities for the upcoming holidays; and don’t forget, these are in addition to the extraordinary activities you can take part in at any time of the year!
Sullivan’s Steak House, located at 73505 El Paseo, Suite 2600 in nearby Palm Desert, has been a local tradition since the day they first opened their doors, and their Easter Brunch is just one of many reasons why this is so! Offering a three-course brunch that allows you to choose between your traditional Easter foods and the standard dishes they always offer, your Easter holiday will start out right when you start it here!
A Memorable Palm Springs Memorial Day Weekend
The traditional start to summer is made all that more memorable with Oscar’s Cabaret and Gypsy’s Follies! Oscar’s Cabaret, 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way 108, is geared to the gay male, but don’t let that stop you from having the time of your life if that’s not how you identify; acceptance works both ways and these two shows are magical! Oscar’s Cabaret takes place on Fridays and Gypsy’s Follies is a Saturday tradition. If you don’t take a break from your pool and relaxation time to catch at least one of the shows—or both—your Palm Springs Memorial Day weekend will be sadly lacking!
Fourth of July Fun
Summers in the desert can be scorching hot, but after the sun sets the celebrations are unforgettable! Combining two of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball and fireworks, Palm Springs Stadium is the only place to be on Independence Day! Starting at 6:05 PM with a baseball game played by the Palm Springs Powers and ending with a magical firework show at 9:15 PM, bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a night of Americana in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Our Holiday Homes Make It Even Better
Whichever holiday you choose to visit us during, it will be made even better when you choose Palm Springs Getaways for your vacation accommodations! Our homes are designed for the way modern travelers like to live. Filled with comfortable furniture and designer touches, our homes pamper and spoil their inhabitants. Reserve yours today!
Your Palm Springs vacation in one of our Palm Springs Getaways vacation escapes promises to be everything you dreamed it could be and so much more! Offering adventures around every corner and fine dining opportunities for every meal, every minute is guaranteed to be a memorable one, but not every meal needs to be haute cuisine; sometimes you just have to have pizza! When those cravings hit, we want you to be well-prepared, and as such, we’ve prepared this guide to the top five Palm Springs pizza places locals love in Palm Springs.
Palermo’s New York Pizza, 400 S El Cielo Road # C
As much as the simple pizza brings people together, there will be one thing that succeeds in driving them apart: the choice between New York-style and Chicago-style pies! We’re not going to chime in on the battle, but we are going to offer up Palermo’s for those who remain firmly in the New York style camp. Do yourself a favor and go all out with the New York Supreme and you’ll never go hungry again!
Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, 1775 E Palm Canyon Drive
And because we are remaining neutral on the New York-style vs Chicago-style pizzas, you had to guess we would provide a review of Chicago style next, and you would be right! Giuseppe’s Chicago-style pizzas are guaranteed to please the pickiest eaters in your traveling party, and because they also offer a full menu of Italian classics, should someone not be in the mood for pie, they have a huge selection of other dishes to choose from!
Bill’s Pizza, 119 S Indian Canyon Drive
Ok, we can’t explain which we love more, the simple name of this special pizza spot or the simple goodness of the Palm Springs pizza served here! Either way, this is the kind of place where everyone immediately feels at home and an integral part of the Bill’s Pizza family. No pretension, just good pizza served with friendly smiles. Oh, and try the Bill’s sauce on whatever pizza you order; the combination of red sauce and pesto will bring a smile to your palate!
Palm Springs Pizza at Brickwork’s American Restaurant, 155 S Palm Canyon Drive
Although pizza originates from the Italian city of Naples, dating back centuries, we Americans like to think that we have perfected it, and when you taste the pies offered at Brickwork’s American Restaurant, you’re going to have to agree! One taste of their original Zombie Artisanal Pizza will change the way you look at pizza for the rest of your life; starting with a ranch dressing base and topped with pepperoni, bacon, arugula, and a variety of cheeses, each bite will be more delicious than the last!
Papa Dan’s Pizza & Pasta, 73131 Country Club Drive
After a long secession of days of sightseeing and exploring, chances are at least one of your nights in town will be one in which you want to stay in, and because Papa Dan’s Pizza & Pasta has a wide delivery range, you won’t have to fend for dinner! Enjoy the luxurious amenities of your Palm Springs Getaways escape as you chow down on some of the best pizza in town in your most comfortable pajamas.
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As winter begins its slow fade into spring, it’s prime vacation time here in Palm Springs. The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and the temperatures are warm enough to please our friends escaping the snow but cool enough to remind us that summer is still way in the distance. Life doesn’t get any better than this—or does it? As if it’s not already the most awesome place to visit, these upcoming events make in Palm Springs make it even better!
Desert Arts Festival, Frances Stevens Park, February 16th–February 18th
There must be something in the desert air that turns ok artists into good ones and top rate artists into spectacular ones, so when the chance arises to see their work in person, it must be taken! The Desert Arts Festival is an outdoor event giving attendants the opportunity to enjoy more of our fabulous weather, and because it’s handicap-accessible, EVERYONE can attend! Featuring the works of artists from most mediums, there can be anywhere from 100 to 500 exhibitors. This show is a big deal, and your house won’t be complete without one of the art pieces displayed!
9th Annual Palm Springs Chalk Art Festival, North Museum Drive, March 16th
We remember long summer afternoons spent drawing chalk pictures on our driveways, chalk flowers in the street, and on the occasional gruesome occasion, chalk outlines wherever we got the chance! The Palm Springs Chalk Art Festival, however, puts our artistic attempts to shame and brings chalk art to a new level. The streets and sidewalks of North Museum Drive will feature the colorful artistic renderings of classic paintings created by the very talented art students and professional artists of Palm Springs. There will also be live entertainment, good food, and refreshing beverages, ensuring every sense will be delighted! It’s definitely one of the best upcoming events make in Palm Springs to visit!
Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Indio, April 26th-April 28th
If full bars, restaurants, and three days of live country music performed by the superstars of yesterday, today, and tomorrow sounds like heaven to you, then you will definitely need to plan your Palm Springs escape to coincide with the weekend of April 26ththrough April 28th! This festival is a local favorite and also features fun, games, and events guaranteed to please. See the Clydesdales live, take the off-road challenge with professional drivers, and cuddle with your sweetie high above the landscape on a giant Ferris wheel!
It Keeps Getting Better!
The only thing better than attending these exciting events will be attending them while staying in one of our Palm Springs Getaways dream vacation homes! Sleek and modern, cozy and comfortable, rustic and charming, whatever your style, we have a home that will match. Reserve yours today!