Sunny stays in Palm Springs
Hike in the San Jacinto mountains. Play world-class golf courses. Experience the California desert lifestyle. Play, explore and relax poolside in your own whole luxurious mid-century modern vacation home in Palm Springs.
What to Do
San Jacinto Mountains
Gazing out from the summit of the San Jacinto Mountains will have your heart pumping. Cresting at around 3,300 feet, this range offers truly unparalleled vistas that the dedicated hiker can enjoy. There is a short desert view trail - only .75 or 1.5 miles - but, rest assured, if you’re looking for a challenge you’ll be able to find it. The Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness area packs 54 miles of hiking.
Many visitors, however, opt for the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to start their trek in Long Valley. This is a perfect option for family outings or with grandparents or others that may have mobility challenges. At the top, there is an observation deck and spots to eat lunch. When’s the last time you ate a meal on top of a mountain? During the summer months, go on a hike. In the winter, go snowshoeing or bring your sled up! If you don’t have snow gear, no worries, you can rent them at the top.
Coachella Valley Preserve
Situated less than 10 miles east of Palm Springs sits the Coachella Valley Preserve, which encompasses 20,000 acres in the bluffs of the Indio Hills. You can spot rare species here, such as the fringe-toed lizard - this sandy-looking friend is found nowhere else on Earth! Set up a picnic or take one of the guided hikes featured through the preserve. Don’t miss out on the Thousand Palms Oasis, where you can experience the peaceful palm tree atmosphere.
Palm Springs Premier Golf Course
Designed by legendary golf architect Clive Clark, this 18-hole, par-72 course is one of the best in the area. It’s open for public use and provides a good challenge for the average player. With remarkable desert views and well-manicured greens, this place might even draw you back for a second round - after all, it wouldn't be uncommon.
Palm Springs Air Museum
People interested in a behind-the-scenes look at World War II should definitely plan a visit to Palm Springs Air Museum. It is one of the largest collections of WWII aircrafts in the U.S. With authentic artifacts and airplanes, museum displays and documentaries, you’ll uncover a new facet of history.
Parker Palm Springs
Pamper yourself at Parker Palm Spa, whose website reads: “We believe in inner beauty. But, do what you can on the outside.” After a few hours here, you’ll find both inner and outer beauty. Don’t you think you deserve a little break from work? This is the perfect place to relax, refuel and rejuvenate.
Where to Eat
After a tiring day of hiking or hitting the links, head to Kaiser Grille for casual upscale dining. Roasted prime rib, flat iron steak and penne can all be found on the dinner menu here. If that sounds appetizing, stick around for a cocktail or three. The drink options aren't skimpy either, so feel free to swirl your favorite martini or tip back a 14-ounce margarita.
Pomme Frite Restaurant
Take your significant other out for a romantic evening at Pomme Frite. It is located in downtown Palm Springs, where the chefs whip up tasty French and Belgian dishes, like their savory mussels cooked nine different ways. To no surprise, they feature a rounded selection of Belgian beers, as well as California and French wines that hit the spot.
Located near Golf and Hiking hot spots!
Foodies flock to this French masterpiece. You’ll be blown away by not the flavors of the food but the presentation of the dishes. For appetizers, order the octopus or chicken liver mousse, and follow up with some grilled duck breast cabernet or grilled mahi mahi. This place is high class all the way.
Kick back and leave your troubles behind in the luxury of Palm Springs.