Things To Do in Palm Springs & Coachella Valley



The desert getaway of Palm Springs offers fun options for tourists and local alike.

Seasonal Festivals

Hiking

Dining

  • Tyler’s Burgers: Palm Springs’ most popular burger joint, only open for lunch.
  • Le Vallauris: Upscale French and Continental European cuisine.
  • Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club: Reminiscent of dining during Palm Springs’ 1950’s glory days, with martinis, steaks, and live music.
  • Cheeky’s: Organic, not-so-typical breakfast and lunch dishes.
  • El Mirasol: One of the city’s favorites for Mexican, serving up regional Mexican specialties.
  • Bill’s Pizza: Serving up both classic and unique pizzas with toppings like walnuts, artichokes, and garlic-infused olive oil.
  • Ruben & Ozzy’s Oyster Bar: Reasonably-priced seafood, such as: Oysters Rockefeller, Fish Tacos, and Crab Enchiladas.
  • Elmer’s: Classic American cuisine with a Northwest twist. Known for their German pancakes.
  • The Sandwich Spot: A beloved local sandwich shop with gourmet breads and sauces.
  • Miro’s Restaurant: Home-style Mediterranean and Central European dishes.
  • Great Shakes: Come for a gourmet old-fashioned milkshake or malt for dessert, or just to escape the hot desert sun.

Hotels

  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells – One of the Coachella Valley’s premier resort destinations
  • Palm Springs Rendezvous: A bed and breakfast with 10 rooms (each with their individual theme). Free cocktails and appetizers served poolside every evening.
  • Ace Hotel, Palm Springs – Always popular with a young crowd
  • Avanti Hotel: A small boutique hotel with a retro 1950’s Hollywood getaway vibe.
  • Hotel California: A beautiful Spanish Mission themed hotel with great service and lots of amenities.
  • La Maison Hotel: Rated the #1 small boutique hotel in the country, La Maison’s theme will whisk you to the south of France.
  • Caliente Tropics: An affordable favorite, with a Polynesian theme (which was a very popular style during Palm Springs’ 1960s heyday).
  • Old Ranch Inn: Secluded and peaceful atmosphere, yet just a few minutes walk to bustling Palm Canyon Drive.
  • Desert Riviera: Known especially for its wonderful service, and a shared pool area/courtyard with plenty of amenities.
  • Queen of Hearts Resort: A popular niche hotel catering to lesbian guests.

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