Things to Do: Palm Springs, California | Depart Fashion's Trip Review

I am not sure if it is because I go to the desert twice a week, but I just cannot wait to get back to Palm Springs. There is something about this 50’s style town that I just cannot get enough. When we won our tickets from the Ellen Show, I wasn’t 100% excited about kicking it in the sand, but I was so glad my travel companion (@plaidshirtyogapants) made me go. Hey, it was a free trip, so by not.

Where to sleep in Palm Springs

Since the desert is so hot, one requirement would be a hotel that has a sweet pool with maybe a pool party. Are we on vacation right? Why not the party in style.

First Class Hotels

  • The Ritz- Carlton, Rancho Mirage -- If you want a man made Oasis, this lovely hotel is for you. You will have beautiful views of sunsets as they set on Coachella Valley. If you were looking for a glamping option, this hotel is for you. You will see the magnificent views of mountains, the ethics of the deserts are brought to you.
  • L’Horizon Resort & Spa (Adult Only) -- This mid-century rich architecture and rich Hollywood history, the L' Horizon Resort was built in the 1950s and minutes away from downtown Palm Springs. It features 25 bungalows with private patios and outdoor showers. This hotel has won both 2016 Conde Nast Traveler #1 Resort in California and #2 Resort in America.
  • La Quinta Resort & Club -- Relax, and Renewal is the name of the game here. From a 20- minutes bath ritual where you can bask at the surrounding Santa Rose mountains or enjoy a culinary experience from one of the seven restaurants on property, one might find it hard to leave the premises. 

Main Cabin

  • Del Marcos Hotel -- A historic site built in 1947, close to downtown in the historic Tennis Club neighborhood. Guests can enjoy their off time in the relax by the luxurious salted pool or take a ride on a complimentary hotel beach cruiser. Pets are welcome. 
  • Skylark Hotel -- Start the day with free breakfast which will fuel you with enough energy for the day. This modern 1950s hotel furnished with mahogany and walnut mid-century Danish reproduction. This comfortable hotel would be a nice place to lay your head after doing some hiking in the desert. 
  • Andreas Hotel & Spa -- This classic hotel was built in the 1935 and located in the heart of downtown. With a 24-hr casino, you will never be bored, and with your winnings, you have a short stroll to downtown where you can find shopping and entertainment. 

Best places to eat in Palm Springs

Spending money on food is so hard, especially when you love to cook a nice meal at home. I always try to find somewhere that is known for their cuisine or a great farm to table restaurant. I cherish a place that desires to deliver fantastic food like I like to cook at home. 

  • Farm -- Owner Liz Ostrich life changed when she went down to the South of France. Her vision is to transform your culinary experience and bring the South of France to the desert. The garden-like patio seating decorated with floral landscape compliments the freshness ingredients.  Mouth Watering Plates: Roasted Pear Salad, Canard Omelettes, Champignons Et Fromage, Brie Sandwich, and Egg Florentine. Top it off with a lovely cup of French-press coffee. 

  • Cheeky’s Palm Springs -- Each week this farm to table restaurant menu changes. Start your day off right with a Frozen Acai Kale Icee and a bacon flight. If you are looking for a Mexican desert flare dish, try the breakfast quesadilla or huevos rancheros with Peruano beans. 
  • Workshop Kitchen + Bar -- Start dinner off with an Army Navy WWII Era Cocktail or a classic Hemingway Especial. If you are in the mood for sharing, one can order off their small plates menu sharing braised pork cheek fries, roasted brussels sprouts or house-cured gravlax Tartine. Awaken your taste buds with Duck Leg Confit or JBF Blended Burger. 
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What to do on your Palm Springs Vacation

If you have one night or five, you can find enough stuff to do in Palm Springs to give you that desert lifestyle feel. 

  • Indian Canyons -- Indians settled in the Indian Canyons because of the abundant water and hundreds of plants and animals found throughout the area. The Indians here could plant melons, squash, beans, and corn. Hike the fifteen miles long Palm Canyon one of the great beauty spots in the Western North America. Here you can see a beautiful natural oasis.

  • Joshua Tree National Park -- You can spend days in Joshua tree, but if you are only spending a couple of hours here, one can enjoy the two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado. Make sure you drive by Skull Rock, Key Views, and Covington Flats.
  • Palm Springs Event Calendar -- The desert is known for natural beauty but also look at some fun events happening in Palm Springs. From their incredible golf courses to shopping, one will not get bored in the desert. Make sure you get your tickets from the Palm Springs Tramway where you can see the Salton Sea, San Andreas Fault and excellent hiking. 

What I like to pack.

What to pack for Palm Springs! Stay Fashionable ladies. 

Getting to Palm Springs is quite easy to, but you do have to watch the flight loads if you are non-reving. The ideal airport to fly into would be Palm Springs, however, if you could not secure a seat here are some other options.

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