PALM SPRINGS INSIDER GUIDE
Make Today an Adventure
Presented here are visual images of the area referred to as Palm Springs, even though Coachella Valley is the home to very diverse cities and environments. Please read my blog Plan Your Visit to Palm Springs so you have a better understanding of the Coachella Valley, which actually extends from the Salton Sea to the San Bernardino Mountains in Southeast California.
Links are provided for all attractions, restaurants, and stores, so you can easily find fees, hours and menus.
On the East edge of Palm Springs we have a vibrant arts community called the Backstreet Art District
Sunnylands is located on the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage. This lovely labyrinth is located in their lovely garden.
Caliente Tropics Resort is just one of many hotels that becomes magical at night in Palm Springs.
The Mizell Senior Center was transformed from a former fire station into this spectacular building
in Palm Springs.
Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs perfect place for a weekend get-away.
The Palm Springs Convention Center, located in Palm Springs, serves as the main venue for conferences in the Coachella
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs is located downtown Palm Springs. It is the perfect place to meet and catch up.
Shields Date Garden and Cafe known for its date
shakes is located in Indio.
Coachella Valley Certified Farmers' Markets are held year-round. Check their website for locations and time.
Riviera Resort and Spa Hotel is the perfect place to relax on a Palm Springs afternoon. (This is now Margaritaville)
Mr. Lyons is the place to go if you want to experience Old Hollywood elegance. Steak house on the curve of South Palm Canyon Drive.
Ingleside Inn is a place to stay if you want to relax and experience life like it was when movie stars were frequent visitors to Palm Springs.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa entrance
is enchanting. The perfect place to spend the day lounging and enjoying the many restaurants.
Avalon Casino on Catalina Island
A day trip away from Palm Springs. Definitely worth planning a visit.
Kimbals a store with great women's fashions and accessories. Fun place
to shop in downtown Palm Springs.
Colony 29 Spectacular restored
historical jewel in Palm Springs which can be rented.
The Palm Springs Art Museum is a magnificent place to view revolving exhibits. It is free to the public on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
Modernism Fall Preview Week dates are scheduled in October. See my blog.
Joshua Tree National Park about 50 miles from Palm Springs. See my blogs: 1. Prepare for a Day Trip to Joshua Tree National Park 2. History of Joshua Tree National Park
Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Great place in south Palm Springs for golf or have breakfast or lunch with beautiful, scenic views.
Steakhouse at the Agua Caliente Casino Perfect place for a celebratory dinner in Palm Springs.
Living Desert in Palm Desert is a place the entire family will enjoy. See my Blog.
Peninsula Pastries in Palm Springs If want authentic French Pastries, you will want to go here.
Lovely Nails is located in LaPlaza in downtown Palm Springs. Fabulous manicures and pedicures. 760-325-3599
Lord Fletcher Inn in Rancho
Mirage. Go here to learn
stories about Old Hollywood Days and Frank Sinatra.
Cabot Pueblo Museum in
Desert Hot Springs offers fascinating tours of this large, historic home built with found objects.
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and
Spa. Lovely place to relax and explore, and meet friends.
Smoke Tree Stables in Palm Springs is the place to rent a horse, then explore, on a guided tour, The Indian Canyons.
Palm Springs Library is located near the Boy and Girls Club and Mizell Senior Center.
Garage Sales in Palm Springs are a great spring and fall. You can find outstanding buys. See my blog.
Shag Gallery located in our Uptown Design District in Palm Springs.
Modernism Week is February 13 - 23, 2020. Time to buy your tickets. There are over 300 events.
Il Corso located in downtown Palm Springs is a great place to have Italian food.
Vintage Fair is on the first Sunday of the month on the grounds of the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Le Vallarius Restaurant is one of our
go-to places for special events.
Romantic and delicious French food.
The International Film Festival is held each January. 180 films being shown this year.
Sammy G's Tuscan Grill is a wonderland at night. Great place for outside dining in downtown Palm Springs
Koffi Palm Springs courtyard is a great place to get a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, meet people, read your book or do computer work.
La Quinta Lake is a manmade lake surrounded by palatial homes. However, the Melange Restaurant is a great place to relax lakeside with a beverage.
Salvation Mountain has been designated a National Folk Art Treasure. It is located 75 miles from Palm Springs.
Eight4Nine is a delightful place to meet friends for Happy Hour or enjoy a lovely meal on the patio. If you have a small dinner party, reserve one of their private rooms.
Copley's Restaurant is located in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. It has a lovely patio, which is a great setting for a special date.
Please see my blog Creativity Flows at Palm Springs Copleys Restaurant.
Ristretto in Palm Springs is a delightful place to stop for coffee or have an Italian soda. See blog.
Palm Springs neighborhood walks result in all kinds of fun discoveries
for the older section has all kinds of great gates into the palatial homes.
Tac Quila is a Mexican Restaurant in the Uptown Design District. If you love the food at The Farm you will be pleased to learn they are the same owners.
Take a driving tour of Murals in Coachella Valley
Love the windmills? Read my blog to learn how you can take an up close and personal tour of them.
La Plaza. Originally the center of Palm
Springs and has been preserved so it
has the original Spanish Architecture.
The Palms Cafe is tucked away in a Rancho Mirage mall. The menu is American cuisine and friendly staff.
The River in Palm Desert is going under a transition. Always good to go here and just appreciate the beauty of the space.