Palm Springs - the iconic Southern Californian resort city, known as the playground to the stars. Palm Springs is a show off when it comes to idyllic mountain backdrops, mid-century glamour, quality restaurants, chill vibes and cacti. Whether you're looking for a swanky getaway or just some fun in the sun, Palm Springs and the surrounding area is the perfect place to spend a weekend. Here's your guide to a long weekend in Palm Springs.
Upon arrival, check into one of Palm Springs' chic hotels such as the Parker Palm Springs, Ace Hotel & Swim Club, the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows or Sands Hotel & Spa. Drop your bags and head on out while you wait for your room.
First stop, have lunch at Cheeky's - a farm-to-table restaurant known for its brunch and trendy atmosphere.
Visit the Palm Springs Art Museum and immerse yourself in local culture and art.
Rent a bike from your hotel and check out some of the art installations in downtown like the Robolights, Forever Marylin statue, and Popsicles.
Spend the early evening lounging at the hotel pool bar, cocktail in hand.
For a casual and easy dinner, go to El Patron for tacos and tequila.
End the night with a drink at the rooftop lounge at the Kimpton Rowan, with gorgeous views of the city.
Begin your day with a little drive for coffee at Everbloom. You must try the butterscotch iced latte here - it's what dreams are made of and totally worth the trek.
Then head for breakfast at Pink Cabana, a chic restaurant inside the Sands Hotel.
Staying in the area, pamper yourself with a visit to La Quinta Resort & Club for a luxurious spa day.
Head back into Palm Springs and grab a quick bite at Sherman's Deli & Bakery.
Take a road trip to Joshua Tree for sunset to admire the beauty of the desert flora, staying for star gazing.
Grab In-n-Out or pizza on the way back.
Start your day with iced coffee at Cartel Roasting Co..
Head to Farm for brunch - an indoor-outdoor restaurant that uses locally-sourced ingredients, transporting you to the South of France with its décor and ambiance.
Go shopping stopping at Thick As Thieves and The Shops At Thirteen Forty Five.
Cool down with a date milkshake at Great Shakes - Palm Springs has many date farms cultivating some of the best dates in the country so don't miss out on this.
Take a drive through the Indian Canyons neighbourhood and spot all the colourful mid-century house doors, including the famous Pink Door. (Address: 1100 East Sierra Way)
Cool down with some ice cream from Shop(pe) | Ice Cream & Shop.
Have dinner at Azúcar Restaurant, a stunning Mexican inspired restaurant located inside La Serena Villas.
Head upstairs and end the night with a drink at Sugar High Rooftop while soaking in the views.
Whether you're seeking a relaxing getaway or a fun, culture rich trip, I hope this guide will help you plan your next trip to Palm Springs. Pin this guide for later!