Hiking above Palm Springs, CA

Hiking Above Palm Springs, CA

Here are just a few of the places we enjoy when exploring, shopping, and dining in Palm Springs! (Updated April, 2017)

Planning Your Trip to Palm Springs

Design District, Uptown Palm Springs

  • The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five: Collective of designer and vintage one-of-a-kind finds.
  • Just Fabulous: They carry terrific coffee table books, and Jonathan Adler designs, among lots of other must-haves.
  • Just Modern: You’ll want everything in this store! Modern furniture, art, outdoor inspiration.
  • Pelago: Well-designed home and personal gifts, from placemats to eyeglasses.
  • Trina Turk: This store has women’s, men’s, and home sections.
  • The Shag Store: Now classic Palm Springs art.

Our Favorite Watering Holes & Places to Nosh

  • Cheeky’s: Have breakfast here at least once.
  • Tonga Hut: Because you’re in the mood for tiki drinks and exotic sounds.
  • Purple Room: Looking for live music and a classic, old-school vibe? One of the last real Rat Pack hangouts.
  • Birba: Just click to see the photo and you’ll see what we see.
  • BAR: Go here after dark. Craft cocktails, rare whiskey, ever-eclectic DJs.
  • Melvyn’s Lounge: Another classic. Go when the piano bar is in full swing.
  • Spencer’s: We like the classics. And the outside dining. Old-school Tennis Club at it’s best.
  • El Jefe for Taco Tuesdays: Margaritas and tacos and sometimes a loud and rowdy musician.
  • Thai Smile: Indoor and outdoor seating, lovely and delicious.
  • Las Casuelas: Margarita magic and classic Mexican food, right on the strip.
  • El Mirasol at Los Arboles: Las Casuelas not your speed? Head to this hidden spot (and their special molè).
  • FARM: Tucked away in the heart of the Plaza. Southern French fare in a garden setting.
  • Draughtsman: Craft beers, cocktails and inventive pub food in the north end of town.
  • Rooster and the Pig:  Vietnamese-inspired greatness made with local ingredients. Go early, they may run out!
  • Workshop Kitchen + Bar: We like the brunch but dinner is equally fab.
  • Mr. Lyons/Seymour’s: We’ll be honest: We have never eaten in the dining room. Opt for happy hour bites at the bar and then sneak into Seymour’s speakeasy for a nightcap.

Places to Stop By

Palm Springs Museums

Hiking & Biking

Lunch with the Locals

Enjoyable Grocery Shopping

  • Trader Joe’s: I’d drive 7 miles for Trader’s, wouldn’t you?
  • Jensen’s: A local favorite. Beer and wine tastings on Friday and Saturday. And they deliver!
  • There are lots of others nearby: Ralph’s, Vons, Albertson’s, Stater Brothers. I’ll let you Google those.

Upscale Shopping in Nearby Palm Desert

El Paseo

Free Palm Springs Bus_Trolley