California Dreaming In Palm Springs: A Desert Getaway

Palm Springs was once a playground for Hollywood movie stars, but today, this dynamic town in California is home to trendy hotels, fabulous restaurants, chic boutiques, entertainment venues, and a growing arts scene. With its endless sunshine and balmy nights, it’s no wonder that Palm Springs is making a comeback. Whether you’re driving from Los Angeles or flying in from across the globe, there’s plenty to see and do in Palm Springs and the Mojave Desert! If you’ve been dreaming of California, it’s time to start planning your Palm Springs getaway.

Where To Stay

There are plenty of resorts in the desert, but if you love something a little more “Palm Springs”, head down to the Parker Hotel. This retro, hip and quirky hotel will charm you with its magical gardens and enchanting walkways lit up by fairy lights. Hotel facilities include a lemonade stand (yes, please!), three pools (the Silicon Valley Pool, Gene Autry Pool and the Palm Springs Yacht Club pool), fire pits, hammocks and funky bean bags that will make you want to nap for days!

Where To Eat & Drink

Norma’s

Norma’s is a casual restaurant in Palm Springs which offers an all-day breakfast option, with an evening menu that shifts to a selection of fresh and local Californian entrées.

Mister Parker’s

Dark, discreet, and decadent is how Mister Parker’s describe themselves.  This upscale restaurant in the desert will keep you coming back for more with its wine menu and mouth-watering dishes like pistachio-crusted scallops, steak au poivre, and shoestring parmesan fries.

Counter Reformation

Enjoy a pre-dinner beverage and unwind at the Counter Reformation bar. Counter Reformation is a cosy wine bar with a tapas menu that offers over 20 selections of delicious tapas plates – a sure way to keep you coming back for more!

Where To Go

Aerial Tramway

If you’re in Palm Springs for the first time, check out the Aerial Tramway. Hop on the rotating tram from the desert floor up to the alpine wilderness of Mount San Jacinto. This ten-minute ride up becomes worth it once you feast your eyes on the stunning views of Palm Springs Valley. Once you’re at the top, you can grab a bite at one of the two restaurants, take a few selfies from the observation deck, visit the museum and documentary theatre, head out for a picnic lunch, or even take a hike on one of the open trails!

Indian Canyon Hiking Trail

The Indian Canyon Hiking Trail is located right outside of Palm Springs, in Tahquitz Canyon. If you’re a beginner, don’t worry – this trail is relatively easy to hike! You can even hike to Indian Canyon’s stunning waterfall. Did you also know that this Indian Canyon is home to the largest Fan Palm oasis in the world?

Art Galleries and Furniture Stores

Stroll down the main street of Palm Springs, and browse the endless art galleries and antique furniture stores. If the California heat gets too much, you can always stop for a margarita and cool off under one of many mist-spraying restaurants on the strip!

Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa

The Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa is the ultimate R & R treat like no other. Take a dip in the Grotto (warm and natural hot springs from Miracle Hill), indulge in a Watsu massage, or relax with a mud bath overlooking Desert Hot Springs. You can also keep an eye out for cute desert bunnies hopping around!

From the bright city lights of Los Angeles to the rustic charm of Palm Springs, it’s safe to say that California is the place to be this summer! There’s no better way to escape the city than with a short getaway to Palm Springs – especially when you get to enjoy up to 60% off your vacation! Here’s the deal: launch your ENTERTAINER app, click on the ‘Travel’ tab, filter your options, explore hotel offers with ENTERTAINER getaways, and you’re good to go (literally)!

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