Fall in the Greater Palm Springs Area

As temps hover in the 80’s, there’s no better time to enjoy all that Fall has to offer in the desert than now. We’ve curated a list of our favorite places to go this Fall. While we continue to take health measures in the county to stay safe, there is still a ton of outdoor activities to keep you and your loved ones busy.


Your Go To Weekend Breakfast Spot
Kings Highway | Palm Springs, CA

Undeniable Mexican Favorite
Las Casuelas | Palm Springs, CA

Fall Poolside Views
Chi Chi | Palm Springs, CA

You Have to Go for the Outdoor Patio
Eight4Nine | Palm Springs, CA


Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Palm Desert, CA

Air Museum
Palm Springs, CA

Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs, CA

Cabazon Dinosaur Museum
Palm Springs, CA


18 Holes at La Quinta resort & Club OR PGA West
La Quinta, CA

Air Museum Drive-In Theater
Palm Springs, CA

Palm Canyon Hike
Palm Springs, CA

Westfield Mall
Palm Desert, CA

Don’t Feel Stuck at Home in the Desert

Top 5 Things to do in Palm Springs with your Family

Now that school is out indefinitely, finding things to do is always a top priority. This is even more challenging in this unprecedented time with all major attractions and parks closed.  If you are looking to escape the city and hunker down at home in a private vacation rental, Palm Springs might be the best destination yet.  You can get plenty of sunshine and outdoor fun while still maintaining social distancing rules.  Even better, all our vacation homes have private backyards and pools and enough space for the whole family.  You know what that means? Vacation doesn’t have to stop when the kids go to bed (i.e. No more hiding under the covers watching Netflix at 8 p.m. with headphones)!

Come on down to Palm Springs and make some memories.  Here are our top 5 things you can do while staying in Palm Springs this spring.

Go for a walk in the neighborhood.

Palm Springs is known for having some of the best architecture in the world. If you haven’t heard of modernism week, it is a full week of sight seeing that happens in Palm Springs where people come from all over to admire the amazing houses in the neighborhood.  Plan your very own Modernism Week tour with the family and take a tour of all our amazing neighborhoods. Did you know we have 44 neighborhoods and districts in our city? 

Head on over to our full walking guide to explore all the different neighborhoods and attributes by clicking here:

Bike Ride the CV Link 

The newly opened CV link V Link is an award-winning pathway that allows pedestrians, bicyclists, and low-speed electric vehicles (including golf carts) on a dual pathway. Starting off of Vista Chino in Palm Springs, you and your family can cruise our bicycle friendly city and hop on the CV link to enjoy incredible views of the valley. 

Take a hike

Greater Palm Springs has some of the best hiking in the world. From backcountry trails to easily accessible routes, all of them have something uniquely beautiful to offer. We found four of the best family- friendly hikes in our Oasis of natural beauty, all of which are easy treks and four miles or less.

Check out our full list of favorite hikes here.

Enjoy the stars and our dark sky ordinance

Grab a blanket and spread out in your private backyard to gaze at the stars.  With minimal light pollution and our dark sky ordinance in Palm Springs, it’s easy to pick out the constellations. 

Order In and Dine Al Fresco

Who says dining at home needs to boring.  Order take out or to-go and dine outside in the cool evening air. Check out the list of local restaurants that are still open and providing curbside pick-up or delivery. 

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Sunny with a Chance of F-U-N

Leave your jackets at home and head to Palm Springs! From a golf tournament to a film festival and so many more outdoor events, winter in the desert is like no other place on earth. Take a tour of modern homes or hop on your bike and ride in the Tour de Palm Springs. There’s something truly special about visiting Palm Springs during January and February. Check out these upcoming events you don’t want to miss.

31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 2 – 13
Palm Springs Convention Center

Known as one of the largest film festivals in North America, The Palm Springs International Film Festival welcomes over 135,000 attendees each year. The ever-changing lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries draws the A listed talent.  Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films. The festival closes out with Best of the Fest screenings taking place Monday, January 13.
See you at the movies!


Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club

January 5 – March 22
El Dorado Polo Club

Every Sunday between 12 pm and 2 pm, The Eldorado Clubhouse opens for just $10 per seat offering a full-service menu and bar while you watch the polo matches from the comfort of your table. Seating is available for parties from 2 to 300. 
Call ahead for reservations at 760-831-POLO.

If tailgating is more your thing, stay casual and pull up sidelines for just $10. Bring your whole crew, some lawn-chairs, a picnic, and set up your own perfect polo event.

The American Express

January 15 – 19
PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club

Four days of world-class golf disembark in La Quinta for the annual American Express tournament, a favorite stop on the PGA Tour. Formerly known as the Desert Classic and the Career Builder Challenge, the event now carries the name of it’s new title sponsor and will unfold at The Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club.

This event is more than just sideline spectating. With on-site food and drink experiences, this year Stevie Nicks and Luke Bryan will have live concerts on the driving range after the final round.
Don’t miss this golf experience.


22nd Annual Tour de Palm Springs

February 7 & 8
Downtown Palm Springs

Thousands of riders will be riding for a good cause during the 22nd Annual Tour de Palm Springs. This event started in 1999 and appeals to both bike enthusiasts and casual riders alike. Ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles long, the Tour de Palm Springs is a family-friendly and a fun-filled day for riders and spectators. The ride starts and finishes on North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.
Interested in riding?


Modernism Week

February 13-23

Modernism Week has become one of Palm Springs most iconic events bringing thousands of midcentury modern enthusiasts to town. 11-days filled with architecture, art, fashion and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, a world class lecture and film series, tours of the historic Annenburg Estate at Sunnylands, a Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedication for architect Richard Harrison, vintage fashion, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition.
Tickets are on sale now.


Girlfriends Guide to Palm Springs

With its rich history, unique nightlife, boutique shops and hotels, and a culinary scene that rivals any major city, it’s no wonder that Palm Springs has continued to skyrocket as one of the top weekend getaway spots in the country. Throw in the fact that Palm Springs sees over 300 days of sun per year and it’s official – the hottest spot for a Girl’s Getaway Weekend is Palm Springs, California!

Any good girl’s weekend includes at least the following 3 activities: a morning of brunch and shopping, an afternoon at the spa, and a night out. Here are our top places to visit and a few insider tips to help you craft a Palm Springs weekend that you and your girls will never forget.

A Morning of Brunch & Shopping

Wilma & Frieda’s
With 2 locations in the valley (the flagship store in Palm Desert and the “big brother” location in Palm Springs), there’s always a Wilma and Frieda’s open for an incredible breakfast, lunch or dinner. We’re especially fond of Kim’s Banana Caramel French Toast and the Short Ribs Eggs Benedict. Add a mimosa or Bloody Mary and you have the perfect brunch on your hand.

The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five
The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five boast an eclectic mix of Palm Springs finds, cactus themed décor and mid-century modern furnishing for your home.

The Fine Art of Design
Owner Nicolas Delgado has curated a treasure trove of color coded, vintage garments, accessories and hat boxes galore. If you’re looking for a statement piece for an upcoming soirée, The Fine Art of Design is a must-visit.

Insider tip – the stores hours change with the season so make sure you call ahead before you visit.

The Gardens on El Paseo
Looking for something upscale? The Gardens on El Paseo are just 15 minutes South of Palm Springs and boast a Saks 5th Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and more. Get lost wandering in the serene gardens and shop until you drop with the hefty list of designer brands that occupy this shopping center.

An Afternoon at the Spa

Palm Springs Spa Massage
A family owned establishment since 1999, Palm Springs Spa Massage offers specialty treatments and group pricing. Indulge in a Desert Rain Drop Massage or a package deal that’s full of relaxing moments.

Insider tip – The bride or birthday girl receives a complimentary massage with a group booking. Treat the lady of the day to a free massage!

Grounded Bodyworks
Believers in clean beauty, environmental mindfulness and locally sourced ingredients, Grounded Bodyworks is your go-to place for a thoughtful and unique experience. They feature a lash and browbar, skin studio, spa services and a marketplace to browse. The therapists and technicians at Grounded Bodyworks are empaths who strive to create a healing space for each guest.

Insider tip – Grounded Bodyworks accepts walk-ins but reservations are highly recommended.

A Night Out

Palm Springs Art Museum and Persimmon Bistro
Are you wanting to add a bit of culture to your trip? Spend an afternoon at the Palm Springs Art Museum, perusing modern and contemporary art, architecture and more. Be sure to stop by the Persimmon Bistro before you hit the town. Persimmon Bistro serves rustic, Mediterranean influenced cuisine with a twist in a unique café on the lower level of the museum. It’s the perfect spot to refuel before a night out with the girls.

Azucar at La Serna Villas
Azucar, located in La Serena Villas, is dedicated to excellence. They serve modern contemporary cuisine with an emphasis and focus on flavor utilizing high quality and local ingredients. Azucar also features the perfect slice of Palm Springs heaven in the form of a rooftop bar call Sugar High. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at sunset with the majestic San Jacinto mountains as the

Retro Room
If you want to escape the crowds on Palm Canyon Drive, RetroRoom Lounge is just the place. They offer karaoke 7 nights a week with different hosts, often featuring Palm Spring’s hottest Drag Queens. With happy hour pricing every day until 7:00 PM, this is the perfect spot for a bachelorette party or girl’s getaway.

Girls Weekend Vacation Rentals
For the ultimate bonding experience, rent a beautiful vacation home in Palm Springs and enjoy the luxury of a private pool and high end amenities. For the perfect vacation rental, check our listings or call 844.325.5944 for help selecting the perfect palm springs weekend home for your girlfriend getaway. (844) 325-5944