Are you planning your next girl’s weekend but can’t decide on a destination that has it all? Look no further than Palm Springs, the desert oasis that offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. From luxurious retreats to gourmet dining and vintage shopping, Palm Springs has something to offer for everyone. In this ultimate guide, we’ll take you through some of the top places to stay, eat, and vintage shop in Palm Springs, ensuring your weekend getaway is nothing short of unforgettable. So grab your girlfriends, and let’s take a tour of this charming desert city.
Where to Stay
The Colony Palms & Bungalows
572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
If you’re planning a trip to Palm Springs and looking for a luxurious hotel to stay at, the Colony Palms & Bungalows are definitely worth considering. This charming boutique hotel is centrally located in the heart of Palm Springs and features beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and lush gardens. Its accommodations include spacious guest rooms, private bungalows, and villas, all with their own unique decor and luxurious amenities. The hotel also has a stunning outdoor pool area, complete with cabanas and a poolside bar, and a restaurant with a delicious menu. Plus, the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, making your stay even more enjoyable. Overall, the Colony Palms & Bungalows are the ultimate destinations for a luxurious and relaxing stay in Palm Springs.
572 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
For those looking for luxurious and stylish accommodations in Palm Springs, the Parker Hotel is the ultimate destination. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Parker is renowned for its stunning mid-century modern design, lush gardens, and luxurious amenities. The hotel’s accommodations are equally impressive, featuring spacious and stylishly furnished guest rooms and suites with all the modern comforts you could ask for. The hotel boasts a stunning outdoor pool area complete with cabanas and a poolside bar, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center. “Mister Parker’s,” the hotel’s on-site restaurant, offers a fine dining experience with a menu by Chef Tristan Goffe. Additionally, the hotel is surrounded by a myriad of other dining, shopping, and entertainment options. With its impeccable attention to detail, sophisticated style, and luxurious amenities, a stay at the Parker Hotel is truly unforgettable.
257 S. Patencio Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
If you’re in search of a serene and peaceful getaway in Palm Springs, the Korakia Pensione is the perfect choice. This Moroccan-inspired hotel is nestled in the heart of the city and features beautiful gardens, meandering pathways, and intimate spaces that create a truly tranquil atmosphere. The hotel’s accommodations are equally enchanting, with both rooms and villas that feature authentic Moroccan decor, private entrances, and outdoor decorated patios. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, strolling through the gardens, or enjoying a moment of meditation in the Moroccan-inspired courtyard, the Korakia Pensione will transport you to a world of serene relaxation. Additionally, the hotel provides complimentary breakfast and yoga classes every morning and is just steps away from many of Palm Springs’ top attractions. Overall, a stay at Korakia is an unforgettable peaceful, and rejuvenating experience.
Palm Springs is known for its vintage shopping, and I definitely take advantage of that every time I go. There are so many great vintage shops in the area, with everything from vintage clothing to mid-century modern furniture. Some of my favorites are The Fine Art of Design, The Frippery, and The Estate Sale Company. I also really loved that Palm Springs has a great selection of thrift stores, including Goodwill and Salvation Army.
The Fine Art of Design
73717 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260
The Fine Art of Design is located right downtown on Palm Canyon Drive, right across the street from Korakia. It’s a cute little shop with tons of vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, and decor for sale at very reasonable prices.
664 North Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Frippery is located on the same street as The Fine Art of Design, just a little further down. It’s a small store, but they have tons of gorgeous vintage clothing and accessories for sale at reasonable prices. I especially loved their selection of hats!
The Estate Sale Company
4185 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264
The Estate Sale Company is a large warehouse filled with all kinds of furniture, decor, books, and more. They usually have sales every weekend so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something specific or just want some inspiration.
Workshop Kitchen + Bar
800 N Palm Canyon Dr, Ste g, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs has some incredible restaurants, and I had some of the best meals of my life while I was there. One of my favorites was Workshop Kitchen + Bar. The restaurant has a beautiful industrial chic design and the food is absolutely amazing. From the moment we arrived, we were impressed with the elegant decor and stunning ambiance.
We started our meal with the shaved brussel sprout salad which was incredibly fresh and flavorful. We then shared the steak au poivre which was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. Our lovely server was incredibly attentive and recommended some outstanding dishes and drinks to us. To our delight, the server sent over the most amazing coconut ice cream along with a delicious raspberry tartlet which were both divine. Overall, the Workshop Kitchen & Bar made for a remarkable evening of fine dining and exceptional service, and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Palm Springs.
385 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Our experience at Le Vallauris in Palm Springs was one for the books. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by the friendly and welcoming staff, including the chef himself. The restaurant’s elegant ambiance and incredible outdoor patio added to the luxurious experience. We started our meal with the most delicious stuffed Bartlett pear with Roquefort cheese, and the pate was a perfect complement. Our main course was sautéed Maine lobster with vanilla butter, which was prepared to perfection. To finish off the meal, we savored the classic creme brulee. Throughout the meal, the Michelin-starred restaurant proved itself to be a true culinary experience. We highly recommend Le Vallauris to anyone in search of an exceptional dining experience in Palm Springs.
572 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Our dining experience at Mister Parker in the Parker Hotel was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment we entered, we were met with an ambiance of luxury and sophistication. The centerpiece of the meal was the fresh bread, accompanied by an innovative candle made of butter that added a unique touch to the dining experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh and succulent scallops, while Mom was delighted to have her beef tartare prepared at the table. Throughout the meal, the service was impeccable, with our every need attended to by the attentive and knowledgeable staff. Notably, the General Manager Tim Fox was the ultimate host, ensuring we had the perfect dining experience. Overall, Mister Parker is a must-visit for anyone looking for unparalleled cuisine and a top-notch dining experience in Palm Springs.
World Class Hospitality
One of the things that really stood out to me about Palm Springs was the hospitality. Everyone I encountered was friendly and welcoming. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make my stay special, and the restaurant servers were knowledgeable and attentive.
Palm Springs is truly a hidden gem that makes for the ideal destination for your next girl’s weekend. Whether you’re looking to unwind and relax or indulge in some high-end gourmet dining, or even some unique vintage shopping, Palm Springs has something for everyone. There’s no shortage of luxury accommodations, mouth-watering cuisine, and charming boutiques to explore on your trip. By following the tips and recommendations outlined in this ultimate guide, you’ll be able to create the perfect itinerary that caters to all your desires and satisfies all your cravings. So pack your bags and escape to this desert oasis for the ultimate girl’s weekend and an unforgettable trip to Palm Springs! For more travel inspiration, check out my blog post here!