TOURS and ATTRACTIONS
- Palm Springs Modern. A tour of modernist architecture in Palm Springs. Personally guided small groups hear the stories about who lived where, and learn about the talented architects, designers and builders who contributed to the city’s modernist legacy.
- Celebrity Home Tours. Take one of three tours (based on time) and see where some of Hollywood’s most famous residents (Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Liberace) lived. Learn insightful stories about the history of the Coachella Valley and its Native American heritage.
- Bi Plane Tours. Climb into a 1940 Stearman Biplane with a friend and enjoy an unparalleled view of the Coachella Valley.
- First Baptist Church
- Palm Desert Presbyterian
- St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
- Chabad Of Rancho Mirage Torah Oasis
- McCallum Theatre
- Children’s Discovery Museum
- The Living Desert Museum
- General Patton Memorial Museum
- Palm Springs Art Museum
There are hundreds of options for fine and casual dining, bars and lounges in La Quinta.
Two well-known La Quinta restaurants are owned by notable residents. Professional golfer Arnold Palmer owns the Arnold Palmer Restaurant, and the Hog’s Breath Inn is owned by Clint Eastwood. Both restaurants are located in Old La Quinta Village a few miles from the house.
- Palm Springs Dining Guide
- Palm Springs Restaurant Row
- Baskin Robbins
- Beer Hunter Sports Pub & Grill
- Biggie’s Burgers & More
- Cliffhouse, The
- Cool Options
- CrabPot Restaurant and Bar
- Desert Sage Restaurant & Piano Bar
- Fisherman’s Market & Grill
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- Harry’s Oklahoma Style Smokehouse BBQ
- LG’s Prime Steakhouse
- La Quinta Baking Company
- Old Town Cellar & Wine Bar
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
- Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina
- Roy’s of Rancho Mirage
- Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
- Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill
- Tack Room Tavern
- The Grill on Main
- Tutti Frutti La Quinta
- Viva Cantina & Grill
- Yogurt Island
- Escena Golf Club
- Indian Wells Golf Resort
- La Quinta Golf Club
- Mesquite Golf & Country Club
- Mountain View Country Club
- O’donnell Golf Club
- SilverRock Resort
- Tee Times in the Desert
- Camelot Theatres
- Desert Imax
- Theatre 29 Palms
- Ralph’s Grocery Store (see Groceries) has Red Box Rentals
- Domino’s Pizza of La Quinta 760-564-8525
- Desert Hills Premium Outlets. 130 stores, including Armani, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Loro Piana, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Versace, and Saint Laurent Paris.
- El Paseo Shopping District. Palm Desert’s celebrated fashion district features over 300 world-class shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, jewelers, and restaurants, including Gucci, Tiffany & Company, Eileen Fisher, Anthropologie, Tommy Bahama, and Ralph Lauren
- Historic Palm Canyon Drive. Downtown Palm Springs is home to more than 525 shops, bars, and lounges.
- Westfield Shopping Town. A full service indoor mall with movie theater and casual dining.
- The River at Rancho Mirage. A 30-acre waterfront development located Bob Hope Drive and Highway 111. Century Theaters, Border Books & Music, Tulip Hill Winery, the Water’s Edge Galley, ULTA Cosmetics, Bath & Body Works, ULTA Cosmetics, Bang & Olfsen, Spa Helios and other fine shopping. Restaurants include PF Chang China Bistro, Fleming’s Fine Steakhouse, The Yard House Restaurant & Bar, The Cheesecake Factory, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Johnny Rocket’s and others.
- Palm Desert Street Fair. Each Saturday and Sunday morning at the College of the Desert (COD) Vendors offering Merchandise, Arts and Crafts and Farmers Market goods. Free Parking. Free Admission.
THRIFTS AND CONSIGNMENT STORES
- The Estate Sale Company. The Estate Sale is one of the most popular and well known consignment dealers in the entire Palm Springs area. Features an extensive selection of antiques as well as contemporary furnishings including an art gallery, furniture of all styles, home accessories, jewelry, china, fine art, outdoor and patio furniture, pottery, lighting, seating, and consignment offerings.
- Antique Collective. Antiques, Consignment, Antique Dealers, upscale antiques, 17th through 20th century. A fine selection of high quality antiques. (760) 323-4443
- Modern Way Palm Springs. One of the best Palm Springs mid-century modern re-sale shops. Modern Way offers high quality classic modern furnishings and home accessories and rare pieces. Seating, lighting, objects, outdoor furniture, art, wall sculptures.
- Palm Springs International Film Festival
- Humana Challenge (formerly the Bob Hope Golf Classic)
- Horse Jumping Circuit
- Dinah Shore Weekend. Coincides with the Nabisco Women’s Golf Championship in Rancho Mirage. Gay women gather in Palm Springs for a four-day weekend party all over town, organized by San Francisco’s ClubSkirts and Cherry Bar Lounge. Call (415) 974-5906 for more information.
- Horse Jumping Circuit
- Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship (Dinah Shore)
- La Quinta Arts Festival. Sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, fine craft and printmaking submitted by artists from all over the world will be on display at this juried outdoor event, accompanied by live entertainment, food, wine and children’s activities. Held in mid-March. Call (760) 564-1244 for more information.
- Native American Film & Art Festival. View feature and short films produced by Native Americans at Camelot Theatres. The festival also includes panel discussions, an art exhibit and a closing party. Sponsored by the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in mid-March. Call (760) 325-6565 for more information.
- Coachella Arts and Music Festival
- Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival
- Stagecoach Festival for Country Music Lovers. The Jeffrey Sanker organization presents this famous annual dance, disco and pool party, throughout the greater Palm Springs area at a number of different venues, with the central party and program at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Easter weekend. Call (800) 333-7535 for more information.
- Palm Springs White Party. The Largest Gay Dance Music Festival in North America
- A Weekend With the King. On Father’s Day weekend each year, the Wyndham Palm Springs hotel is the center of festivities, including a gathering of Elvis’ closest friends who reminisce about the King. Call (760) 778-8418 for more information.
- Desert Film Society. A new film is screened the first Saturday each month at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, followed by a discussion. Call (760) 772-3666 for more information.
- Palm Springs VillageFest. Palm Desert Street Fair. Call (760) 773-2567 for more information.
- Jazz in the Pines. Take a side trip to the mountainous forests of Idyllwild, a short drive west of Palm Springs, for this outdoor jazz concert, held in a grassy amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Idyllwild Arts Academy, a boarding arts high school, at the end of August. Call (909) 659-2171 for more information.
- International Festival of Short Films. Hundreds of short films are screened at Camelot Theatres in the largest festival of its kind in North America, which usually draws notable visitors from the Hollywood industry. Usually held in mid-September. Call (760) 322-2930 for more information.
- International Hispanic Film Festival of Greater Palm Springs. Camelot Theatres host screenings of Hispanic-themed and produced films in mid-October. Call (760) 325-6565 for more information.
- American Heat Palm Springs Motorcycle and Hot Rod Weekend. Major streets are closed for this annual congregation of bikers over a weekend of festivities in mid-October. Call (800) 200-4557 for more information.
- Art Affair. Local and regional artists display their work at Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage accompanied by popular jazz musicians. Held in early November. For more information, call (760) 324-4511 or (760) 568-9351.
- Palm Springs Pride. The Palm Springs Stadium hosts the Palm Springs Pride organization and friends as they prepare for the coming visitor season in early November. Festival and parade in Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley area. Call (760) 416-8711 for more information.
- Golf Cart Parade Palm Desert. Decorated golf carts, marching bands and costumed characters parade along El Paseo in Palm Desert at this family event in early November. Call (760) 346-6111 for more information.
- City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade. Free to public This annual event pays tribute to all those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Immediately following the parade is a post-parade concert and fireworks display at the intersection of Amado and Palm Canyon.
- International Tamale Festival, Indio. See and sample tamales in Indio’s Old Town, and enjoy live entertainment featuring a parade, mariachis, a carnival and fireworks at this all-day festival. Usually held in early December. Call (760) 342-6532 for more information.
- Desert Big Band and Jazz Part. The Palm Springs Riviera Resort and Racquet Club hosts many popular jazz musicians around the pool area and in the restaurants, where you can listen to your favorites in a close up intimate setting. Tickets are $100. per day. Usually held the end of December. Call (760) 342-6532 for more information.
- Festival of Lights. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade features lighted floats, equestrians, bands, autos, and celebrities. Information: (760) 325-5749.
- Marine Corps Band. The City of Palm Springs sponsors a performance by the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Band at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Usually held in early December.