TRAVEL | SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
PALM SPRINGS DESTINATION GUIDE
When cocktails, sun baking and a pinch yourself backdrop are combined..
Yes, you do have to pinch yourself as you drive into Palm Springs. Not just due to the amazing hilly backdrop that quite literally looks like a work of art, but have you seen the architecture??!
Some of our most enjoyable Palm Spring days (besides cocktails and pool time) were spent travelling around the area, taking in the house designs and making a few (*endless) notes for our future home!
4 days in the desert oasis went far too quickly, but we managed to fully experience the beautiful area and have far too much fun doing so.. read our must-dos below!
WHERE TO EAT..
BIRBA PALM SPRINGS - 622 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
If you're into late afternoon tapas and good wine, this place is for you.
POOLSIDE AT THE ACE HOTEL - 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Perfect lunchtime snack.. and bonus, you don't have to move from your deck chair. Tip - add a Frozen Pina Colada to your order!
RUBY'S DINER - 155 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
As classic as they come - you'll feel like you've gone back in time when you walk into this diner.
WHERE TO HANG..
THE HOTEL POOL - 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
We never got sick of our Ace Hotel pool, not when food, cocktails and shade sails (if necessary) are all in short reach of your deck chair.
FRANK SINATRA'S TWIN PALMS RESIDENCE - 1145 E Vía Colusa, Palm Springs, CA 92262
It was beyond an amazing experience checking out the Twin Palms Estate at the BEAR US Launch. If you are able to, try your luck at a tour/renting out the estate!
WHAT TO DO..
RIDE BIKES AROUND VISTA LAS PALMAS - Vista Las Palmas, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The best way to pick out your new home in the desert.. seriously, the house exteriors will win you over!
DRIVE TO JOSHUA TREE - Joshua Tree National Park, California
Just under 1 hour away, you'll be blown away by the beauty of the desert.
HIRE AN OLD SCHOOL CADILLAC - Ask the BEAR team!
The BEAR US Launch went off with a bang when old school Cadillacs were the ride of choice..
WHERE TO STAY..
ACE HOTEL PALM SPRINGS - 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
A Desert oasis, with a dreamy swim club and killer cocktails.
SKYLARK HOTEL - 1466 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
As old school as they come. If you love pastels, you'll love this place.
THE PALM SPRINGS HOTEL - 2135 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
For people who appreciate chic, retro vibes and tailor made furniture.