Hop into a horse-drawn carriage. In the evening, smitten couples travel downtown Palm Springs in one of the old-fashioned carriages that leave from the historic Village Green. Head off the beaten path through neighborhoods dating to the 1920s and ’30s by reserving a longer private tour. (www.bighorsecc.com).
Book a couple’s massage or a golf or tennis lesson for two. Reserve time with a local tennis pro or swing in harmony on more than 110 area golf courses that offer wide mountain views. Local spas pamper couples with award-winning service and nurturing treatments with locally sourced ingredients.
Take off on bicycles or a scooter. Enjoy an afternoon filled with fresh air and exploration. Many hotels offer bike rentals. Pick up a Harley at EagleRider at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert (www.eaglerider.com) or a mod scooter at Scoot Palm Springs at Ace Hotel & Swim Club (www.scootpalmsprings.com).
Ride horseback or float away in a hot air balloon. Mosey along a trail through canyons on a horse selected with you in mind. Begin your adventure at Smoke Tree Stables (www.smoketreestables.com). Or catch an oasis sunrise or sunset with one of the local hot-air balloon companies.
Dine under the stars. Be enchanted during dinner in the garden at Le Vallauris (www.levallauris.com) or on the patio at Spencer’s Restaurant (www.spencersrestaurant.com), both walking distance from downtown Palm Springs.