Greater Palm Springs is the perfect spot to get away with the guys. Great hotels, golf resorts, restaurants and nightlife are just the starting point. Celebrating a birthday, promotion, bachelor party or just looking for a great spot to chill with the guys, make Palm Springs your new go-to.

STAY

If you are traveling as a group, put a cool twist on the ordinary and check out The Amado. Rent the entire remodeled midcentury property and enjoy six fully furnished one-bedroom apartments, a two-bedroom suite each with their own kitchen and a private yard and pool.

Greater Palm Springs is also home to many small hip boutique properties like the Sparrows Lodge. This 1950’s retreat has been completely restored and is the perfect swank man-cave hideaway. Turn on some tunes, lounge poolside, sit in the barn for a beer, play a game of horseshoes or grab a fire pit after the sun goes down before hitting the town.

Or have it all and stay where you can do it all. La Quinta Resort and Club is 45 acres of golf, endless pools, seven restaurants, tennis courts and an indulgent spa. Known as the original desert hideaway set at the foot of the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains, this quaint property will capture your spirit.

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EAT

Eat your way through the valley starting with BBQ, beer and stiff drinks at Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage. Try the original BBQ brisket sandwich or Baby Back Ribs.  For the best burger of your life, head up to State Fare at The Ritz-Carlton. This hand-crafted masterpiece comes with bacon jam and is served on a pretzel bun.

If looking for a truly unique dining and cocktail experience, rent the secret room behind the phone booth at the Tonga Hut in Palm Springs. Recently opening a sister property in Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut is the oldest Tiki bar in Los Angeles.

After dinner head to Fame Lounge in downtown Palm Springs. Enjoy hand-rolled cigars, wine and microbrews at this upscale lounge. The wine and beer selections change weekly so you’ll have plenty of options to pair with your cigar.

PLAY

If you dig golf and know someone, it’s time to call in your favors. Bighorn, The Reserve, Stone Eagle, Tradition, Hideaway, Toscana and The Madison Club are the areas most prestigious private clubs. All could be life-changing rounds, literally. Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, the Pete Dye Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs and Indian Wells Golf Resort all are local favorite public courses and will challenge golfers at all levels.

For some fast paced fun, rent a Harley from Eagle Rider in Palm Springs and take a ride up to Joshua Tree or Idyllwild. Or see the desert from a completely different vantage point in a biplane! Biplane rides are available through Palm Springs Biplanes. 

Raise the stakes in one of the valley’s luxury casinos. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, or Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs.

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PARTY

Cool off at your hotel pool during the day and keep the party going with a quick drive up to Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown. A local’s favorite there is guaranteed to be great music, Jack & coke and a fried catfish sandwich waiting for you.

If you’re looking for a classic dive check out Bar or Hair of the Dog English Pub in Palm Springs or the Red Barn in Palm Desert.

If a mellow night with a few beers is more your thing, head out to CV Brewing Company. Brewery tours are available on the weekends, and the beer on tap never stops flowing.