Love is in the air in Greater Palm Springs! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be looking for the perfect way to celebrate with your sweetheart. Whether you prefer a classic, romantic dinner or an intimate weekend away with your special someone, this Southern California oasis has something for everyone!
Dinner for Two
Stunning, fine dining experiences stretch from throughout Greater Palm Springs and range from classic white tablecloths to innovative cuisine.
Le Vallauris in Palm Springs is a local favorite tucked against the San Jacinto Mountains. With thoughtful detail and an intimate setting, you’ll feel like you have stepped into a charming French home.
Another Palm Springs classic is Melvyn’s at The Ingleside Inn known for their white cloth dining. Melvyn’s is one of the last restaurants in Greater Palm Springs to offer tableside cooking with bygone favorites like Steak Diane and a wilted spinach salad. After dinner, make your way to the piano bar and lounge for a drink and dancing.
Mélange at The Chateau Lake La Quinta is the only spot in this culinary oasis to enjoy classic fare with a lake view. Request a table on the patio and enjoy gorgeous views of Lake La Quinta while you dine on Loup de Mer, short ribs, and a rack of lamb.
4 Saints located on the rooftop of The Kimpton Rowan in Palm Springs offers an innovative approach to fine dining. With a selection of craft cocktails and delightful wines starting your Valentine’s Day at the bar is suggested. The Highway 111 (a date-infused bourbon old-fashioned) is a fan favorite! The duck with charred eggplant, beets, and plum and Steelhead Trout are two favorites.
Copley’s on Palm Canyon offers a romantic garden setting perfect to see the St. Jacinto mountains and enjoy al fresco dining under the palms.
Mister Parker at Parker Palm Springs, Morgan’s at La Quinta Resort, Bar Cecil, and Mr. Lyons are all romantic and beautiful options to celebrate the one you love.
A Weekend Away
If you want to turn your romantic date into a weekend getaway for just the two of you, this romantic oasis is a perfect option thanks to sunny days and mild nights.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa offers couples a luxurious stay where you can find yourselves enjoying the privacy of your own balcony. Pamper yourselves at Spa Las Palmas and rediscover one another with a special couples massage.
Parker Palm Springs is a secluded resort set on the grounds of a former estate. Spend your day at the adults-only pool and your evenings at Mister Parker for dinner or their wine bar, Counter Reformation.
Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs offers a beautiful mix of mineral waters, a wellness program, and farm-to-table dining at their on-property restaurant, The Restaurant at Two Bunch Palms.
Another special place to soak in mineral-filled waters is Azure Palm Hot Springs. Enjoy an afternoon soak in their mineral-filled springs pool and desert Oasis tubs with a majestic view of the 10,834-foot-high Mount San Jacinto and valley below. Try the Himalayan salt and ice rooms, no matter how long you’ve booked a stay you’ll wish it were longer.
Step into a bit of Morocco at Sands Hotel and Spa in Indian Wells and enjoy a weekend of poolside relaxation, indulgent spa treatments and unique dining at The Pink Cabana. The pink, black and white decor makes for the perfect photo to remember your Valentine’s Day.
Avalon Hotel and Bungalows in Palm Springs is another romantic favorite set in a Hollywood Regency style. Guests will stay in chic bungalows set against the San Jacinto mountains and enjoy amenities like Estrella Spa and two pools. Do not forget to enjoy a poolside lunch post-massage at Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel and Bungalows.
La Serena Villas is another romantic spot thanks to its offering of suites with private, outdoor tubs, a spa, and dining at Azucar, their in-house restaurant. Added bonus: the property is 21 and over.
If you prefer a more casual and relaxed celebration, why not enjoy one of the delightful brunch options Greater Palm Springs has to offer? Farm and Cheeky’s, both in Palm Springs, feature farm-to-table menus offering charming outdoor seating. Wilma & Frieda (Palm Desert and Palm Springs) is a fresh take on classic brunch. Their stuffed French toast is a must-try and do not forget to order the homemade pop tarts! Toast to each other with an incredible view of Greater Palm Springs when you dine at State Fare Kitchen + Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.
After brunch why not experience a little of what makes this Southern California oasis so special? Rent some bikes from Bike Palm Springs and head on a ride through the architecturally significant neighborhoods of Palm Springs, take a hike to The Cross in Palm Desert, or spend the day vintage shopping.
CIRCLE OF LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT
Love is in the air and on the ice this Valentine's Day. Head on down to the Berger Foundation Iceplex for a one-of-a-kind event featuring ice skating and music on rotation by DJ Mod Girl. Plus guests will be allowed to leave their sweetheart a loving message and draw on the ice with markers.
Also, be ready for a variety of ice games for those in attendance
For more romantic ideas on what to do and where to go, read Top 10 Date Ideas in Greater Palm Springs.
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