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!


Take your love for a romantic dinner beneath the vast Greater Palm Springs sky at the mouthwatering and lively Lulu California Bistro on Palm Canyon Drive.

Dining in the outdoor garden at the award-winning Copley's on Palm Canyon, with stunning San Jacinto mountain views and thoughtful, innovative dishes, will set the tone for a highly romantic weekend. 

For an iconic dining experience, look to The Pink Cabana within the famed Sands Hotel & Spa. The one-of-a-kind atmosphere offering a chic take on 1950s and 60s tennis and racquet clubs makes an already romantic atmosphere feel like you’re part of something secret.

Why go the gigantic flower bouquet route when you can give your significant other the experience of an entire garden of unique desert plants and more at Moorten Botanical Garden? Take a guided tour or romantic stroll as you soak in the romance among plant life, the likes of which many have never seen. It’s no wonder this popular wedding destination attracts so many lovebirds — it’s a singular adventure that will remain in your hearts forever. 

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.

Melvyns at Ingleside Inn

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.

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Greater Palm Springs

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.

Couple outdoor dining at Copley's in Palm Springs

Copley’s on Palm Canyon offers a romantic garden setting perfect for seeing the St. Jacinto mountains and enjoying al fresco dining under the palms. 

Mister Parker at Parker Palm SpringsMorgan’s at La Quinta Resort, Bar Cecil, and Mr. Lyons are all romantic and beautiful options to celebrate the one you love.

Romantic Hotels in Greater Palm Springs 

With so many romantic hotels and hotel packages, Greater Palm Springs is always the right choice for a romantic getaway. Whether you’re looking to treat that special someone to a cozy weekend away or level up the romance with a heart-felt dinner for two, this Southern California oasis overflows with romantic opportunities.

Among the most romantic hotels in Palm Springs, California, conveniently located downtown, the upscale Korakia Pensione offers a timeless romantic vibe within two historically renowned villas taking on Moroccan and Mediterranean themes. Falling in love all over again is easy with their Couple Retreat package, which includes an intimate couple's massage. Make sure to check out all the soothing spa offerings within this Cupid’s paradise to give the gift of a pampered experience.

The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel is another tranquil urban oasis for your Palm Springs romantic getaway. Pet friendly with a yoga mat in every room, the hotel provides bikes for enchanting rides around town and a list of lavish, alluring packages, including significant savings when you book three or more nights. Greater Palm Springs has so many romantic experiences that setting aside a loving string of nights positions you to woo your significant other over and over again.

Head to the Kimpton’s rooftop to dine at 4 Saints, one of Greater Palm Springs’ most romantic restaurants. As you gaze lovingly into your beloved’s eyes over craft cocktails or wine seven stories above the desert floor, you’ll find your hearts beating together over smiles and that pure laughter only shared between loved ones. 

Discover an unforgettable getaway for Valentine’s Day or any day at the historic La Serena Villas, A Kirkwood Collection Hotel. The secluded villas come with private patios, and the spellbinding San Jacinto Mountains serve as a picturesque backdrop for your stay while you work through their spa menu and further deepen your heart bond. Multiple villa options are available, including a spa villa, all of which will have your sweetheart looking at you through adoring eyes. 

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.

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Greater Palm Springs

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.


Daytime Fun

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Greater Palm Springs

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.  

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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