Starch your Hawaiian shirt and hydrate-up – you’ve been working hard and deserve a man-cation in Greater Palm Springs. Gather your most adventurous buddies and escape to Greater Palm Springs for a sun-filled weekend and the perfect place to relax and have some fun.
DAY ONE: RE-ENERGIZE
Start your getaway right with an ice-cold, locally crafted beer at Coachella Valley Brewing Company, a perfect pitstop on the way into town. Once the work blues have been successfully kicked, shuffle to Draughtsman in Palm Springs to get your grub on with plenty of pub fare.
Once you’ve re-energized, get your cowboy on at Smoke Tree Stables. Enjoy a few quiet hours away from it all on a guided ride along the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains or up into the Indian Canyons. If you prefer horsepower to horses, hit the trails with ATV Experience to get the perfect dusty goggle line.
While the sun is still shining, you should round up the guys for the spa—not that kind of spa! At Two Bunch Palms, you can think a little dirtier with moss, mineral and mud. There is also a unique “Men Only” menu to promote healthy and handsome face time.
For dinner, reserve a table or a whole room at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Palm Desert to experience the highest quality steak and seafood. Alternatively, you can enjoy classic comfort food with a twist while people watching and mingling at the relaxed atmosphere of Twenty6 in La Quinta Resort & Club.
When the sun goes down, Greater Palm Springs comes alive with a never-ending summer party vibe. Nightlife is vibrant and diverse, running the gamut from swanky clubs, cabarets and restaurants to live concerts, exciting casinos and phenomenal special events nearly every weekend. Check out this Greater Palm Springs events calendar for nightlife options.
DAY TWO: RE-FUEL
It’s practically guaranteed to be a sunny day, and you’ll want to wake up and fuel up with a latte from Koffi or Ristretto. Cheeky's is the place to grab a hearty brunch from a menu that changes weekly. There might be a wait, but there's also a bacon flight that's worth the wait. No matter where you and your guys picked to crash at night, there will be hiking, biking, swimming, tennis or golfing nearby. Grab some SPF and H2O and have a daytime adventure and laugh about your night on the town.
You’re sure to be famished after being in the sun, so grab a slice at Stuft Pizza in Old Town La Quinta and pair it with another locally crafted beer from La Quinta Brewing Co. Once you have some carbs onboard, go cool off and hit the tables at one of the many casinos in the valley; many included nighttime entertainment as well. Check out Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino or Spa Resort Casino.
Finally, rack out by the pool for some sun, relaxation and cool drinks. End your visit at bluEmber, a prime spot for socializing and sipping cocktails. Toast your man-cation and plan your next Greater Palm Springs getaway.