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, an intimate weekend away or a unique way to celebrate your special someone, the oasis has something for everyone!
Dinner for Two
Stunning, fine dining experiences stretch from Palm Springs to La Quinta 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. The Valentine’s Day prix fixe three-course dinner offers favorites like duck foie gras, wild mushroom soup with truffles, rack of lamb and Maine lobster for $97 per person. Seatings are available between 3 pm and 10 pm.
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 the desert 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 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 always a favorite! Once you are seated don’t miss out on the foie gras made with marcona almonds and market grapes and the hamachi crudo with pomegranate and yuzu. The spiced duck and filet rossini are two personal favorites and the short rib for two may be the perfect Valentine’s Day entree. Save room for the passion fruit crepe, you won’t be disappointed!
Mister Parker at The Parker Palm Springs, The Edge Steakhouse at The Ritz Carlton, Morgan’s at La Quinta Resort, Copley’s on Palm Canyon and Mr. Lyons are all romantic and beautiful options to celebrate the one you love.
A Weekend Away
If you want to turn your Valentine’s Day into a weekend for just the two of you, the oasis is a perfect option thanks to the sunny days and mild nights.
The Parker Palm Springs is a secluded resort set on the grounds of a former estate. Hideaway in one of their Jonathan Adler designed rooms and never leave the grounds. Spend your day at the adults only pool and your evenings at Mister Parker for dinner or their wine bar, Counter Reformation. Don’t forget to book a spa appointment or two at the Palm Springs Yacht Club.
Step into a bit of Morocco at the newly renovated 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 make for the perfect photo to remember your Valentine’s Day.
The Avalon Hotel 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 The Estrella Spa and two pools. Don’t forget to enjoy a poolside lunch post massage at Chi Chi.
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 in Palm Springs and Cheeky’s, also in Palm Springs, both feature a farm to table menu offering and 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 don’t forget to order the homemade pop tarts!
After brunch why not experience a little of what makes the oasis so special? Grab some bikes 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.
However you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day in Greater Palm Springs, be sure to use #FindYourOasis. For more romantic ideas on where to take your loved one, check out our Things to Do page in Greater Palm Springs.