Summer in Greater Palm Springs is calling your name. This Southern California destination offers year-round sunny weather, beautiful mountain scenery, and a wide range of attractions

This is the ultimate summer itinerary for you to check in and chill out in Greater Palm Springs. Discover the best of what this SoCal oasis has to offer, from luxurious stays to unique dining experiences and everything in between. Whether you're planning the annual family vacation or traveling with friends, save this blog for future planning and say hello to your sun-kissed getaway. 

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Places to Stay

Acme House Company

VACATION RENTALS

Acme House Company offers stunning vacation rentals for a true 'home away from home' experience. At Acme House Company, you'll find some of the most luxurious vacation rentals in Palm Springs. Their properties range from cozy one-bedroom condos to spacious six-bedroom estates. With amenities ranging from private hot tubs and heated pools to fully equipped kitchens, you'll find everything you need to make your stay unforgettable. Explore our listings of the best vacation rentals in Palm Springs.

Hotel Paseo

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Are you looking for a prime spot in the heart of Palm Desert? Hotel Paseo offers easy access to all the best attractions with only a few minutes of a quick walk. This stunning hotel is the perfect place to stay while exploring The Shops on El Paseo and The Gardens on El Paseo for dinner, shopping, and more. Visit the nearby Living Desert Zoo and Gardens to get up close and personal with giraffes and wallabies. Or golfers will love the abundance of courses nearby, with many just a short drive away. You don't need to leave Hotel Paseo to experience all the best. Take a dip in the hotel's sparkling pool or capture your next Instagram photo at the retro Airstream. If you're feeling hungry, dine at the Larkspur Grill conveniently located on-site. Larkspur Gill offers a classic twist on modern California cuisine with fresh ingredients supported by farms in Greater Palm Springs. 

La Quinta Resort & Club 

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La Quinta Resort & Club is a beautiful resort that offers a mix of relaxation, adventure, and luxury. From the moment you step on the grounds, you'll feel transported to a world of beauty and tranquility. The serene and well-maintained gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing afternoon, while the swimming pools offer fun in the sun for the whole family. Choose from over 41 heated-controlled pools! The resort offers a plethora of activities including swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and a fitness center with yoga. For dining, choose from several stand-out options on-site, including the award-winning Morgan's in the Desert, which serves local California cuisine, and Twenty6, a casual dining offering American comfort food. Don't forget to try Adobe Grill, which serves up mouth-watering Mexican dishes on the outdoor patio, perfect for enjoying the breathtaking mountain views. 

Margaritaville Palm Springs

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This resort is perfect for travelers who want to unwind, let loose, and immerse themselves in a fun atmosphere. Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs offers a range of comfortable and stylish accommodations to meet your needs. Choose from spacious guest rooms and luxurious suites, each one fully equipped with high-quality linens and modern furnishings sure to have you in the Greater Palm Springs sunshine state of mind. At Margaritaville, relaxation is key. Indulge in a spa treatment at the beautiful St. Somewhere Spa. From massages to facials, body scrubs to manicures, you'll find everything you need to unwind and rejuvenate. Book a treatment, then spend some time lounging by the pool, drinking a cocktail (or mocktail), and taking in the gorgeous views of the San Jacinto mountains. 

Omni Rancho Las Palmas

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If you're looking for a family vacation that is full of fun, excitement, and relaxation all in one, then Omni Rancho Las Palmas is for you. The resort flaunts 444 beautiful decorated and modern rooms that are perfect for families of all sizes. The rooms offer a touch of elegance and are furnished with plush beds, cozy furniture, and scenic views of the palm tree-filled landscape. One of the most impressive aspects of the resort is the family-friendly atmosphere. Kids can experience fun-fulled water activities at Splashtopia, the family-friendly water park featuring a sandy beach and lazy river. If poolside hangs are more your style, be sure to check out the Conchilla Valley Pool or the Azure, an adult-only pool. This resort is within walking distance from The River at Rancho Mirage, an outdoor shopping and dining mall with a cinema and Escape Games at the River. With so many amenities and entertainment options, there is no doubt that this resort is the perfect place for your family vacation. 

With so much to see and do, this SoCal oasis is the perfect destination for families who want to make the most of their summer together! See all the places to stay in Greater Palm Springs and start planning your summer trip! 

Dining 

Nobu Indian Wells

If you are planning a visit to Indian Wells, then there is a restaurant that you should not miss — Nobu Indian Wells. Whether you are a foodie, a sushi lover, or simply someone who enjoys a good meal, Nobu Indian Wells is renowned for its fusion cuisine, fine dining experiences, incredible views of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and exceptional service. Nobu has a wide range of sushi and sashimi selections that are both creative and delicious. For instance, their signature dish, the Yellowtail Jalapeno, is made with thinly sliced yellowtail, topped with sliced jalapeno, and served with soy yuzu sauce. It is a perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. 

Luchador Brewing Company

¡Salud! When it comes to craft beer, the Luchador Brewing Co is a name that stands out above the rest. The Mexican-inspired brewery boasts a fantastic selection of beers that are not only great-tasting but also eye-catching. All beers and seltzers are made in-house. If you're having a hard time deciding, try the flight to sample between a few. Apart from the excellent beers, the food selection offers everything from chips and salsa to tacos and tortas. Try the quesa-birria tacos that are sure to hit the spot. 

Molé 

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Molé is a hidden gem located at The Shops on El Paseo. Molé offers modern Mexican cuisine by combining traditional recipes with contemporary techniques and presentation. Start with the fresh guacamole and chips, and for the main course, try the mole con pollo asado, a staple dish sure to delight. Never skip dessert! Pick between the prickly pear flan, tres leches cake, and churros — or order all three!

Porta Via

Porta Via Palm Desert offers a warm and inviting ambiance in the heart of El Paseo Shopping District. The restaurant offers farm-to-table dining with a diverse range of dishes that are made with only the freshest and finest ingredients. From handcrafted pasta to wood-fired pizzas and organic salads, Porta Via has something for everyone. What's more? The restaurant also offers a carefully curated wine list that features some of the best local and international wines. 

TKB Bakery & Deli

As soon as you walk into TKB Bakery & Deli, the aroma of fresh bread and pastries fills the air. TKB Bakery & Deli began small and humble as most great things do and quickly grew into a beloved deli not only by locals but by travelers who make sure to stop by every time they visit Greater Palm Springs. Voted #1 Restaurant in America on Yelp! in 2018, the delicious sandwiches and pastries are sure to satisfy your tastebuds with every bite. They have a long list of sandwiches that cater to every taste and preference. Their bread is mouth-watering and the house-made sauces are packed with flavor. Try their famous The Trump Card sandwich and order the oreo cheesecake bar to go! 

SPAS

Azure Palm Hot Springs

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Whether you’re at Azure Palm Hot Springs for an afternoon to enjoy a few spa treatments; an extended stay to relax, soak, and rejuvenate; or one of their 5-night, 6-day yoga and juice fasting retreats, you’re in for a treat. This spa features mineral-rich waters that help soothe aches and pains. From the Desert Oasis outdoor soaking tubs and stone reflexology path to the Himalayan salt and ice rooms, no matter how long you’ve booked a stay you’ll wish it were longer.  

THE SPA AT SÉC-HE

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The Spa at Séc-He  is a truly immersing and unforgettable experience. Soak in hot spring water that is over 12,000 years old, which since time immemorial has been sacred to the Agua Caliente Tribe. Beyond the spring water that is sourced directly from the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring, visitors can be sure to book a full day of relaxation via their private mineral baths, spa treatment rooms, and cryotherapy chambers. This place is perfect for couples or a friend's spa day! You can spend all day at the spa enjoying all the amenities or lounging poolside.

Things to Do this Summer

Acrisure Arena

This premium event venue has more than 11,000 seats and is a truly unique experience. There is always something exciting happening at the arena and the entertainment list has something for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check out the arena's website or social media pages to see what's coming next. 

Berger Foundation Iceplex

The Berger Foundation Iceplex is perfect for ice skating enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. From skating classes to ice hockey matches, the rink offers ample opportunities to train like an Olympic star. 

Murals

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Enrich your summer experience by seeing the most vibrant murals in the historic downtown area of the City of Coachella. Find murals with vibrant colorful paintings on the walls of Sixth Street. These Coachella Walls are popular for both locals and tourists. The beautiful pieces show how the valley is famous for agriculture, while others demonstrate the diverse cultural heritage and more. 

Palm Springs Art Museum

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The Palm Springs Art Museum is a stunning mid-century modern building designed by renowned architect E. Stewart Williams. The collections include key paintings and sculptures by Alexander Calder and over 3,000 sculptures, paintings, and prints from artists known around the world. From contemporary art exhibitions to stunning architecture, the museum is sure to inspire visitors of all ages. Whether you're a seasoned art aficionado or simply appreciate beautiful surroundings, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a must-visit attraction in Greater Palm Springs. 

Embrace all that Greater Palm Springs has to offer, and start planning your summer vacation today. 

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