While California’s restaurants closed to indoor dining on July 1, many of Greater Palm Springs’ eateries offer patio dining and continue to serve guests outdoors. Here’s a look at some of the al fresco dining options available. In addition, many restaurants around the destination are offering takeout and delivery. Please be sure to check with individual restaurants directly for services provided.

The flavors and tastes of Greater Palm Springs are as varied as the nine cities and eateries that make up this Southern California oasis—from charming cafes lining downtown Palm Springs to fine dining restaurants in Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping district.

The destination’s rich agricultural bounty and world-class resorts draw the most innovative chefs from around the globe, who specialize in fresh, farm-to-table fare and serve creative twists on American classics and international cuisine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are hotels, restaurants, and attractions doing to help protect visitors?

The Greater Palm Springs tourism industry is pledging to implement the latest safety guidelines developed by the State of California and leading industry associations. Our Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge offers a unified commitment destination-wide among all businesses—including hotels, restaurants and attractions—which promise to institute core safety practices such as:

  • Performing a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  • Training employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and to stay home if they have them
  • Implementing individual control measures and screenings
  • Implementing disinfecting protocols
  • Implementing physical distancing guidelines
  • Staying informed of and implement the latest best practices

To learn more about the extra precautions our local businesses and tourism partners are taking to protect visitors, go to gpsPLEDGE.com.


Are masks required?

Yes, face coverings (scarves, masks, bandanas, etc.) are mandatory in the state of California. You can learn more about the governor’s order here.

Which restaurants have outdoor dining?

Select restaurants have outdoor dining available. View a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining.

Which restaurants are offering takeout or delivery?

For a list of restaurants offering takeout or delivery, click here.

Is dine-in available?

Indoor dining is not permitted at this time; however, outdoor dining is available at some restaurants in Greater Palm Springs. Find the latest updates here.

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