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3-Day Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

What’s better than a weekend in Greater Palm Springs?  A long weekend in Greater Palm Springs.

Plan your escape for a long weekend and savor the pleasure of three beautiful days and nights of bliss in this relaxing oasis. Take your time to sun by the pool, indulge in your favorite pastimes and discover new experiences throughout these nine exciting cities. Whether you’re with friends, family or alone, there’s no end to the fun you’ll have.

Start planning your 3-day escape to our desert oasis with these great 3-day weekend ideas below:

Cheers to the Weekend

Cocktails are a way of life in Greater Palm Springs, so why not start your evening with sunset sips overlooking the oasis? The hilltop Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers amazing views from its lobby lounge and The Edge Steakhouse. The La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar boasts wide-open vistas in a cozy, rustic ambiance. Meanwhile, the lights of Palm Springs twinkling across the valley are inspirational at The Restaurant at Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs. Find more cocktail inspiration here. Discover hand-crafted mocktails, where you will find your drinks to be just as intriguing!

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Dining Delights

For dinner, expand your culinary horizons. Hundreds of highly rated, unique restaurants are waiting. Go old school at Shame on the Moon, a hidden gem in Rancho Mirage, with delicious surf and turf and a wait staff who calls you by name. Or trendy modern at the Lulu California Bistro in downtown Palm Springs – the Tower of Avocado & Ahi Tuna Tartare is a must. French favorites are fabulous at the Café des Beaux Arts in Palm Desert. And Morgan’s in the Desert at La Quinta Resort & Club is garnering raves for freshly sourced contemporary American fare. See more dining options here.

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Book Your Stay 

Only settle for the best when booking your stay in Greater Palm Springs. From boutique hotels that offer unique rooms with 'Instagrammable' aesthetics to five-star resorts that will make you want to book your next trip before you even leave. Stay at The Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs, where you will find yourself enjoying a modern, chic room, steps away from the pool, bar, Ice Cream & Shop(pe) and Cartel Coffee. Take your pick between the countless resort options, from The Renaissance Esmerelda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, a place where the whole family can find entertainment, or The La Quinta Resort & Club for that much needed relaxing getaway. Explore the different options here and book your next stay in Greater Palm Springs.  

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Tee Off

If you’re a golfer, tee off on the Stadium Course or the Greg Norman Course, both at PGA WEST in La Quinta; the Clive Clark-designed Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio; Palm Desert’s picture-perfect Desert Willow Golf Resort or one of the other 100-plus championship courses. Tennis? Play where the pros do at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardenhome of the BNP Paribas Open.

Art, Culture and Shopping in Greater Palm Springs

Enjoy an afternoon of fashion and culture strolling along stylish El Paseo in Palm Desert. Peruse designers from Escada to Louis Vuitton and trendy boutiques like Nicole.  View important contemporary works at the Palm Springs Art Museum and Impressionist, modern and post-war artists including Picasso at the Heather James Fine Art gallery. And don’t miss the amazing resale opportunities. There are always fun finds at Revivals, located in Cathedral City and Palm Springs. Vintage goods can be discovered at Iconic Atomic in Palm Springs and Luxury Consignment in Rancho Mirage. Find more shopping inspiration here.

Go Midcentury Mod

Experience the desert’s midcentury modern architects. Iconic midcentury modern buildings are sprinkled throughout the desert with Palm Springs, which boasts the largest concentration of modernist buildings on earth. Book a tour and get the chance to see these places close up and learn more about the amazing history, visit here for more information. 

Voilà! Before you know it, you’ll be planning your next three perfect days in Greater Palm Springs.

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