(GREATER PALM SPRINGS, CA) Springing to life in the nine-city destination of Greater Palm Springs are new attractions, accommodations, events and dining options. Long known for its inspiring scenery, healing waters, cultural opportunities and outdoor adventures, Greater Palm Springs offers visitors a variety of resorts, activities and restaurants to create unique experiences in the oasis this spring.
Wellness is in Greater Palm Springs’ DNA. The region’s original Native American inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians, were the first to take advantage of the hot, mineral-rich waters that spring from a robust natural underground aquifer.
On April 4, 2023, the Agua Caliente tribe is introducing The Spa at Séc-he, a more than 73,000 square foot spa complex to bring these ancient healing waters to the public along with state-of-the-art treatments and innovative therapies. The long-anticipated new facility promises to be one of the most unique and luxurious destination hit mineral spring spas in the United States with private mineral baths, halotherapy salt caves, float pod suites, cryotherapy chamber and much more.
Art Flying Aerial is an aerial & aerial yoga fitness studio inspired by a passion for health, fitness, and the healing of the body and mind. Drop-in classes feature well-trained, professional instructors, a safe, non-competitive and encouraging atmosphere, and a beautiful, light-filled facility with high ceilings.
Take a hike! The beautiful 60-foot-tall waterfall at the end of The Tahquitz Canyon Trail is freely flowing this spring after an unusually rainy winter. The two-mile trail passes rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife and plants.
HOTEL AND RESORT UPDATES
Omni Rancho Las Palmas has unveiled their all-new Conchilla Valley Pool and Gaming Cabana featuring luxurious pool cabanas and lounge chairs, a shaded splash pad, and adjoining poolside bar and grill. Just steps away, is a new gaming cabana elevating the arcade experience with family and teen friendly activities including ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, and a variety of arcade games, plus ample room to kick back and relax with communal tables and comfortable seating.
Drift Palm Springs has opened in downtown Palm Springs featuring a variety of room types ranging from studios to four-bedroom suites. On property, Maleza, a Baja-inspired restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. A sun-drenched pool area with poolside bar and cabanas; a lawn space with fire pits and a yoga studio rounds out the hotel amenities.
The dramatic black exterior of Blackhaus Hotel Palm Springs is a distinct new addition to downtown Palm Springs. The one-story hybrid hotel consists of four 1,655-square foot buildings built around a central pool area; with the ability to combine up to 4 rooms into a single bungalow. Designed by Chris Pardo, who also designed Fleur Noire and the Arrive Hotel, Blackhaus operates more like an Airbnb as there is no onsite registration. All guests must be over 25 years of age.
Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week returns June 2-11, 2023. The ten-day annual epicurean event presented by Visit Greater Palm Springs takes place at dozens of locations throughout the Coachella Valley. Participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus and/or specialty items for diners to enjoy.
Nightlife has a new infusion of energy with the opening of Reforma Palm Springs, a dining and entertainment hub in downtown Palm Springs. Located in an iconic mid-century building on Palm Canyon, this bar – restaurant - nightclub is open daily with dining inspired by Latin America.
How about “spritz hours” instead of happy hour? You can enjoy drink specials daily from 3 to 5pm at Sottovoce Café at the Gardens on El Paseo. This Italian-style coffee and wine bar specializes in Italian wines by the bottle, focaccia, panini, pastries, gelato and Italian beer.
Rise and shine and head out to try one of the many new breakfast and brunch eateries in Greater Palm Springs. In Indian Wells, Baby’s Marché is a specialty market and cafe that brings fine ingredients and a touch of Parisian culture and technique to the desert with a menu that includes elevated sandwiches, salads and breakfast offerings.
Additional new brunch restaurants include: Yes Please Cafe & Dessert Shop, a casual cafe serving coffee/coffee drinks, breakfast, brunch, lunch and sweets that are baked fresh every morning in Old Town La Quinta; Keedy’s Fountain and Grill a Palm Desert old-school favorite opening a second location in Indio featuring Keedy’s favorites plus a full bar; Brunch 101 a bistro specializing in fun and creative mimosa drinks and flights along with breakfast and lunch in downtown Cathedral City; and Café Mon Amour, a Parisian inspired café, offering coffee, pastries, Parisian sandwiches and more inside the quaint sitting room or on the outdoor patio in downtown Palm Springs.
Enjoy an afternoon or evening meal at these new restaurants in the destination. The Heyday now proudly serves their famous smash burgers on North Palm Canyon in uptown Palm Springs, having grown from a stand at Villagefest in 2018 to lunch and dinner operations in their own building.
New to the Shops on El Paseo, Molé’s second location offers an immersive dining space and nightlife venue that pays homage to its Mexican inspiration by combining traditional recipes with contemporary techniques and presentation in an elegant atmosphere. Back Porch BBQ and Soul Food is Desert Hot Spring’s first BBQ and soul food outdoor café. Serving delicious smoked meats and all the sides through the Urban Culinary Academy located in the Desert Hot Springs Elks Lodge. Low Desert Modern Mexican in the Smoketree Village shopping center in Palm Springs offers a menu of Mexican favorites and a full bar. Jackalope Ranch in Indio is reopening this Spring serving up Southern California cuisine and classic barbecue dining daily.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
Goldenvoice, the producers behind the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, has announced what may very well be the biggest hard rock festival ever in North America. Powertrip will take place in October at the Empire Polo, with a star packed line-up of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Tool, and Guns N’ Roses.
Acrisure Arena has a steady flow of concert dates through the year. Recent announcements for fall tour stops include Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Dierks Bentley, Odesza, Marco Antonio Solís, and KISS.
Feed your musical soul at the inaugural Desert Jazz Festival taking place in September at The Westin Rancho Mirage featuring four days of music, dining, activities and luxury accommodations.
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About Visit Greater Palm Springs
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s resort oasis, with nine cities—Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella—each offering its own blend of experiences. And with natural hot mineral springs, lush palm groves, over 100 golf courses, world-class events, and more than 300 days of sunshine annually, Greater Palm Springs offers a unique combination of escape, adventure, inspiration, and relaxation. In Greater Palm Springs, the choices are as endless as our blue skies.