Our Favorites

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A guide to some of our favorite spots in Palm Springs. Restaurants, private chefs, shopping, activities and more. Download this page as a PDF.

RESTAURANTS, COFFEE & LOUNGE

1501 Uptown Gastropub

Upscale casual gastropub. Comfort food, beers on tap, great brunch
https://www.1501uptown.com/


4 Saints at The Rowan hotel

Upscale creative modern cuisine, great rooftop views!
https://www.rowanpalmsprings.com/palm-springs-restaurants/rooftop-bar-restaurant/


Bar Cecil

Upscale bistro/bar, very elegant. One of the best chefs in town.  Great food/drinks
https://barcecil.com/


Bills Pizza

Best Pizza in Palm Springs!   No delivery, pick-up or dine-in
http://billspizzapalmsprings.com/


Birba

Outdoor casual Italian dining. Large outdoor patio
http://www.birbaps.com/new/birba-home.html


BoozeHounds

Upscale casual, great food and cocktails.  Large dog-friendly patio. Can seat large groups
https://boozehoundsps.com/


Cheeky’s

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch only.
http://www.cheekysps.com/new/cheekys-home.html


Copley’s

Fine dining. Large outdoor patio
http://www.copleyspalmsprings.com/home


DISH

Local, sustainable California cuisine
http://www.dishcreativecuisine.com/index.html


el Mirasol at Los Arboles Hotel

Classic TexMex
http://www.losarboleshotel.com/el-mirasol/el-mirasol.htm


Ernest Coffee

Serving Stumptown coffee, pastries, beer/wine.
http://www.ernestcoffee.com/


Farm

Provencal style food.  Brunch/breakfast and pre-fixe dinner. Very popular
http://www.farmpalmsprings.com/


French Miso

Brunch and lunch only, absolutely delicious!  Very small place, tables of more than 6 or 8 will be hard for them to accommodate.
https://www.frenchmisocafe.com/


Koffi (North)

Morning coffee, pastries, etc. Outdoor courtyard is dog friendly.
https://www.kofficoffee.com/pages/locations


Jakes

Casual lunch and dinner
http://www.jakespalmsprings.com/


L’Atelier Café

Breakfast/Lunch. Small French café, authentic food! Ask about the fresh croissants.
http://www.latelier-cafe.com/


Loco Charlies Mexican Grill

Best Tacos in town, super casual.  Were all the local eat.
https://lococharlies.com/


Melvyn’s

Old School Palm Springs glamour. Singer/dancing in the lounge
https://www.inglesideinn.com/melvyns-restaurant/


MidMod Café

Health, tasty and vegan friendly.  If you have a vegan or vegetarian in the group, this is a must. Great salads, smoothies/juices and breakfast!  Order online for easy pick-up or eat in the outdoor courtyard. Koffi is right next door for great coffee/tea.
https://app.midmodcafe.com/


Mister Parkers at the Parker Hotel

Upscale modern
https://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/food-and-drink/


Mr. Lyons

Steakhouse with an upscale glam vibe
http://www.mrlyonsps.com/new/mr-lyons-home.html


On the Mark

Gourmet Food Market/Deli. They make beautiful charcuterie platters!
https://www.onthemarkpalmsprings.com/


Purple Room Supper Club

Dinner/Entertainment. “The Judy Show” every Sunday
https://www.purpleroompalmsprings.com/


Rooster and the Pig

Modern, Fresh Vietnamese food.   No reservations, expect a long line
https://www.roosterandthepig.com/


Sandfish

Sushi and Whiskey, best sushi in town!  Small and intimate
https://sandfishps.com/


Sherman’s

Classic NY Style deli- Breakfast/Lunch
http://shermansdeli.com/


SOPA at the L’Horizon Hotel

Chic and elegant, California cuisine
http://lhorizonpalmsprings.com/sopa-restaurant#3724


Spencer’s

Romantic fine dining
https://www.spencersrestaurant.com/


Tac/Quila

Modern upscale Mexican.  Great atmosphere, great drinks, and great food!
https://www.tacquila.com/


Trio

American Bistro, busy bar. Brunch.
https://triopalmsprings.com/


Truss and Twine

Cocktail lounge.  Next door to Workshop, owned by the same people.  Upscale cocktails and nibbles, nice pre or post dinner.
https://trussandtwine.com/


Tyler’s

Classic American Burgers/Fries/Shakes.  Everything is homemade
http://www.tylersburgers.com/


Workshop

Upscale Farm to table
http://www.workshoppalmsprings.com/

GROCERIES & DELIVERY (Need to pre-order and stock the fridge before your arrival, or just want to save time and enjoy more pool time?) 

Whole Foods via Amazon Prime

If you have an Amazon Prime account you can now use Amazon PrimeNow for free 2-hour delivery from the Whole Foods in Palm Desert.
https://primenow.amazon.com/


Instacart.com

Personal shopper app that allows you to shop online from Whole Foods, Ralphs, Bevmo, Petco and more, and they then deliver to the house.   https://www.instacart.com/


Costco

If you have a Costco account, they offer free 2-hour delivery
https://sameday.costco.com/


Jensen’s Fine Food

Groceries and delivery available. Higher-end grocery, best meat in town.
2465 E. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264
http://jensensfoods.com/locations/ 
http://jensensfoods.com/delivery/


Ralphs

Chain Grocery Store, good quality

https://www.ralphs.com/stores/details/703/00611


Albertsons & Vons

Groceries, Pharmacy and delivery available.
https://www.albertsons.com/


Fisherman’s Market and Grill

Fresh fish in the desert???  Yes, they have the best fresh fish and seafood in town.  Go to the counter and tell them what you need and ask what’s fresh.  Our go-to spot for fresh shrimp/prawns, tuna, halibut, etc.
https://www.fishermans.com/palm-springs-restaurant


Walgreens Pharmacy

Closest Pharmacy, open until 9pm.
https://www.walgreens.com/locator/walgreens-1700+e+vista+chino-palm+springs-ca-92262/id=1079

WINE, SPIRITS & CANNABIS

Albertson’s

Yes, we sell alcohol in grocery stores in California.
https://www.albertsons.com/


Ralph’s

Great overall selection and best prices in town.
https://www.ralphs.com/stores/details/703/00611


Jensen’s Fine Food

Higher end wine and spirits
2465 E. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264
http://jensensfoods.com/locations/


Bouschet

High end wine selection, salads/sandwiches, quality service.
https://www.bouschet.com/


Bevmo

Wine and spirits superstore. Shop online and schedule for pick-up or delivery.
http://www.bevmo.com/


Lighthouse Dispensary

Upscale cannabis dispensary. Right next door to Tac/Quila restaurant.
https://www.lighthousedispensary.com/palm-springs

BAKERIES

Over the Rainbow Desserts

Hands down the best baker in Palm Springs. Perfect for birthday/event cakes, spectacular looking cakes!
http://www.romanblas.com/


Peninsula Pastries

Real French bakers, most is by special order so order in advance.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/peninsula-pastries-palm-springs-palm-springs-2?osq=bakery


Sherman’s Deli

NY Style Bakery, Kosher available
http://shermansdeli.com/bakery/


Townie Bagels

True NY style hot water bagels, the best!
http://towniebagels.com/


Aspen Mills

Bread and Sandwich’s
http://www.aspenmillsps.com/


L’Atelier Café

Authentic French croissants. They fly the flour and butter in from France!
http://www.latelier-cafe.com/

SPAS

Massage Pros to Go

On-site group massage and pop-up spa.
https://www.massageprostogo.com/


Estrella Spa at the Avalon Hotel

http://www.avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs/estrella-spa/spa-menu


Studio M

They can provide group services to the home, make sure to book at least a week in advance for in-home services. Massage, Nails, facials, etc.
http://www.studiomsalonandspa.com/


Palm Springs Yacht Club at the Parker Hotel

Very high-end!
https://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/palm-springs-yacht-club/


The Spa at Two Bunch Palms (Desert Hot Springs)

https://twobunchpalms.com/the-spa/

SHOPPING

Trina Turk

Resort wear for Women
https://www.yelp.com/biz/trina-turk-mr-turk-palm-springs


Wil Stiles

Best menswear in town, next door to Trina Turk
http://www.wilstiles.com


The Frippery

Amazing vintage clothing!
http://www.thefrippery.com/


Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/desert-hills


El Paseo

High-end shopping, 20 minute drive
http://www.elpaseo.com/


Downtown Shopping Corridor

N. Palm Canyon between Alejo Rd. and Ramon Road.


Uptown Design District

Homewares, Vintage Home accessories and furniture. N.  Palm Canyon between Via Lola and Alejo Rd.

ACTIVITIES

Bicycles delivered to your door

https://www.bikepsrentals.com/


Mod Squad Architecture and Design tours

https://www.psmodsquad.com/


Scooter tours of celebrity homes

http://www.scootpalmsprings.com/


Palm Springs Hiking Guide

https://visitpalmsprings.com/hiking-guide/


Sunny Cycles- Electric Pedal Party tours

http://sunnycycleps.com/


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

https://www.pstramway.com/


Jeep Tours

https://red-jeep.com/jeep-suv-tours/san-andreas-fault-jeep-tour/


Windmill Tours

http://www.windmilltours.com/


Joshua Tree National Park

1 ½ hour drive
https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm


Palm Springs Art Museum

Small, but good!
https://www.psmuseum.org/


Horseback Riding

http://www.smoketreestables.com/


Moorten Botanical Gardens

http://moortenbotanicalgarden.com/


The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

http://www.livingdesert.org/


Behind the Scenes Zoo Tour

https://www.livingdesert.org/events-and-tours/book-a-tour/behind-the-scenes-tours/


Palm Springs Biplane Rides

http://www.psbiplanes.com/


Modernism Week

http://www.modernismweek.com/


Desert Rocks - Indoor Climbing Gym

http://www.climbdesertrocks.com/

GYMS, TENNIS & FITNESS

My Desert Yoga

Nicole Cuhney - Private Sessions
https://www.mydesertyoga.com/


Power Yoga Palm Springs

https://poweryogapalmsprings.com/


Yoga Bliss

http://www.yogablissps.com/


Pilates Plus Palm Springs

http://pilatespluspalmsprings.com/


Encore Fitness Pilates

https://ecorefitness.com/


Palm Springs Tennis Club

http://www.palmspringstennisclub.net/


Public Tennis Courts

8 public tennis courts & playground on 22 Acres, minutes away by car.
http://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/ruth-hardy-park


World Gym Palm Springs

https://www.worldgympalmsprings.com/


EOS Fitness

http://eosfitness.com/location/palm-springs/


Desert Rocks

Indoor climbing gym
http://www.climbdesertrocks.com/

GOLF

Desert Willow – Firecliff

Not a typical resort type course, integrates desert oasis into golf play and has challenges for all skill levels
www.desertwillow.com


PGA West Stadium Course

Challenging, iconic course with many hills, bunkers, uneven lies; part of PGA Tour west coast swing in season (former Bob Hope Classic event)
www.pgawest.com/stadium-course


PGA West Norman Course

Resort course with fair but challenging layout, incorporating many desert features from surrounding desert and aspects of Australia's Sand Belt courses
www.pgawest.com/greg-norman-resort-course


Mountain Course @ La Quinta

Enjoyable and challenging course with front 9 in the valley and back 9 winding through the surrounding mountains
www.laquintaresort.com/golf/mountain-course


Tahquitz Creek

Resort Course: Resort course with enjoyable layout, sweeping mountain views around Palm Springs, can be challenging based on tees played
www.tahquitzgolfresort.com


Tahquitz Creek – Legends

Classic 1960s era golf course and layout, some portions of course can get challenging in terms of accuracy and distance needed to play hole correctly
www.tahquitzgolfresort.com


Indian Canyon North Course

Longer of courses at Indian Canyons, layout plays through housing development and has views of surrounding mountains in Indian Canyon and Disney fountain
www.indiancanyonsgolf.com


Escena Golf Course

Nicklaus designed golf course that presents challenge for all skills, can require accuracy and distance control; advantage is proximity to airport and easy to play on day of departure / arrival
www.escenagolf.com


SilverRock Resort

Arnold Palmer designed golf course - enjoyable for all skill levels, incorporates desert and water
www.silverrock.org


Gary Player Course @ Mission Hills

May be semi-private at this point. Gary Player design that incorporates desert features and presents good challenge for all skill levels but enjoyable to play.
www.missionhillsnorth.com


Shadow Ridge Golf

Nick Faldo designed resort course for enjoyable experience for all skill levels
www.golfshadowridge.com


Indian Wells Golf Resort

36 holes of resort golf; well maintained and incorporates both desert and water features.
www.indianwellsgolfresort.com

BABYSITTERS & BABY RENTALS

Desert Super Sitters

High quality and well trained child-care provider.
https://desertsupersitters.com/index


Above and Beyond Babysitters

https://www.nannyontheweb.com/


Desert Baby Rentals

Let us know and we can let them in to deliver before you arrive.
https://www.desertbabyrentals.com/


BabyQuip

Cribs, car seats, strollers and more
https://www.babyquip.com/mayden253


US Medical & Mobility

Wheelchairs, ramps, etc.
http://www.usmedicalmobility.com/rentals.htm

FLORAL

My Little Flower Shop

https://mylittleflowershop.com/


Palm Springs Florist

A local institution for 50 years
https://www.palmspringsflorist.net/

DRAG SHOWS & GLBT ENTERTAINMENT

Toucans Tiki Lounge

Gay Bar and Drag shows
https://toucanstikilounge.com/weekly-events/


AsiaSF is now in Palm Springs

http://palmsprings.asiasf.com/

Best Gay Bars in the Desert

https://www.palmspringslife.com/palm-springs-gay-bars/