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Best Things to Do in Palm Springs

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Nancy's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

For breakfast we love Kings Highway at the Ace Hotel, dinner at Birba and sweet treats at Ice Cream & Shoppe.

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Hiking! From trails that meander inside an oasis of Palm Trees to scaling the side of Mt. Jacinto, there is something for every skill level.

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Waking up at sunrise. Watch as the mountain changes color from a deep orange to purple, there is nothing like it.

Hometown Shoot in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Caroline in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Isabel's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Trattoria Tiramasu, we've been twice. The food is absolutely amazing and the service superb.

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Our Flytograph experience was excellent. We also enjoyed the Chillbar show.

Visited Palm Springs in June

Photo Shoot Location: Moorten Botanical Gardens

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Jana's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Modernism Week tours with Trevor as a guide - he is excellent. I loved the Indian Canyons tour and Las Palmas tour.

What is the best tip for solo travel in Palm Springs?

If you want to be right downtown, stay at The Kimpton Rowan, it's walking distance to many local places

Visited Palm Springs in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniel in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

I loved Spencer’s for lunch. The patio is the most lovely place! And the food was great!

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

We had a great time on a horse trail ride at Smoke Tree Stables, everybody there was super nice and the ride was beautiful.

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in Palm Springs?

Get Flytographer to take some great pictures to remember the occasion!

Visited Palm Springs in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ashley in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

JJ’s Mexican had amazing margaritas! And you can get them for takeout!!

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Walking In Vista Las Palmas neighborhood seeing the mid century modern architecture! And the PS Air Bar was very kitschy and fun

What is your best travel tip for Palm Springs?

Plans days to relax in the sun!

Visited Palm Springs in March

Photo Shoot Location: Joshua Tree National Park

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Erika's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Since we were all dressed up for pictures, my husband wanted to have a nice family dinner so we made a reservation at Lavender Bistro in La Quinta. What an amazing experience! A little expensive for a family of 5 but perfect for a special occasion. Delicious food and exceptional service.

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

We now own a home in La Quinta so we no longer visit the popular sites but rather like to check out small local activities. The Sunday Farmer's Market in Old Town La Quinta is a favorite!

What is your best travel tip for Palm Springs?

September - May is the best time to visit but summer months are quiet if you can manage the heat.

Visited Palm Springs in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amber in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Emilie's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

We loved Melyvn's and El Patio! Melvyn's was super fancy and felt like stepping back into time. El Patio was an amazing outdoor fiesta where we could relax, drink some great margaritas, and watch the futbol game.

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

The Botanical Garden is really neat!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Palm Springs?

Stay at the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows! It was a perfect spot.

Visited Palm Springs in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jamie in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Donald's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Wandering around Joshua Tree was just amazing, so much to see and so much to capture

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

I recommend visiting Pioneertown after touring Joshua Tree (pioneertownsun.com)

What is the best tip for solo travel in Palm Springs?

Easy to navigate Joshua Tree solo, easy drive and beautiful spots for amazing views and photos captures, just follow the path once you are inside the National Park

Visited Palm Springs in October

Photo Shoot Location: Joshua Tree National Park

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Donald's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Loved my dining experience at FARM (www.farmpalmsprings.com), it felt like I was in South of France, the ambiance and cuisine was great. Loved having coffee at Koffii www.kofficoffee.com. Also, loved the ambiance and décor at Workshop Kitchen + Bar workshopkitchenbar.com), I highly recommended

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

It was great to check out the The Palm Springs Art Museum and also the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, also visiting the The Moorten Botanical Garden. Also great to walk along all of the shops across Palm Canyon Drive and admire all of he beautiful midcentury architecture

What is the best tip for solo travel in Palm Springs?

Palm Springs is perfect place to wander solo around and walk through its scenery avenues and visit the museums and the shops and check out some of its beautiful hotels

Visited Palm Springs in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amber in Palm Springs for Flytographer


lynne's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Mario's Italian

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Escape room

Visited Palm Springs in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniel in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Matt's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Fisherman’s landing at the Merriot hotel. Great fish, great drinks, great staff!

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Hiking local mountains, and traversing the rugged terrain at high speed in Joshua Tree.

Visited Palm Springs in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Malinda's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

The Reef tiki bar! Great food and fun cocktails, even non-alcoholic ones that my kids loved. The atmosphere feels straight out of something from the mid-century, but not because it's trying to be.

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

We loved the PS Aerial Tramway--remember to bring a jacket for when you get to the top--it's cold and windy!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Palm Springs?

Schedule lots of downtime. We stayed at the Saguaro Hotel, and they loved the bocce ball court, laying the hammocks, playing ping pong in the lobby, and of course being at the pool. If your kids are too young to really appreciate the great (and expensive) food in PS, then the $1 menu at DelTaco is your best friend.

Visited Palm Springs in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Caroline in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Lydia's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Roy’s

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Golf

Hometown Shoot in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Chris's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What are the best places to eat and drink in Palm Springs?

Sherman’s Deli!!

What are the best things to do in Palm Springs?

Visit Joshua Tree and if you’re up for a drive - go to Slab City.

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Comfy shoes!

Visited Palm Springs in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jamie in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Kelley's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Go horseback riding! We went as a group through one of the canyons and it was an amazing way to see and experience such a magical landscape.

Visited Palm Springs in March

Photo Shoot Location: Joshua Tree National Park

Jamie in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Olivia's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Walking around downtown Palm Springs is fun to check out the shops and find some good eats.

Visited Palm Springs in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jamie in Palm Springs for Flytographer


jessica's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Hike! The desert mountains are amazing!

Visited Palm Springs in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jamie in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Melanie's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Really enjoyed the prix fixed dinner at The Farm restaurant. It’s mainly known for its brunch menus, but for dinner, they have a 5 course meal specially prepared for a set number of reservations. It was the perfect way to end our day after the photoshoot!

Visited Palm Springs in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

When people think of Palm Springs, there's Palm Springs proper and the entirety of the rest of Coachella Valley. Each little pocket has it's own quirks and traits with some areas and neighborhoods being much more quieter and peaceful than livelier areas. Look into where you're staying lest you be the odd group out trying to party away at a more relaxed enclave!

Visited Palm Springs in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ashley in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Jaimie's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Go experience the Moorten Botanical Garden and do the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway if you aren't afraid of heights!

Visited Palm Springs in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jamie in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Ali's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Golf, swim, dine out!

Visited Palm Springs in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Ilana's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

It's hotter than you'd even expect! Remember sunscreen!

Visited Palm Springs in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ashley in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Shannon's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Jake's restaurant for dessert!

Visited Palm Springs in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Pamela's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Have dinner or brunch and mocktails at Norma’s! Such a fun Art Deco design and everything was delicious.

Visited Palm Springs in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniel in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Take a day to visit Joshus Tree National Park. You won’t be disappointed. The enormous rock formations are breathtaking and the hikes are so picturesque, you’ll be snapping your way through the adventure. Spa at the Yacht Club at the Parker Hotel, and while you’re there, sneak away for a glass of bubbly at the hidden wine bar. Feast at the beautiful So.Pa at sunset and toast eachother under a pastel sky. Finally, explore the many parks and take long walks with your kids. Soak up the sun while taking in the enviable mid-century modern architecture.

Visited Palm Springs in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Palm Springs for Flytographer


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