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Best Things to Do in Palm Springs

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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

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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


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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Jennifer's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Aerial tram is a must do!

Visited Palm Springs in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Stephanie's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

We stayed in La Quinta and really loved both The Cliff restaurant as well as Stuft Pizza. If you have kids, definitely go to the Living Desert!

Visited Palm Springs in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Helen's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Hike the Santa Rosa mountains

Visited Palm Springs in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

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Alison's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

We absolutely loved taking the tram up the mountain. The kids loved the rotating floor on the way up. And the views are spectacular across the whole valley. At the top, you're basically in a whole different world, out of the desert and into the pine forest. We made an entire day out of our trip!

Visited Palm Springs in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniel in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Monique's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

Explore the town. Yucca Valley has great vintage shopping!

Visited Palm Springs in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ashley in Palm Springs for Flytographer


Tiffany's Travel Tips for Palm Springs

What is your best overall travel tip for Palm Springs?

The aerial tramway is a must experience. Even the heights averse in the group truly enjoyed it.

Visited Palm Springs in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ashley in Palm Springs for Flytographer


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