We love recommending our favorite things about PS to guests. Here are a few.
Nestled in the heart of the desert, Palm Springs is a paradise of scenic beauty, cultural vibrancy, and a laid-back lifestyle. At Open Air Homes, we believe in offering more than just a place to stay; we provide a gateway to the best experiences this iconic city has to offer. Inspired by Oprah’s favorite things, here’s our curated list of must-try experiences and spots in Palm Springs.
1. Culinary Delights: Dining Recommendations
Palm Springs boasts a plethora of dining options that cater to every palate. Rooster and the Pig offers an exquisite Asian fusion experience, while Rio Azul Mexican is known for its tantalizing salsa. For those craving sushi, Sandfish is the trendy go-to spot, and foodies will love the Workshop Kitchen and Bar.
2. Relaxation: Massage and Wellness
For a touch of luxury, Carlos offers mobile massage services right at your Open Air Homes property, or indulge in a lavish spa day at the Ritz Carlton. Each experience promises relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the serene desert backdrop.
3. Outdoor Adventures: Hiking and Biking
Embrace the natural beauty of Palm Springs with a hike at La Quinta Cove or explore the South Lykken Trailhead for stunning views. For biking enthusiasts, the wide, tranquil streets of Old Las Palmas neighborhood offer a unique architectural tour.
4. Morning Rituals: Coffee Shops
Koffi is our top choice for a morning brew coupled with delightful bites. If you’re a Starbucks aficionado, the downtown Reserve location is a must-visit.
5. Exploration: Local Attractions
Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for breathtaking views, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Mojave Flea Trading Post, perfect for unique finds and wine tastings. History buffs will appreciate Sunnylands, the historic estate with its presidential pedigree.
Sunsplash by Open Air homes
6. Serenity: Relaxing Activities
An evening walk around Old Las Palmas offers a peaceful retreat, or simply enjoy the tranquility by your pool under the vast desert sky.
7. Grocery Shopping: Local Markets
Trader Joe’s in Cathedral City and Whole Foods in Rancho Mirage provide a wide selection of groceries, including delivery options for a convenient stay.
8. Wine Tasting: Local Selections
Discover a curated selection of wines at the Mojave Flea Trading Post or arrange an in-home wine tasting with Chris White for a personalized experience.
9. Shopping: Retail Therapy
From the chic El Paseo in Palm Desert to the charming boutiques of downtown Palm Springs, shopping enthusiasts will find plenty to explore.
For a truly immersive Palm Springs experience, tailored to your preferences and interests, consider staying at one of our Open Air Homes. We offer not just a place to stay, but a gateway to unforgettable experiences in this desert oasis.