Image courtesy of Sussan Mourad

Image courtesy of Sussan Mourad

Sunny Palm Springs beckons travelers from near and far with its lush backdrop, retro-glam vibe, and wellness-centric culture. World-renowned spas and breathtaking hotels are at the core of Palm Springs as a prime year-round travel hotspot, backed by serious eats and an unrivaled shopping scene thanks to numerous vintage and modern shopping destinations. We’ve rounded up the best of the best for your traveling pleasure.


Kings Highway & The Amigo Room
Don’t miss out on the Ace Hotel’s ultra-chic intercontinental roadside diner, housed in a former Denny’s and helmed by the team behind Brooklyn’s Five Leaves.

The Purple Palm
Inspired by the hotel’s bootlegging original owner, the Colony Palms Hotel’s Purple Palm is a blast from the past, continuing its legacy as a laid-back desert clubhouse.

Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge
Gather ‘round the fire pit at Sparrows Lodge’s Barn Kitchen, where the dinner menu changes daily and the specialty drinks flow freely.


Palm Canyon Drive
This stretch of kitschy shops boasts some of Palm Springs’ best, featuring a bit of everything from true vintage to colorful mod. Vintage Oasis, Modern Way, and ModShop are some of our favorites.

Palm Springs Art Museum
Catch this bright beacon of color for endless art browsing, a killer event calendar, and a gift shop second to none.

Joshua Tree National Park
Hop in the car for a quick (and scenic) ride out to Joshua Tree National Park, where the desert stretches for miles and the sunsets are nothing short of awe-inspiring.


Nothing says Palm Springs quite like the iconic Parker Méridien, an oasis of greenery, stately rooms, and poolside lounging done right. Check out the acclaimed spa for the ultimate American country club experience.