The weather here in Chicago has been so gross since coming back from our vacation. I’m so excited to finally share all about Palm Springs with you guys (because if I can’t be in warm weather, I can at least post about it). It took some convincing on my end to get Mike to initially agree to go to Palm Springs but I’m glad I finally got to check Palm Springs off my bucket list and it definitely didn’t disappoint- at least for me… Mike would disagree because he said it is for “old people.” 😜 I will say- I do wish the weather had been better for our whole California trip. It was only in the high 50s/low 60s, which felt so cold ! (what I would give to be in 50 degree weather compared to 20 degrees) Due to the weather, we couldn’t really lay by the pool at all. I think if we had, Mike would have enjoyed it more!
The Saguaro Palm Springs: This hotel is totally my vibe- SO colorful and cute. Each room has a colored theme and the outside of the hotel is like a rainbow. They also have free bike rentals at the hotel, which is a must do!
Parker Palm Springs: This hotel is GORGEOUS. The inside was designed by Jonathan Adler and is an experience to explore and take pics. Once you have explored, their breakfast place Norma’s is a must.
Norma’s: This restaurant in the Parker is the perfect breakfast/brunch spot. I will warn you that this spot is pricey but so so worth it. When you first sit down they give you a smoothie shot, which was a nice touch in my opinion. 😉 I ordered the french toast and it was HUGE and so good. I would highly recommend ordering it for brunch, I’m sure that everything they have is good though because the restaurant was packed!
Las Casuelas Terraza: This Mexican restaurant is right on the main strip of downtown PS. They have the best chips and salsa (and guac!) I loved that they had an outdoor terrace where you could sit and eat.
Farm: This was another great brunch spot. They are all about fresh ingredients and have a french flair on their menu. I got the nutella crepes and they were 🙌
The Pink Cabana: So this restaurant/bar is technically in Palm Desert/Indian Wells, but it is so worth going to if you have rented a car because the decor is everything. I feel like The Pink Cabana is similar to the Beverly Hills Hotel style decor with a Moroccan flair. Mike and I only got cocktails (I got a pink lemonade and Mike got the matcha lemondrop) while we were there. Not only were they refreshing but they were pretty to look at, too.
Cabazon Dinosaurs: This was on the way to Palm Springs from LA. It is definitely something Mike and I will remember when thinking about our Palm Springs trip just because of how silly these dinosaurs were.
Palm Springs aerial tramway: So we didn’t actually get to do this because when we were on our way their the sign outside said that it was a 4 HOUR WAIT!! Soo, it must be really great to have that long of a wait. I would also recommend not making the same mistake as us and going early so that you don’t have to wait that long.
Check out the pink door house: This is kind of like a right of passage if you’re in Palm Springs. The whole neighborhood surrounding the pink door house is so beautiful and I really love the style of the houses.