Palm Springs: an itinerary

I have always wanted to visit Palm Springs! So when I planned a road trip through Southern California – I had to stop in Palm Springs! Here are all my recommendations from Palm Springs!

*Note: Things I researched but didn’t end up doing are denoted with a `` (asterisk)**


I stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott in Palm Springs only because it was cheap! It was perfectly adequate in accommodations! The Ace Hotel and Swim Club is obviously where it’s at!


  • Palm Springs Art Museum
    • Tip: Go visit it for free after 5 pm on Thursdays (tickets required)
  • Joshua Tree National Park
    • Hike – Ryan Mountain Trail
    • Keys View,
    • Jumbo Rocks,
    • Mojave Desert View
  • Tahquitz Falls
    • Tahquitz Falls Hike
  • Shopping
    • Thick As Thieves,
    • Peepa’s,
    • Greetings,
    • Christopher Anthony
    • Desert Hills Premium Outlet*
  • Palm Springs Dinosaur*
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway*
  • Moorten Botanical Garden*


  • Breakfast/Lunch
    • Kings Highway, Ace Hotel
    • Wilma & Frieda*
  • Dinner
    • 533 Viet Fusion
    • Kitchen in the Dessert
    • Rooster and the Pig*
    • Workshop Kitchen
  • Miscellaneous
    • Pies from Boo’s Organic Oven


  • Date Shakes at Hadley Orchards

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