Travel Spotlight: The Secret Spots Of Palm Springs In Southern California

Travel Spotlight: The Secret Spots Of Palm Springs In Southern California

Take us to paradise…

By Kiri Johnston | 9th July 2019

Quickly becoming a bucket list destination thanks to bloggers and of course, Coachella, Palm Springs has something special going on. Join us for a mind-minute away and step into the desert with us.

It ‘aint called Palm Springs for nothing… The city filled with palm trees everywhere you look in the Sonoran Desert is only a couple of hours drive from L.A. It’s most known for its warm weather, golf courses and boujee resorts. Visiting Palm Springs is like being in a movie set. The landscapes are jaw-dropping and during Coachella, the city comes to life with huge pool parties hosted by big name DJs and A-listers. However, the party in the palms doesn’t stop when Coachella comes to a close and is a must-visit year round – Beyoncé or no Beyoncé. With a strong Mexican influence in the area, vintage cars, cacti, tacos and frozen margaritas feature on almost every corner, creating the ultimate cultural charm. It’s no surprise that Elvis and Frank Sinatra were fans of the beloved holiday destination – you’ll feel like a true star straight off a set photographed by Slim Aarons!

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Ready to pack-up and see Palm Springs for yourself? Check-out our must-do’s below:

EAT: Cheeky’s, Ice Cream Shoppe, The Purple Palm, Birba, SO.PA.

SHOP: Thick As Thieves and The Frippery for bright vintage pieces including cowboy boots, kaftans and a gorgeous Golden Retriever called Mr Pappy!

SIP: Bootlegger Tiki, Parker, High Bar at The Rowan, Seymour’s, Truss & Twine.

STAY: Our favourites are Saguaro Hotel, The Ace Hotel, The Amado, but anywhere is amazing in this town!

DAY TRIPS: Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, Pioneertown, San Diego, or just take a cruise down Route 66 in a vintage convertible.

HOT TIPS: Resorts make the perfect location for a family vacay, avoid peak periods. If you want to party, visit during Coachella, Stage Coach or the summer seasons.

WHAT TO PACK: A swimsuit (Hunza G), sunnies (Sunnys Eyewear), hat (Reckon or Billy Bones)

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Article by Kiri Johnston

With a passion for animals of all kinds, the self-confessed crazy animal lady has a dream of opening her own animal sanctuary one day. She’s always down for a good time, doesn’t mind a bev or two and loves to embrace nature. You’ll find her on the hunt for new delicious plant-based cafes, buying a new outfit from Aussie designers, planning her next overseas adventure or just hanging out with her friends, fam and fur babies (preferably at the beach!)


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