7 things to Do in Palm Springs, California
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Over the course of the retreat, you and your partner will learn how to:
- communicate using the Rosetta Stone of Relationships-the love languages
- crank up the heat in the bedroom
- reach a happy money medium
- manage stressors unique to LGBTQ couples
- create a vision board to plan your #couplegoals and how to get there
Until then, check out some of the ‘things to do’ and start planning your weekend away to Palm Springs, California.
#7 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Shop ‘til you drop in Greater Palm Springs
Recently revamped the downtown area of Palm Springs, now called Greater Palm Springs, is a stylish hub of entertainment, dining and shopping. This is the place to spend a few hours people watching, enjoying a cocktail, shopping and more. Throughout Downtown Palm Springs there are a plethora of boutiques, perfect for finding unique gifts, souvenirs and items of clothing.
It is also a great place to eat. When hunger strikes you can eat whatever your heart or rather stomach, desires as almost every type of cuisine is available. What will you choose: French, American, Mexican, or something else entirely?
#6 Things to do in Palm Spring: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Due to take place from January 6th to 17th, this entertaining festival overlaps perfectly with our Love Wins! event. This is a must for any film lover. Passes go on sale on August 1st, so if you are interested, we suggest joining their e-club to stay up to date with news.
#5 Things to do in Palm Springs: Tahquitz Canyon
Tahquitz Canyon is located in the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians Reservation, just 2 miles south of Palm Springs. The scenery there offers another take of Californian nature.
After stretching your legs on a hike and a few photo stops you will be lead to the magnificent 60-foot waterfall, Tahquitz Canyon. You can also learn about the local rock art and ancient irrigation systems at the Visitor Center.
Don’t leave until to hear about the legend of Tahquitz and the creator Mukat.
#4 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Palm Springs Art Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum is a collection of three locations, which provide visitors with a glimpse into the colorful world and imagination of local artists and nature. You can choose between:
- Palm Springs Art Museum, closed Monday-Wednesday, which exhibits a variety of art for example watercolor landscapes, contemporary native art and American modernist art.
- Architecture and Design Centre, which will be opening again September 2021.
- Art Museum in Palm Desert, on Highway 111, is home to the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden home to a mapped-out route, which guides you through 60 desert plants and past 14 sculptures.
#3 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
Since 1938, the Moorten Botanical Garden has been a charming residential estate open to the public to share ‘the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants.’
It probably won’t surprise you that this is a magical wonderland of every type of cacti you can imagine, tall, small, fat and thin. But what makes this place extra special are the animals that live amongst the spikey jungle. As you explore, keep your eyes open for lizards and tortoises. There is also an aviary of doves, which you can casually walkthrough.
#2 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Ride the Aerial Tramway
Visiting Palm Springs is your opportunity to ride “the world’s largest rotating tram car.” The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will provide you with 360° scenic of the valley and surrounding mountains. In addition, once you reach the Mountain Station you can visit the natural history museum, watch local documentaries or enjoy a hike.
#1 Things to Do in Palm Springs: Joshua Tree National Park
For a fantastic day trip from Palm Springs, travel 40 miles (64 km) to the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park. Each year approximately 3 million people visit the park and it’s not surprising why. There are many activities you can do including:
- Hiking – Arch Rock Trail, Barker Dam Trail, Mastodon Peak and Last Palms Oasis
- Rock climbing – granite rocks and boulders
- Camping – there are 4 campgrounds
- A park-rangers guided tour
If you can hang around until night fall, do it! Joshua Tree National Park is an excellent place to stargaze. For tips on stargazing and night photography, check out ‘stargazing’ on the official Joshua Tree National Park website.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couple Retreat.