Palm Springs Getaway Guide

What’s not to love about visiting Palm Springs? When you live in Southern California, Palm Springs has always made for a easy weekend getaway. This unique little retro town is filled with photo worthy hotels and unique restaurants. With so many options though, we still find ourselves coming back to the same spots. Why change a good thing?



Kreem is a local artisanal ice cream shop serving vegan and non vegan gourmet flavors. Their ingredients are organic, non-GMO, and made without preservatives or additives. I got the vegan chocolate cookie and cinnamon walnut with vegan fudge and it was phenomenal. My friend had the lemon meringue and she kept raving about it.

170 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264


One of my favorite spots to stop while visiting Palm Springs is Lapperts. It’s a cute little tiki themed ice cream spot that serves up anything from dole whips to date shakes. I originally came for the dole whip, but have since become hooked on the date shake since discovering the vegan option of it.

130 N Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA, 92262


Pictures of iced lattes in palm springs
I highly recommend the pistachio rose latte with almond milk

1101 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262


picture of watermelon salad from Azucar restaurant in palm springs
Located in the La Serena Villas by their pool, Azucar serves up modern contemporary cuisine. My recommendations would be to try the ahi bruschetta, watermelon salad, and the blood orange margarita

339 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262


FARM is a traditional Provencal-style restaurant located in Downtown Palm Springs. Cute spot for breakfast if you’re craving omelettes or french toast all while sitting outside in a french garden like setting.

6 La Plaza Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

Where To Stay

The Del Marcos

If you’re looking to stay at a cool retro themed place that’s a short walking distance to Downtown Palm Springs, the Del Marcos is the perfect spot. Every room is unique with a view of the pool. They also offer a fabulous happy hour that the hubby was quite the fan of.

225 West Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Things To Check Out


picture in moorten botanical garden in palm springs
Moorten Botanical Gardens is a quaint little spot close to downtown. Stop by and pick up a cute little succulent or cactus and walk around and take a stroll around the property and snap some cool photos.

1701 S Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264

Aerial Tramway

Some of the best views can be enjoyed from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which is a cable car that takes you up to the peak of Mount San Jacinto overlooking all of Palm Springs.

1 Tramway Rd Palm Springs, CA 92262

Antique/Vintage Shopping

There are a number of awesome vintage and antique shops around Palm Springs. You can’t help but browse for hours on end. I always end up finding unique pieces of vintage jewelry.

Visit Elvis’s Honeymoon Hideaway

Elvis & Priscilla Presley lived here in 1966 and 1967, and honeymooned here on May 1, 1967 after their wedding. Their home has since become a major tourist attraction, offering daily guided tours open to the public.

1350 Ladera Circle Palm Springs, CA 92262

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