4 fun things to do on a girls weekend in Palm Springs

Posted By: Erin Lawrence Sunday, August 21, 2016
From the sun to the scenery, and great places to stay, dine and be entertained, Palm Springs is a perfect destination for a girls’ weekend away. It’s easy to get to; a short flight from many locations or a quick drive from San Diego, or Los Angeles, but it can feel like a world away.

What to do - Relax
If simple relaxation is what you’re after, it’s easy to do at any of the beautiful and lavish spas in Palm Springs and area. From the quirky PSYC (Palm Springs Yacht Club) spa at the Parker Hotel, to the luxe Canyon Spa at the Palm Canyon Resort, there are any number of fabulous hotel and resort properties that can pamper you in style. Sit back, sip champagne (or enjoy your complimentary shot from the PSYC as you check in!) and put your feet up and dive into what's new with your besties.

What to do - Golf
Palm Springs is famous for its golf.  With nearly perfect weather all the time, it’s a sports-lovers’ paradise.
There are several public golf courses where you can play a ladies foursome or even do Nine and Dine in a couple of groups, like Escena (photo at right) in north Palm Springs, which is ranked the sixth best public course in California by PGATOUR.com. The course has wide open spaces and a forgiving layout, but is also dotted with gorgeous native plants and palms. 

Another course to try is Desert Willow, where beautiful green spaces, lush grasses, trickling water, and stunning views are all part of the experience.

What to do - Hike
There’s nothing better than being outdoors in the beautiful desert breezes.  A great way to get a bird’s eye view of the Coachella Valley is to combine a beautiful tram ride at the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway, with a mountaintop hike. Bring your girlfriends on a ride to remember in the heritage rotating cable car as you rise up two and a half miles of rocky terrain to a lush green wilderness at its crest. A network of hiking trails weaves its way across the top and boasts panoramic views and a stunning change from the desert scenery. 

It’s a wonderful way to get some exercise and do some girl bonding! Remember to bring warm clothes as due to its height, Mount San Jacinto often experiences winter-like conditions at the top.

What to do - Dine
Whether you crave delicious spicy-sweet Thai food at Thai Smile (which often wins Best Thai in the Desert), experimental food from the likes of Dish Creative Cuisine, or traditional Mexican fare from the historic Las Casuelas, you can find any meal you and your girlfriends desire in Palm Springs.  While there are too many great recommendations to list here, the three I just mentioned are all personal favorites, and cover a diverse array of tastes.

Whatever your preference, Palm Springs is a beautiful, energetic and diverse destination sure to be the spot for a memorable girls weekend.

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