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Welcome To The Block

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Discover the Central Hub of Palm Springs

Downtown Palm Springs has always been the central hub of things and continues to expand and offer many activities that are even more entertaining and fun. The Block offers all the shopping, dining, and excellent public spaces; there is so much to do and see.

Let’s Take A Tour of The Block

Designed by Whitney Wolff

Food + Drink is always a good place to start.

We begin at the corner of Palm Canyon and Tahquitz, where you’ll find a large open-air plaza with plenty of public seating. Kick start your morning at Starbucks Reserve, which sits right on the corner, within steps of everything on The Block. It’s not your typical Starbucks in either its décor, experience, or menus.

Across the plaza is Juniper Table at The Rowan, which serves thoughtfully sourced Southern California fare inspired by bold Mediterranean flavors. Juniper Table brings artful food and drink to Palm Springs. Between Starbucks and Juniper Table is Il Corso, where you’ll experience genuine Italian hospitality, serving a wonderful variety of authentic Italian dishes, fresh salads, and homemade desserts.


Just North of Palm Canyon and Museum Way is the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar. It is a relaxed refuge where you can unwind with a cocktail and light fare and enjoy a large, laid-back outdoor patio. Stroll up Museum Way, and you’ll find Hause of Poke. What is Poke? It is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine and sometimes as an entree. Poké is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut.” Here, you build your own custom Poke in six easy steps.


Head West toward the Palm Springs Art Museum, and you’ll discover one of the newer neighbors on the block, Stout Burgers & Beers. It feels like an upscale neighborhood restaurant and pub offering many artisanal draft beers.

stout burger

For a more casual fair, swing by Blaze Pizza and grab a fast-fired pizza made with fresh ingredients. Top it off with something sweet at Lolli and Pops. As the name implies, it’s a great place to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Shopping on The Block

Shopping always checks the box for a fun thing to do, especially in the warmer temperatures.

For The Ladies

Shop Francesca’s boutique for a collection of on-trend women’s clothing, dresses, jewelry, shoes, and unique gifts. Exquisite embroidery amplifies the opulence of seasonal favorites at Johnny Was with vintage-inspired fabrics and prints. From dreamy dresses to ultra-flattering denim, your new wardrobe is waiting at Free People with boho-inspired fashion.

palm springs shopping

Glam It UP

Explore new beauty and best-selling products for your custom look at Sephora. Kiel’s offers a complete collection for premium skincare products including creams, serums, and cleansers.

Even More

H&M offers fashion and quality at value pricing in a more sustainable way. Pair it with flip-flops and sandals that never go out of style at Havianas.

The contemporary design of unique modern furniture and home décor at West Elm fits nicely with the Palm Springs lifestyle.

west elm

Public Art Is All Around

Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn greets you on Museum Way with the San Jacinto Mountains in the background.

Forever Marilyn statue

Unity Mural

Unity Mural is the backdrop featuring Amanda Gorman, the Inaugural poet. Artist Mister Alek painted Gorman surrounded by butterflies and the word “unity.” The scene depicts the powerful reading of her original poem “The Hill We Climb” when Joe Biden was sworn in as president in Washington, D.C, on Jan. 20.

amanda gorman


Isabelle is the work of Julian Voss-Andreae, a renowned Quantum Physicist turned sculptor. It is a site-specific work to showcase everything that Palm Springs is known. She captures the brilliant sun and beautiful colors through polished stainless steel by day. By night, custom lighting plays on the glitz and glamour of Palm Springs’ vibrant nightlife.


PS I Love You

This 3D sign is great for an Instagram moment on the public space steps away from Isabelle.

Plan Your Stay on The Block

An ethereal desert beauty permeates every experience at The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, where urban enchantments meet epic scenery.

shopping outside kimpton rowan

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