You have successfully signed up for contest updates.

You have successfully signed up for the newsletter.

Palm Springs: Luxurious North Palm Canyon Drive

by 5 comments
  • palm-springs-alcazar-hotel
  • ps_peppertree2

Need to get away from everyday life and pamper yourself in the perfect surroundings? Whether you want to do everything or nothing at all, Palm Springs is the perfect luxury getaway.

If you are lucky enough to begin your day in Palm Springs, there is no better choice than the Spanish Colonial boutique hotel of Alcazar Palm Springs. This hidden gem offers romantic charm while remaining an intimate experience.

Ideally located on North Palm Canyon Drive it is walking distance to downtown Palm Springs. The hand-painted walls throughout the structure captivate the desert ambiance and make you feel at home. Enjoy a quick bite from the continental breakfast before heading out to enjoy your day.

Embrace the desert oasis and get comfortable in your new surroundings by working on your tan at the Inn’s chlorine-free saline pool. The relaxing atmosphere can’t be compromised with a gorgeous view of the mountains in the background. As you unwind in the desert sun, feel the calmness engulf you.

Relaxed and refreshed, journey to North Palm Drive for shopping and lunch. Stroll down the boutique filled avenue, and stop into the high end store Trina Turk for attire. This trendy, modern boutique carries high quality wears for even the most disconcerting shopper. Bold patterns mix with flirty flowers in the new lines for the season.

Adagio Gallery is the next stop for a sampling of southwestern art work, and then Bon Vivant for antiques and collectibles. Palm Canyon Drive has been described as being the heart and soul of Palm Springsand features world class dining, shopping, and history. As you stroll through the streets, glance down and take note of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Over 250 stars embellish the sidewalks of North Palm Canyon. You might see the names of Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, or Debbie Reynolds while you window shop.

For lunch, stop in at Maracas, conveniently located amidst Palm Canyon Drive plaza. Grab an ice cold beer while you munch on crisp tortilla chips and fresh salsa on the outdoor patio. For a refreshingly healthy lunch, try the skirt steak salad-a bed of leaf lettuce, spinach and radicchio tossed with apple slices, fennel, roma tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, crispy onions, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Afterwards, continue the desert shopping spree, and duck into Dazzles and 20 First to check out mid century furnishings.

If you happen to find yourself in Palm Springs on a Thursday evening, one must-do event is the VillageFest. Started in 1991, this weekly street fair features everything from artists, entertainers, local businesses and artisans among the open restaurants and shops. Purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables are popular, as well as hand made jewelry. The smell of baked goods and hand crafted soaps drift down the stalls in the casual open air marketplace.

For dinner head to Kaiser Grille. This old world steak house embodies the desert lifestyle with high quality food. You will appreciate this casually elegant restaurant for its immense layout, friendly service, and first-rate food. Have a glass of wine with your 14. oz. prime rib, and indulge in a luscious specialty appetizer as the knowledgeable staff entices you with the perfect desert.

End your evening by heading back to the inn for a midnight swim. Relax and gaze at the clear skies while floating in the pool, or lounge around the inner courtyard; complete with fountains, stone tables, and desert-themed motif. Jump into the Jacuzzi and admire the desert landscape one last time…a perfect way to end a perfect day in Palm Springs.

What & Where:
Alcazar Palm Springs
(622 N. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-318-9850)
Trina Turk
(891 N. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-416-2856)
Adagio Gallery (193 S. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-320-2230)
Bon Vivant (457 N. Palm Canyon Dr. #3; 760-534-3197)
Maracas
(155 S. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-322-9654)
Dazzles
(1035 N. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-327-1446)
20 First (1117 N. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-327-5400)
Villagefest (Palm Canyon Dr; every Thursday; 760-320-3781)
Kaiser Grille (205 S. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-779-8946)

Tags: , , , , , , ,
 
Posted in Palm Springs
Old-Town-La-Quinta-Landscape
Sunday in Old Town La Quinta
palm_springs_Rendezvous
Romance Amongst Palm Springs’ Movie Heritage
joshua-tree-Wonderland-Rock
Hiking Wonderland Wash at Joshua Tree

About the Author

Kimberly Fisher
Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer based in Beverly Hills, CA. She specializes in luxury travel, lifestyle, beauty and fashion. With extensive travel experience visiting some of the worlds most sought-after destinations, Kimberly is truly a connoisseur globetrotter. She has traveled to over 39 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media, including ehow.com,”Disarray” Magazine, “NiteGuide” Magazine, “Ocean View” magazine, “ReLiving” magazine and 52PerfectDays.com. She attended University of Nevada Las Vegas and Mt. St. Mary’s College. For more information, please see www.KimberlyFisher.com.
  • Visitor

    If you want to take the Palm Springs golf obsession to new heights, try this golf-themed restaurant at 78–164 Avenue 52 in La Quinta. It has an impressive 600-bottle wine cellar, too, including Palmer’s own Cabernet Sauvignon.
    rent a car

  • Anonymous

    Wow, give me some money to get there! It seems like an ideal place to go to for a quiet holiday! Gotta love those!

  • Anonymous

    AS I was reading the article, I had the feeling I was actually there, enjoying the sun and the view all around me. Having had a literature major, it’s very hard not to notice the style of writing. This brings such a great contribution to marketing a certain product/place. Good job, Kimberley!

  • http://palmsprings.nyctourist.com/palmsprings-vacations.php Palm Springs Vacation

    Stayed at the Pepper Tree in April 2009, and it was wonderful. Good location for a start. The rooms that we stayed at were gorgeous, with massive comfortable beds, lovely decorated and clean bathrooms with nice and constantly replaced toiletries, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Huge wardrobes and lovely cozy dressing gowns. Some rooms have jacuzzi rooms too! There’s also a swimming pool with a separate heated jacuzzi. I definitely recommend you stay here rather than at some of the well known hotels who charge resort fees and gives you less than good service.

  • http://www.rentcar.ro rentcar

    Very useful information especially for travelers..Thanks!