Headed to Palm Springs!

saguaro hotel palm springs colorful

Happy Tuesday! I’m headed to Palm Springs tomorrow for a week-long trip with a fun group of guys and girls. I can hardly wait! I’ve never been to Palm Springs, but have been dying to go for years. It seems like one of the most photogenic places in the US… I could look at pictures of the colorful homes, beautiful pools, chic hotels, palm trees, and mountains for days!

We’ve rented a house for six nights and then one of my besties, Ellen, and I will be staying at The Saguaro hotel on the sixth night. There was a little bit of a mix up about house rental days when we booked our flights, which is why the two of us have an extra night at a hotel. Whoops! Truth be told, I wasn’t upset because I’ve been lusting over the colorful Saguaro hotel on Instagram for ages. Can’t wait to see it in person! Prepare for Instagram overload next week. 🙂

Our house is technically in La Quinta, which is closer to Indio and the Coachella grounds than Palm Springs. When we booked, I didn’t realize how far it was from downtown Palm Springs. Or maybe it just seems far on a map? It’s hard to say since I’ve never been! We’re renting a car, but will probably use Uber here and there, too.

I know of a few things I definitely want to do (Brunch at Norma’s at the Parker, Lunch at the Avalon) and we’ve gotten some restaurant recommendations from some friends too. Here’s what’s on our list so far… il Corso, Mitch’s, La Quinta Resort for margs, chips & guac on the front patio, The Cliffhouse, Old Town Coffee Company for coffee and cinnamon rolls, shop at Elizabeth & Prince, eat in the bar at Solanos, and eat outside at Lavender.

What are we missing? Shopping, dining, coffee, drinks, spas, transportation, activities… Anything! Would love for you to leave your Palm Springs recommendations in the comments below! (Or you can tweet or email me.. Whatever works!)

Thanks in advance! xo

the saguaro palm springs colorful hotel

Photos via The Saguaro

PS – Gray Malin launched his newest collection “At the Parker” yesterday… Perfect timing! Here are some of my favorites…

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  1. 6.9.15
    Denise said:

    Take the Aerial Tram up the mountain in Palm Springs. Very cool!

  2. 6.9.15

    Ohh have so much fun! I’ve never been to Palm Springs either but I’d love to go some day!

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  3. 6.9.15

    Brunch at Normas is a MUST! Get the hazelnut banana pancakes. I’m heading there at the end of the month. You’re going to have a blast!


  4. 6.9.15
    Alexandra said:

    This is beautiful! I’d definitely go there 😀

    Warm Regards,

  5. 6.9.15

    I’m going next weekend for my bestie’s bachelorette! Please let me know your revs 🙂 we are definitely planning on brunch at Norma’s as well! Have fun!

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  6. 6.9.15

    Yay! This will be so fun. I too have had Palm Springs on my bucket list for a while after seeing so many great pics on the interwebs. Have a blast. Can’t wait to follow along.

  7. 6.9.15
    Maddy said:

    I’m so jealous! I keep saying that for my 30th birthday (next year!) I want to go to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs with a group of girlfriends… I wonder if your pics from this trip will change my allegiance to the Saguaro? It looks so beautiful!

    Have an amazing time!

  8. 6.9.15
    Cory said:

    Brunch at Cheeky’s. Two words: BACON FLIGHT! That’s all…

    • 6.9.15
      Hayley said:

      I second brunch at Cheeky’s. Do not miss!!

  9. 6.9.15

    Don’t miss Cheekys for breakfast! The Chilaquiles are amazing, along with everything else too!

  10. 6.9.15
    Lizzy said:

    Aerial tram and if you have time Joshua Tree (especially la chula cactus garden)!

  11. 6.9.15

    All great food options mostly in Palm Springs . I go every year with my girlfriends. Enjoy!

  12. 6.9.15
    Bailey said:

    EEEEEK!!!!! I’m getting married here in April! (I’m an Indiana girl!) I am SO glad you posted this!!!

    Can’t wait to see pictures!! XO

  13. 6.10.15
    Saba said:

    Palm Springs is one of my absolute favorite places to visit!!! Make sure to go to Piero’s PizzaVino, their food is absolutely amazing!!! (aka Nutella Ravioli)

  14. 6.10.15

    WOOP! Hope you have lots of fun and don’t forget to get back with pictures 😉

  15. 6.10.15
    Heidi said:

    What a fun trip! I can’t wait to follow along!

    Wishes & Reality

  16. 6.11.15
    Laura said:

    You are going to have so much fun!! Palm Springs is one of my favorite places to go with family and friends. My parents and I actually spend Thanksgiving out there now since they moved to Virginia. {Here’s my post from last year}

    Here are a couple of thoughts:
    — If you can make it for a drink at The Viceroy, the property is amazing.
    — The aerial tram had incredible views
    — If you have access to a car, go shopping at the Desert Hills outlets. Think Woodbury Common on steroids. Seriously.
    — This one may be a little nerdy, but it was the home of Walter and Wallis Annenberg. They have an interesting story and the house has been host to the who’s who of the world. Presidents, foreign dignitaries and . . . The Rat Pack!

    Have an amazing trip!!!

    Laura | Surf & Hydrangeas

  17. 3.7.16

    Palm Springs is beautiful place and it is fun to spend holidays in this place

  18. 3.8.16
    Gregorio said:

    My friend is living in Palm Green and it is one of the best place to spend holidays.

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