In Palm Springs, we are proud of the many locally owned and operated, mostly small, businesses that make up our city; retail shops with hand-selected merchandise, small inns and boutique resorts, chef-owned cafes and locally run tours. We celebrate our uniqueness and our ability to offer individual personalized experiences to locals and visitors alike.
Discover the true small gems of Palm Springs.
Designer boutiques, the best retro shops on the planet and unique gift shops combine with stylish bars and restaurants and celebrity-centric accommodations make Palm Springs shopping your best experience ever!
Your appetite has been raging since the midcentury, so send it back to the Rat Pack era and then get inspired with a vintage shopping spree in the Uptown Design District. Work your way from The Frippery to Iconic Atomic and get lost in their finds.
The flagship Destination PSP store is your go-to for custom-designed chic and unique Palm Springs-themed gifts. You’ll find things like tissue boxes in the shape of midcentury modern homes, retro lunch boxes, bar accessories, and so much more. Just Fabulous has an amazing collection of gifts, décor and books.
On Indian Canyon it’s designer heaven at Mitchells Palm Springs, where you’ll find Pucci, Gucci, Dior and more vintage and modern women’s’ and men’s’ apparel.
Peepa’s Home Collection is colorful, vibrant and is sure to enhance the decorative spirit of your home.
If you’re a night owl, sample a who’s who of foodie fantasies at Fisherman’s Market & Grill. Seek out one gastronomical gem, in particular: Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar & Grill. Over the years, it has harvested an ocean of rave reviews, including visits from such culinary luminaries as Rachel Ray and the late Anthony Bourdain.
The MidMod Café is the perfect lunch enclave for what you crave for the vegan and vegetarian.
Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey is a hybrid of bold flavors and refined execution. Visionary food-smith Engin Onural ranks among the best 30 sushi chefs in the world, and he’s bringing his unique spin on beverages and boutique dining to your table.
Hip Vietnamese splendor of Rooster and the Pig is a local favorite. The Italian comfort cuisine of Il Giardino, just across the street, are delicious family recipies. And for something new, 1501 Uptown Gastropub just opened in the Uptown Design District and is a big hit with locals.
Palm Springs is always perfect for a stylish change of scene. And now, its incredible abundance of boutique resorts– arguably the largest collection of boutique properties in Southern California — makes it the ideal choice for a safe and healthy getaway.
Nestle into the rustic-chic Sparrows Lodge, with 20 oversized, exposed beam ceiling rooms; a spacious pool area and open-air “barn” bar and restaurant. Or the chintz furnished Old Ranch Inn offering eight suites with private patios and French doors opening onto the open garden pool.
Easy-peasy in Palm Springs which boasts the largest collection of mid-century buildings on earth. Two of the hundreds include The Weekend Palm Springs with 10 sleek and spacious one-and-two-bedroom suites, each with a private patio. And the retro-hip Orbit In features gorgeous mountain views, nine designer vintage-furnished rooms with kitchenettes and sitting areas.
In 1924, an eccentric Scottish painter built a Moroccan villa to relive his days in Tangier. Today, it’s the Korakia Pensione, a Casablanca-like collection of 24 rooms, suites and cottages, with beds in alcoves, arched doorways and stone tubs.
Go cheeky-chic at Dive Palm Springs, where the French Riviera permeates its 11 rooms and suites and private poolside day beds amid lush grounds. Its Orchard Suite offers the ultimate seclusion with a private patio, a private hot tub and the only private three-hole golf green in Palm Springs.
The early celebrities loved this architecture and Palm Springs’ movie-mogul-turned-hoteliers happily obliged. Serenity reigns at the ultimate boutique resort of Casa Cody, Palm Springs’ oldest operating hotel, founded in the 1920s by Buffalo Bill Cody’s cousin!
You’ll find turn-of-the-century Spain at the 1921 Spanish Revival-style Andalusian Court, with eight villas nestled among lush vegetation with water features, pathways, fire pits and a beautifully landscaped courtyard pool. For Spanish modern, The Alcazar Palm Springs pairs historic red-tile charm with 34 modern white-on-white guestrooms and suites, many with private patios.
We have the largest collection of gay resorts, more than any other city in the world. Jon owns and operates INNdulge and a block away is El Mirasol Villas owned by Paul and Bruce. Further south of won you’ll find Triangle Inn owned by Michael and Steve. Relax and play at the award winning Hacienda at Warm Sands.
Wandering your way bicycling through town or using up a few more calories biking a canyon road can all be found at Big Wheel Bike Tours, owned by local Evan Trubee, or venture out on a Red-jeep tour with locally owned Desert Adventures. Learn while you play with Kurt Cyr as he winds his way through Mod History with the Mod Squad tours.
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