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Palm Springs Girls’ Getaway Guide

Bachelorette pool party

Are you looking for a fun-filled girls’ getaway? Then look no further than Palm Springs! This desert oasis is the perfect place to stay, relax, enjoy some delicious food, and just have fun. And with our retro vibes, Palm Springs is the perfect place to getaway and celebrate with friends.

women throwing hats credit Jamie Everhart
Credit: Jamie Everhart

Girls’ Just Wanna Have Fun

Not only is Palm Springs renowned for our stunning natural beauty, we have a wealth of activities and attractions to make your girl’s getaway fun.

Have a Pool Party

Palm Springs was built for poolside lounging, so be sure to pack the picture-perfect inflatable pool floats. Whether you’re renting a house or staying at a resort, a pool party is a must.

If you’re staying in a vacation rental with your own private pool, spice it up and let the Cabana Boys make your pool party an event to remember. These guys offer butler and party hosting services to turn an average day at the pool into a unique experience you can’t wait to tell your friends about. They will serve you drinks and refreshments, take pictures (or pose with you), be Spotify DJs, and help with party/drinking games.

girls pool credit Miller Affect
Credit: Miller Affect

 Enjoy a Spa Day

Palm Springs girls’ getaway is the perfect opportunity to book relaxing massages and facials for you and your best friends.

While there are many incredible options to choose from, definitely consider Estrella Spa at the Avalon Hotel. Besides ah-mazing treatments and massages, the spa also features an outdoor hot tub, private courtyards, fitness facilities, and more lux amenities.

estrella spa at the Avalon

The 10,000-square-foot St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Palm Springs offers relaxing massages, facials, salon services, body treatments, tanning services, hair and nail services, and makeup application. There are 18 treatment rooms and a separate full-service salon. (They are able to host groups having treatments done at the same time.)

St. Somewhere Spa
St. Somewhere Spa

The Parker Palm Springs’ colorful midcentury style by Jonathan Adler is a design lover’s heaven. Head past the immaculately-designed grounds to Palm Springs Yacht Club, where you’ll find a charming country club atmosphere with dreamy nautical decor. The 18,000 square-foot spa usually offers sea-inspired treatments.

parker spa

Get Outdoors and Explore

Sure, it’s a touristy activity, but riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a must when it comes to things to do in Palm Springs. Traveling two miles, the tram ascends from 2,600 to 8,500 feet in just 10 minutes, offering spectacular views of the valley. As you arrive at the Mountain Station, you’ll find observation decks, restaurants, a museum, and the entrance to Mount Jacinto State Park. If you’re up for a hike, escape into nature and continue the day at the state park, where you’ll find over 50 miles of trails.

Dining-at-the-Tram

Established in Palm Springs since 1938, Moorten Botanical Garden is a privately-owned arboretum that was created to share the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants with everyone who visits. The featured desert trees, plants, and cacti come from around the world and range in size from miniature to giants. It makes some great photo opportunities to remember your Palm Springs girls’ getaway.

Moorten garden Brianna-Broyles-Photography
Credit: Brianna Broyles Photography

A morning hike in Indian Canyon Trails is a great way to start the day. The path around the natural creek in Andres Canyon offers a shorter and shaded. You will find the views absolutely stunning. Or enjoy a shaded stroll through Palm Canyon.

Palm Canyon creek

Social Cycle is a great group experience and perfect for a Palm Springs girls’ getaway. Tours are booked with a two hour minimum and can be custom-tailored to your needs.

Tip: Most resorts offer complementary bikes to explore the neighborhoods.

Take A Walk

women walking down street
Credit: Flytographer

Treat Yourself to a Shopping Spree

Stop in the flagship boutique of Trina Turk for trendy summer dresses and swimwear.

trina turk

Browse the Shops at Thirteen Forty Five where you can find a collection of high-end boutique shops under one roof in the midcentury modern E. Stewart Williams building.

Check out the curated collection at Thick as Thieves, a charming locally owned boutique housed in a 1920s bungalow.

Just Fabulous is also a great gift shop for things like home accents, books, holiday décor, cards, and even pool floats.

just fabulouse

The Ultimate Palm Springs Shopping Spree.

Wine & Dine

The food scene is as delicious as it is fun and festive. This desert oasis is home to some of the best brunch spots, happy hours, and restaurants around. So whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a girls’ night out on the town, Palm Springs has you covered.

Enjoy Brunch

From classic brunch spots to new favorites, here are some great places to enjoy brunch in Palm Springs.

Farm offers a great farm-to-table menu with a cute outdoor patio in central downtown. It is a top-rated French restaurant with charming Provence-style. They are known for their sweet and savory crepes, brioche French toast, and a variety of fresh omelets. Please make a reservation as this is very popular.

farm palm springs

Cheeky’s is one of the most popular breakfast stops in the Uptown Design District. They don’t take reservations, so there’s almost always a wait. Known for specialties like their scrumptious bacon flight. It’s a bit of a hipster vibe with a full bar that serves up morning margaritas and their famous spicy bloody mary.

Spencer’s is more formal with a beautiful patio tucked up against the San Jacinto Mountains. Best known for their variety of benedict’s, including the popular and often hard to find lobster benedict. Pair with a refreshing mojito or bellini for that extra kick.

spencer's patio

Pinocchio’s, in contrast, is very casual and known for their budget friendly bottomless mimosas. Great for larger parties with plenty of outdoor seating.

Wilma & Frieda’s menu is based on family recipes and upscale comfort food. It has a refined atmosphere on the second floor overlooking Palm Canyon. Try their churro waffle or signature griddled meatloaf and eggs. They also make house-made pop tarts!

homemade pop tarts

More Brunches

Sip Early Evening Cocktails

When the sun goes down, you have no shortage of options for where to toast with friends in any number of ways. Palm Springs has a great cocktail culture and a wide range of places to explore.

 Seymour’s  is a beautiful and rich speakeasy at Mr. Lyons. Enjoy lush interiors, moody lighting and a sneaky unmarked side entrance.

Mister Lyons and Seymour’s
Credit: Seymour’s

V Wine Lounge is a beautiful mid-century style lounge serving boutique California wines, small production international wines, craft beers, throwback cocktails and a small, cheese-heavy (yum!) menu.

bar seating at v wine

Bootlegger Tiki serves hand-crafted Tiki cocktails in a dim but playful atmosphere. See all the hippest Tiki hangouts.

Bootlegger Tiki

See the Happy Hour List

Make a Dinner Reservation

After drinks or happy hour, head over to a local restaurant and continue the fun.

Eight4Nine offers several spaces that are beautiful, private and perfect for celebrating life’s special moments. The food is contemporary American and you’ll love the unique white and pink décor. It’s also great for rehearsal dinners.

Eight4Nine

LuLu California Bistro is also the life of the party. Their mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available large groups. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, they can make dreams come true.

interior of Lulu

Blue Coyote Grill is a classic Mexican restaurant with a huge outdoor patio space. They are well known for their wild margarita that pack a punch. Very casual and friendly.

The Tropicale is a popular mainstay with locals and visitors alike. You will feel welcomed with its coral colored exterior and Tiki torch entry. While the interior is more formal with classic high back booths, the massive outdoor patio is the way to go for a party. They also have a great happy hour, but get there early as it’s very popular.

tropicale patio

PS Air Bar is another fun, hidden treasure with different programming throughout the week. Call ahead to make your reservation. It’s unlike anything you will experience anywhere else.

Where to Stay

The beautiful thing about having your girls’ getaway in Palm Springs is that nothing is really that far away.

Larger Resorts

Some good reasons to stay at a large hotel are that they often have a variety of amenities, such as a swimming pool, a fitness center, a restaurant, and a spa. Most also offer a reward program. They usually have a large staff that can provide concierge services and help with any needs you may have.

List of Large Resorts.

saguaro pool

Small Hotels & Inns

We consider hotels with less than 50 room boutique. They often offer a more unique and intimate experience than at a large chain hotel. Plus, the staff will be more focused on providing you a personalized experience. You can even choose your architecture style such as historic, midcentury modern, or Spanish/Mediterranean. Palm Springs has a large collection to choose from with almost 60 properties.

You can even take over a small hotel like the Tiki Hotel, the Art Hotel (right next door),The Marley, Hotel El Sid, or the beautiful Limon Palm Springs.

List of Boutique Resorts

Abbie Mae Photography Got Your Bach Jillian's Camp Kaplan Bachelorette Party at Hotel El Cid in Palm Springs, California
Hotel El Sid. Credit: Abbie Mae Photography

Something in the Middle

Mid-size may be the way to go. Not too large and not too small. We have over 30 to choose from. They may have more amenities than smaller hotels, but are still small enough to offer a more personal experience than a large hotel.

List of Mid-size Hotels

avalon pool
Avalon

House Rentals

Privacy and built-in communal gathering spaces, plus the ability to prepare your own meals and/or bring in a private chef or catering. Almost all homes have a pool and nicely appointed backyard to hang out. Plus, it’s always special to have a group under one roof together.

House Rental Agencies.

Poolside Vacation rental home

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it in Palm Springs. So what are you waiting for? Grab your best gal pals and start planning your Palm Springs girls’ getaway today!

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