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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 great public spaces, there is so much to do and see.

Let’s Take A Tour of The Block

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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 that sits right on the corner, within steps of everything on The Block. Not your typical Starbucks in either it’s décor, experience, or menus.

Across the plaza is Juniper Table at The Rowan serving thoughtfully sourced Southern California fare inspired by bold Mediterranean flavors. Juniper Table brings artful food and drink to Palm Springs. Nested 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 deserts.

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Just North on Palm Canyon and Museum Way is the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar. It is a relaxed refuge where you can unwind with a cocktail, 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 you own custom Poke in six easy steps.

Tommy-Bahama

Head further 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 a vast selection of artisanal draft beers.

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For 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. Just 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

Blonde is a boutique clothing store for women where you find the perfect gift-to-self. Shop Francesca’s boutique for a collection of on-trend women’s clothing, dresses, jewelry, shoes and unique gifts. Exquisite embroidery amps up the opulence of seasonal favorites at Johnny Was with vintage inspires fabrics and prints. From dreamy dresses to ultra-flattering denim, you new wardrobe is waiting at Free People with Boho inspired fashion.

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Glam It UP

Indulge your inner makeup artist with an expansive range of Mac Cosmetics. Explore new beauty and best-selling products for your look custom at Sephora. Kiel’s offers a full collection for premium skincare products including creams, serums, and cleansers.

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H&M offer 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.

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Public Art Is All Around

Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn greets you on Museum Way with the San Jacinto Mountains in the background. Ready more about her close connection to Palm Springs.

Forever Marilyn statue

The Babies

The Babies is an installation located across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum in a large courtyard. Easy to overlook, these sculptures of babies appear to crawl through the dirt and along the walls of the sandpit. This art display is the handiwork of famed sculptor David Černý, who is known for his unusual works of art that are often statements on society. “The Babies” is probably one of his most well-known creations. The sculptures are currently on loan from Prague and will be on display until 2022.

Unity Mural

Unity Mural is the backdrop featuring Amanda Gorman, Inaugural poet. Artist MisterAlek painted Gorman surrounded by butterflies and the word “unity.” The scene depicts her 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.

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Isabelle

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. By day, she captures the brilliant sun and beautiful colors through polished stainless steel. By night, custom lighting plays on the glitz and glamour of Palm Springs’ vibrant nightlife.

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PS I Love You

This 3D sign is great for an Instagram moment located 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.

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