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We’re Big on Locally Owned

Our Locals Support Locals

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.

Locally Owned Retail Stores and Boutiques

Discover local art at the working artist studios of Backstreet Art District.  Lose yourself in the dozen boutiques inside the shops at Thirteen Forty Five in the Uptown Design District, all with exclusive merchandise. Discover vintage jewelry at Gallery 24, owned by Carlos King. Find a touch of Japan at Wabi Sabi Japan Living owned by locals Darrel Baum and Osama Sagara.  Stephen Monkarsh, founder and owner of Just Fabulous, is a great stop for anyone looking to buy gifts or modern home décor.

Full List of Locally Owned Shopping

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Local owned Eats and Drinks

Independently owned and operated…. No big chains on this list. LULU is as Palm Springs as it gets, with the colorful décor and limitless popularity. Or meet the owner of Dead or Alive Bar, Christine Soto. One of the longest running restaurants in Palm Springs, Las Casuelas, which opened in 1958, is still owned and managed by members within the original Delgado family.  Truss & Twine is owned by James Beard award winning chef, Michael Beckman, also owner of Workshop Kitchen + Bar.  All the way from Paris, Charlotte and Raphael Farsy offer French dished at their L’atelier Cafe.  Everyone loves Townie Bagels, owned by Andy and Bill.

Full list of Locally Owed to Eat + Drink

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Ways to Play in Palm Springs

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.

Full List of Locally Owned Things To Do

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Boutique Resorts and Inns

The many small inns and hotels within Palm Springs are are truly hidden gems, most about 10-15 guest rooms, ranging from Old Spanish Hacienda to Mid-century modern, to eclectic contemporary.  Read about owners Nelson Cooley and Ramon Bautista of Amin Casa, once the home of Gloria Swanson.

Amin Casa pam springs

Gay Resorts

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.

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