Your Walkable Guide to south Palm Springs
Whether it’s your first-time visiting Santiago or you’re a seasoned regular, there’s always something interesting nearby to see and do. As the temperatures begin to cool down, we wanted to share a list of some of our favorite places where you can eat, drink, shop and repeat all within easy walking distance of Santiago Resort.
Mr. Lyons | 33 E Palm Canyon Drive (.7 mile away)
If you’re looking for a classic, fine dining experience, walk on over to Mr. Lyons. Eat like a member of the Rat Pack at this modern, upscale, retro-style steakhouse serving steak and seafood entrees that pair well with their classic cocktails. The Mr. Lyons Honest Martini and the Maui Onion rings are a must!
Del Rey @ Villa Royale | 1620 S Indian Trail (.7 mile away)
Located in the Villa Royale Hotel, Del Rey is an excellent date night choice. Start your evening out with a walk through the classic Deepwell neighborhood. Once you arrive you’ll be ready for a smooth craft cocktail in the beautiful, dimly-lit atmosphere while sharing delicious tapas style menu items. The outdoor patio and fire pit is a great place to enjoy an evening under the stars.
Spaghetteria | 611 S Palm Canyon Dr (.7 mile away)
Homemade, Authentic and Italian. A local favorite with a down home feel, the family owned and operated Spaghetteria is known for their excellent pasta sauces and pizza.
Gambino’s Creperie | 170 Palm Canyon Dr (.5 mile away)
Hidden away right off of Palm Canyon Drive, this place is a little piece of Paris right here in Palm Springs. Gambino’s Creperie serves sweet and savory crepes so delicious, they’ll have you saying merci.
El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana | 140 Palm Canyon Dr (.5 mile away)
A Palm Springs classic since 1985, this Mexican kitchen serves traditional Mexican favorites and quite possibly, the best margaritas in town. With such an easy walk home there’s no reason not to order a second.
Kreem | 170 E Palm Canyon Drive (.5 mile away)
This ice cream parlor offers a variety of seasonal vegan ice creams and sorbets. All made in-house and in small batches, the menu changes daily with delicious and unique flavors.
Peninsula Pastries | 611 S Palm Canyon Dr #1 (.5 mile away)
Craving fine French pastries? This nearby authentic French patisserie is a must! Specializing in daily baked desserts with flour imported from France, this place is truly authentic.
Seymour’s | 233 E Palm Canyon Dr. (.7 mile away)
Hidden behind Mr. Lyons, this intimate bar with a vintage vibe specializes in craft libations. Grab cocktails before dinner at Mr. Lyons or take in their happy hour from 4pm-6pm.
The Reef / A local Tiki Bar | 411 E Palm Canyon Dr. (.75 mile away)
Take a trip to the tropics without leaving the desert. Located at the Caliente Tropics Resort Hotel, The Reef Tiki Bar specializes in tropical cocktails you can enjoy on their poolside patio.
Tool Shed | 600 Sunny Dunes (.7 mile away)
The closest gay bar and an easy walk from Santiago, Tool Shed has rightfully been voted Best Dive/Gay Bar in Palm Springs. It’s known for their theme nights, particularly the very popular underwear night every Thursday. Be sure to stash some shorts in your bag for the late night walk home!
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs | 505 Industrial Place (.5 mile away)
Possibly the most interesting store in the Coachella Valley, the Antique Galleries of Palm Springs boasts 12,000 sq ft. of air-conditioned space filled with a huge assortment of collectables and antiques including many mid-century items. The two-story building is a fun place to walk through and you’re sure to find something unique for your home.
Revivals | 611 Palm Canyon Dr. (.7 mile away)
A popular thrift store that is definitely worth a stop while you’re in Palm Springs. They carry a large inventory of used and new furniture, clothes and home goods all at excellent prices.
Gear Leather | 650 E Sunny Dunes Rd #1 (.5 mile away)
If you’re a man who likes to play hard, you’ll want to check out this leather and fetish store located nearby. There’s over 2,500 square feet filled with leather, fetish, gym wear, toys and playroom equipment.