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MARGARITAS, PERFECTED

We believe life is too short for mediocre margaritas, especially when you’re on vacation in the desert. So with your drinking pleasure in mind, a few members of our hospitality team went in search of the best margaritas in Palm Springs. The margaritas that made our list were deemed extra special and surprisingly good — the perfect combination of tangy, salty, boozy and refreshing. And because we like to keep things interesting, not all of our favorites skew traditional. Here’s the only margarita guide you’ll need for Palm Springs.

Azúcar at La Serena Villas

Located on the south end of downtown, the margaritas at adults-only Azúcar are just as tasty as the scenery. Sit inside under the watchful gaze of Frida Kahlo in the Instagram-ready dining room, or outside on the Sugar High rooftop deck with a view of the San Jacinto mountains. No screaming kids or mariachi bands, Azúcar is where modern Mexicana meets California cool. Just a 20-minute walk from Santiago, our General Manager Charles Zalepski recommends the Blood Orange Margarita — tequila reposado, blood orange purée, fresh lime, and agave nectar with a ground chili rim. ¡Salud!

El Patio

Tucked into a colorful courtyard space off the main drag dowtown, family-owned El Patio is all about fresh and authentic Mexican food and drink done right. These folks are serious about their margaritas with more than 15 reasonably priced options on the menu, including unusual flavors like Tamarindo, Mango & Tajin, and house-brewed Jamaica (hibiscus flower). Their classic Cadillac Margarita is hands-down one of the best we’ve tried, and the jalapeno-infused Spicy Margarita is also a winner. The same family also runs Felipe’s, a quieter spot near the airport with equally good choices.

Boozehounds

This local favorite in the Uptown Design District shakes up a shockingly good margarita. Made with El Tesoro reposado, Ancho Reyes liqueur, citrus-infused agave cordial, chili tincture, and smoked citrus salt, our crack tasting team found the Boozehound Margarita “super tasty with a nice hint of spice to it!” This place has a super friendly vibe, is great for groups, and has a daily happy hour. Sit out on the spacious patio and make some new two- and four-legged friends!

Tac/Quila

This popular Jalisco-style Mexican spot boasts an impressive list of tequila and mezcal, but the must-try on the craft cocktail menu here is the Margarita Flight. That’s right, four innovative mini flavor bombs for your tasting pleasure! The current offering includes Kiwi Mint, Guavamente, Prickly Pear, and Avocado. Yes, please! The food is equally surprising. Sit inside and soak up the eclectic ambiance at the bar or nab a seat on one of the outdoor patios.

Blue Coyote Bar & Grill

Home of the “World Famous” Wild Coyote Margarita, guaranteed to make you howl! Seriously though, the Wild Coyote is a really good classic margarita made with fresh lime juice, and we can see why it’s been voted best in the Coachella Valley. Order it by the mug, pitcher, bucket, quart … you can even get it delivered to Santiago! This is a solid spot for happy hour, and the spacious outdoor patio is equipped with misters for sunny afternoons.

El Mirasol at Los Arboles

This hidden gem took us by surprise! Located downtown in a pretty courtyard ringed by fruit trees, El Mirasol is a relaxing spot to linger with a friend over a refreshing margarita. You’ll find all the classics done very well here, and the prices are reasonable enough you might be tempted to splurge on Patrón reposado or Don Julio silver. Afterall, you’re on vacation, right?!

 

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VillageFest

Thursday Night VillageFest

If your desert escape happens to include a Thursday night, head to the heart of downtown and take a stroll through VillageFest.

Every Thursday a stretch of Palm Canyon Drive closes to car traffic and transforms into a festive night market featuring local artisans, musicians, fresh produce and street food. With over 180 vendors lining both sides of the street for several blocks, there’s a little something for everyone here.

You’ll find handcrafted jewelry and leather goods, locally grown dates, vintage apparel and collectibles, natural body products, contemporary and Southwestern art, awesome people watching, and lots of tasty munchies. Many shops along Palm Canyon Drive stay open late and some restaurants and bars offer drink specials. The Palm Springs Art Museum even offers free admission on Thurday nights, reservations required.

VillageFest takes place most every Thursday. Holiday and covid closures are indicated on their Facebook page. Hours are 6-10pm October through May and 7-10pm June through September. Park nearby on the street, or in one of the free downtown parking structures. For more details check out the VillageFest website here.

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Desert Oasis

Favorite Desert Oasis Hikes

Forests of towering palm trees, shady streams surrounded by greenery, even an icy waterfall. Yes, you’re still in the desert. And no, it’s not a mirage. You’re exploring a tropical desert oasis, just minutes away from the lounge chairs at Santiago. Here are a few of our favorite nearby oasis hikes.

Just 10 minutes down the road on the Agua Caliente Reservation, the sacred Indian Canyons area features many springs and streams that nourish some of the largest groves of California fan palms in the world. There are over 60 miles of walking and hiking trails here, but for an easy 1-mile loop head to Andreas Canyon. This scenic path hugs a creek bed as it makes its way past unusual rock formations and through stately groves of skirted fan palms and cottonwoods. Other popular hikes here include the Palm Canyon and Murray Canyon trails. Admission to Indian Canyons is $12.00, hikers are required to carry drinking water, and open days and hours vary by season. More details can be found here.

Just up the road from Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon features a steep and rocky 2-mile loop that follows along a trickling stream, climbing more than 350 feet in elevation. In addition to some great views of the valley, lucky hikers often spy a few Big Horn Sheep along the way. At the top you can cool off under a seasonal 60-foot waterfall known as Tahquitz Falls. These icy spring-fed waters usually flow November to June. Admission to the trail is $15.00 per person, hikers are required to carry drinking water (available for purchase), and open days and hours vary by season. More details can be found here or by calling 760-416-7044.

Still only about 30 minutes away, the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve is more than worth the short drive. This protected 880-acre paradise of towering native fan palms is nourished by waters seeping from the San Andreas Fault Line. You’ll find 25+ miles of trails here of varying difficulty and length, but for maximum reward with very little effort you can’t beat the McCallum Trail. Starting near the closed Visitor’s Center, this easy two-mile “hike” winds you through the skirts of hundreds of giant fan palms on a shady wooden boardwalk. When you reach the end of the boardwalk you have the option to return to the parking lot or continue another 15-minutes up a sandy desert trail to a second oasis, the McCallum Grove and its Simone Pond (sorry, no swimming here). For a slightly longer hike, follow the signs to Vista Point to take in sweeping views of Thousand Palms Oasis, McCallum Grove, the San Andreas Fault, and Mount San Gorgonio. Admission to the preserve is free, but leave a donation in the box for good karma. Open days and hours vary by season, some trails can be accessed when the preserve is closed, and don’t forget drinking water. All the details can be found here.

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WONDERFULLY WILD

It’s hard to resist lounging the day away at Santiago’s swimming pool, but if you’re in the mood to see some of  the Desert’s other wildlife you’ll want to check out The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Here you’ll become immersed in the desert habitats of the world and get up close with some of the creatures that live there. Go nose-to-nose with giraffes in the African Savanna, admire the pronghorns of Baja, or wander among the wallabies in Australia Adventures.

And coming late fall 2021, Living Desert will welcome two endangered eastern black rhinoceros to a new $17-million four-acre Rhino Savanna complete with a mud wallow and watering hole. There are fewer than 5800 black rhinos left in the wild, and matchmakers are hoping these two youngsters will find their surroundings conducive for a fruitful long-term relationship!

Living Desert also offers a Wildlife Hospital & Conservation Center, a nature preserve with easy to adventurous hiking loops (open October 1 – May 30), and a fleet of G-scale model trains chugging around on outdoor tracks. Private and behind-the-scenes tours are available.

Insider Tips: Get your tickets in advance, go early in the day when the animals are most active, and plan on spending at least a couple of hours taking part in some of the hands-on activities like feeding the giraffes (yes, it costs extra, but it’s worth it!). Afterwards, stop off for lunch on El Paseo (aka “the Rodeo Drive of the Coachella Valley”). There are lots of great restaurant choices on this list , but we’re always partial to the funky comfort food at Wilma & Frieda’s.

https://www.livingdesert.org/

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Eat, Drink, Shop & Repeat!

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.


Eat…

 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!

https://mrlyonsps.com/

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.

http://delreypalmsprings.com/

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.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/spaghetteria-palm-springs

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.

https://gambinos-creperies.com

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.

https://www.elmirasolrest.com/

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.

https://ilovekreem.com/

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.

https://facebook.com/PeninsulaPastriesPalmSprings/

 

Drink…

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.

https://seymoursps.com

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.

https://thereefpalmsprings.com/

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!

https://www.pstoolshed.com/index.html

 

Shop…

 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.

https://antiquegalleriespalmsprings.com

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.

https://revivalsstores.com

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.

https://www.gearleather.com

 

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Plant Based Dining

Desert Dining: Plant Based Edition

When you visit Palm Springs to bask by the pool, partake in the local outdoor activities and dine at one of the many vibrant local establishments, one welcomed trend taking off and here to stay is healthy, plant-based dining.

Our front desk receives numerous inquiries about where to go for a healthy plant based dining experience. Whether you’ve dived in head first becoming vegan, are vegetarian or opening up to the idea of adding more veggies into your life, we have just the places to satisfy your desire for exceptional, local plant-based cuisine.

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen opened in 2017 to great fanfare. The intimate cafe is one of the most famous in the Coachella Valley and a must for plant based aficionados. It offers a variety of sandwiches, refreshing salads and you have to try their signature CTK Original Burger made with their house cultured tempeh recipe.

Another local favorite is Palm Green’s Cafe, within walking distance from Santiago and a great place for vegan or vegetarian newbies. Start your morning off with one of their many organic offerings including Vegan Biscuits and Gravy and breakfast tacos made with eggs or tofu. They also offer burgers, bowls and larger entree options including Vegan Lasagna.

If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, then El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana should be a stop during your stay in Palm Springs. They have a variety of vegetarian selections and can accommodate special requests. We highly recommend their Veggie Burrito. El Mirasol has two locations, North, located at Los Arboles Hotel and South, located on Palm Canyon. The North location has a popular outdoor patio and there’s also seating by the pool. Reservations are recommended, especially during high season.

Also on the North side of town, you can experience an exquisite culinary feast from the far east at Roly China Fusion. Owned by the Gardner Hospitality Group, who also owns the popular 533 Viet Fusion in South Palm Springs, Roly China Fusion is helmed by chef and owner Chad Gardner who creates flavorful Chinese entrees including the amazing Green Tofu Curry. The restaurant also serves several small vegetarian plates, which are perfect for sharing.

If your mood calls for a pub with a comprehensive drink selection and seasonal freshly prepared hearty and savory food, then head over to  1501 Uptown Gastropub. Opened in 2020, by Eight Four Nine’s Willie Rhine and Roly China Fusion’s Chad Gardner, 1501 Uptown Gastropub serves many vegan and vegetarian options. They offer an excellent brunch and a fantastic patio for outdoor dining.

Your culinary tour of the desert shouldn’t be limited to Palm Springs. There are several restaurants to be discovered in the Valley’s other cities. Two of them include Wildest Restaurant and Bar in Palm Desert and Barrel District Pizza in Cathedral City.

Wildest Restaurant and Bar is the brainchild of owner Denise DuBarry Hays whose love of health and wellness inspired her to create an elevated dining experience with her restaurant. Take the trip to Palm Desert and rest assured, you will have a memorable evening.

If your weekend is in need of some comfort food, then look further than Barrel District Pizza Bar & Kitchen in Cathedral City. There you will find a surprising selection of vegan and vegetarian options including pizza made with Cauliflower crust. They also have a varied selection of shared plates, vegan tacos, entree sized salads which can all be enjoyed in their casual and relaxed dining room.

Wherever you decide to dine, we are sure that you will have an enjoyable experience at any of these restaurants. Let us know your thoughts when you return to Santiago.

Happy Dining!

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Art Job

WALK INTO YOUR WEEKEND WITH SOME ART

Only 10 minutes from the Santiago Resort, the Art Walk on Perez Road is a must for those looking to experience some of the desert’s local art talent. Organized by the Perez Road Art + Design District, the event allows visitors to stroll through nine art galleries, each exhibiting an eclectic mix of work sure to please every art lover. You may find the perfect  piece of art for your home. The First Fridays Art Walk takes place, you guessed it, on the first Friday of each month from 5pm-8pm which makes it a great option for a date night. New work will be displayed each month featuring local art talent and receptions. The Art Walk on Perez Road includes nine Palm Springs style galleries. For more information on the art walk, visit their Facebook page below.

The Art Walk on Perez Road

68845 & 68895 Perez Road (Buildings H & I)  in Cathedral City

https://www.facebook.com/PerezArtandDesign/

The Perez Art and Design District gallery and artist websites

Anne Bedrick Fine Art www.annebedrick.com

Ryan Campbell at RMC1 Studios www.rmc1studio.com

Art Studios and Contemporary Gallery http://kandersandersonfineart.com/

George Byron at Art Studios and Contemporary Gallery http://georgepbyronart.com/ 

Konrad Carter at Art Studios and Contemporary Gallery http://konradcarter.com/

Kippi Leonard Studio http://kippileonardstudio.com/

Manfredi Grupe Studio https://www.grupe.art/

KGlow Studio http://kglow.com/

Art Job www.artjob.life

JJ Harrington Gallery https://www.jjharringtononlinegallery.com
(Michael carries the work of lots of other artists in his gallery)

Elan Vital Galleries https://www.elanvitalgalleries.com/gallery/

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The Wild Wild West

If you’re interested in taking a break from basking in the Palm Springs sun, then head west. The wild wild west that is. Forty-five minutes from Santiago Resort, you’ll find yourself transported to the old western town known as Pioneertown.

Founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood investors, including Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, Pioneertown at first glance, looks like a movie set. And, you’d be partially correct. The town has a storied Hollywood past, with more than 50 films and television programs filmed there in the ‘40s and ‘50s. However, it is an actual town that was created to provide production companies a location to enjoy while also utilizing their businesses and homes in the movies. As of 2019, the town has a population of 420.

Tip: There is limited cell phone service. If you are meeting others, plan a spot in advance. You may not be able to post all of your Instagram selfies so take photos, enjoy Pioneertown and post them later.

The town is an excellent location to take in the history, entertainment and meet the artisans that make up this charming community. The best time to visit is on the weekends because during the week, it can seem like a ghost town. Most of the shops are closed during the week but on the weekends, you’ll experience a lively atmosphere filled with something for everyone.

The Pioneertown Film Museum is now open to visitors so you can see the history of this movie set turned community. The museum is free to visitors but donations are appreciated.

Although this is an actual community, there are two groups of re-enactors that perform original authentic old west shows for visitors. The shows are on Saturdays at 2:30pm on Mane Street in front of the Pioneer Bowl. The shows are free.

If you are in the mood to connect with nature, Pioneertown is surrounded by The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve where they have scheduled Ranger-led hikes or explore the various hikes on your own. Hike, bird watch or just enjoy the beautiful landscape.

If shopping is more your thing, on Mane Street you will find many artisans and craftspeople that sell a variety of handcrafted and unique items for yourself or to give as gifts.

Shops:

Pioneertown General Store https://pioneertowngeneralstore.com/

Mazamar Art Pottery https://www.mazamar.com/

Jessie Keylon’s Art Studio https://www.jessiekeylon.com/

JoAnne’s Goat Soap Shop https://www.facebook.com/JoanneSimplySoap/

Chaparrosa outfitters https://pioneertown.wixsite.com/chaparrosasaddleshop

A day on the old frontier can build up an appetite. Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is the place for comfort food and live entertainment. Enjoy a veggie burger, pulled pork sandwich, baby back ribs or their Tex Mex options.

Another option would be to visit the Red Dog Saloon which reopened its doors on August 28,2020 after years of being closed.This establishment offers a variety of tacos as well as cocktails and spirits. They also can their custom draft cocktails on-site so you can take them to go.  https://www.reddogpioneertown.com/

A day of exploration of the great frontier can be exhausting so we look forward to greeting you back at the resort and hearing about your wild wild west experience.

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HORSING AROUND

For a real western adventure, and a truly inspiring experience, embrace your inner Cowboy and head out on a horseback ride.  The Palm Springs area has several stables offering guided tours heading up through the mountains, down along the streams of Indian Canyons and even full moon trail rides at night.  So whether you’re feeling like the Lone Ranger or maybe just Woody from Toy Story, jump on a horse and see the desert in a whole new way.  Just minutes away from Santiago, this is a unique adventure!

Insider Tip:  You’ll need jeans and something looking like a pair boots, flip flops and shorts will not cut it!

Located just a few minutes from Santiago and at the base of Smoke Tree Mountain, the Smoke Tree Stables offer guided hourly and daily rides on over 150 miles of trails right above Palm Springs.  Offering trail rides since 1927, this place is the real thing.  They offer picturesque horseback riding through the beautiful palm oasis and year- round streams of the Indian Canyons.

For a more energetic ride, you can trot, canter or gallop through the canyons of Morongo Valley on the private trails of CottonWood Canyon Ranch, The staff gives guided tours through the mountains and riding lessons as well.  It doesn’t get more Western than this!

Also located in Morongo Valley, Coyote Ridge Stable has several different trail rides to choose from. For a truly unique adventure, try one of their full moon rides, blazing your own trail up hills and through washes by moonlight.

Or perhaps you prefer watching over riding?   Check out the tournament schedule at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.  Pack a picnic basket and a bottle of champagne or check out their Tack Room Tavern.  This is a great place to spend an afternoon.  And don’t miss joining in on the lively divot stomp tradition at halftime.

Smoke Tree Stables

https://www.smoketreestables.com/

CottonWood Canyon Ranch

https://www.guidedtrailrides.net/

Coyote Ridge Stables

http://www.coyoteridgestable.com/

Empire Polo Club

https://empirepolo.com/

 

 

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brunch

BRUNCH BESTIES

While breakfast typically is considered the most important meal of the day, we think there’s a strong argument for weekend brunch being even more important!

Whether you’re looking for a tried and true classic, something innovative or maybe just a Mimosa with a side of breakfast, Palm Springs has the perfect brunch spot for you.  Here’s our list of ten bangin’ brunch spots you need to know about!

1501 Gastro Pub

This new addition to the Palm Springs restaurant scene offers delicious comfort food brunch….with a little twist:  Mimosas include 2 free refills.  They also offer their regular menu during brunch, so there is something for everyone!

https://www.1501uptown.com/

Pinocchio in the Desert

The home of the desert’s most popular bottomless mimosa and many other fabulous brunch drinks! Pinocchio’s serves a traditional American comfort food breakfast.  It’s very popular. You should expect a wait.

http://pinocchiops.com

Chi Chi’s at the Avalon Hotel

Beautiful poolside dining, with a terrific brunch menu, including some creative takes on traditional brunch favorites.  Their fresh pressed juices are delicious, and there’s an amazing selection of craft cocktails created specifically for a brunch by the pool.

https://www.avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs/chi-chi

FARM

This wonderful, French inspired breakfast spot used to be one of the best kept secrets in town.  No more.  The secret is out and this place can get crowed on weekends, but it’s completely worth it.  Tucked away in a small wisteria garden in downtown’s historic La Plaza building, they serve delicious food and offer one of the best French Press coffees in Palm Springs!

https://www.farmpalmsprings.com

Norma’s

A great casual outdoor space, in the IG famous Parker Hotel, Norma’s serves Breakfast all day! There’s a special weekend brunch menu Saturdays and Sundays.  Don’t miss out on the craft cocktail menu!

https://www.parkerpalmsprings.com/food-and-drink

Elmers

Breakfast is what they do right! Nothing too fancy, just a good traditional breakfast menu with lots of options. Be sure to order one of their German pancakes as a table appetizer to share! A squeeze of lemon, and you will be so happy!

https://eatatelmers.com/

Escena Lounge and Grill

One of the most beautiful breakfast views in Palm Springs, and definitely a local secret! Located in the Clubhouse of the Escena Golf Course, but open to the public, the Grill offers traditional brunch dishes, bottomless mimosas and champagne and a jaw-dropping panoramic view!  What could be better?

http://escenagolf.com/dine

Wilma & Frieda’s

This is a downtown brunch favorite featuring a menu filled with the owner’s family recipes. Delicious twists on breakfast favorites include short rib benedict and a tasty shrimp and grits with eggs, all made with love!  Enjoy the busy downtown scene below from your balcony view.  And be sure to order one of their fantastic homemade baked goods!

https://wilmafrieda.com/menu/pd/breakfast

Sherman’s Deli

A Palm Springs classic! This is a wonderful “NY-Style” deli with an awesome breakfast served all day long! A few highlights are the potato latkes and the salmon and eggs.  If you’re feeling like something a bit more savory, try the pastrami sandwich – giant and delicious!

https://shermansdeli.com

Grand Central Cafe

A great place for breakfast, located in downtown’s La Plaza. Featuring  healthy, local California farm to table selections and a great coffee bar.  Mimosa flights are a sure way to get the day started right.

https://www.grandcentralpalmsprings.com

 

 

 

 

While breakfast typically is considered the most important meal of the day, we think there’s a strong argument for weekend brunch being even more important! Whether you’re looking for a tried and... Read More »