Local Info & Events

Local Info

Palm Springs has many restaurants ranging from fun to fancy, so you will easily find a few to suit your taste. It is a “dining out” culture, so I would recommend you plan a head and get reservations at wherever you chose. (Yes, even at Lulu’s and Las Casuelas.) Actually, especially at these two spots!!!

There are several terrific grocery stores nearby, including an Albertson’s that is literally 5 minutes away. Stocking the refrigerator for your stay won’t be a problem!

One can also find churches and synagogues close by.

The desert and surrounding cities have many world famous events, sporting, pop, and cultural in nature.


There are several professional golf tournaments featuring the PGA, LPGA, and Sr PGA tours. The BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament is one of the most popular stops on that tour annually.

Mid Century Modernism Week has become a destination event for anyone interested in this important period of American design. Tours, lectures, and many “insider” events highlight this week. (I am an Architect, trying not to push this one too hard, but it is really cool!)

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and well-attended film festivals in the country. Offering twelve days of film screenings, presentations, tributes, on-stage celebrity interviews and nightly parties.

The Palm Springs Village Fest is another Must Do. Where every Thursday evening Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks
and sweets

And let’s not forget The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that features several days of up and coming bands and mega-head liner bands that is widely considered one of the most important music events held anywhere in the world. Stagecoach, another very important music festival, follows on the heels of Coachella every year.

In short, relax and do little, or pack in the activities. The choice is yours!