Palm Springs

Everything you need for a kicking day or two in Palm Springs...

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1. Breakfast @ Cheeky’s

The word in town is that the best place for breakfast in Palm Springs is Cheeky’s. With its cute, slightly retro fit-out with a cheerful terrace, Cheeky’s is terribly popular with locals and visitors alike – so, try to arrive by 10am, especially on weekends, or be prepared to queue …

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A. Cheeky's
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262, US
Tel :+1 760 327 7595

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2. Modernist Architecture Tour

Palm Springs is remarkable for its modernist architecture. Designers such as Richard Neutra and John Lautner helped found a whole new style of American architecture that enhanced and complimented the desert environment. (Assuming we overlook the water-sapping swimming pools and golf courses!) The Palm Springs information centre stocks a handy map …

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3. Lunch @ The Ace by the Pool

For a healthy lunch laden with politically correct kale and on-trend quinoa find yourself a table by the pool at the ACE hotel in Palm Springs. Portions are generous, reasonably priced and served with a smile. Coffee by Stumptown offers a reliable, high-standard caffeine fix. If you are there in …

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C. Ace Hotel
701 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264, US
Tel:+1 760 325 9900

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4. Palm Springs Art Museum

For a town of its size Palm Springs has an impressive art gallery with works by leading American artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Alexander Calder and Ansel Adams. In terms of more unusual offerings, visitors may be more interested by the displays devoted to local Native American …

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D. Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
Tel: +1 760-322-4800

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5. Palm Springs Coffee Stop

The best coffee in Palm Springs is poured at Espresso Cielo. The interior, a somewhat over the top European-inspired number, seems a little out of context in the desert environs of Palm Springs, but then again, there’s only so much modernism a person can take. Lingering is encouraged so you …

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E. Espresso Cielo
Suite A1, 245 South Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA
Tel: +1 760 327 9050

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Salvation Mountain

“Jesus I am a sinner, please come upon my body and into my heart.” About an hour and a half from Palm Springs is Salvation Mountain, a message from God by Leonard Knight constructed from found objects, adobe and colourful swathes of garden variety house paint. Whether you see it …

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E. Salvation Mountain
Niland, Imperial County
California, USA

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6. Apero 1: Drinks in the Garden

The Parker Hotel is nothing short of glamorous but those are feeling cash deficient can get a dose of old school class by stopping in for cocktails. Make sure you take a stroll through the garden with its beautiful foliage, winding paths, outdoor fireplaces and dreamy swimming pool it’s an …

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F. Parker Hotel
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs
CA, 92264, USA
Tel: +1 760 770 5000

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7. Apero 2: View from Up High

When Palm Springs heats up locals head to the hills – in ten minutes the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will take you through the Chino Canyon to the Mt. San Jacinto where the temperature is usually 15 degrees cooler (30°F). (Take a light sweater!) At the top you’ll find a …

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G. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tram Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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8. Dinner @ Workshop

This new addition to the Palm Springs dining scene Workshop combines a sense of elegance with a sombre, industrial simplicity. NYC-based SOMA architecture firm kept the bones of the historic Spanish-style structure and stripped it right back revealing something extremely simple and quite beautiful. While there is an outdoor courtyard …

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H. Workshop
800 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Suite G
Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Tel: + 1 760 459 3451