Palm Springs, widely known for hot springs and desert heat, is the perfect destination for a winter getaway. The climate is consistently sunny and mild, hovering around 70 degrees in the late months of the year. Relax by the pool, explore nature, and take in the striking desert scenery. Escape the snow and sleet and spend your holidays in beautiful Southern California!
Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
Retreat to the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa, a peaceful oasis nestled between gorgeous mountain peaks and Downtown Palm Springs. Catch views of the beautiful landscape while you relax in the outdoor hot tub and pool. The colonial resort is a short walk away from the fantastic shops and restaurants on Palm Canyon Drive. Book the Hotel Room & Spa Package and receive a 60-minute spa or facial treatment!
Joshua Tree National Park
The cooler winter months are a great time to visit Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape and rock formations without the harsh summer heat! There are numerous hikes, campsites, and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. We love the Hidden Valley Trail. It’s a relaxing one-mile loop that takes you through the heart of the desert rocks! Be sure to wear layers and bring extra water.
Rooster and the pig
Chef Tai Spendley creates contemporary Asian cuisine with French technique at Rooster and the Pig. The Vietnamese American restaurant and beer bar features a playful and progressive menu with carefully sourced ingredients. The 50 seat location opened earlier this year and has quickly become a favorite among locals. The menu changes seasonally, so ask your server about any new additions. Pair your meal with a unique house cocktail like the Green Lantern made with gin, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime!
Palm Canyon Theatre
Experience the Palm Springs culture with a local show! What was once a school gymnasium is now home to the Palm Canyon Theatre, a non-profit organization that holds musicals, plays, and even a kids’ summer camp. The award winning, professional entertainment and arts education center is currently in its 19th season. All December long, witness the holiday spirit live on stage in “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” Buy tickets online to relive the classic 1983 holiday movie.
For a unique holiday experience, check out RoboLights, a spectacular art installation that is actually the largest residential light display in the country! Local artist Kenny Irwin Jr. creates a fantastical science-fiction themed winter wonderland that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The spectacle is a Palm Springs tradition that has garnered attention from the New York Times. It’s free to the public and will run until January 3rd.