We are going to Palm Springs next month for only two days but I have enough recommendations from my well-traveled relatives to last far longer. Here they are in case others can use:
- Birba is a great choice. The night we went, the kitchen was slow, but that may not always be the case, and the food is really good.
- Our first night there we stayed at a place called Arrive, which we liked and wasn’t too steep.
- If you like going out for cocktails at all, you should definitely go to Seymours. Very cool, old PS place.
- Melvyns: Old school steak house in a hotel with live music and table side cooking. I made reservations, but on the day of, so don’t think they were too busy.
- King’s Highway: Located in the Ace Hotel. Has a sort of Flinestones Mid Century Road Side vibe with yummy food.
- Birba: Good pizza. I made reservations.
- Norma’s: We went here for a decadent breakfast. Located in the Jonathan Adler-designed Parker Palm Springs. For me, the decor of the hotel sights were worth it. But it was pricey. We made reservations.
- El Jefe: We got snacks at this bar located in the famous Sagauro, the Rainbow Hotel.
- Sherman’s Jewish Deli: For bagels to go on the way to Joshua Tree
- The Visitor’s Center is located in a famous Mid-Century Gas Station and has some good maps.
- Mr. Lyon: Retro Restaurant with cocktail bar.
- Hadleys for famous Date Nut Shakes
- Bootlegger Tiki for Tiki Drinks. There’s a really cute coffee shop in the front of this place called Ernest Coffee.