Destination Desert: Palm Springs


September 7, 2023
Words by Stacey Marcus
Photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs

A Hot and Hip Spot to Honeymoon

Looking to launch your life together under a canopy of sunny and blue skies meandering around majestic mountains, navigating desert sands and hanging out at hip spots? Greater Palm Springs sparkles with infinite options to immerse in natures wonders while enjoying lifes luxuries in a laid-back setting.

Southern Californias resort oasis features nine cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. Soak your toes and spirit in natural hot mineral springs. Tee off at over 100 golf courses. Visit art sculptures and museums. Hike amid cacti and flora in the desert sand and on mountaintops. Enjoy elevated dining and just breathe in the beauty!


La Quinta Resort & Club

The Palm Springs area is one of the most idyllic destinations for a honeymoon with nearly 365 days of sunshine a year,” says Dermot Connelly, General Manager, La Quinta Resort & Club. Youll love waltzing around the beautiful grounds. The property boasts something for every type of couple.

Along with an adults-only pool and couples spa treatments tennis, and golf, newlyweds delight in a variety of dining offerings and casita-style guest rooms and suites some feature outdoor fireplaces and whirlpools where you can stargaze and cuddle in privacy.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

Miramonte Resort & Spa welcomes honeymooners with winding garden pathways, an olive grove, fragrant citrus trees and flower gardens Newlyweds can enjoy a stay in our spacious king junior suites or indulge in one of our luxurious one-bedroom villa suites featuring a private entrance and terrace, spend an afternoon relaxing poolside in a private cabana for two, book a desert-inspired couplestreatment at our award-winning spa or watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail fireside,” says Robert Hatfield, Director of Sales & Marketing.

In late 2023, the resort will become Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa. Lowe will infuse the Tommy Bahama lifestyle and design aesthetic into the resort, re-imagining the public spaces, debuting a new concept indoor and outdoor restaurant, transforming the bar experience and opening a retail boutique.


The Greater Palm Springs area is home to a plethora of pleasantries including championship golf and tennis facilities, hiking, shopping, culture and celebrated dining. Here are five honeymoon highlights:

1. Hike around Joshua Tree National Park

Lace up your hiking shoes and head to Joshua Tree National Park. This desert gem spans 800,000 acres of desert terrain, plants and wildlife. The park offers opportunities for all levels of hikers to revel in its wonders, whether you want to meander on easy trails or climb challenging boulders.


2. Enjoy the Big Wheel Earthquake Tour

Experience a geologic smorgasbord on this 20-mile tour through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone on a paved road to the heart of grape country near Mecca. No crossroads, zero turns and minimal traffic create a relaxing sightseeing adventure.

3. Stroll Along Paseo Drive

Spend on afternoon strolling along the alluring avenue inspired by Hollywood. Enjoy luxe retailers, elevated eateries and art galleries under softly swaying palm trees.

4. Tour the Art Sculptures 

Take a couple of hours to drive around the area and see a dozen sculptures. Be sure to stop at the Knight at Shields Garden to enjoy a delicious date shake and enjoy a romantic moment at Love Letters (P.S. I Love You).

5. Experience Marvyns Magic Theater

A truly delightful evening awaits at this magical entertainment show full of non-stop laughter and pure magic.

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