Livin’ it up at the Hotel California: It may not be the Beverly Hills hotel featured on The Eagles’ rock…
Gorgeous mountains, trendy boutiques, great restaurants, cactus forests and a hip sense of California cool…a honeymoon in Palm Springs means surrendering to the trendy vibe this region exudes and soaking in the laid-back tranquility of this beautiful region.
Outdoorsy couples will love the hiking trails cutting across the area’s pristine mountains and canyons, and shopaholics could spend all day downtown browsing the cool downtown area, where the streets are lined with vintage fashion shops, upscale galleries, antique outlets and consignment stores where bargains beckon. Play some golf, go for a swim, explore the desert on horseback or just chill out in town and soak up the beauty!
Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a craft and art festival every Thursday, when dealers take their shops to the streets with live music topping off the funky mood. Saturdays there’s a farmer’s market with local goods and artisan foods where couples can literally get a taste of the l0cal flavor.
Whether you come for its beautiful year-round natural playground, the hip downtown or the cool hotels and dining, a honeymoon in Palm Springs ain’t just for “California Girls.” Funky fun, beautiful scenery, the stylish downtown area and of course the world-famous California weather make Palm Springs a great honeymoon choice!
Down in the Coachella Valley you can enjoy the Coachella Music Festival, which attracts top national and international music acts each year and more than 250,000 music fans. There’s also Modernism Week, an 11-day event dedicated to modern art, as well as the Joshua Tree Music Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Needless to say, there’s always something going on in the sunny city.
Considering that about half of Palm Springs’ population is estimated to be in the LGBTQIA+ community, Palm Springs has become one of the nation’s most revered cities for the community. The city’s 350+ days of sunshine make it a paradise for soaking up the sun’s rays, and there’s no better place to do that than at the city’s clothing-optional gay resorts and gay-owned properties that prioritize inclusivity. When the sun goes down, the city springs to life with lively nightclubs that keep the beat going into the early hours of the morning.
Annual events include The Dinah, which ranks among the largest lesbian dance parties in the world, and the large Pride festival known as Cathedral City LGBT Days. The laid-back city welcomes anyone and everyone, so LGBTQIA+ honeymooners will feel right at home.