|Tommy Bahama Restaurant|
|Shops at El Paseo|
|Pool at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort|
|Desert Hills Premium Outlets|
I realize that Palm Springs for the music festival won't exactly be the same as how I usually spend my time in the desert (relaxing by the pool, golfing with my dad and shopping with my mum) but I thought I would write about a few of my top places to see, shop, eat and do in Palm Springs in case any of you want a break from the craziness or just to know a few cool spots:
Tommy Bahama Restaurant
This seems like an odd choice since it is a restaurant in a chain store, but it is literally one of my favorite restaurants of all time - I talk about their beyond amazing Tortilla Soup on at least a weekly basis. The restaurant is decorated with dark wood and tropical fabrics, and features a large outdoor patio overlooking the bustling El Paseo shopping street below.
The Shops at El Paseo This beautifully manicured boulevard is home to tons of great restaurants and boutiques as well as luxury designer outposts; Louis Vuitton recently opened a mega store here. This is a great place to spend the afternoon people watching and browsing the gorgeous goods.
Hyatt Grand Champions Resort Any pool would do in the intense desert sun, but one of my favourites is at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort. Tall palm trees provide much needed shade, and poolside bartenders provide much needed fruity cocktails!
Desert Hills Premium Outlets No trip to the desert is complete without a stop (or two) at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, just outside of Palm Springs. They have every store you could dream of including Bottega Veneta, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and Diane Von Furstenburg to name just a few, and all offer legitimately good deals.