La Quinta is a quaint city located in the Coachella Valley famous for its year round sunshine, making it the perfect destination for scenic hiking and biking, championship golf, and delicious dining.
The city of La Quinta is a luxury haven of fine living, located at the base of the breathtaking Santa Rosa Mountains and basks in sunshine all year round. The excellent weather makes La Quinta the ideal place for scenic hiking and biking, championship golf, and fabulous shopping and dining venues. Polo lovers will enjoy professional polo stables, while those with a head for heights will love the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, undoubtedly the most spectacular way to see some of the best views of Palm Springs. In just 15 minutes, the world's largest rotating tram whisks you to 8,516 feet.
La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST offers golfers the opportunity to play where the pros play. Tee off and walk in the footsteps of champions on five picturesque courses designed by legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.
Old Town La Quinta
iscover Old Town La Quinta, with its stylish boutiques, chic art galleries and fashionable shops. Located just minutes away from the resort, you can enjoy a day browsing the boutique shops or sipping coffee as you watch the world go by from a sidewalk café. There is also a weekly organic farmer's market where you can sample the best of local produce.
Coachella Music Festival & Stagecoach Festival
The Coachella Valley plays host to some fantastic annual events such as the Coachella Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival held in April and May at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Coachella features mainstream and up-and-coming musicians in rock, indie, and hip hop genres, while Stagecoach is known for folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country. Whatever your musical taste, these annual events in the Coachella Valley are sure to make you jam out.
Explore the beauty that is all around by taking the road less traveled. Guided Jeep tours explore the heart of the desert, bringing you as close as you can get to the backcountry splendor of the Coachella Valley. Local guides provide detailed area information and history while taking you on an exhilarating 4WD adventure of a lifetime.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Soaring more than a mile in the sky, enjoy some of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring, 360° degree views of Palm Springs, including rugged mountains, deep canyons and the sprawling desert floor. In just 15 minutes, the world's largest rotating tram whisks you to 8,516 feet. Once you're at the top, you can take your experience to even greater heights with an incredible meal at the Peaks Restaurant or a cocktail at the Lookout Lounge.
One of the best ways to truly connect with the desert environment is to ride the trails on horseback. Twists and turns await you through a guided tour of the scenic foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains while your guide points out unusual rock formations left by the ancient Salton Sea. Riders are often greeted along the way by the local desert denizens, including rabbits, coyotes, and roadrunners.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour like no other - on a bicycle. As you bike over challenging trails, take in the beauty of the desert environment around you. These bicycle adventures are designed not just for adventure, but to revitalize the soul and body.
Within the grounds of the beautiful La Quinta Resort & Club, indulge in an afternoon of retail therapy. Stroll through the Spanish-style buildings, lined with cobblestone paths and fragrant blossoms. These upscale shops feature world-class brands such as Trina Turk, Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, Splendid, Peter Billar, Tommy Bahama and more.
The Living Desert
Visit The Living Desert, a great natural attraction that showcases wildlife such as mountain lions, bobcats, Mexican wolves, and golden eagles. This amazing zoo and botanical garden showcases the desert environments of Africa and North America and features over 1200 protected acres, 450 animals, live animal shows, beautiful gardens, tram rides and much more!
A short drive from La Quinta Resort & Club will take you to El Paseo, known as the 'Rodeo Drive of the Desert'. This luxury shopping district features over 300 shops, from Gucci and Burberry boutiques, to fine restaurants and art galleries.
Hot Air Ballooning
Experience an unforgettable memory with a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Soar over beautiful polo fields, grape orchards and the majestic mountain ranges of the Coachella Valley.
Palm Springs is the idyllic location for polo lovers. It is home to the Empire Polo Club, a world-class polo facility featuring 7 polo fields set against the magnificent Santa Rosa Mountains. Put on your colorful sundress, or khakis and button down shirt and enjoy the lush green polo fields, polo matches, and stables of thoroughbred polo ponies.
BMW Driving Experience
Rev your engines! The BMW Performance Driving School offers a truly unforgettable experience for supercar aficionados. Get behind the wheel of a new model BMW and take it for an exhilarating spin on their 1.6-mile road course. For an extra dose of adrenaline, ride along with a pro driver for a heart-thumping 'hot lap'.