La Quinta boasts a fantastic setting in the heart of Palm Springs and offers many quaint and unique local attractions to keep you busy during your stay.
Do as much or as little as you like during your stay in La Quinta Resort and Club, however if you do feel like venturing into La Quinta itself, there is an exciting array of local attractions for you to experience. Discover the Old Town of La Quinta, with its stylish boutiques, chic art galleries and fashionable shops. 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 the local produce.
Polo lovers will enjoy the lush green polo fields and stables of thoroughbred polo ponies at the Polo Grounds set against the magnificent Santa Rosa Mountains. Visit The Living Desert, a great natural attraction that showcases wildlife such as mountain lions, bobcats, Mexican wolves, and golden eagles of the California Desert.
A short drive from this luxury Palm Springs resort will take you to El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of the desert. This exquisite shopping district features over 300 shops, from Gucci and Burberry boutiques, to fine restaurants and art galleries.
For a taste of culture, head to the nearby galleries that offer contemporary art, sculpture and furniture for you to ponder or collect. Visit the Palm Springs Desert Museum, located at the base of majestic Mt. San Jacinto, featuring exhibition galleries, outdoor sculpture courts and a 450-seat theater. Watch the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies in the historic Plaza Theatre, with an exciting cast of singers, dancers, showgirls, and comedy acts
Explore the beauty that is all around by taking the road less traveled. Guided jeep tours tread lightly through the heart of the desert in a rugged 4WD adventure that brings you as close as you can get to the backcountry splendor of the Coachella Valley.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Soaring morethan a mile in the sky, some of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring360-degree views of rugged mountains, deep canyons and the sprawlingdesert floor. In just 15 minutes, the world’s largest rotating tram carwhisks you to 8,516 feet. Elevate the experience even higher with anincredible 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. Ride the trails through the scenic foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains with a guide who will point out unusual rock formations left by the ancient Salton Sea. Riders are warmly greeted along the way by the local desert denizens, including rabbits, coyotes, and roadrunners.
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back," as you bicycle over challenging desert trails designed to revitalize the soul and body.