A Day at the Museum With Two of Our Recommended Hotel and Dining Options in Palm Springs

Discover Extraordinary Art, Luxe Hotels and Mouth-Watering Eats in Palm Springs

Written By: Angela Hatcher Daytrip to Palm Springs

Palm Springs might conjure up dreams of hiking trails or casino adventures, but this desert oasis is also home to amazing sites, delectable dishes and popular art museums. Whether a student of design or a fan of everything-old-becomes-new-again, checking out some of Palm Springs’ extraordinary art exhibitions may become your new go-to adventure. Palm Springs Art Museum is the largest cultural center in the Coachella Valley and includes the 433-seat Annenberg Theater as well as the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavillion. Palm Springs, also known as the modernism capital of the world, is a breathtaking display of artistry which ranges across museum exhibitions, luxe hotels and gourmet dishes.


1 | See Daytrip to Palm Springs

Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure

When: Through Sept. 15, 2019

In celebration of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s 80th anniversary, the Shoulder to Shoulder exhibition showcases the museum’s permanent figurative sculpture collection, and brings more than a shoulder or two into view. This extraordinary exhibit features work produced in the 20th and 21st centuries and considers a wide range of artists’ takes of the human body. The exhibition is integrated alongside works in various forms of media, and among the beautiful gardens of the art museum. Shoulder to Shoulder is worth a trip or two.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
72-567 Hwy 111
Palm Springs, CA 92260


2 | Stay Daytrip to Palm Springs

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

Looking for a boutique hotel equipped with first-class dining and dramatic views from their rooftop pool? At Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, you can enjoy a plethora of luxurious amenities all with a laid-back casual feel. Their professional and talented staff members are committed to offering the very best in service, accommodations and dining. The Rowan is nuzzled right in the center of downtown, so if it’s the seductive nightlife or the quietness of a retreat you are looking for, the Rowan will accommodate your needs. Dine in at the hotel’s 4 Saints restaurant, which offers fresh seasonal dishes served in a lovely social setting with a welcoming lounge area and outdoor patio bar.

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way 
Palm Springs, CA 92262


The Hyatt Palm Springs

The Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel is synonymous with sophisticated elegance. This sleek and striking hotel is guaranteed to turn your getaway into a trip you will dream of going back to again and again. Conveniently situated in a prime location, The Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel is in perfect proximity to popular restaurants, exciting entertainment and outdoor attractions like Indian Canyons and VillageFest. After a day of exploring Palm Springs, come back to the Hyatt to enjoy an array of luxurious amenities which includes an inviting outdoor pool, state-of-the-art gym, a scenic view of San Jacinto from your balcony and much more.

The Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel
285 N Palm Canyon Dr 
Palm Springs, CA 92262

3 | Eat

Workshop Kitchen + Bar Restaurant

Like Palm Springs itself, Workshop Kitchen + Bar Restaurant is a timeless and cutting-edge choice. It’s a delicate balance to strike, but the James Beard Award-winning restaurant has something for everyone. Tuck in at the communal table in the industrial-chic dining room alongside influencers on the hunt for the perfect Instagrammable cocktail, or enjoy an elegantly crafted meal of small plates in the airy courtyard. The Fried Cauliflower Steak is a dish that’s particularly emblematic of Michael Beckman’s culinary philosophy, exploring the avant-garde while remaining grounded in classical principles. Like its fare, Workshop invokes the effortless and elegant vibe that Palm Springs embodies. 

Workshop Kitchen + Bar Restaurant
800 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Kaiser Grille Palm Desert

For Kaiser Grille Palm Desert (formerly the Chop House in Palm Desert), serving good-for-you food is more than a work of art—it’s an act of love. From its all-natural USDA steaks and freshly-caught seafood to its free range chicken and local produce, everything on the menu is organic and responsibly-sourced. The restaurant has been a Coachella Valley staple for over 20 years, and its service has gone beyond taking down orders. Owner Eric Morcus, son of Founder Kaiser Morcus, is an active member of his community, holding titles such as President of Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week and a Board Member of Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Kaiser Grille Palm Desert
74040 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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