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8 Epic Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This March

Concerts, Sporting Events and Perfect Weather Await

Greater Palm Springs: a sprawling oasis filled with luxurious resorts, world-class golf courses, nightlife, fine dining and gorgeous Sonoran Desert terrain. At first glance, it is easy to characterize the area as a charming locale where laid-back luxury meets expansive natural beauty, but what many don’t know is that the Greater Palm Springs area is so much more than an attractive escape.

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On top of being an excellent resort destination, Greater Palm Springs embraces entertainment in nearly every form, acting as a hub for everything from art and architecture to sports, history, fashion and music. And while a weekend lounging poolside in the heart of the Sonoran Desert will surely never disappoint, we have eight picks for some of the best entertainment and activities the area has to offer this March. 


See Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band in Concert

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Celebrating its grand opening just last year, the all-new Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert is the area’s newest premier live-entertainment venue. This 10,000-seat, state-of-the-art indoor venue has already hosted some incredible acts and looks to continue that trend as they welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on March 7. As the award-winning singer-songwriter takes the stage, guests can look forward to kicking back with a cocktail from the venue’s top-of-the-line full-service bar, boasting Hendrick’s Gin amidst a selection of quality spirits, making it perfect for those looking to enjoy themselves at SoCal’s newest live entertainment destination.



Catch a Coachella Valley Firebirds Game

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While Acrisure Arena has already seen its fair share of top-notch musical guests, what many don’t know is that the venue is also the home base for one of SoCal’s most electrifying hockey teams, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Grab a seat, grab a refreshing Hendrick’s Gin cocktail from one of the arena’s many bars and cheer on the Firebirds as they take the ice this spring against teams from all over the country, bearing witness to some of hockey’s most talented rising stars in the comfort of the AHL’s newest home.


Dine at the New Larkspur Grill at Hotel Paseo

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Palm Springs is no stranger to fine dining experiences, but the new Larkspur Grill at Hotel Paseo is a must-visit for foodies and cocktail connoisseurs alike. Hailed as one of Coachella Valley’s hottest new restaurants, Larkspur Grill blends California cuisine with classical elements  that are all sourced from local farms in the area. On top of a carefully chosen selection of entrees, appetizers and cocktails, Larkspur also boasts one of the best happy hours in the area with discounts on local favorites, such as their braised short rib mac ‘n’ cheese, as well as draft beers, house wines and spirits.


Take a Mid Mod Architecture Tour

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For many, Palm Springs’ widespread adoption and implementation of classic, midcentury modern architecture is a large part of what makes the area undeniably charming. From gorgeous vacation homes with large patios and bold pastel colors to sprawling villas with streamlined roofs and heaps of natural light pouring into the living room, this architecture style is equal parts nostalgic and inventive, winning over the hearts of residents and visitors. Now, thanks to Modernism Week, individuals can take stunning tours of the architecture in the area, diving deep into its history, cultural significance and undeniable beauty with the help of some of the best tour guides in the area.


Book an Indian Wells Staycation at Renaissance Esmeralda

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No list of Palm Springs entertainment opportunities would be complete without mentioning the wonderful portfolio of world-class resorts present in the area, and Renaissance Esmeralda fits perfectly into this category. With a sprawling pool area featuring a sandy beach with pristine views of breathtaking Mt. San Jacinto, two expansive golf courses and some of the best dining options in the area, it is easy to see what makes this one-of-a-kind resort perfect for a spring staycation. Guests here will also find themselves in the heart of all things entertainment with the Coachella Valley festival grounds and downtown Palm Springs just a short drive away.


Watch Your Favorite Tennis Pros at the BNP Paribas Open

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Adding to the list of thrilling sports entertainment available in the area, Indian Wells’ BNP Paribas Open is a must-see for tennis fans. As its nickname suggests, the Open is a “Tennis Paradise,” welcoming some of the sport’s biggest stars from around the world while serving up an unparalleled, luxurious viewing experience for the fans. Taking place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden from March 6-19, the BNP Paribas Open features live entertainment, numerous shopping and dining experiences as well as countless other amenities that make this one of the premier events on the calendar.

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Check out Fashion Week El Paseo

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Speaking of fun shopping experiences, this month, Palm Desert will also be the home of the 16th installment of the West Coast’s largest annual consumer fashion show: Fashion Week El Paseo. Indulge your inner fashionista at the Gardens on El Paseo from March 17-23 to enjoy cocktail receptions, live showcases and a front-row seat to one of the best fashion showcases in California. Featuring works and displays from some of the industry’s most prominent designers as well as bold and innovative creations from rising talents, this event is one that will certainly have the cameras flashing.


Attend the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

Rounding out our list is a famed event loved by locals and visitors: the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival. As its name suggests, this event, which takes place March 24-26, brings together celebrity chefs and expert sommeliers for a weekend of fine dining, guest speakers, live entertainment and, of course, all the decadent wine tastings that any connoisseur could wish for. The lineup includes panels and meet and greets with Michelin-starred chefs, including Curtis Stone and Gale Gand, as well as celebrity experts like Food Network star Tyler Florence, making for one incredible weekend of wining and dining.




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