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See Where Marissa Willman of Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Spends Her Days

Photographed By: John Pacheco Greater Palm Springs Expert

Expert: Marissa Willman
Credentials: Director of Digital Marketing, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

1 | Fresh Off the Market

Certified Farmers Market

It doesn’t get any fresher than the Certified Farmers Market in Old Town La Quinta. Every Sunday from October through May, dozens of vendors offer everything from just-picked produce to farm-fresh cheeses and meats. My favorite? The fresh-cut flowers!

2 | A Great Discovery


Burgers? Check. Beer? Check. Whiskey? Check. What more do you need? Belly up to the bar at Eureka! for some of the best craft beer on tap, plus delicious California-style burgers. 

3 | Think Pink Greater Palm Springs Expert

The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five

The absolute cutest, Palm Springs-themed finds live behind the perfectly-Instagrammable pink wall at The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five. Think midcentury-inspired furnishings and cactus-themed decor to your heart’s content. This place is #goals for my home! 

4 | Hey, Sweet Thang

The menu is strong at Azucar at La Serena Villas. I’m a sucker for the bourbon-smoked beef tenderloin, but the best part of dinner here is grabbing your cocktails and heading upstairs to Sugar High, the property’s rooftop lounge, complete with a firepit and mountain views. 

5 | Chile Weather Greater Palm Springs Expert

Most weekends, I’ll meet the besties for a low-key brunch at El Mexicali Cafe II in Indio. The Cadillac margaritas are a must, but trust me, the locals know the Chiles Gueritos Rellenos de Camarón are where it’s really at.

6 | Yes Way, Del Rey

Weekends are meant for craft cocktails at the chic new Del Rey at Villa Royale in Palm Springs. Sip on a Velvet Knife, nosh on the Manchego Bombas (Deep-fried cheese? Yes, please.) and enjoy these stylish surroundings under the stars. 

7 | Spa, Spa, Ooh-La-La Greater Palm Springs Expert

The best way to unwind after a long week? Spa day at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. This serene spa is built right into the Santa Rosa Mountains to create the ultimate oasis for relaxation. 

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
70100 CA-111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270