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Grab Your Tennis Rackets, Golf Clubs and Running Shoes!

Written By: Lauren McCarran La Quinta Outdoor Activities

Say hello to perfect weather! Fall is in full swing in Greater Palm Springs, and the city of La Quinta has plenty of reasons to get out of the house. From golfing to hiking and biking, we’ve rounded up the best ways to get active under the sun!

 

1 | Try the Tri La Quinta Outdoor Activities

The 2019 Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon returns for its second year on December 8. The three-race event consists of a back-to-back-to-back swim, bike ride and run. To help you out, Ironman offers specialized training and coaching. Registering is your first step toward the finish line! 

Indian Wells Tennis Garden
78200 Miles Ave 
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.200.8400

 

2 | View From Above La Quinta Outdoor Activities

La Quinta is a hiking dream with breathtaking views, striking rock formations and an abundance of unique plants. Bear Creek Trailhead is one of the best in the area—take the nature trail from La Quinta Cove, and an oasis at the end of the 4.8-mile trail is your reward. This hike can be strenuous at times (but overall moderate), so prepare to sweat! Once you arrive at the destination, panoramic views unfold in every direction, and on a clear day, you can see the Salton Sea.

Native Knowledge: Tallgrass Hiking & Tours provides guided hikes and walks throughout the unique and various landscapes of Greater Palm Springs. You’ll be able to fulfill your adventurous side with a diverse range of experiences that showcase all the desert has to offer. From leisurely wildflower and agricultural tours to more ambitious canyon hikes, there’s a sun-soaked trail for everyone.

Tallgrass Hiking & Tours
760.219.3000

 

3 | Cruise Control La Quinta Outdoor Activities

Whether you’re a novice pedaler looking to cruise the streets or a seasoned rider ready to clip in, La Quinta is your cycling playground. The flat terrain and designated bike paths present endless possibilities, or you can choose to venture off-road into the canyons. Rentals are accessible from Old Town Peddler or Pedego Electric Bikes.

Old Town Peddler 
51351 Avenida Bermudas, Ste 2
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.625.7290
Pedego Electric Bikes
78015 Main St, Ste 106
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.972.4017 

4 | Par for the Course

We would be remiss not to mention one of La Quinta’s most prominent attractions: golf. Home to PGA West and more than 20 other courses, the city offers enough fairways to fit any player’s skill level or age. Each course is perfectly polished and equipped with those exceptional desert views, giving you plenty of reasons to perfect your swing. 

Native Knowledge: Arnold Palmer lived in Pennsylvania but escaped his winters in Florida and La Quinta. Arnold Palmer Design has been the visionary behind more than 300 golf courses

 

5 | Serve in the Sun

La Quinta has an impressive collection of public and private tennis courts. The Center Court at La Quinta Resort & Club features an astonishing backdrop of rugged mountains and soaring palms. If you want to practice your backspin on one of the many public courts, you don’t need to look very hard for the same stunning surroundings.

Native Knowledge: If you prefer a more social and lively version of tennis, try a new Greater Palm Springs favorite: pickleball. This retro sport has only been in the desert for less than a decade but is quickly gaining in popularity; many parks have now added pickleball courts to meet the growing demands of all the players.

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
49499 Eisenhower Dr 
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.4111

 

6 | Namaste Amongst the Palms

If flowing through poses is more your pace, breathe through downward-facing dogs at La Quinta Resort & Club’s outdoor yoga. The resort offers a variety of classes ranging from Restorative to Yin Yoga, all of which are tailored to fit whatever your soul needs. Lift your heart and root your heels into the ground at the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
49499 Eisenhower Dr 
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.4111