Make a Splash This Summer at This Desert Retreat in the Heart of La Quinta
The Coachella Valley has been a favorite vacation destination for over a century, and its popularity only continues to rise. One of the brightest stars in the valley is La Quinta Resort & Club, admired for its Spanish-style charm, rich history, lush grounds and sparkling pools. With 45 manicured acres of gardens and lawns dotted with citrus trees throughout, five championship golf courses (including the legendary PGA West course), 41 climate-controlled pools and a swanky spa, it’s no wonder why this luxury resort lives rent-free in our heads long after we’ve checked out. Here are five reasons La Quinta Resort & Club is the destination of summer in SoCal.
Sun n’ Spritz
Head to the Plunge Pool to escape the scorching heat and chill out in the most incredible way possible. This 21-and-up pool lies amongst original casitas under endless blue skies and palms, all surrounded by majestic purple mountains. Aperol has joined forces with the resort to host a summer session residency with an Italian flair, pouring glasses of Aperol Spritz at this 21+ watering hole. While you refresh with a bubbly cocktail, you can enjoy a summer soundtrack playing over the outdoor system. Other signature craft cocktails are also available poolside. For an even more exclusive vibe, cabanas are available to rent for those who want to lounge like a VIP, and lawn games are available for those who like to stay active.
Take a Dip
La Quinta Resort & Club has a variety of pools to take a dip in. Each one is preset to a comfortable temperature that won’t take your breath away when you take the plunge but will still provide some relief from the desert heat. The main attraction is a family-friendly affair with enough space for kids to splash around and parents to lounge nearby peacefully. Private cabanas ready to rent make a perfect place to store family gear, supplies and snacks, especially during the Dive-In movie nights! That’s right, grab your favorite inflatable raft and enjoy the show. Poolside service is available to provide your crew with food, drinks and frozen cocktails to make vacationing as effortless as possible. More private oases are sprinkled throughout the property for intimate swims and private float sessions.
Summer Spa Specials
For an elite experience that blends the world’s best skin-care and advanced beauty technologies, unwind and indulge in a spa service that will ignite your senses. This summer brings new ingredients for pampering to Spa La Quinta, such as the 50-minute Cucumber Melon and Cryo Swedish Massage, which is as refreshing and soothing as it sounds! Pro tip: add the C&E Super Antioxidant and Cryo Facial for an extra layer of rejuvenation. If you’re looking for a quicker way to revive your vibe, the Summer Blowout With Hydrating Treatment is for you: 60 minutes to soft, silky and voluminous hair starting at $85 on Tuesday through Thursday and $95 on Saturday and Sunday.
Seasonal Sips and Bites
After a fun-filled day in the sun, it’ll be time to find nourishment at one of six on-site restaurants. The always-fresh and locally sourced Morgan’s in the Desert is the resort’s signature restaurant and is inspired by the unique fare offered by the Coachella Valley. We recommend starting with the Cucumber Micro Mint Salad and the Watermelon Gazpacho with yuzu! For the best Mexican, try the Tostadas de Atun at Adobe Grill, which come loaded with housemade guacamole and your choice of fish. Pair it with a watermelon margarita to complement the heat and savory flavors. At modern bistro Twenty6, they offer more valley-to-table food like the Indio corn and strawberry and avocado salad, which goes best with the thirst-quenching Berry Smash made with Frankly’s Strawberry Vodka. Cheers!
The Whole Package
Escape the heat and swap ordinary for extraordinary luxury, unparalleled views and an a la carte vacation tailored to you and what you want to do. La Quinta Resort & Club has all the elements to make your stay as exciting or relaxing as possible. Lounging in a private cabana, teeing off on a world-class course or dining on locally sourced dishes—whatever you choose to do and whoever you decide to do it with, La Quinta Resort & Club has you covered. For the summer, the resort is exclusively offering a $40 daily spa credit for each guest (maximum two adults) and a $100 daily resort credit to use towards tennis, pickleball and dining for anyone who books a stay by Aug. 31, 2023 and stays by Sept. 15, 2023. Don’t miss out on this sweet summer offer!7/3
La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
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