Photography Provided By: The Lighthouse
Photography Provided By: The Lighthouse

From a Dispensary to an Ice Hockey Arena, Don’t Miss Out on These 5 New Things in Palm Springs

These Are Latest and Greatest Things to Do in the Palm Springs Area 

Written by: Marsela Warshaw New Businesses Palm Springs

If you’re wondering what could make the Palm Springs area even better, we have the answer. We’ve thoughtfully compiled a list of five new and upcoming businesses you must check out in the desert. If you’re a creature of habit, have no fear—these five new spots in Palm Springs might make trying new things, well, your thing.


1 | Not Your Average Mom-and-Pop Dispensary

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse has the widest variety of cannabis products in the desert. This state-of-the-art dispensary takes a unique, educational approach to the subject. Owner Joseph Rubin says, “We’ve done our absolute best to ensure that when people walk out of our doors, they’re leaving with a wealth of knowledge about how our products may potentially help them.”

Native Knowledge: Actors Tommy Chong and Danny Trejo are just two of the celebrities that have visited the first location of The Lighthouse in Coachella. 

The Lighthouse
395 Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


2 | Tequila Me Softly with These Tacos


The Palm Springs area has many Mexican Restaurants but Tac/Quila is a standout among a crowded field. Owners Liz and Mark Ostoich have focused their new culinary efforts on bringing the world-renowned cuisine of Jalisco, Mexico to Palm Springs. Twenty-six mezcals and tequilas are available for aficionados, along with an extensive wine list. Tac/Quila also offers live music.

Native Knowledge: Pair the Torta Ahogada, the “drowned sandwich,” with a mug of Escorpio Negro. You can thank us later. 

415 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


3 | Native Heritage and Culture New Businesses Palm Springs

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Learn about the original Palm Springs people’s heritage, native culture and more at the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, set to open in 2020. Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe says, “Our Tribe is extremely excited about our museum because it’s finally giving us an opportunity to share our culture and history of our Tribe to the Coachella Valley and break stereotypes people may have about us.”

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

4 | Architectural and Argentinian Appreciation

The Andaz

The Andaz Palm Springs is sure to impress architecture admirers. Director of Sales and Marketing Ben Fairchild calls the Andaz “Distinctively local, culturally rich and social.” The Andaz offers breathtaking views of mountains and the city. Dine at Amica, the Argentinian restaurant, relax with a cocktail at the outdoor lounge and soak up the rays at the pool bar!

Native Knowledge: The guest room designs and are inspired by the artisanal traditions of the native Cahuilla Palm Springs people.

The Andaz
400 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


5 | The Desert Gets Cooler New Businesses Palm Springs

Palm Springs Ice Hockey Arena

Ice hockey has come to the desert! The underground Palm Springs Ice Hockey Arena will allow you to escape the heat while watching teams from the American Hockey League. Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe says, “The arena is going to change the dynamics of downtown Palm Springs—and even the Coachella Valley—by offering world class entertainment in a 10,000 seat arena!”

American Hockey League
Address to be announced, opening in 2021

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