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6 Reasons We Love This 45-Acre Resort in La Quinta for a Summer Getaway

With Its Lush Grounds, 41 Pools and Majestic Mountain Views, La Quinta Resort & Club Is a Dream Vacation Come True

The historic La Quinta Resort & Club is as picturesque as resorts get. The grounds flourish with sprawling lawns, citrus trees and brilliantly colored flowers. The romantic architecture will transport you to a different era and make you feel like royalty with its secluded and luxurious atmosphere. With 796 casitas, suites and villas, there are options for everything you could need or want! On the sprawling grounds, there are tennis and pickleball courts, golf courses (PGA WEST Mountain and Dunes, PGA West Stadium, Nicklaus Tournament and Greg Norman down the road), pools a plenty (41 pools and 53 hot spas to be exact), a spa and salon and dining options from fancy to chill. There’s plenty more to do beyond the resort, making vacationing at La Quinta Resort & Club an accessible destination that guests can easily personalize into the trip of their dreams. Here are six reasons we love this 45-acre desert oasis for a summertime escape.

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Pools, Pickleball, Tennis and More

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La Quinta Resort & Club has eight pickleball courts and a tournament-style tennis court for guests to practice their game. If you’ve never picked up a racket, lessons are also available from USPTA-certified professionals. Afterward, cool off in one of the resort’s 41 climate-controlled pools! The main pool is family-friendly and offers private cabanas to provide shade. Nestled amongst the village of casitas are the more secluded casita pools and the 21-and-over watering hole where you can sip a signature cocktail poolside. The most exclusive are the private pools reserved exclusively for guests staying in suites with private courtyards or patios. Whichever you choose to dip into, all come with breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, so be prepared to sink in for a while. 


Wellness Opportunities at Spa La Quinta

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The beauty industry’s most advanced technologies and best skin-care products make a luxurious experience at Spa La Quinta one that aims to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Their award-winning spa has some worthy additions, such as the all-new Lemi Spa wet beds, which will bring your sense of relaxation to new heights. This Citrus Escape body-renewal service uses water therapy through heated water mattresses, steam baths and warm rain showers that are set to individual needs for a personalized experience. The signature treatment removes dead skin and improves circulation to give you a healthy summer glow! After your body is feeling its best, make some time to get your nails done and have a blowout before you head out to one of the on-site restaurants.



Hacienda-Style Suites and Villas

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With its rich history and charming elegance, this resort has been a destination for locals and tourists since it opened in 1926. With 45 perfectly manicured acres, the resort’s verdant lawns are decorated with casitas and suites fit for Hollywood royalty–literally. Secluded patios and private pools make this paradise feel equally exclusive and exceptional. Nothing screams vacation luxury like Hideaway Suites, in-room fireplaces and private patios. Every room has a view of the resort or the mountains along with ample space to spread out alone or with company. The curves of the Spanish-style architecture snuggled up against the rugged mountains is the ideal setting for unplugging from everyday life while connecting with the view from your private hot tub. 



Dog-Friendly Perks

No one wants to be left in the doghouse, and that includes your furry family members. Traveling with your pup can ease the mind of dog owners and let them further relax, knowing that their dog is there with them. At La Quinta Resort & Club, your canine is as much of a guest as you are! The 45 acres of lush open grounds are perfect for you and your pup to wander, and fancy amenities are provided to make your pooch feel right at home, such as stainless steel bowls, oversized dog beds, hiking trails and even a welcome box by PupJoy that includes a snack, toy and a travel bowl. You and your four-legged friend will both be in for a treat here!


Alfresco Dining Options

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With endless blue skies, abundant sunshine, unparalleled food and impeccable craft cocktails, La Quinta’s alfresco dining options do not disappoint. Adobe Grill offers authentic Mexican food and more than 100 tequilas. Twenty6 is a modern but relaxed restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, while La Quinta Resort’s signature dining venue, Morgan’s In The Desert, is perfect for an elevated night out. This highly praised and ritzy fine-dining experience modernizes California cuisine to savory perfection. Each restaurant uses locally sourced food, meaning it’s all fresh as can be, and the innovative cocktails are a must-sip. Snag a seat on the patio of one of these restaurants for a leisurely meal under the clear desert sky. Or order directly from the resort’s app and dining in the comfort of your casita or suite. 


Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

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There are plenty of things to do at the resort, but there is much to explore beyond its grounds. For the nature lover, the Coachella Valley Preserve is an incredible trail winding around Thousand Palms Oasis. For adrenaline junkies, ATV rentals and BMW Driving Experiences will get your heart pounding! And for those looking to experience the desert’s biggest attractions, a trip to the Palm Springs Art Museum, Living Desert Zoo and shop-lined El Paseo are bucket-list worthy. You can also soar to new heights with a ride on the The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world—which offers a breathtaking trip up to San Jacinto State Park. Once you reach the Mountain Station at 8,516 feet, there are restaurants, a museum, a gift shop and over 50 hiking trails—an absolute must-do! 


La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253

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