Gather Your Bride Tribe for a Weekend of Sun and Celebration!
With a backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains and its scenic landscaped grounds, La Quinta Resort & Club is not only pretty as a picture, but its charming Spanish-style casitas, sparkling swimming pools and destination spa keep guests happily ensconced on the property for days. Being part of Hilton’s upscale Curio Collection, expect superlative everything from amenities like tennis and pickleball courts to attentive service and beyond. It’s the perfect bachelorette weekend destination for poise, polish and just the right amount of panache.
There’s no better way to greet the day or get the good vibes going than with a flow yoga class. Gather your yogis and yoginis and land on Manduka mats for a guided, suitable-for-all-levels session led by one of La Quinta’s pro instructors. Gliding through a series of poses will help reset your minds and bodies and energize everyone for the day ahead.
Babes Who Brunch
After several Downward-Facing Dogs and Warrior 2s, appetites should be well and truly worked up, which means one thing: brunch time! Grab a shaded spot on the outdoor patio at chic but casual bistro Twenty6, where you can keep things light with the Coachella Valley breakfast bowl and oatmeal or go big with an order of buttermilk pancakes and classic eggs Benedict for the table.
From a three-lane lap pool beside the spa to private casita pools, La Quinta Resort guests are spoiled with choices. Today, you’ll be heading to the Plunge 21+ adult pool for day swims, signature cocktails (flag down the revamped roaming Veuve Clicquot Champagne cart) and lawn games. Keep cool and in the shade between dips by renting a cabana for your “I do” crew.
Next, head over to the award-winning wellness sanctuary, Spa La Quinta. Arrive early to get shots for the ‘Gram (the Spanish Colonial-style building is gorgeous) and chill in the relaxation lounge before being whisked away for massages. Try the Wine Down Massage with a flight of wine or a facial like the Doctor Babor Pro Skin Therapy. You can also choose from any of the Knesko mask add-ons.
Dotted with palm trees, bougainvillea and bee- and butterfly-friendly blooms, the grounds at La Quinta Resort & Club are exquisite, but at 45 acres, the best way to explore them is on two wheels. Rent bikes from the Tennis Pro Shop and cruise the seven-mile scenic cycle trail: it runs for a mile along the base of the mountain before looping around into a dedicated bike lane on Eisenhower Drive.
Chips, Salsa and El Perfecto Margaritas
Round out the day with dinner at Adobe Grill. As mariachi music sets the mood, order margaritas (there are over 100 tequilas to choose from) or mocktails and tableside guacamole while perusing the menu. It covers everything from small and signature plates like ceviche and watermelon gazpacho to classic tacos and larger dishes like Chilean sea bass. Don’t forget to save room for the pastel de tres leches.
Care for a Nightcap?
Being a bachelorette weekend, one last tipple is a must. Make a beeline for Hacienda-style eatery Morgan’s in the Desert and post up at the bar or nab an outside table underneath the twinkling bistro lights. Post-dinner cocktail suggestions include the Cinnamon-Smoked Old Fashionista (a spirit-forward blend of Whistle Pig Ten Year Rye and smoked cinnamon) and The Rich Veuve, an effervescent beverage made with Belvedere Vodka, fresh lemon, Chambord,
Veuve Clicquot Rich and a lemon twist.
La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
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