When planning a Palm Springs vacation, there are two obvious places that need to be on top of the list. First is the 7 Springs Inn & Suites, a beautiful and charming hotel that provides the absolute best accommodations in the city, and secondly, Palm Canyon Drive, the location of numerous businesses that include shops, restaurants, theatres, salon & spas and more.
Palm Canyon Drive is a place that the whole family can enjoy especially on Thursday nights when the downtown area becomes home to Villagefest, a certified farmer's market. The streets are cut off and the roads are left open to the various vendors to display their merchandise, artwork, flowers, specialty gifts, unique food and produce. Restaurants, galleries, and museums stay open late, and it's a good idea to get there early since there are more than 175 different vendors to visit. The Villagefest is a fabulous event that draws in thousands of tourists and locals, making downtown Palm Springs the place to be throughout the night.
If it's not Thursday night, there is plenty of opportunity for shopping during the day. Shops like Robert Shafer Antiques, Howard's Hollywood Hangout, Celebrity Seconds, and Best For Less Designer Outlet are just a few of the shops that both men and women can take advantage of. After shopping for the better part of the day, one could always visit one of the museums that are located at Palm Canyon Drive like the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum or the Welwood Murray Memorial Library. There are also entertainment venues like the Tony's Copa Lounge or the Blue Guitar where drinks and good times are to be expected. But if there's one thing that will arise, it will be ones hunger and since there are several fine dining establishments within the area, having to pick one should not be a problem. Whether American cuisine at the Kaiser Grille Palm Springs seems tasty or Cosmopolitan cuisine at St. James at the Vineyard seems more tempting, there is easily a restaurant for any appetite.
With its unique businesses, exciting allure, and its diverse mix of people that visit the area every single day, Palm Canyon Drive will always be one of Palm Springs most special places.