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Time with your favorite girls is always a good idea, but when a night at home drinking wine, catching up on Netflix shows and talking about life’s dilemmas just won’t do, it’s time to schedule a much-needed girl’s trip! A few days away from it all will do all you some good and help strengthen your friendship. It doesn’t matter if your crew is small or big – every girl gang needs a girl’s getaway for a few days. Palm Springs is one of my favorites!

Think of it as a chance to get away from your everyday life to hang with your besties and get some R&R in at the same time! While you can literally take a girl’s trip anywhere, Palm Springs should be at the top of your list! The cosmopolitan desert oasis is just a few short hours away from Los Angeles. The iconic desert city was once a playground for movie stars of Hollywood’s golden age and everything about Palm Springs still reflects this timeless glitz and glamour. So grab your gal posse, pack up the convertible and heat out for a posh desert getaway with these amazing tips!

Rent A House With A Pool

Go on Turnkey or Vacation Palm Springs and look for a fabulous pad with its own pool! The temperature in Palm Spring will be sunny and hot, so a dip in the pool mid-morning, right before you get ready, will refresh you all.

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Stay At The Riviera Palm Springs

If you prefer a hotel, you can’t go wrong with the Riviera Palm Springs! The luxury resort will definitely provide you some R&R and is one of the most legendary places to stay in the area. You’ll love the retro contemporary and modern sophistication of the ambiance and want to lounge by the pool the entire day before hitting their full-service spa.

Go Hiking

There’s nothing like being one with nature, so grab your girls and head out early for a beautiful hike. There are several hiking trails in the vicinity, including Indian Canyons, Cactus to Clouds Trail and Earl Henderson Trail, to name a few. My good friend Shelley (pictured here), at the Spoiled Hen House   and Oaks Oasis is a bit of a health enthusiast, and enjoys life outdoors. Hiking the Palm Springs natural desert was a highlight of her trip, and she thought it offered a peaceful retreat from everyday life. She suggests going early in the morning to watch the sunrise!

Phot Credit: Megin Lovell Dillen

Instagram at the Parker Palm Springs

Even if you don’t stay at The Parker Palm Springs, the luxury resorts demands a visit for brunch! You’ll want to head over to get awesome pictures for the ‘Gram, because the fabulous hotel features a gorgeous interior renovation and garden landscape that is literally out of “Alice and Wonderland.”

Photo Credit: Parker Palm Springs

Go Shopping

No girl’s trip would be complete with a shopping trip! With tons of amazing shops in downtown Palm Springs, you’ll come back with bags of the cutest clothes and trinkets. Make sure you hit up Trina Turk (because she has the most amazing prints ever) and Just Fabulous, which is an upscale gift shop and bookstore. You’ll find the cutest Palm Springs themed items for your home, and unique cards and books. There’s even a hidden courtyard in the back of the store where you can enjoy an iced coffee or have a picnic. I have a separate blog post on Just Fabulous, coming soon!

Rent Bikes To Ride To Lulus For Happy Hour

The best happy hour in Palm Springs is hands down at LuLus! Rent some bikes and take a stroll over for the most delicious drinks in town after shopping. All day is happy hour here, with drink specials starting at 11. And the food is great, too!

Visit The Many Mid Century Modern Houses (Especially The Pink Door House)

Palm Springs is a Mid Century Modern dream for fans and enthusiasts with some of the best examples of houses from this iconic design era. If you love the design trend, you’ll fall head over heels for these houses. Stopping by the Pink Door House is a must to get some amazing photos for social media!

Brunch At Cheekys

As one of the top breakfast and brunch spots in Palm Springs, a girl’s trip wouldn’t be a girl’s trip without brunch here! You love the modern décor and the unique offerings like creative breakfast and lunch sandwiches, bacon flights and also yummy specialty cinnamon rolls – perfect for your Instagram stories.

Dinner Downtown (Birba and Workshop Kitchen and Bar)

To celebrate and toast to an amazing girl’s weekend, head out to downtown Palm Springs for a delicious dinner at one of the swanky restaurants like Birba or Workshop Kitchen + Bar. Birba offers small farm food with its responsibly sourced meats and also fresh local produce, while Workshop is a gem in the heart of the city’s Uptown Design District situated in a former movie house.

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Salsa Dance at Las Causelas

Get your boogie on while salsa dancing at Las Causelas! You’ll be able to burn off all the calories from the weekend and get your groove on at one of the city’s hottest spots for a memorable night of fun with your best gals!

So there you have it…the perfect girl’s trip to Palm Springs. Now you just have to get with your crew to make it happen!

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