Local Guide

What to do in Palm Springs


Jensen’s Foods
2465 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

**Less than a mile away, this is an amazing grocery store with full deli, bakery, seafood, meat counter, and salad bar. A bit more expensive than most grocery stores, but worth every penny.

1733 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92264

**1 mile away, this is your typical California grocery store. Definitely lower prices than Jensen’s, but not the same quality.

Trader Joe’s
67720 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Cathedral City, 92234

**2.5 miles away in Cathedral City, is this great specialty grocery store. Good prices and lots of unique items, including a large selection of prepared meals, which just need to be heated up.


Starbucks Coffee (drive thru)
1751 N Sunrise Way
Palm Springs 92264
**Your latte is just 3.6 miles away!

Starbucks Coffee (inside Vons)
4733 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92264
**1.8 miles away, located inside the Vons grocery store.

1700 S Camino Real
Palm Springs, 92264
**1.9 miles away, is this great local Palm Springs coffee shop. Enjoy!

Drug store, Pharmacy, Sporting goods, etc.

2465 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92264

**Local pharmacy and drug store less than 1 mile away.

37750 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Cathedral City, 92234

**2.7 miles away, Target has just about everything: full pharmacy, groceries, electronics, clothing, you name it. For those unfamiliar with Target, picture an ‘upscale’ Wal-Mart.

Big 5
2465 E Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

**Sporting goods store less than a mile away.

Casual Dining

1030 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs 92264
**1.7 miles away, this is an excellent diner that serves breakfast all day. Great food at a reasonable price.

Manhattan in the Desert
2665 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm
Spring 92264
**Less than a mile from the house, this is a great deli, bakery, and restaurant. Huge menu and reasonable prices, its hard to beat.

Shanghai Reds
235 S Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92262
**3.2 miles away, this is a great little hideout. Located behind the Fisherman’s market, food is top notch with excellent fish tacos.

Los Casuelas
222 S Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92262
**Great Mexican restaurant located 3 miles away. Good food, reasonable prices and legendary margaritas. This place has been a Palm Springs landmark since 1979. Enjoy!

Tyler’s Burgers
149 S Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92262
**Cash only, this place has the best burgers in the desert. Located 3.1 miles away, this is a must try while in Palm Springs. For those who don’t eat meat they have a great veggie burger. They are typically closed in July & August.

Fine Dining

Le Vallauris
385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs 92262
**3.3 miles away is arguably the best restaurant in Palm Springs. Described as ‘Mediterranean French California’ cuisine, you would never find this place unless someone tells you about it. Amazing food and atmosphere; a true dining experience! Call for a reservation.

621 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92262
**Located 3.7 miles away is another great low profile Palm Springs restaurant. Featuring excellent American cuisine, the restaurant is part of the former Cary Grant estate. Great food, probably need a reservation.

Miro’s Restaurant
1555 S Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs 92264
**Only 2.4 miles away is an excellent place to dine that features European & Mediterranean dishes that you won’t find in many other restaurants. Enjoy!

Spencer’s Restaurant
701 W Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs 92262
**Just 3.2 miles away from the house is this amazing restaurant, which offers American cuisine with a French-Pacific Rim influence. Enjoy!

LG’s Prime Steakhouse
255 S Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92262
**Less than 3 miles away is the place to go if you are in the mood for steak!


Tennis, Golf, Horseback Riding, & Hiking


Two private tennis courts are literally right across the street in a private gated park.

Public Golf Courses

Mesquite Golf & Country Club
2700 E Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, 92262
**Around the corner, less than ½ a mile away. Four!

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
1885 Golf Club Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
**2.8 miles away this is a premier public golf course. Enjoy.

Indian Canyon Golf Resort
1097 E Murray Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92264
**Voted best public course 3 years in a row (2012-14), only 2.8 miles away.

Horseback Riding

Los Compadres Stables
1849 S El Cielo Rd.
Palm Springs, 92264
**Located just ½ a mile from the house. Enjoy!

Smoke Tree Stables
2500 Toledo Ave.
Palm Springs, 92264
**2.4 miles away is a great public stable offering both hourly group rides and private trail rides.


There is a ton of hiking in and around Palm Springs. Be careful and bring plenty of water. The desert can heat up very, very quickly and its recommended that during the hotter months you should hike in the early morning hours. Please see book, ‘140 Hikes in and Near Palm Springs’ located on the desk in the office. Also, here are a couple of local trails:

Indian Canyons
38500 S Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, 92264
**Located 5.3 miles away is one of the larger public hiking centers, with trails for all levels of hikers. Depending on time of year, there can be waterfalls, wildlife, and amazing views. There is a small fee to enter the park.

Palm Springs Aerial Tram
1 Tram Way
Palm Springs, 92262
**Located at the very north end of Palm Springs (9.6 miles away) is the famous Palm Springs Tram. At 8,516 off of the desert floor, the temperature at the top is usually 30 degrees cooler than at the bottom of the tram. Amazing views and several hikes once you get up there. Enjoy!