Waking up to the sun pouring into my window, I walk outside my room to the smell of serenity, the cool breeze nestles my arm as the sun beats down on my face. I can’t help but feel that one word came to mind the whole time I was in Palm Springs. GLORIOUS!!!
The whole experience was glorious. From the poolside hangouts with my best friend, to the treacherous 5457 elevation we climbed up Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree and to the friends we met along the way.
Here are some of my fav’s from our trip!
1.) Spending the day lounging by the pool.
If you are on vacation you need to take time to relax a little.
We stayed at The Double Tree by Hilton Golf Resort and it was perfectly situated 10 mins from downtown Palm Springs and it felt like it’s own little Oasis. The lobby smelled like fresh chocolate chip cookies which made you feel right at home and not to mention the unlimited supply of cookies to fuel your hike. We spent the day sun bathing by the pool and it was so nice to start our vacation with a little R&R
2.) Checking out The Ace Hotel
I think it added to the experience that there was a bike/car show in town, but everything looked so vintage and old school and even everyone there looked like they came out of a 1960’s movie. We had a delicious brunch and checked out the pool.
3.) Exploring the cute little town and That Pink Door.
OKKK I probably only wanted to come here because it’s like the “thing” to do, but there is something to be said about driving around with your best friend getting up to mischief and exploring things you have never seen before.
4.) Sunrise Hikes: Araby Trail
Not sure why anyone wakes up this early on Vacation, but the weather was perfect for hiking, we saw the sunrise and we had the rest of the day still to explore
5.) The Aerial Tramway
I don’t like to admit when I am scared, but this thing was scary. It’s bad enough that the whole thing sway’s at 5 different points going up, but the floor rotates too. It was beautiful once I finally was able to look. Also was super beautiful when we got up to the top, but it was also very COLD and SNOWY!!
6.) Tahquitz Canyon Waterfall
The hike itself was beautiful with ginormous rocks. The waterfall was beautiful and it was a great way to start off our morning.
7.) Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree was probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We hiked up Ryan Mountain and explored the different exhibits.
8.) Live Music at The Village Pub
There was an incredible band that played both Friday and Saturday at The Village Pub and they were incredible, and extremely talented.
9.) Village Fest
Every Thursday night the middle of downtown becomes this little market and have anything you ever imagined, topped with live music and food trucks.
10.) Palm Trees
The Palm Tree’s!!! I just love the PALM TREES