Desert Daze: Exploring California's Low Desert
Posted on 05 May 2017
California's Low Desert consists of cities such as Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indio. This area is typically known for Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach, Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, and as a place for golf and retirees. However, this area has a lot more to offer and is becoming an increasingly popular hotspot for weekend getaways. With poolside events, beautiful art, botanical gardens, great food, and Instagrammable places around every corner, we recommend checking out this area for a mini vacation.
Hotels To Visit: The Saguaro Palm Springs
The Saguaro Palm Springs features a colorful exterior and has multiple pool party events throughout spring and summer with DJs to get you dancing. Splash House is one of the most popular events that takes place here during June and August.
Hotels To Visit: The Ace Hotel Palm Springs
The Ace Hotels are known for their cool and interesting designed rooms with artsy touches all over. The Ace Hotel Palm Springs features events from music to yoga to bingo and has multiple areas that are perfect to take some pictures.
Art Scene: Desert X
While Desert X may have just ended, it showcased the beauty of the desert and why making a trip out here is worth it, especially when there is an event such as this taking place. Desert X featured 16 art pieces set up in a scavenger hunt style all across the low desert. This particular piece entitled Mirage by Doug Aitken was one of the most popular sites which featured a house constructed entirely of mirrors.
Art Scene: Palm Springs Art Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum is a quaint museum that features some unique and funky art pieces ranging from Mesoamerican art to modern and contemporary. Our favorite pieces from here include light installations and the glass sculptures. We recommend giving yourself about 2 hours to get through the whole museum.
Botanical Gardens: Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Sunnylands used to be a private estate and has had a multitude of famous visitors including various past presidents. The Sunnylands Center & Gardens features modern desert architecture, art pieces, and a beautifully landscaped desert botanical garden. Once you visit the center, you'll see why this place has become a famous attraction.
Botanical Gardens: Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
If you love succulents and all things desert plants this place will keep you occupied with thousands of different varieties of plants. This cactarium is the world's first cactarium and you also have the option of buying some plants to take home with you.
Where To Eat: Trio
Trio offers a 3-course prix fixe (hence the name Trio) and a regular dining menu with traditional American classics, some of which come with a twist of international flavors. Whether you're a meat lover or a vegan there is something delicious on the menu for everyone. We recommend coming here during brunch.
Where To Eat: Lulu California Bistro
Once you enter Lulu California Bistro you will feel as though you are dining at some swanky restaurant in a metropolitan city or at a grand hotel in Las Vegas. With a large dining space and modern design, this place has quite the presentation, and it is not only limited to the building. Lulu California Bistro serves delicious modern American food with an aesthetically pleasing presentation. We recommend coming here for dinner.
Shoes To Bring
Sandals are the classic shoe of spring and summer. Our Bella Sandal is a low heel sandal can be worn casually or dressed up and the block heel adds comfort so you won't have to put your desert exploring to a halt.
Fringe and the western desert go hand in hand. Strut your stuff for all those cute Instagram pictures in our Mojave Dream Fringe Stacked Heel Bootie. This fringe heel bootie is perfect to wear for exploring the art scene and brunch out in the desert.
Our City Chic Tassel Bootie is easily partnered with multiple outfits and can be worn for every season. Whether you're exploring the desert landscape or are walking around one of the towns this bootie will keep you looking chic and comfy.
We hope you enjoyed this post and are feeling more inspired to take a trip out to California's Low Desert! Have you visited any of these places? Which ones seem interesting to you? Let us know by tagging us at @angelinashoetique