As a married mom of two, I am well past my bachelorette party days. But I do love to get away with my girlfriends and relax a little. I designed our “Rather Be Desert Oasis” with bachelorette parties and girls’ weekends at the top of my mind.
For everyone getting ready for an ultimate girls’ weekend away or a bach party, I have created a bunch of resources to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Before anyone ends up hungry, make sure you’ve got your meals planned out in advance. From delightful al fresco spots to old-school joints, Palm Springs has a great food scene that all the gals can get on board with.
When it comes to brunch, Cheeky’s has it all: amazing mimosas and creative bloody marys, world-class breakfast quesadillas, and delicious homemade cinnamon rolls — everything you’d expect from what we say is the best brunching establishment in Palm Springs.
A former Denny’s turned into an all-day diner, King’s Highway brings the bohemian vibes along with classic cocktails and ridiculously good Mexican food.
The open-air terrace at Norma’s (located in the Parker hotel) is the perfect spot for an over-the-top breakfast, whether you’re noshing on artichoke benedict with truffle sauce or fruit-stuffed waffles. Ball out on some bottles of bubbly to wash it all down.
Grand Central Palm Springs is an ideal spot for a leisurely lunch of California fare. Sip on a flight of mimosas or a signature cocktail — you’re on vacation, after all.
Head to Tac/Quila for modern Jalisco-style Mexican dishes, including tamales, street tacos, and ceviche. Don’t miss the tasty fruit-flavored margs — choose from pineapple, kiwi mint, and watermelon.
The sleek Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge has both interior and exterior dining areas, depending on what the group is feeling. New American fare is on the menu, so there’s something for everyone.
You can’t have a Palm Springs bachelorette party without leaning into the city’s retro aesthetic. The Tropicale doesn’t disappoint on this front, from the neon-lit exterior to the sexy lounge.
Small and upscale, the hip Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey serves melt-in-your-mouth nigiri and sashimi along with other seafood-forward dishes. Peep the very, very extensive whiskey list to channel your inner “Mad Men.”
A table on the tree-filled patio is where you want to be at Birba, where you can enjoy all the Italian hits like pizza, meatballs, and pasta.
With stunning mountain views and award-winning American cuisine, Copley’s on Palm Canyon is the perfect place for a special dinner before a big night out with your besties.
Best Palm Springs Bachelorette Party Spots for Nightlife and Drinking
There’s no shortage of places to let loose during a Palm Springs bachelorette affair. Want to get boozy on delicious drinks? You got it. Looking for entertainment? Check. Need to bust a move on the dance floor? No doubt. Throw on your hottest bachelorette party outfit and get ready to par-tay.
When you’re in LA’s adult playground, make sure you stop by Bootlegger Tiki, a beachy bar that serves up incredible cocktails and boasts happy hour every day.
Turn things up at The Saguaro’s El Jefe with shots of tequila, amazing margaritas, and a taco (or six) on the patio or lawn.
Belt out your favorite tunes during nightly karaoke at the lively RetroRoom Lounge, a gay bar where all are welcome. Hot tip: They have Jell-O shots.
One more stop before you hit the club? Check out Toucans Tiki Lounge for the incredible drag show performances. Just be sure to make a reservation so you don’t miss out.
Rally the troops and make a stop at Copa Nightclub. You’ll dance the night away at this throwback hotspot, living the high life like a BACH queen while enjoying VIP bottle service.
Things to Do During a Palm Springs Bachelorette Party
Have a Pool Party
Book a vacation rental and party with your friends. Photo at our Rather Be Desert Oasis Photo by Nin Photography
Palm Springs Bar Hop on the Sunny Cycle Party Bike
You and your crew will pedal (or not, there’s also an electric motor) to your next watering hole on this group party bike. Play your squad’s favorite songs and celebrate the bachelorette party Palm Springs while experiencing the Playground of the Stars.
Palm Springs Massage Therapy
Soothe your hangover with a personalized massage that’s tailored exclusively to you. You’ll meet your certified licensed massage therapist in the privacy of your BACH pad. Relax, shut your eyes, and smile as your body comes back to life. There isn’t a more calming and healing way to get ready for the day’s festivities. Not in the market for a massage? Book a facial instead.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Travel over 2.5 miles up Mount San Jacinto by rotating tram car (the world’s largest, in fact) while taking in the incredible views of Chino Canyon. The trip up takes about 10 minutes, and once you get to the top there are two restaurants, a museum, miles of hiking trails, and observation decks — perfect for snapping group pics.
Candle Crafting Workshop
If you need an afternoon of retail therapy, you’ve come to the right place. In nearby Palm Desert, the El Paseo Shopping District has a world-class collection of unique and upscale stores. They don’t call it the Rodeo Drive of the Desert for nothing — you’ll find brands like Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Vince in addition to local shops.
You can also browse around the boutiques in downtown Palm Springs for vintage finds, art, handcrafted souvenirs, and anything else you can think of. Or, head a little ways out of town to the Desert Hills Premium Outlets to score deals on high-end fashion.
Palm Springs Horseback Riding Tours
Take an unforgettable ride into the Indian Canyons, a seriously gorgeous area that shouldn’t be missed during a Palm Springs bachelorette party. Experiencing the spectacular canyons and rock formations on horseback is even more special. You can also customize your outing with a picnic lunch or Western cookout.
Take a Hike
There’s more to the Coachella Valley than the infamous festival, and outdoors-loving bachelorettes have plenty of options to be one with nature. Head to the Coachella Valley Preserve east of Palm Springs and pick from one of several trails to get a hike in. The spectacular Thousand Palm Oasis is something that has to be seen to be believed, so don’t miss it.
If you’re feeling extra ambitious, make a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park. The rugged landscape is dotted with the region’s famed Joshua trees, making the scenery almost otherworldly. Work up a sweat on one of the many trails, ranging from short nature walks to challenging treks.
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