It’s hard to beat the variety offered in the Gem of the Desert
When it comes to staying and shopping in Greater Palm Springs, it’s hard to beat the intimate, boutique experiences found throughout La Quinta. From the French-inspired suites of The Chateau at Lake La Quinta to the exclusive atmosphere of the La Quinta Resort & Club – not to mention the dazzling local shops of Old Town La Quinta – it’s hard to beat the variety offered in the Gem of the Desert. Whether you’re looking for a lavish stay, local shops or your favorite retailers, here’s where to find it in La Quinta.
La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
One of the most iconic hotels in all of Greater Palm Springs, La Quinta Resort & Club never stops reminding you that you’re in La Quinta to relax. From the iconic (and Instagram-worthy) entryway with its palm trees and mountain backdrop to the spacious casitas with private outdoor fireplaces, La Quinta Resort sets the bar for the resort experience.
From golf courses and spa treatments to fine and casual dining, there is always something to enjoy here. Shoppers will especially love the selection of boutiques and shops here, ranging from a Ralph Lauren store to boutiques selling brands like Roxy and Quicksilver. Shops on The Plaza also features favorite brands like Trina Turk, Lilly Pulitzer, Missoni and Tommy Bahama. With boutiques also offering home accents, bath products, jewelry and accessories, shoppers are always enchanted by La Quinta Resort & Club’s selection.
The Chateau at Lake La Quinta
With a beautiful lakefront at your feet, a stay at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta truly lets guests slip into a state of relaxation. This French chateau along Lake La Quinta offers all the charm of a boutique hotel experience, plus a secluded location that makes this an oasis to call your very own. Every suite features its own unique décor, blending classic designer furnishings with vibrant pops of color and hints of mid-century modern style. Settle into the outdoor lounge to soak up the sunshine and lakeside views with a fine glass of wine, and don’t miss the contemporary French cuisine at the onsite restaurant, Mélange.
Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa
The two-room suites here at this familiar hotel brand put you just a stone’s throw from the shopping and dining of charming Old Town La Quinta. Not only are you close to Old Town, but you’ll be just a short drive from the many hiking trails of the La Quinta Cove and the golf courses of both SilverRock Resort and PGA West. Of course, with an onsite spa and complimentary cocktails during the evening receptions, you might find it hard to leave at all.
Boutique Shopping at Old Town La Quinta
Locally owned boutiques are a treasure trove for shoppers, and you’ll find an incredible collection along the streets of Old Town La Quinta. Fashionistas will love the many clothing boutiques here, perfect for picking up new resort wear for lounging by the pool or a new outfit for dinner and drinks. Don’t forget to accessorize with a dazzling new necklace or the perfect piece of vintage jewelry from one of Old Town’s jewelry shops. Speaking of vintage, don’t forget to pop across the street into Vintage Flavor or Angel View Resale Store for great vintage finds.
Local Goods at the Certified Farmer’s Market
Old Town La Quinta offers extra allure on Sundays, when the main street blooms with fresh produce and local goods during the Certified Farmers Market. Held between October and May, the Certified Farmers Market offers a lot more than fresh fruits and veggies – though who can resist freshly picked berries, citrus and dates? Beyond the produce, you’ll discover locally sourced and produced cheeses, meats, honey, salsa and more. Don’t forget to pick up great finds like artisan olive oils and soaps, too.
Brand Name Shopping on Highway 111
Looking for your favorite big box store or retailer? You’ll find all of your modern necessities just a short drive from the boutiques of Old Town and La Quinta Resort along Highway 111. From clothing stores to discount retailers and just about everything in-between, Highway 111 has a sweeping selection of major brands. Whether you need a few essentials from Target, Kohl’s, Costco or Home Depot, you’ll find everything you need (and more!) in La Quinta.