About Megan S
Since Oct. 2014
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Deserts
The Aerial Tramway is one of the most popular things to do in Palm Springs, and the journey up is just the beginning. It's a spectacular trip up 8,516 feet from the desert floor to the alpine forest, and as the world's largest rotating tramway, you'll always have a phenomenal view. Once you reach the top, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to enjoy together, from snow play to hikes.
Take a break from the city to the quiet and beauty of the Coachella Valley Preserve. Situated northeast of Palms Springs, this enchanting nature preserve is (virtually) untouched desert, repleted with sand dunes, palm oases, and a variety of desert critters. Take a romantic hike, and maybe even catch the sunset.
Located at the adults-only Two Bunch Palms Resort, The Grotto literally offers healing waters. This collection of amazing mineral-water pools are relaxing, restorative, and best of all set in a tranquil, tree-filled environment. Pair them with a relaxing couples massage or other spa treatment, and you have yourself a blissful afternoon.
What's more romantic than an old movie starring the dashing Cary Grant? Having dinner at his former estate! Situated in the guesthouse of Grant's grand hacienda, Copleys On Palm Canyon recreates Hollywood glamour alongside contemporary cuisine from acclaimed chef Manion Copley. You'll see many couples celebrating occasions in this cozy yet sophisticated spot — and for good reason!
The couple that soars above the desert together... has a phenomenal experience that they will remember forever! There are several balloon companies that will take you up over the desert, for the romantic ride of a lifetime. Many trips also include a champagne toast and brunch.
The healing mineral water pools of the desert are a popular Palm Springs experience, but many are quite pricey. Thankfully Aqua Soleil offers an affordable option for couples on a budget. While the mineral water pools here may not be as fancy as those at some of the flashier Palm Springs resorts, they still offer relaxing pools and areas to lounge, along with an array of indulgent spa treatments.
This adults-only resort is the ultimate in couples getaways. It was designed with couples in mind, so each villa offers loads of privacy.
When the sun goes down in desert town, the hippest kids make for the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, one of the most happening night spots in Palm Springs. Grab your sweet by the hand and dance the night away, or cozy up in the Amigo Room, laughing to the jokes of a local comic. (If you bring along your suits, you might even sneak in a swim!)