Last month, I joined Ford for a road trip to Palm Springs to celebrate #Icon50, in the latest 2015 Mustang convertible. My cousin/best friend joined me for what was going to be truly a trip to remember. We picked up our ride at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills and hit the open road. We made a Palm Springs Spotify playlist and sang and danced the whole drive. Keep your camera nearby, because there are many photo-worthy moments along the drive… You’re going to have the Best Vacation in Palm Springs so here are my tips… Have fun!
We stayed at the Viceroy Palm Springs (recently rebranded as The Avalon Palm Springs) and it’s everything you picture luxury to be, in the middle of the desert: lush gardens, picturesque swimming pools, spa, and one-of-a-kind bungalow style rooms. We couldn’t have been happier to stay there! Other great hotel options are the Jonathan Adler-designed Parker Palm Springs (Le Parker Meridian) and The Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs.
For breakfast and brunch, I recommend indulging at Norma’s at The Parker (chocolate french toast? Waffle with fresh fruit and brûlée crown!?) and Clementine Gourmet Kitchen. If you’re craving a truly legendary chopped salad, head to Melvyn’s at Ingleside Inn. For lunch and dinner, I recommend eating at Birba (strawberry balsamic pizza anyone?) and farm-to-table hot spot Workshop Kitchen + Bar and getting the sea bass and brussels sprouts.
The best gay bars in Palm Springs are Toucan’s Tiki Lounge and Hunter’s. Such good people watching.
Most people go to Palm Springs to relax by the pool. However, if you’re looking to get out and explore the open air (like I usually am), I recommend the following:
Thank you Ford for inviting me to help celebrate the Mustang’s #Icon50! Want more #MicahMakesMoves TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Guides? Tweet me @MicahJesse with ideas of where I travel next.