My First Bloggers Trip: Palm Springs
This year my goal was to become more involved in the San Diego blogger community and explore more of what California has to offer, so when the opportunity presented itself for me to do both I couldn't say no. I met this spunky and kind spirited blogger named Christina at one of our meet & greets and loved her vision to curate opportunities for women to travel together. Christina launched her own women's travel group called Wild Flower . The launch of the tour began with a trip to Palm Springs. I signed up and joined 5 other bloggers for a weekend filled with laughter, inside jokes and creating content. Although it is the home of the famous Coachella festival, this beautiful quant/desert has a lot to see and do. She curated an itinerary packed with sight seeing, eats and instagram worthy places. Even the ride to Palm Springs was unbelievably breath-taking with waves and waves of alluring mountains.
Stay informed of her next tour here.
Our accommodations were at the Hyatt located on Palm Canyon Drive, the perfect proximity to the shops, dining and bars. This 4-star hotel offers a wide variety of amenities; such as outdoor pool, cabanas and mountain views from the room balcony.
We were each giving gift bags upon arrival with the the most thoughtful goodies; a headband from Wild hearts and Halos, gift card from Swirl Boutique, bars from Kindbar, Justins and That's it, Paru tea and a magazine filled with soulful stories from women around the world.
On Saturday we woke up bright and early and headed to the Palms springs Aerial tramway by way of the dopest Lyft ride in a Telsa with suicide doors! You know I had to take a few pics. The ride up to the tramway was amazing and pictures could not do it justice. The aerial tramway is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world! The tramcar takes you a mile and a half up the cliffs of Chino Canyon to 8,500 ft elevation. It was an experience I will never forget and I must admit I was a little scared as I watched the city become smaller and smaller as we were carried away on a cable wire. Although it was 70 and sunny in Palm springs, once we were transported to the top of the mountain we were greeted by frigid temperatures of 35 degrees and no we were not prepared. We enjoyed the views, played with the snow and spoke to the employees about the many hiking trails. I will be back for sure to enjoy the trails. You can purchase your tickets here.
After, the tramride it was back to the hotel to change and do some more sightseeing. Next stop was the Moorteen Botantical Garden a historical landmark established in 1938 by a couple who had a love for desert plants! I have gotten more into nature and indulging in its beauty, and this place is a must. It is an oasis of thousands of plants, cacti and succulents grouped by geographic regions. The greenhouse has a collection of rare and distinct plants.
We also went to the infamous pink door house, the Sagauro Palm Springs hotel known for it's bright colors and modern aesthetic and the palm springs sign.
For dinner The Lyons House restaurant accommodated us and created an amazing experience. The food was amazing and the desert was literally on fire! Our meal consisted of filet mignon and a variety of sides, my favorite were the grilled brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze and cocktails. They have a cute speak easy located next door with curated cocktails for you to enjoy.
Saturday was jammed packed and we were all beat so Sunday we had a relaxing brunch at Lulu's, again another must do. They have a great 3-course brunch special for the low ($19.99) and super cute decor! I was in awe with place we went to in Palms Springs, everything was so stylish from the vintage boutiques to the Starbucks that serves wine! Yes I said wine. You can definitely feel the Hollywood influence and see why it was and still is popular amongst movie stars and celebrities.
I can't thank Christina enough for creating an experience for us. So glad I was able to connect with these ladies, all so inspiring. I can't wait for the next one!