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Once a quiet desert city, this ultra-cool oasis set in California’s Coachella Valley is now the place to be. A Palm Springs bachelorette party means you’ll enjoy endless pool parties under the sun, plus the best in shopping, dining, and bar hopping right in the heart of downtown. Beyond the pool and spa, your ladies will love exploring the area’s famous mid-century architecture, or you might decide on a day-trip to Joshua Tree National Park that’s just a short drive away.

No matter what your itinerary looks like, a Palm Springs bachelorette party is all about embracing those desert-chic vibes, so pack your favorite sunnies and get ready to discover why this place is one of the hottest spots on the map.

What to do

You can’t go wrong with a day the pool, so make sure to book a hotel with a killer setup—bonus points for a poolside bar for cocktails at your fingertips! If you’re looking for a little R&R, schedule a group trip to the spa or indulge in some retail therapy at of the area’s main shopping districts: downtown Palm Springs or The Gardens of El Paseo in nearby Palm Desert.

Embrace an adrenaline high with a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Your tram will climb two and a half miles from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains in about 10 minutes flat. The views from the top are well worth the trek, and you can even grab a drink at the cocktail lounge or restaurants on-site.

If mid-century architecture makes your heart skip a beat, check out The Modern Tour for a peek at the well-designed residences Palm Springs is known for. You’ll set your eyes on the city’s most impressive interiors and exteriors, including a few celebrity homes that will leave your jaw dropped. Or, if you want to plan a Palm Springs bachelorette party like a true Instagrammer, go on a self-guided “door tour” through the famous houses of the Indian Canyon neighborhood.

Less than an hour drive from Palm Springs lies Joshua Tree National Park where you can explore the natural beauty of the California desert. You can walk, hike, or even drive through sections of the park where you’ll spot the namesake Joshua Trees along with impressive rock formations and plenty of cacti.

Where to eat

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the brunch scene in this trendy town has you totally covered. Favorites like FARM or Cheeky’s serve up delicious morning bites and you’ll love the stylish atmospheres to match.

Come evening, snag a spot on the patio of The Tropicale for dinner and cocktails to some enjoy time with your girls under the desert stars. Or, head to the Palm Springs Tennis Club for a meal at Spencer’s Restaurant (which, by the way, is also an amazing wedding venue) and you’ll enjoy elegant cuisine in an upscale setting.

Once you’ve had your fill of local bites, check out the amazing bar scene the city has to offer for your Palm Springs bachelorette party. Tequila lovers will rejoice over the extensive drink menu at El Jefe set in the Saguaro Hotel. You also can’t go wrong with a visit to Bootlegger Tiki or the Tonga Hut which both deliver serious tropical vibes with their rum-filled sips.

Where to stay

Known for its color-packed and playful design, The Saguaro is the ultimate spot for any Palm Springs bachelorette party. Bonus! The hotel takes all the work out of planning and offers a bachelorette party special so all that’s left to do is simply arrive and enjoy.

Set at a mid-range price point, the Avalon Palm Springs is a great option for a taste of luxury without any of the fuss. Book one of their modern bungalows and take advantage of all the amenities resort has to offer—three pools, an on-site spa, and weekend yoga classes, just to name few. Known for its hipster-cool vibes, the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is another top choice for any desert escape with an artsy flair.

If you’re working with a larger budget, the Parker Palm Springs is an iconic property well worth the splurge. Recently redesigned by Jonathan Adler, the Parker represents the epitome of mid-mod style with incredible design inspiration everywhere you look