Palm Springs has risen in popularity over the last decade, cementing its place as the hotspot destination for gorgeous desert weddings. That's not hard to believe, however, what with its picturesque palm-tree lined wilderness, warm weather, and countless boutique hotels popping up across town. These dreamy conditions just so happen to also make Palm Springs the perfect place to throw a bachelorette party. If you're looking to head out west to celebrate you or a bride-to-be, here's what you'll need to have the bridal getaway of a lifetime.
1. Find A Hotel That Fits Your Bachelorette Party Style
There are over 130 different hotels to choose from in Palm Springs, each of which have different vibes. From quiet bungalows to colorful midcentury modern resorts, there is a place for you and your bachelorette crew. Does your squad want to dance poolside to DJs dropping nu-disco beats? The Saguaro is just the place. But if you guys prefer to sip-and-spa in a more relaxing setting, The Parker is where it's at. The point is, whether you're looking to party from dawn until dusk or luxuriate with a bottle of wine, you'll be able to find a hotel to suit your party's personality.
2. Go See The Sights
While it might seem like a whole lot of barren landscape, Palm Springs is teeming with historical landmarks (like the Annenberg retreat of Sunnylands), gorgeous canyons, and botanical gardens (like The Living Desert). Make a plan and then hop into a stylish, but smart car to get you to and from, like the 2016 Chevy Hybrid Malibu. It's got Wifi, Apple Car Play, and OnStar navigation, which basically means that it does all the hard work for you, so you guys can focus on the important things, like the best angles for a group selfie.
3. Eat Like Queens
It won't be difficult to find a delicious restaurant to fulfill you and your party's needs. Head to the sleek Workshop Kitchen + Bar for French 75s and duck fat fries or the infamous Tropicale for shrimp tacos, fruity drinks, and live music.
4. Dance (and Drink!) Like There's No Tomorrow
Just because it's a sleepier town doesn't mean there isn't anywhere to get your groove on. From Bootlegger Tiki's umbrella-adorned cocktails, to Carnival Cabaret's drag show, to Village Pub's divey dance floor, the opportunities to make weird and wonderful memories are endless.
5. Decompress At A Spa
Ah, the spa. A necessary treat during an indulgent getaway with your girls. For a more quiet experience, consider the Palm Springs Yacht Club, where the bride and her guests will be greeted with a minty vodka shot upon arrival. If you're a group that likes to stick together, the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage is a great option — it's got a private spa pool and a cabana for rent that can fit up to 20 people.