A 48 Hour Guide to Palm Springs

I recently headed to Palm Springs for another bachelorette party to enjoy some sun, tasty food, and gorgeous modern design. It happened to be at the same time as #ModernismWeek, but sadly, I wasn’t able to attend. However, we were able to squeeze in pool time at a fantastic mid-century modern decorated home, drink amazing shakes, and see an amazing pink door! If you’re staying in Palm Springs for just a weekend, here’s a good guide to get the best out of your time there.

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We enjoyed a classic Mid-Century Modern home that we found on Airbnb. Because we had a larger group of girls, it was nice to have our own house where we were able to lounge whenever we wanted. The place was impeccable, newly renovated, and super clean.

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Other suggestions would be the famous Saguaro and Ace Hotel. We stopped by the Saguaro because it is such an iconic place, but I’m not quite sure I’d want to stay there myself. The pool is crowded due to day parties, and it seems like it can get pretty loud. I didn’t get a chance to stop by the Ace Hotel but it seems like it is its own resort.

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First stop, Sherman’s Deli & Bakery. If you’re looking for a taste of New York in Palm Springs, then Sherman’s is the place for you. It’s reminiscent of an old-school diner, complete with kitschy decor and laminated menus.

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I got the hefty pastrami and chopped liver sandwich, which was delicious, though not for everyone.

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We also almost bought one of every single dessert. The desserts are literally the size of our heads, and just as decadent as you’d expect. I would recommend stopping by and getting takeout if you have time.

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We also went to Great Shakes, also known as heaven on earth. Tiny donuts, Oreos, and over 25 different shakes? SIGN ME UP. I was not disappointed.

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Other places include Trio Restaurant, Lulu California Bistro, and Woody’s Burgers & Beer. All good but I wouldn’t say they’re must-eats while you’re there.


This list is a little sparse since we were there for a bachelorette party and had very specific things to do. However, we did get a chance to drive around and see all the architectural eye-candy in Palm Springs. We also stopped by the famous pink door that’s so popular on Instagram.

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We also wandered around and took the time to walk and explore downtown, which has a bunch of tiny shops that are fun to stop by. The sunsets are also epic!

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What are your favorite spots in Palm Springs? Tell us below!


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