That Pink Door, The Parker, & Must See's in Palm Springs

One of my favorite things about our stay at The Saguaro was the free bike rentals they offered. Not only are they super cute, they're incredibly convenient! Palm Springs is full of so much beauty, and when it's not crazy hot, it's nice to ride around enjoying the views and warm sun against your skin. Here are a few fun things we saw on our bike excursion! 

That Pink Door


This door is Instagram famous! I mean, if you go to Palm Springs and don't take a photo of it...it's like you didn't even go ;) but really. This door is beautiful, as is the entire neighborhood where this house is! So many quirky designs and beautiful landscapes. Not to mention, big wide open streets to peacefully ride without feeling like a car is going to run you over at any minute! Another super quirky home on the same street as the beautiful pink door house is the home with the two party lions. These guard cuties get their accessories changed frequently. The day we were here, they had pool donuts and big colorful pinwheels around their necks. Both of these homes are on the same street, about 3 minutes away from The Saguaro. I'll make it extra easy on you if you ever want to visit! 

That Pink Door can be found at 1100 Sierra Way. The house with the lions is about three doors down! #beststreetever


Walt Disney's Ranch


When we found out Walt Disney's ranch was located right across from our hotel, we lost it. Like, we dropped all our stuff off in the room and booked it there immediately! It's no secret that Andrew and I are obsessed with all things Disney, so obviously we had to see this asap! It turns out, unfortunately, that we couldn't actually go inside. We did however stare intently at the entrance to see if we could get a little glimpse of anything! If you've ever seen the clip Walt wore on his ties, it's the logo to his ranch. So awesome! 

If you want to drive up to it and be all "Oh I really had no idea I couldn't drive in here sir!", you can find Walt's Ranch at 1850 Smoke Tree Ln. 

The Parker Palm Springs


The Parker is one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever stepped foot in. It is so swanky and luxurious, and the lobby is a fashionistas dream. I mean, it was decorated by Jonathan Adler, so the patterns and rich colors are all things pretty! The rest of the hotel is full of beautiful little gardens-secret gardens-almost. Fire pits, hammocks, fountains, all scattered throughout the property tucked away among big beautiful palm trees and flowers. So much to see here! 

The Parker can be found at 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr.

Other things not to miss
-Woody's Burgers. Andrew and I went here for dinner on our first night in Palm Springs. From the outside, it looks like a quick little burger joint. I was so surprised at the super intricate burgers they offered at really incredible prices! I've never had a mushroom burger with aioli sauce for $7. Like, ever. Besides the delicious, budget friendly food, they had live entertainment all night. Again, so impressed! 

For the best burgers in Palm Springs: 317 N Indian Canyon Dr. 

-Frank Sinatra's grave. Just a short drive form downtown Palm Springs, Frank Sinatra's grave site sits in a very modest but beautiful cemetery in Cathedral City. He's buried right next to his uncle and both parents. Visiting a cemetery might feel a little weird while on vacation, but if you're a big fan, which my husband is, it's a very special thing to visit. Bonus points if you listen to his music all day and bring a few pretty flowers. 

To visit his grave site: Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City. 

Cabazon Dinosaurs


On our drive home, we stopped at the Cabazon Dinosaurs. We got a good giggle out of this stop, mostly because we paid to go inside the museum and we were literally the only people there without kids! The giant dinosaurs are worth a stop, but unless you have kids I would say to skip out on the $8 tour. We did get a cute little toy for our fur baby waiting at home though! 

Cabazon Dinosaurs are located at 50800 Seminole Dr.

Have you ever been to Palm Springs? If so, what are some of your favorite things to do in the are? 
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32 comments:

  1. I'm a CA native, yet not have been yet! Looks amazing.

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    1. I've lived in California all my life and had never been either. It's beautiful though, you would love it!

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  2. Great pictures! And thank you for including where these awesome little spots can be found. It is aggravating when the location of some amazing wall art/mural/etc is left out
    - Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

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    1. Glad that helped, Ana! Thanks so much for reading :)

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  3. Wow, you guys found some really cool gems! I would really love to wander the 'pink door' house's neighborhood!

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    1. The neighborhood is seriously beautiful! So much eye candy!

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  4. That's it, I'm going to Palm Beach right this second.

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  5. Great photos, this looks like such a fun place (or fun places) to visit! My friend just got back from Palm Springs.

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  6. I love all the colors! Currently trying to convince my husband that we neeeeed to paint our door pink!

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    1. Haha, I feel you! It was basically the first thing I said to mine after we saw the pink door in person!

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  7. Love this post! I haven't been to Palm Springs in ages!! You are right, all these places pink door in particular are totally insta famous! You're definitely making me want to plan a girls trip back to Palm Springs ASAP!
    xo, Laura
    www.have-need-want.com

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    1. A girls trip to Palm Springs would be so fun! Hopefully you make it out there soon! :)

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  8. We were just in California, but I have never been to Palm Springs. Sounds like a beautiful place to visit the next time we are there. I have a friend that lives there and the pictures she always posts of these neighborhoods are so cool. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You should definitely visit Palm Springs next time you're in California! It's beautiful!

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  9. Oh my gosh, this looks like a little dream world.
    It's so adorable!
    I need to add this to my must visit list.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. You really should! It's beautiful! Thanks Jenny :)

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  10. Jess, what a great trip. LOVE the Parker hotel and I will be looking for that Pink Door when in Palm Springs :)

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  11. I have only been to Palm Springs once, but I loved it. Granted it was about 104 degrees that day and I couldn't walk to the pool without shoes...but awesome nonetheless. Thank you sharing the Walt Disney Ranch. I heard you can married there!! LOL I am such a Disney nerd but my husband is definitely not. So cute you have that in common:)

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    1. Haha, yeah the heat is a whole different story! I wish we would have gotten married there, too bad we found out about it AFTER we got married :D

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  12. Great post! I've been to Palm Springs a couple of times, but never to any of these places. I'm pinning for my next trip!

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  13. Awesome photos!! And seriously, can I live on that street??

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    1. YES! Let's become millionaires and be Palm Springs neighbors ;) :D

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  14. Does the Parker allow you to tour the grounds if you're not a guest? I'd love to see it, but we are staying at The Saguaro, like you did.

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    1. Hey Chelsi! How exciting that you'll be in Palm Springs! The Parker does allow you to tour the grounds, the only thing is you can't take any photos with a DSLR if you aren't a guest, and you also can't buy any of their lemonade from their fancy lemonade stand. The grounds are beautiful though, and I believe you can eat at their restaurant which I've heard great things about! Have the most fun!! :)

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  15. The Parker is my favorite, they have the best brunch and the service is
    so so sweet!! Even if your not a hotel guest. If you love these things you might wanna book a tour at Elvis and Priscillas Honeymoon house!!! I'm so so glad i did ♡♡♡ Next is Graceland!! Thanks for the info on Sinatras grave site, i had no idea!!

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  16. The Parker is my favorite, they have the best brunch and the service is
    so so sweet!! Even if your not a hotel guest. If you love these things you might wanna book a tour at Elvis and Priscillas Honeymoon house!!! I'm so so glad i did ♡♡♡ Next is Graceland!! Thanks for the info on Sinatras grave site, i had no idea!!

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