When someone asks if you and a girlfriend want to go to Palm Springs and spend a few nights at the Parker Palm Springs, you say “YES.” The Parker (and Palm Springs in general) has been on my radar since I moved out to California and began to make a list of all the cool places on Instagram that I eventually wanted to visit out here. So, when the opportunity arose to take a trip out there, I jumped on it!
In this case, Chevrolet reached out to invite us to celebrate the all-new Malibu Hybrid with a road trip to Palm Springs and a stay at the Parker. I knew exactly who I was going to bring with me on this girls’ trip! My friend Hannah has a penchant for fashion and interior design and I knew she was going to love a little trip to the desert and a stay at this iconic hotel. Seeing as we hadn’t seen each other for a little more than a month, it also was the perfect way to catch up on life and do a little relaxing. Read on to get our tips on what to see, eat and do if you happen to get the chance to spend a weekend in Palm Springs.
Clearly I’m biased here, but if you ever have the chance to stay at the Parker Palm Springs, take it! It’s truly a magical place and it’s safe to say that Hannah and I never wanted to leave. From the moment you arrive at the Parker and see the big white walls and orange doors, it only gets better. Re-done by Jonathan Adler in 2004, the entire property is design (and Instagram) gold. Beyond its looks, the Parker’s staff is incredibly friendly, accommodating and helpful. Plus, you instantly get this zen-like feeling the moment you walk through those large orange doors. Like I said, MAGIC.
Of course, there are an abundance of other cool places to stay in Palm Springs. If you aren’t already familiar with the area, Taylor had a great time at the Ace Hotel earlier this year and the Saguaro Palm Springs is another hotel on my list to visit.