On our second last day in Palm Springs we decided on a hike in the Indian Canyons, which is made up of Palm, Andreas, Murray and Tahquitz Canyons, each with unique landscapes. You could easily spend days exploring the area - our hike through Palm Canyon barely scratched the surface of the incredibly vast trails. Palm Canyon is essentially a huge palm grove in the midst of a barren gorge, filled with towering California Fan Palms, streams and mammoth rocks that felt prehistoric (very Land-Before-Time-ish). There are beautiful cacti plants jutting out from the rocks and lizards a plenty. Though we ran out of time, the trail eventually winds upwards to provide an incredible view of the canyon below.
On a drive later that evening, ever the sophisticated couple, we stopped to oogle the Cabazon dinosaurs, which beckoned us from the highway. That's right, these are the same dinosaurs featured in the 1985 movie, Pee Wee's Big Adventure (how could you forget that gem?).
We made it back to town in time to wander Villagefest, which happens every Thursday night on Palm Canyon Drive. The road closes, the shops stay open late and the streets are packed with vendors and food trucks. I'll admit the crafty wares aren't exactly up our alley but you can score some pretty tasty street meat.
As Cory is never one to miss out on a brewery tour, after a final bike ride on our last morning, we drove to Thousand Palms for a beerlicious tasting at the relatively new Coachella Valley Brewing Company. We finished our time in PS with a late lunch at Tyler's Burgers for, you guessed it, burgers. This place is just as good, if not better, than the reviews suggest. Heck I'm still thinking about that coleslaw (now there's something I've never said before). Next we made a quick stop to the uptown design district on North Palm Canyon Drive (where fantastic new and vintage, non-touristy, tchotchke-free shops lie) for some last minute shopping. One of my favourite stops is of course a card store called Just Fabulous. Then it was on to the Palm Springs airport (which wins for most relaxed, best looking airport) for our flight home.
Stay tuned for an upcoming post highlighting a few PS inspired products I launched at the National Stationery Show in May!