The Perfect Kid-Free Getaway in Palm Springs

Lance and I are driving home from a glorious two night getaway in Palm Springs. This was our first time away from the boys since Thatcher (18-months) was born. I was a little nervous about how he would handle it (I just weaned him 3 weeks ago), but both boys seemed to do great and we are very thankful for our amazing parents for watching the boys!

We had a really great trip and I definitely am heading back feeling refreshed and ready to get back and snuggle the boys.

If you too are looking for a fun, active, and fun kid-free getaway in Palm Springs. Here are a few of our favorite places, food, and activities.

Where We Stayed: Ace Hotel + Swim Club

We stayed at Ace and loved it. This was the perfect spot to stay without kids. We especially loved that they have Linus bikes you can use. We really took advantage of these. It was so fun to bike around and soak in the mid-century architecture of the surrounding neighborhoods. We biked to Townies for bagels one morning and coffee at Ernest the next. Lance and I love being active and going on morning bikes rides is not something we normally get to enjoy so it was definitely a great amenity of the hotel. The swim club was nice as well. A little crowded on Sunday, but Monday and Tuesday were quieter, which was nice. We definitely will come back to Ace!

Where We Ate + Drank

I did a lot of research of best spots to eat and drink in Palm Springs. I was most influenced by this article. As recommended, we were hoping to have dinner at Bar Cecil. This is definitely a spot you need a reservation for. We didn’t have one and we would have needed to wait about 2 hours to be seated at the bar, so we pivoted and ended up at Trio Restaurant. This spot was actually not even in the Infatuation article, but we enjoyed it and would definitely go back! We split a mushroom pizza and a delicious beet salad. I loved it here because it felt very Palm Springs and was easy to get seated right away without a reservation. The waiter was also super friendly and gave us fun recommendations!

After dinner, we got tiki drinks at Bootlegger Tiki. This was really close to Trio and had a really fun atmosphere with delicious drinks! Our bartender was super nice and even lived for a year in my hometown of Hermosa!

Some other favorites were bagel egg sandwich from Townies, sandwiches from The Real Italian Deli, and coffee at Ernest.

What We Did

Lance and I both love being active so naturally on our one full day away we packed a ton of activity into it. We went on a nice short run, rode bikes to breakfast, and enjoyed an awesome hike around Mount San Jacinto State Park. We took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up and loved walking around and exploring. We took the tramway with Hudson when he was just about 6-months old. It was a much different experience to really explore and hike around. There was even small patches of snow! The rest of our time was spent hanging at the hotel, reading poolside, and chatting in the jacuzzi. Our final night we ate at the Tommy Bahamas on El Paseo and walked around for a bit after. It is really nicely decorated for Christmas but for some reason most of the shops were closed!

Thankful for these two nights away! And thankful for our amazing parents who watched the boys!


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