7 Must-Do Activities in Palm Desert This FallOctober 14, 2019 • 07 am
From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor hiking adventures, Palm Desert, located in the heart of Greater Palm Springs, offers visitors and locals alike plenty of ways to enjoy the high life in the Coachella Valley this season and The Leaf El Paseo is at the center of it all.
Tee off at one of the spectacular local golf courses, swing a tennis racquet where legends have played, unwind at a local spa, explore the food scene on a gourmet tasting tour like Desert Tasty Tours, excite the kids with a trip to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, or shop till you drop while meandering through the upscale El Paseo Shopping District. If you prefer rest and relaxation, you can simply chill out in one of the many sparkling pools or simply plan a visit to The Leaf El Paseo, the most lavish ‘must-see’ cannabis dispensary in Southern California.
So, whether you’re visiting Palm Desert, or live here and are looking to escape the usual routine, here are the best ways The Leaf recommends getting off the beaten path and chillaxing this fall:
Kick off the fall season at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park and enjoy a free concert every Thursday in October. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and enjoy the culinary options provided by onsite food trucks.
Palm Desert offers a variety of trails for hiking buffs as well as those who simply love the outdoors. Explore the natural beauty of Carrizo Canyon and Dead Indian Canyon while hiking along mountainsides and palm trees. The Bump-n-Grind Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Coachella Valley that is highly recommended. If you want to maximize your chances of spotting one of the endangered bighorn sheep, hitting the trail at dawn or dusk offers the best opportunities.
Put on your walking shoes and take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection on select Saturdays each month at 9 a.m. Small groups of three or more people can request their own private tour by calling the City of Palm Desert in advance at 760-837-1663. Individuals who want to view the artwork on their own can download a self-guided tour map.
Get up close and personal with the world’s tallest animal at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. As of October 1st, giraffe feedings are available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Selfies are encouraged and unlimited feedings are available.
Fashionistas and design lovers can’t miss the new Gucci Store in The Gardens on El Paseo. The mood within the store was designed to fit seamlessly into the Palm Desert landscape. Aqua walls and fixtures are accented by polished nickel, aged brass fixtures and herringbone oak wood flooring.
Bring your appetite and nom your way around Palm Desert on a food tour that uncovers the best noshes, from Italian to authentic Royal Thai cuisine. Now in their 8th year offering culinary walking tours, Desert Tasty Tours’ El Paseo Tour includes 5-6 tasting stops and is led by local foodie enthusiasts committed to providing an entertaining, fun and fulfilling experience. All tastings are included in the ticket price.
Don’t miss the state-of-the-art showroom, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and curated inventory of over 600 superior cannabis products for medical, therapeutic and recreational use at The Leaf El Paseo, the one-of-a-kind cannabis experience on El Paseo.