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La Quinta Palm Springs Activities

  • History Tour

    History Tour

    Step back into La Quinta Resort’s early days with our History Tour. See the casita where Frank Capra wrote the script for his Oscar-winning film, “It Happened One Night,” or catch a glimpse of La Casa, where the reclusive Greta Garbo came to get away from the paparazzi. No RSVP required – join us Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Lobby.

  • Bicycle Rentals

    Bicycle Rentals

    Our bicycle rental program offers short term rental options for adults and children, and includes tandem and buggy options for younger children. Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 760-564-7655 for details and don’t forget to ask about our recommended seven mile scenic route.

  • Dive-In Movies

    Dive-In Movies

    Lounge in or around the Main Pool on Friday and Saturday evenings and catch your favorite family-friendly movie. (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

  • Junior Spa

    Junior Spa

    Designed for the spa-loving 10-17 year old, indulge in a children’s manicure & pedicure, citrus fruit punch scrub, rest & relax massage and more. Learn more.

  • Plunge

    Plunge

    Enjoy music and bar service at the 21-and-over pool with unmatched views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Learn more.

  • Fitness Classes

    Fitness Classes

    Stay active at La Quinta with a full range of daily fitness classes at the resort. Center yourself with yoga or get yourself moving with Zumba! If you’re into weight training, try our Body Sculpt—or if you prefer a low-impact workout, you might prefer the Water Fitness class. The Fitness Center is open daily from 5am – 10pm. For more information, call 760-564-7655. Learn more.

  • LQ Express

    LQ Express

    A special set of tee boxes and markers set up at a distance of 3,732 yards (Mountain) and 3,886 yards (Dunes), perfect for junior and beginner golfers, as well as any adult golfer who doesn’t have time for a full round. Golfers receive a complimentary bag tag and divot tool, as well as a scorecard designed specifically for this program. Learn more.

  • Kid’s Kamp

    Kid’s Kamp

    Hosted by the YMCA and available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-1pm. Kids can enjoy supervised crafts & games. To book, call or visit the concierge desk.

  • Live Music on the Plaza

    Live Music on the Plaza

    Relax in the evening, Wednesday through Sunday, with live music at La Quinta Resort! You can enjoy the musical stylings of Shannon Tanner and Bruce Crichton with a margarita or some appetizers from Adobe Grill as you sit outside by the fountain at the Top of the Plaza. Or be entertained as Ron Pass plays and sings at the piano in Morgan’s in the desert.

  • Resort Shops

    Resort Shops

    Shops on The Plaza feature upscale women’s apparel including Karen Kane, Michael Kors, Trina Turk and TOMS Shoes; men’s apparel including Ralph Lauren, Nike, Adidas, Greg Norman and Tommy Bahama; and kids’ apparel including Roxy, Quiksilver and more. In addition, Shops on The Plaza offer fashion jewelry, home accents, bath & spa products, shoes, handbags, toys and a full collection of signature logo merchandise. All the latest golf fashions and equipment can be found at the clubhouse golf shops. Learn more.

  • Hiking

    Hiking

    Hiking trails are abundant in and around La Quinta, from easy walking paths to difficult terrain. Explore La Quinta’s trails on foot and you’ll experience our beautiful desert setting first-hand. Learn more.

  • Tennis Clinics

    Tennis Clinics

    Tom Gorman and his staff of USPTA-certified professionals offer instruction for players of every level. Choose from a variety of programs including weekend morning clinics, seasonal tennis camps, or daily clinics during holidays and the BNP Paribas Open. Learn more.

  • The Living Desert

    The Living Desert

    The Living Desert is a remarkable zoo and botanical garden representing the desert environments of North America and Africa. With more than 1,200 protected acres, 450 wild animals, live animal shows, a kids’ play park, tranquil gardens, a model train exhibit, hiking trails, tram rides and more, The Living Desert is a fun adventure for the whole family.

  • Jeep Tours

    Jeep Tours

    One of the most popular activities in the Palm Sprigs area, Jeep Tours definitely fall in the “don’t miss” category! Explore some of the most interesting and scenic locations in the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas with a guided tour in an SUV, on an ATV, or on a bicycle. Learn about the fascinating plants, animals, geology, history and culture of the area from the vehicle of your choice. Explore the desert in its day-time glory, or take a scenic sunset tour and marvel at the myriad stars of our desert night sky.

  • Aerial Tramway

    Aerial Tramway

    Experience a breathtaking journey aboard the World’s Largest Rotating Tram. Begin your 10-minute ride at the Valley Station and ride 2 miles up to the Mountain Station, where you can enjoy magnificent views. Head outside for guided nature walks or miles of spectacular hiking trails.

  • Museums

    Museums

    From the La Quinta Historical Museum here in town to the Palm Springs Air Museum, there’s something for just about every interest. Indulge your curiosity at the Children’s Discovery Museum, or relive the rugged pioneer days of the Coachella Valley at Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo.

  • Old Town La Quinta

    Old Town La Quinta

    Located just a 2-minute drive from La Quinta Resort, Old Town offers sophisticated boutiques and curated fashion, delicious dining, wine tastings, art shows, live weekend music and a multitude of seasonal events.

  • Cabazon Outlets

    Cabazon Outlets

    Cabazon is home to two outlet mall experiences: the Desert Hills Premium Outlets and the Cabazon Outlets. Combined, these outlet malls offer an unparalleled designer shopping experience, including stores such as Gucci, Coach, Prada, Versace, Fendi, Hugo Boss and many more. The Desert Hills Premium outlets are adding nearly 50 new luxurious stores, opening Spring 2014.