Unique Cool Weather Activites In La Quinta

By Vanessa Rauch

As the weather begins to cool down in sunny La Quinta, it’s the perfect time to get outside. La Quinta offers panoramic mountain views over lush greenery. In addition to the spectacular views and idyllic weather, the town embraces local art and culture. Food connoisseurs can rejoice over the freshest local ingredients and interesting culinary mixes. There are so many unique outdoor activities in La Quinta that you might not know where to begin. Keep reading for unique cool weather outdoor activities in La Quinta.

Where To Stay

Arrivls has an incredible 17 properties that are perfect for your trip, check out the La Quinta properties here.

Modern Wanderlust 

You can escape to Modern Wanderlust! This bright and spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is in the scenic La Quinta Cove neighborhood. At just 20 miles from Palm Springs, this is the perfect place to stay for a Coachella Valley trip. 

Guests can rest easy in the comfy bedrooms and cook meals in the dreamy fully equipped kitchen. Large sliding doors in the great room display gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa mountains. Guests can also enjoy the private pool and spa. Modern Wanderlust is within walking distance of hiking trails and a quick drive to top-rated golf, dining, shopping, and more!

Book Modern Wanderlust today!

Casa Colibri 

For a month of rest and relaxation, you can’t beat Casa Colibri. Guests can enjoy the spacious 3 bedrooms, 3-bathroom well-maintained home. You’ll find all of the comforts of home, including a fully-stocked kitchen and outdoor living areas.

Cross the street (literally) to hiking and biking trails for all skill levels – from paved walks to more strenuous hikes. Providing unobstructed views of the Santa Rosa mountains – many homes in the cove have views, but not like this!

Check out Casa Colibri today! 

Chill House 

Getaway & CHILL at this cool meets comfortable home in the heart of La Quinta, Chill House! Stand-out features in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home include a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor lounge area with BBQ, a large pool, renovated bathrooms, and TVs in every bedroom.

Should you choose to venture out, you’ll be within walking distance to hiking trails and to Old Town La Quinta for top-rated dining our favorite local brewery, and boutique shopping. Chill house is also approximately 20 miles from Palm Springs making it perfect for your Coachella Valley trip! 

Book Chill House today!

El Chaparral 

Want to stay in a house with a story? Arrivls El Chaparral is rich in history and jazz culture. True to its roots, the house still retains a relaxed & soulful feel but has been equipped with modern comforts and amenities to make it the perfect home-away-from-home.

El Chaparral is a two-structure property consisting of a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, plus a one-bedroom casita with a full bathroom, kitchen, living room, and dining room. Sitting on an oversized corner lot, guests will have exclusive access to the main house, the casita, and also the lush private backyard with a large pool.

Guests can relax in the warm and casually-curated living spaces, cook and enjoy meals in the bright kitchen and relax in the spacious and comfortable bedrooms. The beautifully landscaped backyard with a large and deep swimming pool, picnic-style dining set, bbq, and mature fruit trees is perfect for your month-long stay.

*El Chaparral is currently available for monthly stays. Please inquire for details.

Unique Cool Weather Activities In La Quinta 

Pickleball At Fritz Burns Park 

If you’re looking for a fun (and free) way to enjoy the cooler weather, then head to Fritz Burns Park for some pickleball! There are 8 pickleball courts in the park, broken down into 2 sections, the East Courts (4) and the West Courts (4). The West Courts are designated for intermediate-expert players, while the East Courts are designated for beginner-intermediate players and are for a slower pace of play. 

Bring your own pickleball paddle, a pickleball, workout shoes with grip on the bottom, and a water bottle. This sport really doesn’t require much to play!

Fritz Burn Park| 78107 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253

If you’re interested in tennis then you’ll love Arrivls La Rana Azul and Sunset Palms,  both have access to on-site tennis facilities. 

Hiking Ladder Canyon 

Distance: 4.4 mile

Rating: Moderate

Elevation Gain: 820 ft 

Check out the 4.4-mile Ladder Canyon loop trail near La Quinta, California. Generally considered a moderate route, it takes an average hiker 2 h 6 min to finish. The area is popular for birding, hiking, and rock climbing, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best time to visit this trail is during the cooler months of October through April. 

Keep in mind you’ll need to leave pups at home — dogs aren’t allowed on this trail.

For more fun hikes in La Quinta take a look at Best Hike In The Coachella Valley.

Fun La Quinta X Park 

The brand new La Quinta X Park is one of the best municipal skateparks in all of California. The 40,000 square foot facility occupies the undeveloped corner of Dune Palms Road and Westward Ho Drive and welcomes all wheels, including skateboards, bikes, scooters, skates, and wheelchairs.

The park features a concrete pump track, a modern street course with a variety of stairs, rails and ledges, and three distinct bowls that are perfect for all skill levels. The park is open Wednesday through Friday from 12 pm to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with fees ranging from $2 per day for residents to $5 a day for non-residents.

The new skate park was broken in by the legendary Tony Hawk in January of 2022! How cool?

La Quinta X Park| 46170 Dune Palms Rd, La Quinta, CA 92253

If you are only in La Quinta for a day or a long weekend, make sure to check out How To Spend A Perfect Day In La Quinta

Take A Pedego Electric Bike Rides

For a unique way to explore La Quinta check out Pedego Electric Bike Rentals.  This fun and easy outdoor activity is great for the entire family, and electric bikes are one of the ways to explore the area. 

You can choose from several different rental options to fit your needs, and you can rent a bike for hours or days with Pedego. Rentals range from $14 per hour to $100 per day

Pedego La Quinta| 78-075 Main Street #104, La Quinta, CA 92253| (760) 972-4017

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No matter what you choose to do on your trip to La Quinta, you’ll love coming home to relax at your comfortable and welcoming Arrivls vacation rental. Whether you are staying for a month, check out Casa Colibri and El Chaparral, or have a fun weekend away – we’ve got the perfect place for you! 

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