How To Spend A Perfect Day In La Quinta

By Vanessa Howard

La Quinta has everything from delicious dining, to pristine golf courses, and amazing outdoor adventures. Located just 25 miles from Palm Springs, and offering the perfect combination of nature and sophistication, La Quinta is a must-visit. If you’re looking for relaxation and rejuvenation then La Quinta is perfect for you. Find out how to spend the perfect day in La Quinta…

Best Time To Visit La Quinta

La Quinta is somewhat temperate and the best times to visit are spring and fall. Be aware that if you visit during the summer months temperatures regularly reach 108℉ or higher. 

Where To Stay In La Quinta

You can check out all of the Arrivls La Quinta properties for amazing homes for your stay in this desert paradise. A few featured properties in La Quinta include…

Palo Verde

Palo Verde is your perfect escape to tranquility. This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has spacious living areas and a dreamy fully equipped kitchen. Lounge in the backyard by the pool and enjoy the scenic mountain views. Palo Verde is within walking distance from Old Town La Quinta. Book Palo Verde today!

Oso Arroyo

Oso Arroyo is your home away from home in La Quinta. You’ll love the spacious living areas including the fully equipped kitchen. If you love sports you’ll appreciate the projector wall and extra large and comfy sofa to enjoy games! Hang out in the backyard oasis complete with pool, spa, and gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. You can book Oso Arroyo now! 

Desert Rose

You’ll find rest and tranquility at Desert Rose in La Quinta. The cozy interior spaces will have you relaxed in no time. Lounge in the sun, splash in the pool or enjoy an epic sunset over the mountains in the amazing backyard. You’ll be close to all that La Quinta has to offer in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom dreamy oasis. Book Desert Rose today!

How To Spend The Perfect Day In La Quinta

1. Hike La Quinta Cove

Whether you want to hike, bike, or take a stroll with the family, La Quinta has many beautiful and fun hiking options. Some of the most popular are…

La Quinta Cove Trail

Distance: 3.6 miles 

Rating: Easy 

Elevation Gain: 390 ft 

Located in the Santa Rosa Wilderness you’ll find the popular La Quinta Cove trail.  This is an easy 3.6 mile out and back trail that is good for all skill levels. Keep in mind that the trail is not clearly marked and it may be a bit difficult to stay on the trail without a GPS.

La Quinta Cove Trail To Lake Cahuilla

Distance: 6.6 miles 

Rating: Easy 

Elevation Gain: 390 ft 

This very popular hiking trail is 6.6 miles long and considered moderately difficult. It takes an average of 3 hours to complete at a moderate pace. This is considered one of the best trails in La Quinta and is a can’t miss! Be aware that a lot of the trail is loose gravel making sturdy hiking boots a must. 

2. Brunch At Chula

47150 Washington St Ste B, La Quinta, CA 92253

Chula Artisan Eatery is the place to grab brunch while in La Quinta. Friendly staff, a diverse menu, and quick service all make Chula a step above the rest. This locally sourced, farm-to-table restaurant features family recipes with a fresh and healthy twist. You can’t go wrong here, but try Mom’s Chilaquiles or Heavenly Hollandaise Green Chile Biscuits for an amazingly delicious brunch!

3. Explore Old Town La Quinta

Old Town La Quinta is a charming upscale shopping center where you can find charming cafes, sophisticated boutiques, and even fun wine tastings. It also features iconic ivory stucco buildings with Spanish tile red roofs, which somehow make Old Town La Quinta even more delightful. If you visit during a weekend you’ll often find events like art shows, food tastings, and live music. 

4. Lounge Poolside At Your Arrivls Vacation Rental

That was a jam-packed morning, now is a great time to head back to your Arrivls vacation rental and enjoy the sunny backyard. Lounge and sunbathe for a bit or splash around in the pool to cool off. Your Arrivls vacation rental is the perfect place to unwind after a busy morning exploring La Quinta. 

or… Golf The PGA WEST Stadium Course

55955 PGA Blvd, La Quinta, CA 92253 

This Pete Dye designed course was inspired by Scottish links-style courses. While it is a private course, guests can play private courses here up to 3 times within a calendar month. Golf fans and players won’t want to miss this course! 

PGA West Stadium Course

Other Great Public Golf Course Options:

SilverRock Resort 

The Mountain Course In La Quinta Resort

5. Grab A Drink At La Quinta Brewing Company

78-100 Main Street #101, La Quinta, CA 92253 

After being in the sun and heat for the afternoon, settle in at La Quinta Brewing Company Old Town Taproom & Grill for some of their award-winning craft beer. The taproom is lively and fun, with the addition of friendly and helpful staff this is a must-visit. They’ve got a great selection of brews including the Ever Par IPA and the Sand Storm. 

6. Dinner At Lavender Bistro

78073 Cll Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253

Dinner at Lavender Bistro is a treat and this restaurant has been a community staple for 14 years. The ambiance here is amazing as french doors open onto an award-winning patio filled with twinkle lights and light music. It’s known as one of the best romantic restaurants in all of La Quinta. Enjoy freshly caught seafood, delectable cuts of meat, or lighter fare at Lavender Bistro. Try the Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs or the Maine Lobster Ravioli. 

Other Dinner Options In La Quinta:

There are so many great food options in La Quinta that you may find it overwhelming to choose a dinner spot! No need to worry, here are some great options: 

La Quinta Cliffhouse

78250 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253 

This hidden gem in La Quinta can be found on the top of a cliff in this desert city. This restaurant and bar do not disappoint in terms of outdoor ambiance and delicious American cuisine. You can choose between indoor and outdoor seating for a fun and unique dining experience in La Quinta. 

La Quinta Cliffhouse

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar

78480 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253

Okura has a large and diverse menu that is sure to please even the most discerning diners. Try the Garlic-Soy Shishito Peppers and the Crispy Spicy Tuna – crispy rice cakes topped with spicy tuna, caramelized ginger, and tobiko. Yum! If you prefer your meals cooked, try the Robata Grill Spare Ribs and the Saikyo Miso Sea Bass. 

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar

If you are staying in La Quinta for a bit longer, check out this Weekend Guide To La Quinta California!

La Quinta has so many amazing things to see and do that you will want to stay forever! Dine out in one of the amazing restaurants, hike the beautiful trails, and go shopping in Old Town La Quinta to make it the perfect day!

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