Thanksgiving Dinner In La Quinta

By Vanessa Howard

The holidays are quickly approaching and if you are traveling over Thanksgiving you’re looking for the most amazing Thanksgiving feast. If you are staying with us in La Quinta, don’t worry there are plenty of delicious eateries to choose from for all the Thanksgiving classics. This year, relax in style at an Arrivls property and leave the cooking to the pros, after all, it is what they do! Keep reading for our top picks of where to find an amazing Thanksgiving dinner in La Quinta. 

Thanksgiving Weather In La Quinta

La Quinta weather is pretty perfect in November! You’ll experience temperatures in the mid to high 70s during the day and high 60s at night. This makes November, and Thanksgiving, a great time to visit the sunny Coachella Valley. 

Where To Stay

Vista Santa Fe

Vista Santa Fe is one of the best places in La Quinta to catch a sunset! Relax in the private pool in the backyard oasis as you take in the stunning mountain views and gorgeous technicolor sunsets. With comfortable bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and an extra large sofa for the entire group to gather around the fireplace or watch a movie, you’ll feel right at home.

Vista Santa Fe is within walking distance of hiking and biking trails and 1.5 miles to Old Town La Quinta for top-rated dining, shopping, and more! You can find out more about things to do in La Quinta here

Check out Vista Sante Fe today! 

Modern Wanderlust

Are you experiencing some wanderlust? You can escape to Modern Wanderlust today! 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!

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!

Staying A Little Longer?

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! 

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 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.

Best Thanksgiving Dinners In La Quinta

Lavender Bistro

Lavender Bistro is the perfect place to skip the stress of cooking a huge meal yourself and instead enjoy Thanksgiving classics on the sunny patio of Lavender Bistro. With the perfect blend of gourmet meets classics, their Thanksgiving menu offers something for everyone. 

Lavender Bistro’s menu includes everything from Oven Roaster Turkey with all the classics fixings, to Braised Cabernet Lamb Shanks with other Thanksgiving classics such as sweet potatoes. Reservations are recommended and you can find the full menu here

Lavender Bistro|  78073 Cll Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253| (760) 564-5353

La Quinta Cliffhouse

Photo Credit: La Quinta Cliffhouse

The La Quinta Cliffhouse is a local favorite and a fantastic place to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. While the Cliffhouse doesn’t offer a specific holiday menu, they are open on Thanksgiving from 2 pm – 8 pm serving their delicious menu options. 

If you are looking for some Thanksgiving foods go for the Roasted Chicken with mashed potatoes and truffle demi. Looking for flavors that are a bit more elevated? Try the Twin Lobster Tails or Braised Short Ribs. Reservations are recommended and you can find the full menu here

La Quinta Cliffhouse| 78250 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253| (760) 360-5991

The Grill on Main

The Grill On Main takes pride in its fresh take on Classic American Fare. Between the mouth-watering burgers, and traditional comfort food favorites, you’ll feel right at home at The Grill On Main. You can also enjoy their list of specialty micro-brews, a wine menu featuring more than 40 wines from around the world, and their full bar.

They don’t have a specific Thanksgiving menu, but their menu has so many delectable options that you’ll find it hard to choose. From the Truffle Tater Tots to the Slow Cooked Prime Rib, or The Grill Burger, you just can’t go wrong here. Reservations are recommended and you can find the full menu here

The Grill On Main| 78065 Main St, La Quinta, CA 92253| (760) 777-7773


RD RNNR Libations, Pints & Plates brings a brand new experience when it comes to dining, and Thanksgiving is no exception! They are hosting their Thanksgiving meal on November 26 from 3-8 pm. Let them take care of all the cooking and clean up for you this holiday season.

The Thanksgiving menu is a 3 course Prix Fixe, consisting of fall classics such as Butternut Square Bisque, Turkey with traditional sides included, and of course Pumpkin Pie. Looking for something a little different? Try the Chilean Seabass or Chicken Piccata. Reservations are highly recommended and you can find the full menu here

RD RNNR| 78075 Main St Suite #105, La Quinta, CA 92253| (442) 400-3255

The Nest

The Nest is offering a 3 course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving menu this year, and you’ll love both the atmosphere and the offerings. Try the Roasted Butternut Squash soup or Pear Salad to start before feasting on their other amazing options. 

These Thanksgiving classics include traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Or go for something different with a choice of slow-cooked prime rib, roasted maple half duck, Parmesan encrusted Pacific sole, and even a vegetarian stuffed soy turkey dinner. Don’t forget the homemade pumpkin or apple pie with whipped cream or the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Reservations are recommended and you can see the full menu here

The Nest| 75188 CA-111, Indian Wells, CA 92210|  (760) 346-2314

Looking For A Meal At An Arrivls rental?

Chef Joslin

We highly recommend Chef Joslin for your Thanksgiving needs. She provides delicious dishes with tailor-made menus and personalized service. We can personally attest to her amazing culinary skills and beyond delicious food.

If you are looking to have an amazing Thanksgiving meal at one of the Arrivls rentals contact Chef Joslin for a culinary experience you won’t forget!

Chef Joslin| 310 251 4659| Chef Joslin on Instagram

La Quinta Thanksgiving Events

Martha’s Village & Kitchen 5K

Martha’s Village & Kitchen is one of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley, and this Thanksgiving they are holding their 16th annual Thanksgiving Day 5k! Join them on November 24th from 8 am – 12 pm on El Paseo Road. 

The goal of the 5K is to raise awareness about Martha’s Village and Kitchen’s services and to provide funds to support their mission to end hunger and homelessness in the Coachella Valley. You can register for the event here

This Thanksgiving let the professionals take care of all the hard work by visiting one of these amazing La Quinta eateries to feast. Then return to your cozy Arrivls rental to relax after stuffing yourself with all of the best Thanksgiving classics! Don’t forget the Pumpkin Pie!

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