It was my birthday week. Here’s our fun itinerary!
All can be done safely and socially distanced.
We stayed near the La Quinta resort in La Quinta and were close to the Cove trail heads. Our first hike was an out and back,two hour Creek Canyon Oasis Trail. (Next time we will go all the way to the oasis.) This is one of my favorite trails!
Our next hike out of the Cove, was a 1 hour loop taking us past some artistic stacked rock art and a rock shelter. We stopped to enjoy the picnic tables in the shade of the Blue Palo Verde trees and native fan palms.
The Palm Springs tram recently reopened with reduced capacity with the requirement to buy your tickets ahead of time online as well as a parking pass.
We rode the 10 am tram up. It was windy but sunny beautiful weather. We hiked the Round Valley loop trail and picnicked at a view spot in the trail. Back at the tram we then enjoyed the views from the cafe patio. We were back in downtown by early afternoon.
The La Quinta Resort has Bistro 26 and The Adobe (two outdoor dining restaurants) that were excellent!
Also the Lavender restaurant in La Quinta has a beautiful patio for dining under the stars.
We also treated ourselves to a “Heaven on Earth” spa treatment in Palm Desert at Bliss Chakra Spa.
It was a wonderful birthday week! Safe and socially distanced.