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Hiking Trails
* Bump & Grind
* Indian Canyons
* Murray Canyon

Music Art Festivals
* Coachella Music and Arts Festival
* Stagecoach Festival
* (Tie) La Quinta Art Festival and Indian Wells Arts Festival

Scenic Drive
* Highway 74
* Tramway Road
* Highway 111

Tourist Attraction
* Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
* The Living Desert
* Palm Springs Art Museum


* Palm Springs Koffi
* Starbucks
* Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

* Armando’s Dakota Bar and Grill
* El Mirasol
* Las Casuelas Terraza

* The Falls
* Pacifica Seafood
* Tropicale

Singles Bar
* Sullivan’s Steakhouse
* The Nest
* Desert Springs JW Marriott Costas 

Sports Bar
* The Beer Hunter
* Burgers & Beer
* Yard House

* Desert Springs JW Marriott - Costas
* Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa Stir
* Hunters


Public Golf Course
* Indian Wells Golf Resort
* Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa
* (Tie) Indian Canyons Golf Resort and Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Private Golf Course
* Bighorn Golf Club
* O’Donnell Golf Club
* PGA West


* Desert Springs JW Marriott - Spa Desert Springs 
* SpaTerre
* (Tie) Spa La Quinta and Salon 119

Fitness Club
* World Gym, Palm Springs
* Gold’s Gym
* Pilates Palm Springs

* Desert Springs JW Marriott - Spa Desert Springs 
* The Well
* SpaTerre


Art Gallery
* Art by Peter
* Royale Projects
* Coda Gallery


Boutique Hotel
* Viceroy Palm Springs
* Terra Cotta Inn
* Ace Hotel

Resort Hotel
* Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa
* Riviera Resort & Spa
* La Quinta Resort & Club


Alfresco Dining
* Spencer’s
* Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
* Tropicale

Barbecue Restaurant
* Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
* Big Mama’s Soul Food
* (Tie) The Cowboy Way and Tootie’s Texas BBQ

Chinese Restaurant
* Wang’s in the Desert
* P.F. Chang’s
* City Wok

French Restaurant
* Le Vallauris
* Chez Pierre
* Cuistot

Italian Restaurant
* Desert Springs JW Marriott  Ristorante - Tuscany
* Le Donne Cucina
* Castelli’s

Mexican Restaurant
* El Mirasol
* Las Casuelas Terraza
* Blue Coyote Bar & Grill

* Ruth’s Chris Steak House
* Chop House
* LG’s Prime Steak House

Sunday Brunch
* Desert Springs JW Marriott - Lakeview  Restaurant
* Spencer’s
* Spa Resort Casino Oasis Buffet

* Okura Robata Grill
* Desert Springs JW Marriott  - Mikado & Bar
* No Da Te

Vegetarian Restaurant
* Native Foods
* Palm Greens Cafe
* (Tie) Pepper’s Thai Cuisine and Luscious Lorraine’s

Wine List
* Zin American Bistro
* (Tie) Spencer’s and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar


Consignment Store
* Estate Sale Co.
* Revivals
* Resale Therapy

Vintage Home Furnishings
* Modern Way
* Estate Sale Co.
* (Tie) Studio One 11 and Vintage Oasis


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