Five Culinary Stars Take on the Date Challenge

We tasked four local chefs and a mixologist with crafting a meal that celebrates our region’s most important agricultural crop — the date. Their interpretations transcend the challenge.

Maggie Downs Restaurants

We tasked local chefs and a mixologist with crafting an inspired meal that spotlights the desert’s top crop — the date.

guide dogs of the desert

Faithful Companions

For 50 years, the visually impaired have 
gained independence with the help of 
Guide Dogs of the Desert.

Maggie Downs Current PSL, Social Scene

Now an accredited guide dog school, one of only 14 in the country, Guide Dogs of the Desert breeds, raises, and trains all its dogs on site.

desert mistletoe facts

The Scent of the Desert

Distinctive aromas allow you to better know — and remember — the qualities of this special place.

Maggie Downs Attractions, Current PSL

Herbaceous sagebrush creates an aroma that is part of a distinct scent collection that makes the desert unlike any other place in the world.