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Best of the Best 2019: Palm Springs

The best the city has to offer in attractions, restaurants, and more as voted on by our readers.

Derrik Lang Attractions, Current Guide

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Spencer’s Restaurant received top honors for eight categories.
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Our readers voted for their favorite attractions, restaurants, and experiences in Greater Palm Springs. We’re revealing the results of our annual Palm Springs Life Best of the Best competition city by city. View the full list at palmspringslife.com/best-of.

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STAY
VACATION RENTAL

Oranj Palm Vacation Homes; palmspringsrentals.com

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Avalon Hotel and Bungalows;
avalon-hotel.com

Parker Palm Springs; parkerpalmsprings.com

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Oranj Palm Vacation Homes

TASTE
ALFRESCO DINING, BREAKFAST, CATERER, CONTINENTAL, ROMANTIC DINING, SEAFOOD, SUNDAY BRUNCH, WEDDING VENUE

Spencer’s Restaurant; spencersrestaurant.com

BARBEQUE

Smoke Tree BBQ; smoketreebbq.com

BURGER, SPORTS BAR

Smokin’ Burgers; smokinburgers.com

CHINESE

Wang’s in the Desert; wangsinthedesert.com

COFFEEHOUSE

Koffi; kofficoffee.com

CRAFT COCKTAIL, VEGETARIAN / VEGAN

Lulu California Bistro; lulupalmsprings.com

FRENCH

Pomme Frite; pomme-frite.com

INDIAN

Monsoon; monsoonindianrestaurant.com

ITALIAN

Johnny Costa’s; johnnycostaspalmsprings.com

JAPANESE

Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey; sandfishps.com

MEDITERRANEAN

Evzin Mediterranean Cuisine; evzincuisine.com

MEXICAN

La Bonita’s Restaurant; labonitas.com

PIZZA

Bill’s Pizza; billspizzapalmsprings.com

STEAKHOUSE

Kaiser Grille Palm Springs; kaisergrille.com

THAI

Thai Smile Palm Springs; thaismilepalmsprings.com

VIETNAMESE

533 Viet Fusion; 533vietfusion.com

EXPLORE
ART GALLERY, MUSEUM

Palm Springs Art Museum; psmuseum.org

ATTRACTION

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; pstramway.com

CASINO

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs; aguacalientecasinos.com

EVENT

Modernism Week; modernismweek.com

GAY BAR

Blackbook; blackbookbar.com

HIKING TRAIL

Indian Canyons; indian-canyons.com

LIVE MUSIC

The Purple Room; purpleroompalmsprings.com

LIVE THEATER

Palm Canyon Theatre; palmcanyontheatre.org

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE

Indian Canyons Golf Resort; indiancanyonsgolf.com

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The Purple Room

SHOPS + SERVICES
BIKE RENTAL

Bike Palm Springs; bikepsrentals.com

CONSIGNMENT, RESALE, VINTAGE

Revivals; revivalsstores.com

DISPENSARY

P.S.A. Organica; psa-organica.business.site

FLORIST

Palm Springs Florist; palmspringsflorist.net

GYM / HEALTH CLUB

Fit in 42 Palm Springs; fitin42.com

HAIR SALON

Salon 119; salon119.com

VETERINARIAN

VCA Hospitals; vcahospitals.com