Where to Cool Down in Palm Springs

Even in soaring temperatures, Palm Springs and its surrounds offer ways to chill out




Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s glam touch is on full display at Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells. Take in the Moroccan-inspired patterns throughout the 46 guest rooms, pool area and Mediterranean-driven The Pink Cabana restaurant. Meanwhile, families and cocktail-sipping singles peacefully coexist around the stunning rooftop pool at downtown’s Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, which boasts views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the sprawling Coachella Valley beyond. At Sparrows Lodge, tap into the desert’s healing vibes with a whole-body purification treatment in the open-air massage tent.



Celebrated chef Engin Onural puts his creative spin on sushi rolls at uptown’s Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey. On East Palm Canyon Road, Kreem scoops perfect-for-peak-heat ice cream flavors such as lemon meringue and coffee lavender.



Browse unexpected home goods and accessories at Thick As Thieves, from jewelry made in Tel Aviv to wood-block art pieces from Joshua Tree.


Feature image: The pool at KIMPTON ROWAN PALM SPRINGS HOTEL. Photo by Laure Joliet.


This story originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of C Magazine and has been updated as of Aug. 23, 2019.

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