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Best 8 things to do in La Quinta, CA

Amazing sunset in La Quinta

La Quinta is not called a “gem in the desert” for nothing. Its world-renowned golf courses are challenging. It has lots of restaurants, bars, and other dining destinations. Then, there are the stunning mountain ranges and breathtaking landscapes. The sunny weather promotes day-long outdoor activities that invigorate the body and mind.

You’ll never run out of things to do in this diverse city. Here are some.

  1. Shop at Old Town La Quinta
  2. 78100 Main St, La Quinta, CA

    This shopping mecca at the center of the city has a classic California Renaissance-style façade. Check out different boutiques, dining options, galleries, and artistic cafes. Live music is an added perk.

  3. Explore La Quinta Museum
  4. 77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA

    This tourist spot at the heart of La Quinta showcases the city’s rich history and culture. The large community room houses a 32-foot-long mural, dioramas, and a photo gallery filled with various collections. The Local History Gallery’s artifacts, exhibits, and displays take you back to the city’s storied past.

  5. Enjoy the sun at Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park
  6. 58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, CA

    This 710-acre park 15 minutes from the city boasts breathtaking mountain and water views, grassy landscapes, and endless outdoor fun. Friends and family can share meals at the picnic tables or enjoy a barbecue.

  7. Visit the Certified Farmers Market
  8. 78100 Main St, La Quinta, CA

    Name it, this destination has it – organic food from local farmers, body care products, coffee carts, kiosks, and others. Live music plays while you hop from stall to stall. Chef demonstrations and kiddie programs are available.

  9. Play golf at PGA West Stadium Course
  10. 55955 PGA Blvd, La Quinta, CA

    Golf Digest International ranked this golf course one of the 100 greatest in the US five times. It also qualified as one of the best in California four times. Expansive greens with quality rough and fairways have attracted celebrities. Its Pete Dye design is patterned after Scottish seaside courses with rugged, dramatic features. Added attractions include film festivals, polo tournaments, tennis opens, and others.

  11. Enjoy the outdoors at Cove Oasis Trailhead
  12. 54990 Avenida Madero, La Quinta, CA

    Bask in the beauty of the surroundings of hiking trails like Bear Creek Canyon Trail and Boo Hoff Trail. Admire the mountains and other breathtaking natural sceneries in this 114-acre natural wonder. Take a breather with hiking buddies at the picnic tables. And let the fresh, cool mountain breeze chase your cares away.

  13. Take art lessons at Old Town Artisan Studios
  14. 78046 Cll Barcelona, La Quinta, CA

    Classes in pottery, ceramic design, painting, screen printing, and other art forms are offered in this learning hub that welcomes everyone, regardless of age and ability.

  15. Commune with nature at Civic Center Campus
  16. 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA

    Well-kept lawns, a relaxing pond, waterfall, trees, and a carpet of grass make this 18-acre nature park a must-visit. Take the family for a walk or a picnic. Play games, share a joke, and drink in the beauty of art.

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