The people who own and operate the restaurants, shops, bars, spas, and boutique hotels in Palm Springs are the reason why this city is such a beloved destination — because of them, when you crave sizzling fajitas, fancy a stiff drink, or want a fabulous bathing suit to wear by the pool, you can always get what you want.

Due to the pandemic, these establishments need our support more than ever. As part of the new We are Palm Springs campaign, local businesses are raising awareness, letting travelers know the services they offer, and how they enhance their Palm Springs experience.

When we can safely travel again, book your stay at one of our independently-owned Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels — intimate establishments that cater to all travelers, from mid-century modern fans to those who adore Mediterranean architecture.

Once in Palm Springs, there are hundreds of mom-and-pop restaurants to order from, offering to-go, curbside, and delivery. The Los Arboles Hotel is home to El Mirasol, a delicious Mexican restaurant, while next door to Alcazar Palm Springs is Cheeky’s, a breakfast hotspot. After fueling up, you’ll be ready to check out the world-class shopping in downtown Palm Springs, from Wabi Sabi Japan Living to Destination PSP to Bouschet, the place for premiere wines.

Want to show your support from home? Call your favorite restaurant to see about buying a gift certificate you can use the next time you are in town. If you’re within driving distance, place a to-go order and enjoy a meal in the comfort of your own dining room. You can also go shopping — if your favorite boutique doesn’t have an online store, find out if they will let you shop over the phone and ship your purchase.

Spread the love further on social media — tag photos of your favorite shops, restaurants, and hotels with #wearepalmsprings #visitpalmsprings and #PSPSH

With your help, we can keep Palm Springs fabulous!