Can anyone tell me about the outlet shopping in Palm Springs?
Is is worth a visit??
Would welcome some other fun things to do in Palm Springs.
I assume you mean the Desert Hills outlet in Cabazon nearby? I enjoy driving down a couple of times a year (although I enjoyed it more when there were more homewares/china outlets). It has a lot of upscale type shops (Armani, Ermenagildo Zegna (is that right?), Coach (leather), Donna Karan etc. and also mid-range outlets. It is always mobbed with Japanese tourists, if that helps!
If you aren't bad with heights, take the aerial tramway up the mountain--with luck there'll be snow.
The Cabazon and Desert Premium Outlets are definitely worth a visit. The Crate & Barrel at Cabazon is my favorite.
While in the area, I ditto the suggestion to go on the PS Tramway. It's absolutely beautiful up there. Go early enough to do some hiking and ot enjoy the view and a meal outside. Dress in layers as it's cold up there.
There is a lot of great public art in Palm Desert as well as galleries.
Thanks so much to you all, the info is great.
Spent last week in Palm Desert, and went to the Cabazon/Desert Premium Outlets, as we do several times a year. It's a huge place, with several shopping areas. They are really having great sales this time of year- 40% - 60% off really nice things.
After the local advices I agree as a fellow tourist, that this Outlet Mall is the best we have been to on our travels. My DW simply loves shopping and drags me to many places and I hate that, but this one was really nice and I bought myself shoes and some golfing clothes (and used them at a Palm Springs golfcourse). The PS area is great for relaxing and PS always is a must stay for us. Also some great scenery not that far from PS like in Joshua Tree NP and Anza Borrego DSP. Have fun!
This thread has been fun to read, we will be visiting the Rancho Mirage area in April, sounds like the outlets would be a great place to do some Mother's Day shopping! :)
Tet, my husband is the same as you. Sometimes he "has" to go with me because we pass the outlets on the way to the desert cities. Other times I go shopping with my dil during the week. When he goes, he always ends up with shoes, casual clothes and sometimes I can't get him to leave. LOL
Lol CAnative. Last year I bought a pair of Clarks shoes at $ 59,-- In my country they are $ 150,-- and there's a Timberland outlet...woooooow :)
It's definitely a good outlet mall. Bear in mind it's HUGE and about 30 minutes drive north from Palm Springs. So unless you want to spend all day there, some research may be helpful.
That Timberland store is great, especially if there are sample shoes in your size.