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“Not Much to See”
Review of Old Town La Quinta

Old Town La Quinta
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Get ready to experience Main Street in Old Town La Quinta. Where the spirit and architecture of Old California is brought to life in a chic outdoor shopping and dining village. With sophisticated boutiques and curated fashion, delicious dining and exciting nightlife, wine tastings, art shows, live weekend music and a multitude of seasonal events, including Art Under the Umbrellas, Taste of La Quinta and the Sunday Certified Farmers' Market.
Carlsbad, CA
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not Much to See”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

It's funny to me that this is considered "Old Town" because its really one little block of shops and restaurants. I wouldn't plan an excursion in hopes of anything more than picking up a bite to eat or shopping at a few middle aged women's stores.

Visited February 2013
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Indio, California
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Needs MORE”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This could be a great small downtown La Quinta area, but it needs more stores to shop. It has quite a few restaurants and bars.

Visited February 2013
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midwest
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice shopping and dining”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Unique boutiques and few restaurants where
you can eat outside. Try the olive oil sampling
store for sure. I ate at Stufz Pizza and Grill with
a nice mountainview. The walk from the hotel
was very scenic and easy.

Visited February 2013
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Thank travelkitty28
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B.C. Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Quaint. Expensive.”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Old Town La Quinta is very quaint and has lots of personality. It is very hot and you should dress appropriately.
There is a weekly farmer's market that is held on the street in OTL. It is okay. Found everything pretty expensive.
There are lots of spas and restaurants.
Very pretty and worth a visit. Just be prepared with the money.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank CanuckMama
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El Dorado Hills, California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great old town”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We spent the afternoon walking around Old Town and having lunch. There are some very nice shops and quite a few restaurants to choose from. It is in a lovely setting. It is also pet friendly if you have your dog with you which is nice. A must see if you are in the Palm Springs or La Quinta area for a vacation.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Carol M
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