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Crash Course: Palm Springs in 48 Hours

If most of you have been following along on my Instagram feed, you’ll notice that a) I know have an abundance of Palm Springs content and b) I started adding vibrant color. Gasp! It’s so funny how travel opens up perspectives and changes you, even if it was only 48 hours. Yes, you heard that right, I was only in Palm Springs for two full days and I have content to last me a month LOL.

Today’s post will be dedicated to showing you the instagrammable spots I hit up in Palm Springs! I am extremely thankful to Sharon of Style Lullaby and David of DCP Photographer for giving me this crash course and making this post possible. My trip would not have been so fun filled with adventures and memories if it weren’t for them.

Welcome to Palm Springs

Ready to discover all the Instagram worthy spots of Palm Springs? Here we go!

Korakia Hotel

@korakia |

This hotel is the cutest spot! It feels like you are transformed into a whole new part of the world and time period. These two pictures don’t give it justice, but if you ever visit Palm Springs, you should definitely check out the Korakia Hotel. The archways are so beautiful, the flower fountation is certainly instagrammable.

Ice Cream and Shoppe

OMG this is the cutest ice cream shop ever! Aside from the fact that the ice cream is totally bomb and affordable, it has two key components that brings it to my list: their shop is filled with the cutest things (ranging from fun pins, large pool floaties, and memorable cards) and their ice cream list has some special flavors (including Coachella Valley Date, Lavender, and Pomegranate Chip). If you’re craving ice cream, which I’m sure you will be in the heat of Palm Springs, this spot is totally for you.

Moorten’s Botanical Garden

This spot was cacti and succulent heaven! For all of you plant lovers out there, this is your go to spot to visit for sure. Admission fee is $5 a person but it’s honestly so worth it to discover all the types of cacti that exist! Who knew there were so many?! I only wish I could have bought some plants to bring home with me 🙁

Pioneer Town

Ready to go back several decades? Pioneer Town of Palm Springs is like being transported back to the Wild, Wild West! You literally get all the desert, cowboy, ranch vibes you could possibly want. I’m not a huge wild west fan, but it was definitely cool to see this little town up close and personal. I felt like I was in WestWorld, minus all of the visitors and robot people haha! Instagram worthy for sure cause you won’t find this type of setup that often anywhere else.

That Pink Door

@thatpinkdoor | #thatpinkdoor

This is a real house in Palm Springs where people actually live inside haha, but their infamous pink door has taken storm across social media as an Instagram hot spot! They recently updated their IG saying no photos allowed, so unfortunately this spot is no longer available to take shots at due to the high volume of people who take photos here (noted by the hashtag literally FILLED with photos). While I’m sure the publicity was great, I can understand how the extra press can become intrusive with full productions outside of a home. While I visited, I was able to get a shot here before they officially marked no photography or trespassing allowed. David caught an awesome shot of the behind the scenes shoot at this location! Also, remember that shot of me starting a new sport of touching palm trees? That was shot here too!

Joshua Tree National Park

Now I bet you allllll know this spot from Palm Springs! The Kardashians have Joshua Tree in their mobile game which is the first time I discovered what it was and the second time was when Sharon kept shooting there! Joshua Trees are those funky looking trees you see in the background, but they honestly have so much character. The scenery in this state park is to die for! There’s desert sand, joshua trees, and large boulders that people actual climb (holy cow!) Apparently you an also see a beautiful milky way here, so if y’all have time to camp out here – DO IT! I wish I did, but I’ll save that for my next visit!

Desert Springs

@desertsprings |

Lastly is Desert Springs Mariott in Palm Springs where you can find flamingos all out in their hot pink glory! I’ve never seen flamingos in real life so I was super excited to get this opportunity. I never got a chance to actually go inside but I’m sure it is magnificent (it was starting to get dark out… and we got hungry)! The drive in is also spectacular because of the line of palm trees surrounding the entryway. Definitely go visit the flamingos!!

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  • lydia
    March 12, 2018

    Such a fun post and love all the photos! So fun hearing what you did and now I am for sure adding this to places I need to visit!

    xo, lydia

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      Thanks for reading along 🙂 PS is definitely a place to visit!

  • Stephanie
    March 12, 2018

    This was the first thing I read this morning when I got up and it makes me so excited for my potential honeymoon in PS! SO many gorgeous places to explore! Looks like you had an amazing time!

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      Ahhh I’m so glad you read it! OMG you’d have an amazing honeymoon there! It’s truly such a beautiful place with lots to do and spots to explore for sure! Hope you enjoy it xx

  • Azanique
    March 12, 2018

    I love that ice cream shop and all the palm trees 🙂 What a great trip!

    -xo, Azanique |

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      The ice cream was delicious! Definitely go sometime if you’re ever in PS!

  • Helen
    March 12, 2018

    This is such a beautiful place. I hope i could this one day, The post that you post are all beautiful. Great shot!

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      I hope you get the opportunity! Everything is so beautiful 🙂 thanks for reading

  • sharon wu
    March 13, 2018

    This crash course is just on point hehehe <3 David and I had soooo much fun with you and Yuena! Thank you again for flying all the way out here to enjoy the sun and some fun sights with us. It was a pleasure showing you both around and I'm glad you had a blast. I am looking forward to our adventures in NYC next! 😉 xo, sharon

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      Literally on point because of you two!! So grateful that you put this together for us. I had a wonderful time! Can’t wait for you to come to NYC hehe 🙂

  • Sami | The Classic Brunette
    March 13, 2018

    I’ve wanted to visit palm springs for a while! You pointed out so many great places to visit!

    The Classic Brunette

  • Nataly
    March 13, 2018

    This looks so fabulous! I need to visit one day!

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      Yess! It’s definitely a beautiful city.

  • Taylor Mobley
    March 13, 2018

    Ok now I need to plan a trip to Palm Springs.

  • Kimmie
    March 13, 2018

    BRB booking my trip to Palm Springs!!! I need to go!

  • Whit
    March 13, 2018

    I so need to hit up that Pink door! its magical!


  • Deborah
    March 13, 2018

    Oh all the spots are so gorgeous! I’ve never been to Palm Springs but seeing this post makes me really want to go!

  • Kait Elizabeth
    March 14, 2018

    This looks like an amazing trip!!! Hugs, Kait

  • Potter
    March 15, 2018

    Next time adding an IV of red bull and cocaine and will be able to do 10x as much in the same amount of time, especially with the need for sleep eliminated!

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 18, 2018

      HAHAHA but sleep is so important. Wouldn’t want to crash hard either

  • Samantha Mariko
    March 18, 2018

    Wow, it looks like you did so much in Palm Springs in only 48 hours! I’ll have to check out some of these places when I’m in the area next time 🙂
    xo Samantha

    • Jenn Hanft
      April 6, 2018

      Yes!! It’s crazy but also super fun to have hit all those spots!

  • Denise Kokinis
    March 19, 2018

    OMG these places are just unreal! They are beyond instagram-worthy, the places are just gorgeous!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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