Find your oasis in Greater Palm Springs

By: DogTrekker Staff
woman with dog on lap sitting on bone shaped bench
Photo by Visit Greater Palm Springs/@visitgreaterps.

If your vision of a perfect Southern California vacation includes endless blue skies, awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling pools, swaying palm trees, and lots of tail-wagging fun in the sun, you’ve come to the right place.

Greater Palm Springs is an oasis for pet lovers of all kinds, from foodies dining with Fido to adventurers searching for epic hikes to families and everyone in between.

Check out more of our favorite dog-friendly spots and experiences in Greater Palm Springs.

exterior of Boozehounds

Dine under the palms

Whether you’re sipping craft cocktails on the pet-friendly, open-air patio at Boozehounds in Palm Springs or ordering from the Patio Pooch Menu during “yappy hour” at Pinzimini (known for their Italian-inspired cuisine), Greater Palm Springs makes dining alfresco with your dog an experience like no other. Here are a few of our favorite spots.

swimming pool at hotel

Check in at dog-friendly stays

Several Greater Palm Springs properties welcome canine guests with open paws, from the Chateau at Lake La Quinta, a lakefront hotel that provides plush pet beds and even a special menu just for your pooch, to the ACE Hotel & Swim Club, where pups can enjoy an on-site dog park or even hang with you by the pool.

Two women walking a dog in Greater Palm Springs

Enjoy off-leash open spaces

Soak up some sun while fetching and frolicking with new furry friends. You’ll find space to get all those zoomies out at the dog park (and Greater Palm Springs has plenty). Almost all offer stunning views of the mountains, and some even feature solar lights for nighttime fun.


All photos by Visit Greater Palm Springs/@visitgreaterps.