Fresh Air Fun

Outdoor Activities. Getting outside just feels good, and the El Paseo Shopping District was designed around open-air pleasures.
Story By: Site Staff
Photography at The Gardens On El Paseo

Getting outside just feels good, and El Paseo was designed around open-air pleasures. The avenue is a blissful haven for savoring the moment in any season. At the crossroads of majestic native landscape and the refined resort lifestyle, we’re glad you’re here to take it all in.

Fresh Air Fun

— BROOK Tank and pleated skirt, Escada Sport, Escada. Sunglasses, Oliver Peoples. Necklace and earrings, Trina Turk. Sandals, model’s own.

— ZAC Shirt, Mr Turk. Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, Saks Fifth Avenue. Sneakers, SeeVees, Mr Turk.

Pick Up a Picnic

Pack an effortless picnic of takeout from one of El Paseo’s eateries. Views fan across the valley from tables at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitors Center up Highway 74. Families appreciate the grassy lawns and picnic pavilions at Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park.

Outsider Art

Melissa Morgan Fine Art’s sculpture garden at the corner of San Luis Rey Avenue offers a safe, open-air venue filled with contemporary art. View large-scale sculpture situated on a manicured half acre, and then visit the gallery up the street.


Lupine Plaza

Adjacent to El Paseo, take a seat under an umbrella at one of the open-air tables and enjoy takeout from a nearby restaurant or order a drink from the pop-up bar. Open 6 a.m.–10 p.m.