El Paseo Catalogue - Need to Know

Need To Know

El Paseo Catalogue - Need to Know
Photographed at The Gardens on El Paseo.

All you’ve heard about and more. This is the El Paseo Shopping District, a sophisticated outdoor lifestyle shopping experience in the heart of Palm Desert, California. A diverse collection of more than 200 businesses spans the palm tree- and public art-lined avenue encompassing nine blocks of scenic views, fine dining, and world-class shopping.

Most shops, restaurants, and other businesses are open and observing current safety guidelines and wellness protocols. Many offer curbside and/or take-out service along with in-store shopping and distanced and/or outdoor dining. All have pledged a commitment to the health and wellbeing of patrons, businesses, and the community. Visit their websites or call for the latest updates on policies and procedures. Then, relax and enjoy your stay.

El Paseo Catalogue - Need to Know

Dress, BB.one. Hat, blonde. Necklace, blonde. Stella McCartney denim bag, Saks Fifth Avenue. Sandals, model’s own.
Shirt, Lacoste, Saks Fifth Avenue. Shorts, AG, Saks Fifth Avenue. Shoes, Birkenstock, Mr Turk.

Photographed at The Gardens on El Paseo.

Drive, Walk, or Ride

Our mile-long esplanade leaves the choice to you. One street, many addresses, and no nav required. Cruise with the top down, stroll and see where the day takes you, or step aboard the taxi-yellow Courtesy Cart to your next stop. The free, open-air shuttle zips up and down the length of the street to save you time and energy. Free street parking offers the ability to park in front of many store’s doors; large parking lots with shady spaces are located behind each building providing parking throughout the district.
Happy Hours
As early as 11:30 a.m., drink specials and light bites invite you to raise a glass to taking life one glorious day at a time. Call ahead or check their websites to confirm details at your restaurant of choice.

Shopping Hours

Most El Paseo retailers open at 10 a.m. daily (11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday), and many offer private appointments. Designer clothing stores and boutiques generally close by 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, though several specialty stores keep later hours. Limited hours are common during the summer season; a few stores close to refresh and restock. Call ahead or check their websites to confirm.
Getting Here
Palm Desert and El Paseo are a leisurely 25-minute drive down Highway 111 from Palm Springs. From Los Angeles and Orange County, the California 10 leads to Monterey Avenue and a six-mile drive to El Paseo. From San Diego, the 74 drops right onto the avenue. Flying in for a shop-cation? El Paseo is only 11.5 miles from Palm Springs International Airport, which offers direct or connecting flights from more than 500 cities worldwide.

A SoCal Icon Since the 1940s

Make a wish. In 2021, we will say happy 75th birthday to the origins of El Paseo. Back in 1946, visionary Cliff Henderson purchased 1,700 sandy acres with a dream of developing a thriving city around an elegant shopping avenue. His mind’s eye envisioned an inclusive Southern California destination like no other. His dream lives on in the resort lifestyle district we enjoy today. El Paseo embodies Palm Desert’s past and future with timeless, sun-drenched style.